BookTalk was founded in March 2021 to provide a virtual event for readers in the online community to connect with each other, creators, and authors.
BookTalk’s mission is to connect with authors, publishers, and other creatives in the book industry to inspire critical approaches to reading and uplift marginalized voices to highlight the importance of equitable representation in storytelling.
Born and raised in London to two Nigerian immigrant parents, Reni K. Amayo is the author of The Return of the Earth Mother series and founder of ONWE press, an independent publisher and lifestyle brand based in the United Kingdom that features diverse voices and stories.
BookTalk Board of Directors
Mel Gill is a proud Latina, Navy Veteran, dog mom and military spouse, as well as the owner and founder of Steamy Lit, a book box that empowers discourse around sexuality and promotes diverse romance books. Gill works to bring representation for authors of color and genderqueer writers to the romance genre.