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Best of Book Banter S2 EP 103: Sagit Schwartz

Hello My Happy People,

Our Holiday break ends today! We will be back with all new shows next Wednesday, February 7th as we begin season three of Book Banter with Dianne Burckhardt - Book Talk Podcast. We are starting the new season with a two month Love Fest in our podcast and Book Banter Magazine.

We are celebrating love for Valentine's Day and beyond, because love makes the world a better place. We are featuring authors who write all aspects of love: self-love, romantic love, dealing with loss of love or a loved one, love of life, and more.  Mark your calendars, the Love Fest begins here Feb. 7th!

In today's The Best of Book Banter with Dianne Burckhardt, Dianne gets to chat with the incredible Sagit Schwartz. Sagit is a writer, producer, and licensed psychotherapist. Her work has been featured in Medium, Slate, The Atlantic, Reddit NoSleep, and Lifetime Television. She resides with her husband, daughter, and rescue dog in a Southern California beach town.

Her debut thriller, Since She's Been Gone is on presale now wherever books are sold and is set for a February 2024 release. This book has been described as an emotionally charged dual-timeline suspense. The story follows one woman as her life is upended in a race against the clock to discover the truth about her own past and find out what really happened to her mother all those years ago. Since She's Been Gone has been compared to Laura Dave’s The Last Thing He Told Me and Jessica Knoll’s Luckiest Girl Alive.

Sagit shares how this book is in fact a love letter to her own mother and was a deeply personal project. Keep watching social media for more updates on Sagit as she makes the rounds publicizing her new novel, which seems to be on track to be an instant bestseller.  Listen now to find out more about Sagit and Since She's Been Gone is on presale now and will publish Feb. 6th, 2024



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Dianne is down with a bad flu and was not able to make a Manic Monday Video this week. This segment will return next week.

Time for More Dad Jokes!

Q: What do you call an anxious fly?

A: A jitterbug.

Q: What did the potato chip do at the pool?

A: He went for a dip.

Q: Why shouldn't you tell jokes to a duck?

A: Because they'll quack up.

Q: How did the piano get locked out of the house?

A: It forgot its keys.

Q: Did you hear about the fire at the second rate shoe factory?

A: Unfortunately, many poor soles were lost.

Q: What do you call a pig who knows how to use a knife?

A: A pork chop.

Q: What kind of fish knows how to do an operation?

A: A Sturgeon.

Q: Why did the pony ask for a glass of water?

A: Because it was a little horse.

Q: Is there anything worse than when it's raining cats and dogs?

A: Yes, hailing taxis.

Q: Why did the orchestra get struck by lightning?

A: It had a conductor.

Q: How do you make eggrolls?

A: You push them.

Q: Have you ever been a fan of facial hair.

A: No, but it's starting to grow on me.

And last but not least . . .

Q: What do you call a fake dad?

A: A faux pas.


New Issue coming in February!

Going forward, Book Banter Magazine will be published every other month beginning in February with the start of season 3 of Book Banter with Dianne Burckhardt - Book Talk Podcast. We will also have the Year End Book Buying Guide in November for holiday shopping with every author guest from season 3. Follow us on social media to stay up to date on all our coming issues.

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The Into the West Saga Serial is Complete!

Check out the award-winning, historical fiction, family saga, Into the West Saga Serial. All the books, one through seven, are available now on Amazon. Click here to order your copy of each of the seven novellas in this serial today or you can read them all for free with Kindle

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Season three episode archive coming soon

Special Episode January 10th, 2024 Celebrating Our 100th Broadcast:

Special Guest: Pedro (P.R.) Burckhardt

Producer for Book Banter with Dianne Burckhardt Podcast and Book Banter Magazine

Season Three Begins February 7th with Two Months of Love Fest:

February 7th, S3 EP104: Romantic Love

Susan Horsnell, USA Today Bestselling Romance Author of A Cowboy for Corrine. Mail-Order Papa Series

February 14th, S3 EP105: Love of Film and Female Comedians

Elizabeth Teets, Author of Isn't She Great: Writers on Women Led Comedies from 9 to 5 to Booksmart

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 February 21st, S3 EP106: Romantic Love

Terreece Clarke, Romance Author of The Courageous Love Series

Terreece's Website

February 28th, S3 EP107: Surviving Loss of a Loved One *Trigger Warnings*

La Toya Bond, Baker, Creator, Podcastor, Sui©ide Prevention Advocate and Author of Speaking of Love and Please Pass the Love Cookbook


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