Reader's Entertainment Radio



Reader's Entertainment Radio is a fun, informative and entertaining way to learn about books, engage with authors and have fun! From Book Lights to Reader's Entertainment Radio Show we have something for every reader and every genre!


  • Cowboys, Christmas, & Angels with Barbara Ankrum on Readers Entertainment Radio

    21/07/2022 Duración: 46min

    Bestselling author, Barbara Ankrum, writes both contemporary and historical romance set in the west where she has spent much of her life. After a successful career as a commercial actress, she turned her creative energies to writing the stories she loves to read. Her emotional, character-driven books have been twice nominated for RWA’s prestigious RITA award, won numerous RT Awards and she was thrilled to have her contemporary Christmas book, "HOLIDAY HEARTS," adapted into a highly rated 2019 HALLMARK Movies and Mysteries movie.  With two grown children, and a husband who still, after all these years, supports her writing career (and, survivor that he is, has learned to cook dinner) Barbara and her family recently moved to Texas—whose prairies and big skies are inspiring all kinds of new western stories. Please visit her on her Website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Tule Publications. Her latest book, Calling all Angels is her newest release from The Guardian Angels Chronicles is out now.  

  • Sweet Romances & Storytelling with Marie Soleil on Readers Entertainment Radio

    07/07/2022 Duración: 43min

    Marie Soleil had two goals since she was seven years old: to be a mother, and to be an author. She has been a storyteller her whole life and can't wait to share these stories with the world. When she's not writing, she can be found watching The Office, playing the piano, sewing a dress, or reading a book (while consuming copious amounts of chocolate). She lives in sunny Southern California with her husband of 13 years, three children, and seven chickens. Her books Speak Your Truth and Feel the Rhythm are out now. You can find Marie at her Instagram and Amazon and sign up for her newsletter at her Website.  

  • Mom-Com, Love, & Modeling with Whitney Dineen on Readers Entertainment Radio

    06/07/2022 Duración: 45min

    Whitney Dineen is an author of children's books, mommy fiction, rom-coms, and thrillers. She loves to create stories for all women, breaking the Hollywood sterotype of size 4 and under leading ladies are the only ones looking for love and earning life goals. Not only is she an author, but she's spent most of her adult life as a plus-size model, ranging anywhere from a size 12 to a 16. She's always been the star of her own story and has done her best to play second fiddle to no one. Her heroines wear double digits, and even when they struggle with identity issues, they’re no less appealing for it. Women come in all shapes and sizes. There’s no perfect model out there. And her books are for anyone who loves amazing heroines, swoony heroes, and a lot of laughter. Her newest release, No Ordinary Hate, is the first book in the A Gamble on Love, Mom Com series, but she has a ton of books to choose from.  Find Whitney online at her website, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Book Bub, and Goodreads.

  • Careful Comedy with Honey Parker on Readers Entertainment Radio

    30/06/2022 Duración: 47min

    Welcome back to Honey Parker. During COVID, Honey reached out to talk about her book Careful-ish, then came back for Daughter of Careful-ish and now the Bride is here.  Honey's been creating in one form or another for decades--as an advertising creative director, a stand-up comedian, and a screenwriter. Her previous books are all business. Literally. Careful-ish is Honey's first foray into the world of novels. It is, of course, a comedy. ​ She's got an amazing instagram page and fan page and you can find her online at her website, insta and Facebook. Her newest book Bride of Careful-ish is out now and you can get all three books now.

  • Sexy Monsters with Author Jordan Monroe on Book Lights

    13/06/2022 Duración: 31min

    Jordan Monroe believes there is no such thing as a guilty pleasure. She enjoys playing her French horn, attempting to bake, and buying too many books to fit on her bookshelves. She lives in Maryland with her husband and spoiled cat. You can learn more at her website: And for more about our host Lisa Kessler visit Book Lights - shining a light on good books!

  • Getting Steamy on the Ice with Author Fortune Whelan on Book Lights

    06/06/2022 Duración: 31min

    Fortune's stories are “charming, silly and emotionally fraught” with “fast-paced plot[s] that keep pages flying”. And Publisher's Weekly has called her "...a romance writer to watch." When she’s not at her standing desk fending off feline invaders, you can find her on her yoga mat, or shelving books at the local library. Keep up with her @fortunewhelan everywhere and sign up for her newsletter at: And for more about our host Lisa Kessler visit Book Lights - shining a light on good books!

  • Elves, Wizards & Dragons, oh my! With Author Richard H. Stephens on Book Lights

    30/05/2022 Duración: 31min

    Richard H. Stephens lives in Cambridge, Ontario with his wife and five children. He began writing as a child, culminating in a 600-page novel about outer space that caught the attention of a special teacher, who encouraged him to keep writing. After a thirty year detour, Richard retired from the police force and is now writing full time. With the support of his family, he's now living his boyhood dream. You can learn more at his website: And for more about our host Lisa Kessler visit Book Lights - shining a light on good books!

