Episode 65 – Mechanical Cats, Bookish Squirrels, and Sneks: A Cute Animals Booksplosion

Hosts Janeen Ippolito and H. L. Burke dive into a booksplosion celebrating pets and animal sidekicks! Includes mechanical cats, snek floofs, and sapient toadstools (technically fungi but still cute). Plus, the grand reveal of Bruce the Cat’s Facebook page.

Episode 61 – Crowns, Ice Hearts, and Love Talkers: A Fairy Tale Booksplosion

Hosts Janeen Ippolito and H.L. Burke invite fairy tale author and fan Kimberly A. Rogers on the show for our fairy tale booksplosion! Includes genderswapped retellings, delightful dialects, and excellent allegories. Plus, Cinderella meets Doctor Who in the 1920s.

Episode 57 – Red Shirts, Princess Bride, and Han Solo: An Easter Egg Booksplosion

Hosts Janeen Ippolito and H. L. Burke invite author and reader Aaron DeMott on the show to talk Easter eggs in our favorite books! Everything from Star Wars references to fiery recurring themes to every kind of shifter. Plus, tangents galore!

Episode 55 – Military Dogs, Military Suspense, and a Side of Spec Fic: An Interview with Ronie Kendig

Hosts Janeen Ippolito and H. L. Burke welcome author Ronie Kendig on the show to chat about military and warfare in fiction! Learn what inspired her to start writing, how fiction led to a dog adoption, and the one essential to writing great military elements in fiction. Plus, a superpowered random question!

Ronie Kendig’s Website – Rapid-Fire Fiction

3039394Ronie Kendig is an award-winning, bestselling author of over twenty titles. She grew up an Army brat, and now she and her Army-veteran husband live a short train ride from New York City with their children, VVolt N629 (retired military working dog) and Benning the Stealth Golden. Ronie’s degree in psychology has helped her pen novels of intense, raw characters.

Episode 54 – Superheroes, Demon-Slayers, & Forgotten Warfare: A Fightastic Booksplosion

Hosts Janeen Ippolito and H. L. Burke share their favorite fight scene and warfare reads! Everything from murderous water to martial arts to portal-hopping demon-fighters. Plus, why rubber chickens are a valid weapon.