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!


  • Getting Spooky on Book Lights with Halloween Expert Author Lisa Morton

    04/10/2021 Duración: 31min

    Lisa Morton is a screenwriter, author of non-fiction books, and prose writer whose work was described by the ALA’s Readers’ Advisory Guide to Horror as “consistently dark, unsettling, and frightening.” She is a six-time winner of the Bram Stoker Award®, the author of four novels & over 150 short stories, and a world-class Halloween and paranormal expert. Her recent releases include Night Terrors & Other Tales and Calling the Spirits: A History of Seances; her latest short stories appeared in Best American Mystery Stories 2020, Final Cuts: New Tales of Hollywood Horror and Other Spectacles, and In League with Sherlock Holmes. Her weekly original fiction podcast Spine Tinglers is now live at My Paranormal Network; forthcoming in 2021 is the anthology Weird Women 2, co-edited with Leslie S. Klinger . Lisa lives in Los Angeles & online at And for more about our host Lisa Kessler visit Book Lights - shining a light on good books!

  • Power of Truth, Redemption & Hope with author Lauri Schoenfeld on Book Lights

    27/09/2021 Duración: 31min

    Lauri Schoenfeld currently resides in Utah with her husband, three kids, and dog, Jack Wyatt Wolverine. She's a child abuse advocate, a Nancy Drew enthusiast, and is part cyborg. Teaching creative writing classes to her community is one of her favorite things to do when she's not having long conversations with her characters. Visit her at And for more about our host Lisa Kessler visit Book Lights - shining a light on good books!

  • A Perfect Life with USA Today Bestseller Hank Philippi Ryan on Book Lights

    20/09/2021 Duración: 31min

    Hank Phillippi Ryan is the USA Today bestselling author of 13 thrillers, winning the most prestigious awards in the genre: five Agathas, four Anthonys, and the coveted Mary Higgins Clark Award. She is also on-air investigative reporter for Boston’s WHDH-TV, with 37 EMMYs and dozens more journalism honors. Book critics call her “a master of suspense,” “a superb and gifted storyteller,” and she’s the only author to have won the Agatha in four different categories: Best First, Best Novel, Best Short Story and Best Non-Fiction. Her latest book Her Perfect Life released on September 14, and received starred reviews from Kirkus and Publishers Weekly, which called it “A superlative thriller.” Hank is a founder of MWA University and The Back Room; and National Sisters in Crime past president. Visit Hank online at, on Twitter @HankPRyan, on Instagram @hankpryan and Facebook at HankPhillippiRyanAuthor. And for more about our host Lisa Kessler visit Book Lights - shining

  • Family, food, and finding love with Author Meredith Ireland on Book Lights

    13/09/2021 Duración: 30min

    Meredith Ireland is a Korean-American attorney and writer, born in Seoul. She is a Rollins College and University of Miami School of Law alumna. She writes adult and children’s books and is proudly represented by Lauren Abramo of Dystel, Goderich & Bourrett LLC. Her debut novel, THE JASMINE PROJECT is out now! The forthcoming follow up EVERYONE HATES KELSIE MILLER is scheduled for Fall 2022 also from Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. Meredith resides in New York with her two children and a county fair goldfish who will probably outlive them all. You can lear more at: And for more about our host Lisa Kessler visit Book Lights - shining a light on good books!

  • Cloning and Murder with Author Matthew FitzSimmons on Book Lights

    06/09/2021 Duración: 04min

    Matthew FitzSimmons is the author of the bestselling Gibson Vaughn series, which includes The Short Drop and Poisonfeather. Born in Illinois and raised in London, England, he now lives in Washington, DC, where he taught English literature and theater at a private high school for over a decade. You can learn more here: And for more about our host Lisa Kessler visit Book Lights - shining a light on good books!

