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I love readings! After learning about my Great Aunt Prudence, a librarian who impacted her community by hosting story time at the Carver Community Center in San Antonio for decades - and who engaged in plenty of "good trouble" activism behind the scenes - I am that much more excited to follow in her footsteps. Honestly, she deserves her own book.  In the meantime ...

For readings, podcast interviews, and more, please contact Tim Crist at or Janet Appel of Janet Appel Public Relations (212) 258-2413.


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The Drama Bookshop in New York City is hosting Gin Hammond for a reading July 25th, 2023 at 7:30 PM for an evening that promises to be truly unforgettable at the enchanting Drama Bookshop in NYC! Get ready to be transported to World War II-era Texas as Gin Hammond, a talented actor, writer, director, and author, shares her captivating historical novel, "Returning the Bones."

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Join us at Freehold, Saturday August 6th for a reading from faculty extraordinaire Gin Hammond, who will be sharing from her new novel. "Returning the Bones" is based on the life of her aunt, Carolyn Beatrice Hammond (Bebe), a pioneering African American doctor and civil rights activist. Gin will read, sign copies, and answer questions from the audience. Light refreshments will be served during the reception following the reading. Come celebrate Gin and her amazing accomplishment! 

Join us in celebrating the remarkable accomplishments of Gin Hammond at Turning Page Bookshop on September 23rd. Listen as Gin shares readings from her novel "Returning the Bones", which is inspired by the life of her inspiring aunt and pioneering civil rights activist, Carolyn Beatrice Hammond. Gin will also sign copies of her book and answer questions from the audience. Don't miss a chance to be a part of this inspiring event in South Carolina!

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Join us in celebrating the remarkable achievements of Gin Hammond a Village Bookstore in Bellingham WA on September 9th. Gather around as Gin shares inspiring excerpts from her novel, "Returning the Bones", which is based on the life of her pioneering aunt, Carolyn Beatrice Hammond. Take part in the lively Q&A session and cherish this rewarding experience!

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We're joined by actor, director, playwright, and author Gin Hammond, who shares how her discoveries about her own family's history mirrors the issues still facing society today. How do we make the world better? By making ourselves better! Using his groundbreaking I-M Approach, Dr. Joe Shrand examines who we are, and why we do what we do.

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History Through Fiction founder and editor Colin Mustful talks with historical novelists about their craft of weaving history and fiction to create engaging, historically detailed stories.

Add some Black to your stacks with Between the Reads with Audra Russell! Entertaining, humorous and always insightful interviews with Black Indie and traditionally published authors. 

BLK News Now! is an independent blog managed by a small group of journalists who advocate for the progress of Black Americans by highlighting the challenges we face and the strides we make to overcome adversities.

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