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Book Banter Celebrates Our 100th Episode with Special Guest P.R. Burckhardt!

Hello My Happy People,

Normally we would be sharing the "Best Of" episodes all through January while we gear up for the next season, but our 100th show just happened to hit during the break so we had to come back for a special, brand new episode.

Today I am joined by the man who has been kept in the shadows until just recently, I am referring to my better half, P.R. Burckhardt. When I started out writing as Stephen Burckhardt, I struggled with how to chat about my life at home without giving away that I was in fact a woman writing under a male pen name. I didn't want to just lie outright and refer to my husband as my wife and change Pedro's name to Peggy or something similar. So to get around that, I didn't use identifying pronouns, I referred to him as my spouse or most often, as my better half. When I did need to use something more specific I would just use his initials. P.R. was often mentioned in my old blogs.

Now that I have come out as the person behind Stephen Burckhardt's books, it has been so much easier to talk about family life, however Pedro was still not wanting to be mentioned too much in the beginning because of his work. But now that he is becoming more involved with Burckhardt Books, he is coming out into the lime light with me as the Producer for Book Banter with Dianne Burckhardt - Book Talk Podcast and Book Banter Magazine.

Pedro's Professional Bio:

Pedro is a dynamic manager specializing in Supply Chain Management Consulting with more than 27 years of overall IT experience since 1997. He has a wide international consulting expertise in EMEA, APAC, and LATAM. He is an expert in Supply Chain models such as Lean Manufacturing and Just-in-time. He also has experience in Domestic and International Supply Chains including Multimodal supply as well as on-premise and cloud deployments. He has focused his career on worldwide IT service companies, leading teams with Consultants and customers to assess requirements and develop specific strategies. He specializes in continuous improvement methods that add value to the Customer Business Processes. With excellent relationship-building and communication skills with clients, vendors, and team members, Pedro has proven to be a leader who excels at project management in large and medium-sized projects.

To find out more about Pedro R. Burckhardt, listen to this weeks special broadcast by clicking the purple microphone below, then check out more on his website:

Book Banter with Dianne Burckhardt

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Time for New Year's Dad Jokes!

Q: Do you sing in the shower?

A: I used to, but when I get soap in my mouth it becomes a soap opera.

Q: What do a tick and the Eiffel Tower have in common?

A: They're both Paris-sites.

Q: What do you call a fish wearing a bowtie?

A: So-fish-ticated.

Q: Did the dryer shrink your clothes?

A: I thought so, but turns out it was the refrigerator.

Q: How does dry skin affect you at work?

A: I don’t have any elbow grease to put into it.

Q: Did you get carded at a liquor store?

A: Well, he started to ask for it, then my Blockbuster card fell out of my wallet and the cashier said, never mind.

Q: What do you call someone who has no body and no nose?

A: Nobody knows.

Q: Did you hear the rumor about butter?

A: Yes, but I refuse to spread it!

Q: What did the hat say to the scarf?

A: You can hang around here if you want, but I'm going on ahead.

And last but not least . . .

Q: Why couldn't the bicycle stand up on its own?

A: It was two tired.


Book Banter Magazine News for 2024!

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.

Follow us on Facebook: @BurckhardtBooks and @DianneBurckhardt.Author

Book Banter Magazine's December Issue is Live!

This holiday issue is all about great gifts for any gift giving occasion. We have amazing authors from Book Banter with Dianne Burckhardt - Book Talk Podcast and a Book Banter Magazine exclusive feature author, J.B. Kaufman. J.B. is a world renowned movie historian who specializes in silent and early "talkie" movies and has written several books on Walt Disney Animated Movie histories. Our featured cookbook author is Faith Kramer and her cookbook 52 Shabbats. As always we have a recipe, a puzzle, and so much more. Check it all out on our Book Banter Magazine page, just click HERE. Bookmark it so you never miss an issue.

Book Banter Magazine's

Year End Book Buying Guide is Live!

The Year End Book Buying Guide features every author who has been a guest on Book Banter with Dianne Burckhardt - Book Talk Podcast with with a few extra Book Banter Magazine exclusive authors. It aso has live links to buy the authors' books and to their social media. Check it all out on our Book Banter Magazine page. You can find this issue and more by clicking HERE. 

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

Podcast Links

Listen to our podcast, Book Banter with Dianne Burckhardt, every Wednesday. Check your favorite podcast provider for listings.

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It's even easier now to support Burckhardt Books and our Book Banter with Dianne Burckhardt podcast, many options are no cost to you. Click here for more information.

Support Our Book Banter Buddies (2024 Guest Interviews):

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

Elizabeth's Website

 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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