  • Chasing the Captain with Author Terry Shepherd on Book Lights

    30/08/2021 Duración: 31min

    Terry Shepherd grew up in Michigan and began writing fiction in high school. After a long career in the corporate world, he took up the craft full time in 2018. He writes detective fiction for both adults and kids from his home on the Atlantic Ocean in Jacksonville, Florida. You can learn more about Terry here: And for more about our host Lisa Kessler visit Book Lights - shining a light on good books!

  • Food, family, and Friendships: Author Shail Rajan covers them all

    27/08/2021 Duración: 46min

    Shail is a women's fiction writer sharing stories which celebrate the role family, friendships, food, and falling in love play in our every day lives.  Shail now lives in the Bay Area with her husband and three wonderful, noisy, mischievous children. When she is not writing and reading, she loves to volunteer, tackles the occasional DIY project, obsesses over her vegetable garden, and cooks nonstop. Don't be surprised if you hear your stomach growling while reading her books because she is a serious foodie and often includes vivid descriptions of the food her characters are eating. If you feel the urge to cook something up, she often shares her recipes on her social media so go check them out. Shail recently published her debut novel in women's fiction, The Summer Breeze and is currently working on a cozy thriller and the next book in The Summer Breeze series. She is also a proud member of the Women Fiction Writer's Association. Connect with Shail for info on release dates, deals, and recipes at h

  • Laughter is the best medicine: A great read with author Honey Parker

    26/08/2021 Duración: 52min

    Back on the show is one of my favorite writers, Honey Parker. A veteran advertising writer and creative director for big agencies in New York and Los Angeles, Honey Parker eventually co-founded her own creative shop in Park City, Utah. Somewhere in the middle of all that, Honey began doing standup comedy in clubs and on TV, and won the coveted title of Funniest Person In Advertising. Honey is married to her best friend and business partner, Blaine Parker. Or, as Honey’s father refers to him, “The man who took her off the market.” In their spare time, Honey & Blaine run an ad agency, speak to small-business owners around the globe about profitable branding, and co-host the weekly podcast, CoupleCo: Working With Your Spouse For Fun & Profit.  Her first book, Careful-ish talked about six people during COVID lockdown. Her newest release, Daughter of Careful-ish follows up with just as many laughs, tears, and much hope.  You can find Honey at her website, Instagram, Facebook, and Amazon where she

  • Unthinkable choices with thriller author Brad Parks on Book Lights

    23/08/2021 Duración: 32min

    International bestselling author Brad Parks is the only writer to have won the Shamus, Nero, and Lefty Awards, three of American crime fiction’s most prestigious prizes. His novels have been published in fifteen languages and have won critical acclaim across the globe, including stars from every major prepublication review outlet. A graduate of Dartmouth College, Parks is a former journalist with the Washington Post and the Star-Ledger (Newark, New Jersey). He is now a full-time novelist living in Virginia with his wife and two school-age children. A former college a cappella singer and community theater enthusiast, Parks has been known to burst into song whenever no one was thoughtful enough to muzzle him. His favored writing haunt is a Hardee’s, where good-natured staff members suffer his presence for many hours a day and where he can often be found working on his next novel. You can find out more at his website: And for more about our host Lisa Kessler visit http://Lisa-Kessle

  • Choose Me with NYT Best Seller Tess Gerritsen & Gary Braver on Book Lights

    09/08/2021 Duración: 31min

      Internationally bestselling author Tess Gerritsen took an unusual route to a writing career. A graduate of Stanford University, Tess went on to medical school at the University of California, San Francisco, where she was awarded her M.D. While on maternity leave from her work as a physician, she began to write fiction. In 1987, her first novel was published. Call After Midnight, a romantic thriller, was followed by eight more romantic suspense novels. She also wrote a screenplay, “Adrift”, which aired as a 1993 CBS Movie of the Week starring Kate Jackson. Her series of novels featuring homicide detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles inspired the TNT television series “Rizzoli & Isles” starring Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander. Now retired from medicine, she writes full time. She lives in Maine. You can learn more at: Gary Braver is the Bestselling and Award-winning author of eight critically acclaimed mysteries and thrillers including Elixir, Gr

  • Adventure through the Wastelands with Author Jenna Greene on Book Lights

    02/08/2021 Duración: 31min

    Jenna Greene is an elementary school teacher. When she isn't teaching or writing, she is co-hosting "Quill and Ink: A Podcast for Book Lovers" with Miranda Oh. Jenna lives with her husband, daughter, and their cat, Thomas. You can learn more at her website: And for more about our host Lisa Kessler visit Book Lights - shining a light on good books!  

