Season 1, Episode 38

Black Water Tales: The Secret Keepers with JeanNicole Rivers

About this episode

Audra Russell chats with author JeanNicole Rivers.

Jean Nicole is a National Black Book Festival award-winner and author of two psychological horror novels, Black Water Tales: The Unwanted and Black Water Tales: The Secret Keepers. She has also garnered awards for her screenplay, If I Die, from multiple film festivals including the Shivers International Film Festival (Canada).

Currently, she is working through the third installment of her Black Water Tales series currently titled To the Moon and Back.

In 2016, she launched the only novel writing software founded and owned by a black woman, Simple Stylus ( and she teaches an online beginner writing course titled, Simply Writing: An Aspiring Author’s Guide to Developing A Solid Writing Process and FINALLY Writing Their Novel.

We dish the dirt on the creepy town of Black Water, how she loves having nightmares, and the importance of Black authors in the horror genre.

So grab your favorite beverage, sit back, and enjoy!


Host & Guest

Audra Russell
JeanNicole Rivers

Jean Nicole Rivers, Black Water Tales, Between the Reads Podcast