  • Small Towns and Sisterhood with Author Karen Winn on Book Lights

    23/05/2022 Duración: 31min

    Karen Winn received her MFA from Fairleigh Dickinson University. She also holds a doctoral degree in nursing. Born and raised in New Jersey, Karen now lives in Boston with her husband and two children. Our Little World is her first novel. You can learn more about her at: And for more about our host Lisa Kessler visit Book Lights - shining a light on good books!

  • Bringing the heat with Author Tasha L. Harrison on Book Lights

    09/05/2022 Duración: 31min

    Often accused of navigating life without a filter, Tasha L. Harrison has managed to brand herself as the author who crafts characters and stories that make you feel all of the feels. She writes erotica and erotic romance with heroines just as brazen as herself and heroes that know that they are messy and dramatic but love them anyway. She lives in Upstate South Carolina with her husband, and two sons. You can find out more here: @tashalharrison on Twitter and Instagram And for more about our host Lisa Kessler visit Book Lights - shining a light on good books!

  • Drive ins & Never Been Kissed w/Timothy Janovsky on Readers Entertainment Radio

    06/05/2022 Duración: 46min

    Born and raised in New Jersey, TIMOTHY JANOVSKY is a queer, multidisciplinary storyteller. He earned a Bachelor of the Arts in both Theater (acting and performance studies) and Dance (choreography) from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA. He studied abroad at the Accademia dell’Arte in Arezzo, Italy where he spent a semester immersed in Physical Theater practices and Commedia dell’Arte.  As a performer, he has worked numerous times with well-known theater directors and choreographiers.  He is a former member of the comedy improv troupe the Underground Improv Project (UiP), which has performed at Muhlenberg College, Skidmore College, and multiple times at ArtsQuest Steelstacks in Bethlehem, PA.  His work as a humor writer has been featured on Points in Case, The Broadway Beat, and Well Mannered Grump, and his work as a playwright has been showcased in staged readings at Muhlenberg College. HIs debut rom-com Never Been Kissed gives us a story about second chances, sweet summer nights, and the magic of

  • Mantras & Spicing up life with Sapna Srinivasan on Readers Entertainment Radio

    28/04/2022 Duración: 46min

    Sapna lives in Seattle, WA with her perfectionist husband and perfect daughter. Her name in Hindi means “dream” and true to its meaning, Sapna finds gratification in dreams and storytelling. She was born in southern India, raised in northern India, and spent the better part of her adult life in the United States. She, therefore, unabashedly clutches her Indian roots while embracing the American in herself. She loves to cook traditional Indian food and, yes, she uses cilantro in practically everything. When she isn’t cooking, writing, or being intellectually stumped by her daughter, she may be found running down the nearest trail by her Pacific Northwest home. The inspiration for her debut novel, A New Mantra, has been her own journey as both a woman of color and a runner, the latter being a sport that was introduced to her by her husband. You can find her at her website, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, BookBub, and Tule Publishing.    

  • Time to get thrilling with Author Elle Marr on Book Lights

    18/04/2022 Duración: 31min

    Elle Marr is the #1 Amazon Charts bestselling author of The Missing Sister and Lies We Bury. She graduated from UC San Diego before moving to France, where she earned a master’s degree from the Sorbonne University in Paris. Originally from Sacramento, Elle now lives in Oregon with her husband, son, and one very demanding feline. You can find out more here: And for more about our host Lisa Kessler visit Book Lights - shining a light on good books!

  • Looking into Eternity with Fantasy Author Zachary Hagen on Book Lights

    11/04/2022 Duración: 31min

    Zachary Hagen is a Minnesota based fantasy author and editor. He lives there with his wife, Claudia, and their dog, Flynn. When he isn't busy writing his next book or working with an editing client, you can often find him walking around his neighbor hood or up hiking. You can learn more at: And for more about our host Lisa Kessler visit Book Lights - shining a light on good books!

  • Welcome to the Neighborhood with Lisa Roe on Readers Entertainment Radio

    07/04/2022 Duración: 45min

    After graduating from the S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and spending many years as an advertising creative director and copywriter in New York City, Lisa Roe accepted the tougher job of stay-at-home mom and turned to writing fiction — mostly to entertain her kids, but then to tell her own stories. A classic first born, a reluctant empty nester, and a Dr. Doolittle wannabe, Lisa lives in New Jersey with her husband and three incorrigible dogs. WELCOME TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD is her debut novel with Sourcebooks. You can find what Lisa is up by signing up for her newsletter at her website and following her on social media.  Facebook  Twitter  Instagram   Goodreads

  • Boss Witch & a bit of magic with Ann Aguirre on Readers Entertainment Radio

    31/03/2022 Duración: 38min

    New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Ann Aguirre has been a clown, a clerk, a savior of stray kittens, and a voice actress, not necessarily in that order. She grew up in a yellow house across from a cornfield, but now she lives in Mexico with her family. She writes all kinds of genre fiction, but she has an eternal soft spot for a happily ever after. Her upcoming release, Boss Witch, book 2 of 3 in the Fit-It Witches series, is with Sourcebooks and will be out April 5, 2022.  You can find Ann on her website where you can sign up for her newsletter. Keep up with her latest shenannigans on Twitter, FB, Instagram, Goodreads, and Tumblr. 

