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Black Romance Podcast

Jul 16, 2024

Dr. Julie E Moody-Freeman and co-host Dr. Carole Bell interview Tia Williams, best-selling writer of A Love Song For Ricki Wilde. 

Tia Williams had a fifteen-year career as a beauty editor for magazines including Elle, Glamour, Teen People, and Essence. She’s the author of The Accidental Diva, the It...

Jul 15, 2024

In season four, I’m joined by Dr. Carole Bell. Carole is a culture writer, a media scholar, and a romance fan. 

This season’s focus is on “Pathbreaking Books and New Directions.” 

We are diving into novels both past and present that have expanded the domain of romance produced by Black writers – works that...

Jun 27, 2023

Julie E Moody-Freeman and co-host Dr. Carole Bell interview best-selling writer of Love in Colour and Honey & Spice Bolu Babalola. 

Bolu Babalola is a British-Nigerian journalist, writer, and lover of love. In 2016, she was shortlisted in 4th Estate’s B4ME competition for her short story “Netflix & Chill,” a...

Jun 6, 2023

Julie E Moody-Freeman interviews award winning romance writer Bette Ford. Ford is the author of fourteen books including, For Always, Forever After, All the Love, The Prescott Series, and Mrs. Green Girls Series.

Thanks to the Center for Black Diaspora at DePaul University for sponsoring this podcast.


May 23, 2023

Julie E Moody-Freeman is joined by Race and Romance: Coloring the Past writer Margo Hendricks, by Michelle Ray, and by Ann Fields to discuss Black romance writers Francis Ray and Anna Larence 

 Francis Ray’s books can be found at:  

 One can find Fields online at: