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Best of Book Banter EP 98: Rebroadcast of Episode 1

Hello My Happy People,

We at Burckhardt Books hope you all had a fantastic holiday season no matter what holiday you celebrate. We are currently on our holiday break between seasons two and three. We will be back for a new episode on January 10th to celebrate our 100th broadcast. I will have a special guest with me who you have heard about often if you followed my writing career under the pen name, Stephen Burckhardt. I did announce the special guest on my Manic Monday Vlogs on TikTok, but if you don't follow those, I have not announced it anywhere else.

Keep coming back during our hiatus for The Best of Book Banter with Dianne Burckhardt episodes. Season three begins February 7th. The next season is already looking amazing, so mark your calendars!

Book Banter Magazine starts up again February 1st and will publish every other month with a Year End Book Buying Guide in November 2024. Subscribe to our newsletter at and never miss a new book publication, a new vlog post, a new podcast episode, or the latest magazine issue.

But now on to our broadcast of our first episode ....



From season 1:

In this inaugural episode, I introduce myself, Dianne Burckhardt, and explain why I chose to write my award-winning Into the West Saga Serial under a male pen name. The answer might surprise you. It involves numerous brain surgeries and a brief bout with death. Check out today's podcast for all the juicy details.

If you want to check out all of the books in the Into the West Saga Serial Collection for yourself, you can find them all at  You can get the beta version audiobook of Into the West: The Orphan Train for free just by signing up for my mailing list. You can quit anytime and there are no strings attached . . . ever. To join up, just go to the subscription page

Have a great Wednesday!

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listen to the current episode.

Time for some amusing Dad jokes ...

Q: Did you just find out you're colorblind?

A: Yeah, the news really hit me out of the orange!

Q: Did you hear that laughing too loudly is illegal in Hawaii?

A: It's true, they only permit a-low-ha.

Q: Why do you hate your job?

A: All I do is crush cans all day. It’s soda pressing!

Q: Why can you only recite 25 letters of the alphabet?

A: I don't know y!

Q: Why does mom keep taking all your candy?

A: I don't know but she obviously doesn't know I always keep a few Twix up my sleeve!

Q: Did you find a wooden shoe in your toilet?

A: Yes, it was clogged.

Q: Why is your dream job is to clean mirrors?

A: I don't know, but I can really see myself doing that.

Q: What is it called when a pig loses its voice?

A: He becomes disgruntled!

Q: Why don't you trust stairs?

A: They're always up to something!

Q: What is it called when you get a bad sausage?

A: I don't know but it's just the wurst!

Q: Why do you think your dog is a genius?

A: Because I asked him, "What's two minus two?" He said nothing.

And last but not least ...

Q: Is it okay that I love telling "dad" jokes, but I don't have kids?

A: No, that is a huge Faux Pa!


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 day 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

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Podcast Links

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

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Support Our Book Banter Buddies (2024 Guest Interviews):

Coming February 7th, 2024

Season 2 Past Guest Interviews (2023):

LM Wilson, author of The Last of the Spirit Drakes (EP 51: Feb. 1)

LeRoy A Peters, author of The Edge of the World Series (EP 52: Feb. 8)

C. D'Angelo, Author of The Difference and The Visitor (EP 53: Feb. 15th)

 Val Collins, author of the Aoife Walsh Books (EP 54: Feb. 22)

Kirstie Page, Visual Storyteller/Artist (EP 55: March 1st)

Lance Steen Anthony Nielsen, Author of Diamonds in the Sky Series

(EPs 56/57: March 8th/15th)

David Gibson, PhD FRSB, Author of Planting Clues: How Plants Solve Crimes. 

(EP 58: March 22nd)

Linaya DiNoto, Science Fiction Author of Lithaflora: The Chrysalis: The Forever After Series    (EP 59: March 29)

Kelly Florence, Screenwriter/Podcaster and Co-Author of 5 books in The Science of Series 

(EP 60: April 5)

Steph LaVigne, Cozy Mystery Author of Headlines, Deadlines, and Lies

(EPs 61/62: April 12/19)

Nzondi (Ace Antonio Hall), horror author/actor/musician (EP 66 & 67: May 17 & 24)

Benecia Ponder, author coach and bestselling author (EP 68: May 31)

Diann Floyd Boehm, Children's Book Author/Educator/Podcaster (EP 69: June 7th)

Angela R. Hughes, Historical Epic Fantasy Author (EP 70: June 14)

Donna Edman, Photographer/Visual Storyteller/Author (EP 71: June 21)

Wendy Jo Cerna, Inspirational Author (EP 72: June 28)

Sabrina Hammonds, Kingdom Connections Podcast and Media Agency (EP 73: July 5)

Ann Charles, Mixed Genre Mystery Author (EP 74: July 12)

Natacha Deen, YA, Adult, and Non-Fiction Author (EP 75: June 21)

Kammy Wood, The Modern Wordist, Creative Writing Consultant (EP 76: June 26)

Francesca Maria, Horror and Comic Book Author (EP 77: August 2nd)

Reenita M. Hora, Author, Creative, Entrepreneur (EP 78 & 79: August 9th & 16th)

Christopher (Chris) Denmead, Comic Book Author/Podcaster (EP 80: August 23rd)

Carole T. Beers, Contemporary Western Mystery Author (EP 81: August 6th)

J.C. Fuller, Mystery Author and TikTok Queen (EP 82: September 6th)

Meliza Farndell, Author, Coach, Speaker (EP 83: September 13th)

  • Meliza Farndell's Website 

Dianne Burckhardt, Historical Fiction, Crime Thrillers, & more (EP 84: Sept. 20th)

Mikel Melwasul, Epic Military Fantasy Author (EP 85: Sept. 27th)

Liz Shipton, Part-Time Author, Full-Time Pirate (EP 86: Oct. 4th)

Sagit Schwartz, Suspense Thriller Author (EP 87: Oct. 11th)

Otto Schafer, Award-Winning YA and Adult Fiction Author (EP 88: Oct. 18th)

Michele Di Pietro, SOUPified Cookbook Author (EP 89: Oct. 25th)

Debbie Weiss, Memoir Author & Entrepreneur (EP 90: Nov. 1st)

Lynne Golodner, Author, Coach, Marketing Entrepreneur & Podcaster (EP 91: Nov. 8th)

Michelle Glogovac, THE Podcast Matchmaker™ & Publicist (EP 92: Nov. 15th)

Leah Ann Brown, Middle Grade Fantasy Author (EP 93: Nov. 22nd)

Faith Kramer, Jewish Global Kitchen Cookbook Author (EP 94: Nov. 29th)

Brian Kaufman, Textbook and Fiction Author (EP 95: Dec. 6th)

Mary Carroll Moore, Women's Fiction Author (EP 96: Dec. 13th)

Season Two Finale - Gail Papp, PUBLIC/ PRIVATE: My Life with Joe Papp at The Public Theater (EP 97: Dec. 20th)

  • Gail Merrifield Papp Website 


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