  • Taking in a Sunrise over Paris with author Carolyn Eychenne

    29/07/2021 Duración: 49min

    Carolyn Eychenne is an author of fiction and non-fiction works. Sunrise over Paris is her first novel but not the first book she has published, the other being a French-language book about digital platforms. While radically different and a lot less fun to read, it led her back to her true love, writing. Not quite "an American in Paris," Carolyn Eychenne has lived most of her adult life in the suburbs of Paris, after growing up in southern California. Even after so many years abroad, she is still fascinated by the cultural differences. And the food. She especially enjoyed doing all the hands-on research (hiking and dining) for Sunrise over Paris. You can find Carolyn at her website, Amazon, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Goodreads.

  • Immortal Pirates in Savannah with Author Lisa Kessler on Book Lights

    28/07/2021 Duración: 36min

    Lisa Kessler is a Best Selling author of passionate, page-turning paranormal fiction. She's a two-time San Diego Book Award winner for Best Published Fantasy-Sci-fi-Horror and Best Published Romance. Her books have also won the PRISM award, the Award of Excellence, the National Excellence in Romantic Fiction Award, the Award of Merit from the Holt Medallion, and an International Digital Award for Best Paranormal. Her short stories have been published in print anthologies and magazines, and her vampire story, Immortal Beloved, was a finalist for a Bram Stoker award. When she's not writing, Lisa is a professional vocalist, and has performed with San Diego Opera as well as other musical theater companies in San Diego. You can learn more at And for more about our special guest host Sheila English visit Book Lights - shining a light on good books!

  • The Bone Code with #1 NYT Bestselling author Kathy Reichs on Book Lights

    26/07/2021 Duración: 31min

    Kathy Reichs’s first novel Déjà Dead, published in 1997, won the Ellis Award for Best First Novel and was an international bestseller. The Bone Code is Kathy’s twentieth entry in her series featuring forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan. Kathy was also a producer of Fox Television’s longest running scripted drama, Bones, which is based on her work and her novels. One of very few forensic anthropologists certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology, Kathy divides her time between Charlotte, North Carolina, and Montreal, Québec. Visit her at or follow her on Twitter @KathyReichs And for more about our host Lisa Kessler visit Book Lights - shining a light on good books!

  • Free Falling into Single Life with Authors Wilnona Marie & Jade Dee

    19/07/2021 Duración: 32min

    The Ladies, Wilnona Marie and Jade Dee, started this journey with the simple thought that life is different from textbook or what society told them. They missed some things. They forgot to to teach everything needed to be a successful women in today's world.  The ladies came together to write a book about what they have learned along the way throughout their lives.  The And I Thought Ladies range in age from 26-62 ( they are all 27 and holding) and have done every sort of job and faced challenges involved at every level of life.   They discuss everything from surviving domestic violence to throwing the perfect twenty dollar party. You can learn more at their website: And for more about our host Lisa Kessler visit Book Lights - shining a light on good books!

