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Books That Make You brings you conversations with both authors and literary folks on the business side of things. We discuss new books, old books, indie books, and all the wonderful themes found within books. Whether you're an author or an avid book reader, this is the show for you.

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Books That Make You brings you conversations with both authors and literary folks on the business side of things. We discuss new books, old books, indie books, and all the wonderful themes found within books. Whether you're an author or an avid book reader, this is the show for you.

    Real love takes courage, with Regency romance author Clyve Rose, Always A Princess

    Real love takes courage, with Regency romance author Clyve Rose, Always A Princess

    Romance novels have come a long way since your mother’s paperbacks. Renowned romance writer Clyve Rose is one of those authors now redefining the genre. She certainly believes love exists, but that it is a journey, and we often have to go through Hell to find it.
    Clyve Rose has been writing historical romance fiction for the better part of two decades. One of her novels was longlisted for a 2010 Hachette Award for Fiction while her story, “The One Below”, is a Sexy Scribbles award-winner.

    • 31 min
    How to Become an Ambassador with Thomas Armbruster, former member of the State Department

    How to Become an Ambassador with Thomas Armbruster, former member of the State Department

    What’s it like to be an ambassador? Is it something we can do at any age? How is it lifechanging?
    Tom Armbruster is our guest today. With his many years of diplomatic experience, he served as the United States Ambassador to the Republic of the Marshall Islands under President Barack Obama, from 2012-2016. His book draws from an active career with the State Department, one that has taken him across the globe. He is also the only American diplomat to arrive in the Soviet Union by kayak.

    • 24 min
    Complexities of Mental Evolution with Bar-Giora Goldberg, author of The Mind is Mightier

    Complexities of Mental Evolution with Bar-Giora Goldberg, author of The Mind is Mightier

    Humanity continues to evolve. Is it on an accelerating path of rising cognition? Our guest today, Bar-Giora Goldberg, an American-Israeli scholar, author and entrepreneur, believes it is. His new book is called “The Mind Is Mightier.”
    Increasingly, the world has come to resemble our ideas – not just what we make of it, but what we think of it. After a long history, we now find ourselves at the dawn of a new epoch that requires less physicality, one manifested by our cognition: The Age of Ideas.

    • 33 min
    Mark K Shriver, 10 Hidden Heroes, a handbook for unity, gratitude, and unity

    Mark K Shriver, 10 Hidden Heroes, a handbook for unity, gratitude, and unity

    Division plagues our country, New York Times bestselling author Mark K. Shriver offers parents and teachers a handbook for gratitude, unity and healing through his first children’s book, 10 HIDDEN HEROES: A Counting Book with a Message.
    A former Maryland legislator, Mark Kennedy Shriver is the president of Save the Children Action Network in Washington, D.C. and creator of the Choice Program. He is also the author of the award-winning memoir, A Good Man: Rediscovering My Father, Sargent Shriver.

    • 35 min
    In search of an escape? Harry Harmabee’s Kenyan Sundowner by author Gerald Everett Jones

    In search of an escape? Harry Harmabee’s Kenyan Sundowner by author Gerald Everett Jones

    Award-winning author Gerald Everett Jones is back to talk about his latest book, “Harry Harmabee’s Kenyan Sundowner”, which tells the story of a lonely and misguided widower who travels to East Africa in search of an escape and a good time. What he gets instead is a whole new reason to live.
    “Harry Harambee’s Kenyan Sundowner” is Gerald’s eleventh novel. He is a freelance writer and editor who lives in Santa Monica, California, a member of the Writers Guild of America and Women’s National B

    • 32 min
    Skin of Tattoos, an immigrant family’s attempts to survive in LA, with Christina Hoag

    Skin of Tattoos, an immigrant family’s attempts to survive in LA, with Christina Hoag

    Gangs can appear to offer a way out. The allure of money, power, and community can be compelling.
    Christina Hoag is a former journalist whose noir crime novel, “Skin of Tattoos”, draws from her encounters with gangmembers and criminals from both Los Angeles and San Salvador. The story explores a poor immigrant family’s struggle to survive in a gritty, gang-ridden world.
    A former journalist, Christina has reported from 14 countries around Latin America for Time, New York Times and other news outlets

    • 29 min

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