Author & Leader Interviews, Books for Adults . By Maya Smart | October 11 , 2016

Brit Bennett Discusses The Mothers

26-year-old Brit Bennett’s sparkling debut novel, The Mothers, came of age over eight years and several drafts. She began

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Author & Leader Interviews, Books for Adults . By Maya Smart | December 08 , 2016

Patricia Bell-Scott Discusses The Firebrand and the First Lady

In The Firebrand and the First Lady, scholar Patricia Bell-Scott illuminates the unlikely friendship between two historic

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Author & Leader Interviews, Books for Adults . By Maya Smart | August 15 , 2017

Margaret Wilkerson Sexton Discusses A Kind of Freedom

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Community, Author & Leader Interviews . By Maya Smart | September 23 , 2015

Heather Bellino: Ending Domestic Violence

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Author & Leader Interviews, Books for Adults . By Maya Smart | January 14 , 2017

In Conversation with Zadie Smith

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Personal Development, Author & Leader Interviews . By Maya Smart | March 15 , 2014

How Sarah Rinaldi (TV Director/Producer) Makes Things Happen

Sarah Rinaldi whisked into my life when she marched a crew of men into my kitchen to film a documentary on my husband. Within

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Community, Author & Leader Interviews . By Maya Smart | April 01 , 2014

How Tamika Lamison (Founder of Make a Film Foundation) Makes Things Happen

Most of the women I’ve interviewed on this site are very successful in a traditional sense. They’ve worked hard, climbed the

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Community, Diversity & Inclusion, Library & Literacy Advocacy, Author & Leader Interviews . By Maya Smart | November 07 , 2014

How Katie Meyler Fights for Girls in Liberia

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Maya's Favorites, Author & Leader Interviews . By Maya Smart | March 11 , 2015

When Books Are the Best Medicine: Fostering Literacy in the ER

Sometimes the best thing an emergency room doctor can give a kid is a book. In a world where low-income children hear 30 million

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Author & Leader Interviews, Books for Adults . By Maya Smart | April 09 , 2016

New Fiction Confab to Feature Kaitlyn Greenidge, Virginia Reeves and Maya Smart

Please join me on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at the John Henry Faulk Central Library, 800 Guadalupe St., Austin, TX for the New

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