  • Viscounts and Vices with Author C.H. Admirand on Book Lights

    12/07/2021 Duración: 30min

    C.H. believes in fate, destiny, and love at first sight. C.H. fell in love at first sight when she was seventeen. She was married for 41 wonderful years until her husband lost his battle with cancer. Soul mates, their hearts will be joined forever. They have three grown children—one son-in-law, two grandsons, two rescue dogs, and two rescue grand-cats. Her characters rarely follow the synopsis she outlines for them…but C.H. has learned to listen to her characters! Her heroes always have a few of her husband’s best qualities: his honesty, his integrity, his compassion for those in need, and his killer broad shoulders. C.H. writes about the things she loves most: Family, her Irish and English Ancestry, Baking and Gardening. Take a trip back in time to Regency England for her new series: The Lords of Vice, or venture back to the Old West with her bestselling Irish Western Series. Fast-forward to the present, stopping at the Circle G Ranch in Pleasure, Texas, before finally landing in Apple Grove, Ohio–Small

  • Headlines, Deadlines & Lies with author Stephanie LaVigne on Book Lights

    05/07/2021 Duración: 31min

    Stephanie LaVigne has done a bit of everything. After spending years in the NYC film industry and as a professional photographer specializing in underwater portraits, she eventually settled into her favorite phase of life yet: as an urban adventurer and full-time fiction writer. From hopping trains across the US to crewing a sailboat on a trans-Atlantic crossing, from mushing dogs on a Canadian dogsled to unwittingly hiking Mount Washington (which, as a native Floridian is a big deal), she’s been lucky enough to have incredible adventures with all kinds of real-life characters.  She currently lives in her favorite South Florida neighborhood surrounded by palm trees, peacocks, a few wild kids, one wild husband, and a handful of incredible family and neighbors. You can find out more at her website: And for more about our host Lisa Kessler visit Book Lights - shining a light on good books!

  • A romantic escape through the pages with author Julie Caplin

    01/07/2021 Duración: 47min

    Julie Caplin is addicted to travel and good food. Julie Caplin is an English author of romance books best known for her book series Romantic Escapes. She also writes standalones romance books under the penname Jules Wake. She’s always had the passion for reading and writing books right from childhood. She is addicted to good food and travel, and she’s always on the hunt for the ideal gin and obsession picky about tonic, garnishes, and glasses. Formerly a PR director, for many years she swanned around Europe taking top food and drink writers on press trips (junkets) sampling the gastronomic delights of various cities in Italy, France, Belgium, Spain, Copenhagen and Switzerland. It was a tough job but someone had to do it. Her romantic escapes series will take you from Brooklyn to Tokyo to Copenhaguen and everywhere in between. Her latest book, The Little Swiss Ski Chalet is out now. You can find Julie on Facebook, Amazon, Book Series in Order, and BookBub.

  • Inspiration and the Magic of the Muse with Author Shane Wilson on Book Lights

    28/06/2021 Duración: 31min

    Shane Wilson is a storyteller. No matter the medium, the emphasis of his work is on the magical act of the story, and how the stories we tell immortalize us and give voice to the abstractions of human experience.  Born in Alabama and raised in Georgia, Shane is a child of the southeastern United States where he feels simultaneously at-home and out-of-place. He graduated from Valdosta State University in south Georgia with a Masters in English. He taught college English in Georgia for four years before moving to North Carolina in 2013. Shane's short story, "The Boy Who Kissed the Rain" was the 2017 Rilla Askew Short Fiction Prize winner and was nominated for a 2018 Pushcart Prize. Shane is currently at work on a new novel. Visit for more! And for more about host Lisa Kessler visit Book Lights - shining a light on good books!

  • Writing Journeys and Penning the series with Monique McDonnell

    24/06/2021 Duración: 45min

    With over 35 stories in print, best-selling author Monique McDonnell has fun, flirty stories to tell. Monique's writing journey began when she was in 6th grade and wrote about a kutaburra. That article was published in the local paper and with her name in the byline and $10 in her hand, Monique knew she'd found something amazing.  After working in PR, a series of events led Monique to writing full-time. Since then, she's penned the Upper Crust Series, the Jewel Sisters Series, the Courtside Romance series, and a few stand-alone novellas.  Her latest book from the Marlin Shores series, Saltwater Wishes, was just released.  You can find Monique on her website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.     

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