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Book Banter 

with Dianne Burckhardt


Now Streaming

Ulff Lehmann

Author of The Light in the Dark Series

S3 EP 119: May 22nd

* Possible Trigger Warning *

Discussion of mental health issues, dark, grim, epic fantasy themes and use of profane language.

Bleeped words include: k1ll, sh1t, a$$hole, pro$t1tüte, ma$terb@te, and Fu©_.


When you speak with Ulff Lehmann you would only know he has struggled with mental health issues because he is so open about his challenges. Despite the difficulties he faces with his mental health, he projects a friendly and relaxed personality. It’s easy to fall into a comfortable conversation with him about his books and writing. Taking care of his mental health is an important part of his life and writing is a big part of his self-care.

Ulff has been unable to work outside of home for years and writing has given him a creative outlet that expands his world far beyond the walls of his home. His books have given him a reason to reach out and connect with others who have found great value in the world he has built in his epic fantasy, Light in the Dark Series.


Ulff has created a complex, diverse world of dark fantasy that harkens back to the original Grimm Tales where blood is easily spilt and even the heroes can live morally grey lives. Book one, Shattered Dreams, is an excellent introduction to Ulff’s world. If a reader can make it through the first three chapters of this book and still crave more, they will be thoroughly pleased as they work their way through the rest of the series.


Ulff’s work has even received praise from New York Times bestselling fantasy writer Ed Greenwood, who commented that “SHATTERED DREAMS is a rich, layered high fantasy, the beginning of an epic that will be well worth following for years to come. Looming menace, thoughtful world-building; a winner!”

Don't wait, click the purple microphone to go listen now and hear Ulff's story in his own words. 

Future Guests

April 3rd - May 29th Episodes

April 3rd * Bonus LoveFest Author * NOW STREAMING
        S3 EP 112: Khushi T. Saha Author of The Unraveled Duet romance set 
        Khushi on Facebook

        S3 EP 113: Boo Trundle, Author of The Daughter Ship
        Boo's Website

        S3 EP 114: A. J. Landau, Author of Leave No Trace
        A. J. Landau's Listing on Macmillan Publishers
        Jon Land's Website
        Jeff Ayers on Facebook

        S3 EP 115: Nandita Godbole, Author of cookbook Masaleydaar: Classic Indian Spice Blends 

        Nandita's Website

        S3 EP 116: N. Joseph Glass, Author of Overlap: The Lives of a Former Time Jumper 

       N. Joseph's Website

        S3 EP 117: Kezia Kos, Author of Kintsugi 

       Kezia's Website

        S3 EP 118: Robert Hilliard, Author of In Freedom's Shadow 

       Robert's Website

        S3 EP 119: Ulff Lehmann, Author of the Light in the Dark Series

         Ulff's Linktree

May 29th​
        S3 EP 120: Theresa Payton, Author of Manipulated: Inside the Cyberwar to Hijack Elections

       and Distort the Truth 

       Theresa's Fortalice Solutions

Streaming in April & May

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Featured Author

Theresa Payton,
Author of Manipulated: Inside the Cyberwar to Hijack Elections and Distort the Truth.
Theresa was the First Female White House CIO and Founder and CEO of Fortalice Solutions, LLC, Experts in Cyber Security.  

Summer Sizzles

with June/July Reading Suggestions


June 5th - July 31st Episodes

June 5th 
        S3 EP 121: Mark L. Redmond, Adult and Middle Grade Author of The Box M Gang
        Mark's Website


June 12th 
        S3 EP 122: Ray Sheehan, Cookbook Author of Big Green Egg Basics From A Master Barbecuer
        Ray's Linktree


June 19th  
        S3 EP 123: S.B. Goncarova, Author of The Adventures with Abba Series
        S.B.'s Linktree


June 26th  
        S3 EP 124: J.R. Sanders, Author of The Nate Ross Novels 

        J.R.'s Website

July 3rd 
       S3 EP 125: Andreea Rus, Children's Book Author of See or Guess, Sheep Stuffed with Sleep

       and more! 

       Andreea's Amazon Author Page

July 10th ​ 
       S3 EP 126: Darlene Dziomba, Author of The Lily Dreyfus Mysteries

       Darlene's Website


July 17th 
       S3 EP 127: Takiyah Smith, Author of  I Love Me! Colorful and Creative: Empowering Coloring

       Book Series for Girls and Boys

       Takiyah's Website


July 24th​ 
        S3 EP 128: Andrew Najberg, YA Horror Author of The Neverborn Thief

        Andrew's Website


July 31st​
        S3 EP 129: Lina Hart, YA Author of Beyond Power: A Supernatural Sci-Fi Romance

       Lina's Website

Did You Catch Our Special 100th episode?
Jan. 10th, Special Guest, Pedro (P.R.) Burckhardt

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