  • Thrills and Literal Chills with Girl In Ice Author Erica Ferencik on Book Lights

    28/03/2022 Duración: 31min

    Erica Ferencik considers her MA in Creative Writing from Boston University just the beginning of her literary education. Her thirty-five years of writing—novels, short stories, essays, ghostwriting, ten years of standup and sketch comedy, as well as dozens of screenplays, and a brief filmmaking stint—was her boots-on-the-ground training. Her work has appeared in Salon and the Boston Globe, as well as on National Public Radio.  She says, “I was raised in the wilds of upstate New York during the era when—rightly or wrongly —you could take off after school to explore and no one worried, as long as you were home by dark. Now, I live in MetroWest Boston with my very tolerant husband and frankly enormous Maine Coon cat. I am in love with my family and friends, the startling beauty of the natural world, and the wonders that lay half hidden in everyday life.  Find out more on her website and follow her on Twitter @EricaFerencik And for more about our host Lisa Kessler visit

  • Getting our Paranormal on with Katja Desjarlais on Readers Entertainment Radio

    24/03/2022 Duración: 47min

    Katja Desjarlais is a music teacher by day and a paranormal romance writer by moonlight. She is an unapologetic music addict and has an obsession for bad Bach puns despite her irrational aversion to Baroque. Her favorite words include ‘plethora’ and ‘dapper’, and she is physically repulsed by the word ‘moist’. Desjarlais lives in the Okanagan valley with her husband, three children, and three cats. Her ideal summer vacation is spent driving Route 66 with her family and attending heavy metal concerts. Her newest release, Muzzled, is out now with Tule Publishing. You can find at her website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Goodreads, YouTube, TikTok, and Spotify.

  • Motorcycles and Mysteries with Author Joanna Vander Vlugt on Book Lights

    21/03/2022 Duración: 31min

    Joanna Vander Vlugt is an author and illustrator. Her motorcycle illustrations have been purchased world-wide and her Woman Empowered motorcycle art series has been featured in on-line art and motorcycle magazines. In 2006 her short mysteries Egyptian Queen and The Parrot and Wild Mushroom Stuffing were published in the Crime Writers of Canada mystery anthologies. Her personal essay, No Beatles Reunion was published in the Dropped Threads 3: Beyond the Small Circle anthology. The Unravelling, her debut thriller novel, was a Canadian Book Club Awards finalist. The sequel, Dealer’s Child, is set for release August/September 2021. She is proud of her podcast JCVArtStudio - From the Dressing Room and being able to promote authors and artists. You can learn more at: And for more about our host Lisa Kessler visit Book Lights - shining a light on good books!

  • Hey Siri! Let's talk to author Sam Tschida on Readers Entertainment Radio

    17/03/2022 Duración: 43min

    Sam Tschida (pronounced cheetah) is a rom-com author. She lives with her gang of children, a couple of poorly behaved dogs, and one handsome man. When she’s not writing she is probably making lasagna. Just kidding. Who knows what she’s doing, least of all Sam. The only guarantee is that she is actively brainstorming her next book. And if we’re being honest, it’s pretty likely that she’s not making lasagna, unless it’s the frozen kind. Shout out to Mrs. Stouffers! Besides living the dream writing books, Sam is the head bitch at SMUT University, a school of writing she started for writers to connect, learn craft, and tell dirty jokes. She also edits other peoples’ books , but she is a Pisces so we might as well call it what it is, therapy. So boiled down, Sam is an unlicensed therapist who also writes rom-coms. Her debut novel, Siri, Who Am I? is out now and you can find it Amazon, Kobu, and Barnes and Noble. You can find Sam online, Amazon, Twitter, Instagram, and Goodreads.    

  • Fantasy, Blood and Magic with Author Deborah Falaye on Book Lights

    14/03/2022 Duración: 31min

    Deborah Falaye is a Nigerian-Canadian young adult author. She grew up in Lagos, Nigeria, where she spent her time devouring African literature, pestering her grandma for folktales, and tricking her grandfather into watching Passions every night. When she’s not writing about fierce Black girls with badass magic, she can be found obsessing over all things reality TV. Deborah currently lives in Toronto with her husband and their partner-in-crime yorkie, Major. Blood Scion is her first novel. You can find out more here: And for more about our host Lisa Kessler visit Book Lights - shining a light on good books!

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