Season 1, Episode 8 (41 minutes)

Episode Description

How many writers dream of seeing their bylines in The Washington Post then becoming a columnist at the New York Times? How many authors would love to write a debut book that becomes an instant bestseller? Many dream these dreams, but Esau McCaulley has lived them and shares about his publishing journey on this installment of The Every Voice Now Podcast. In this entertaining, revealing, and engaging conversation, Esau takes you inside the roller-coaster ride of his bestselling book Reading While Black and shares details that you won't hear anywhere else, including the meaning behind the dedication page in his book and what you go through as an author when things turn out better than you ever could have imagined. You'll also hear Esau's take on the unique challenges of female academicians and academics of color and the inspiring words he shared with a group of inmates in Maine. This is a conversation that you won't want to miss.

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About the Hosts

Maila Kim

Maila Kim, Co-Host

Maila is a marketing manager at IVP; she holds a B.A. in English Language & Literature and a B.A. in Communication Studies from the University of Michigan, and an M.A. in Christian Formation & Ministry with a concentration in Bible & Theology from Wheaton College Graduate School. She enjoys photography, growing and caring for her plants, and listening to podcasts such as This American Life, Invisibilia, and Unlocking Us. Follow Maila on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Ed Gilbreath

Ed Gilbreath, Co-Host

Formerly an editor at IVP, Ed is currently an executive leader at Christianity Today; he earned his bachelor’s in communication arts from Judson University and a master’s in philosophy of history from Olivet Nazarene University. He is also the author of two IVP books: Reconciliation Blues and Birmingham Revolution. Ed loves listening to an eclectic mix of music, reading narrative nonfiction books on American history and pop culture, and taking long walks while listening to podcasts such as NPR’s How I Built This, The Daily, Pass the Mic, and CT’s Quick to Listen. Follow Ed on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

The Every Voice Now Podcast:

Twitter/Instagram: @everyvoicenow | Website: | Producer: Helen Lee
Sound Engineer: Jonathan Clauson | Music: “Staring at the Sun” by Gyom