13th Floor Lounge Podcast

Host Leatrice Ellzy Wright and co-host Donna Nunn discuss art, culture, life, enterprise and ideas with artists, thinkers and doers who are animating our NOW and informing our LATER.  The 13th Floor Lounge is a production of Beatrix Moss. Our theme music, "Meanwhile, Back On Venus" is composed by and used with the permission of Russell Gunn.  

13th Floor Lounge #12 - Malaika Adero

We're back! We've been on a little hiatus but we're back. Hope your summer has been great and you've had some time to dig into culture, family, fun and travel. We return with literary heavy hitter Malaika Adero as our guest after a week of violence, ongoing protests and a country in upheaval.  We open this week's show with a discussion about the state of the community. 

About Malaika! Malaika Adero has worked with writers, authors and publishers for more than three decades to develop, edit, produce and publish literature. Award winning and bestselling books have been the result of her work with extraordinary talents, some among the most famous and legendary men and women of our time.

Her work history includes jobs in large corporations such as Simon & Schuster–where she worked for 18 years– and small publishers such as Amistad Press and Institute of the Black World (IBW) Press. She has held executive positions, including Vice President and Senior Editor at Atria Books/Simon & Schuster. And, she has worked in nearly every other job required to publish a book, i.e. in production, direct marketing, promotion and sales.

Malaika now brings all of her experience and experiences, good practice and work ethic to her independent boutique firm, Adero and the Literary Tribe, providing consultation, management and services, entering. 

Check out Malaika's online magazine at homeslicemag.com. Find Malaika at @MalaikaAdero on Twitter and @malaikaadero on Instagram.