Meet Beth and Cari

Meet Beth

Beth Hatch is the Virtual Services Manager for Cleveland Public Library. Her fondest memories were of her father reading stories to her at night as a child, which translated into a boundless love for audiobooks. The most exciting moment in her life was seeing Neil Gaiman in Cleveland and hearing him read an excerpt from The Graveyard Book. She’s been working in libraries for over ten years, and loves podcasting as a way to spread a little library love to the world.

Meet Cari

Cari Dubiel is the Computer Services Manager for Twinsburg Public Library.  She has a bachelor’s in English and creative writing from Hiram College and a master’s in library science from Kent State University.  Cari has been reading since she was 2 years old and isn’t planning on stopping anytime soon.  Her freelance writing has appeared in various places on the web, including her own site,  She is also an avid gamer and bassoon player.


We began the podcast as newly married (not to each other!) reference librarians at Twinsburg Public Library in 2007.  Over 100 episodes later, Beth and Cari have been promoted, seen all five Twilight movies, given birth three times combined, and talked about The Time Traveler’s Wife approximately 423 times.  In our podcast archives, we talk about e-books, audiobooks, what we’re reading, personalities, relationships, and much more.


  • Erin Rambeau says:

    I am a new author of “The Werewolf, the librarian and I” series.
    1. The Werewolf, the Librarian and I
    2. WLI: The War!
    3. WLI: A bite Harder to deal with (Available january 2014)
    4. WLI: The Werewolf Kind! (Available January 2015)

    I have created the first EVER music video made specifically for a book. I made for my first book. I am making a 2nd music video for my second book and I will be making one for all my other books as well. Here is a link to it I am interested in being on your podcast show if that is possible. Please shoot me an email at the above email address or text me at 719-232-1692. Thank you, Erin Rambeau

  • Ronald Joseph Kule says:

    Nice to find you, Beth and Cari!
    Although I have books published internationally, this year will be my first go-round with publicity gambits, because of my book set for release on October 1st, CHEF TELL The Biography of America’s Pioneer TV Showman Chef, forewords by TV hosts, Regis Philbin & Chef Walter Staib. (Skyhorse Publishing, NYC)

    In January 2014, I will be reading and signing books at Radnor Memorial Library in Pennsylvania.

    Chef Tell’s fan base included 40,000,000 Baby Boomers in the 1970′s — according to Nordic Ware, about eight times larger than Julia Child’s.

    Would you like to read a draft?

  • Courtney Skelton says:

    Good day. I have a book published and was seeking a way to get the word out about it and saw your podcast and saw this as an opportunity to not only do that but it would also would be a great conversation piece for your listeners. In my story both the characters are gay. This I feel would make for great water cooler conversation about your station if I was to be a guest. The story tells of a story of 2 characters (as well as the story in general) deal with the stereotypes and how gays are treated and what they deal with every day. It is based upon a dream I had and put it into book form and as of 6-6-13 it went live. I have included the link to the book to show not only my bio, but the book cover and synopsis. If you would like to read the book first, Let me have your address and I can mail a copy out at your request.
    Any questions, let me know.

    Courtney Skelton

    P.S. I do have a interview experience and can forward that one to you to give you some background on me and my book upon request. Look forward to working with you soon. :)

  • Ryan Interland says:

    Hello Beth and Cari.

    We want to be sure you are aware of Jeremy Kagan’s new personal memoir on his near-death experience that we feel would be of interest to your audience:

    Part memoir. Part personal journey to understand life via a near death experience.

    After attending a Native American sweat lodge, the author loses control of his body and then his life. He begins a passage that leads to a personal hell. He discovers a way to escape and emerges into an amazing exploration of the soul’s journey. In this intense adventure there are insights into stages of consciousness and encounters of blissful perfection. This spiritual, inspirational book is meant to be an aid to removing the universal fear of the final journey we are all taking. The book is beautifully illustrated by over 150 of Jeremy’s drawings, which often times make it feel like a grown up picture book filled with a deep message that is surrounded by humor…a perfect combination.

    Watch a brief promotional video here:

    Jeremy Kagan is an internationally recognized director/writer/producer of feature films, television, and a tenured professor at USC. You may find out more about his career and life here:

    You may purchase My Death: A Personal Guidebook on e-book only at for only $2.99 here:

    If you have interest in reviewing this book PLEASE RESPOND TO THIS MESSAGE FOR A FREE COPY.

    We appreciate your consideration in recommending this as an essential read for your audience.

    Thanks so much for your time!


    Campland & Interbell
    My Death: A Personal Guidebook

  • Ronald Joseph Kule says:

    My book, “CHEF TELL The Biography of America’s Pioneer TV Showman Chef,” forewords by TV hosts Regis Philbin and Chef Walter Staib, released on October 1st. My Barnes & Noble reading/signing event in Clearwater, FL on the 5th sold 100 percent of attendees. The hard-cover book is 452 pages, 70 photos, NEW Chef Tell recipes; also an eBook and audiobook, published by Skyhorse Publishing, NYC.

    Chef Tell was my brother-in-law. He was quick with his knives and quick-witted, and he had a Baby Boomer fan base of 40,000,000, larger than Julia Child. He was the nation’s first “rock-star” TV chef.

    What would you need and want to decide to podcast an interview with me?

  • Jose Prendes says:

    Love the show! Hopefully you guys will be caught in the Sharcano, soon! Here is our press release:


    Jose Prendes, the screenwriter of THE HAUNTING OF WHALEY HOUSE, MEGA-SHARK VS. MECHA-SHARK and the upcoming Thomas Jane and Nick Nolte western, A MAGNIFICENT DEATH FROM A SHATTERED HAND, is hoping to do for sharks what Max Brooks did for zombies. SHARCANO is exactly what you think it is, and more.

    When three violently erupting volcanoes start spewing sharks made of magma, it not only signals the end of mankind, but the start of the sharkpocalypse. Reporter Mick Cathcart and marine biologist Agnes Brach must team up with a billionaire industrialist Doctor Hu to find a way to put a stop to the fire-breathing maneaters from hell!

    “The idea was to write a big, epic Syfy channel-style story, but not worry about budget and silly script notes and pull out all the stops,” says author Jose Prendes. “Imagine the best possible version of a sharks-run-amok story and that is what I tried to deliver. While the concept is admittedly cheesy, I made sure the consequences were real and the characters felt like human beings and not cookie cutter cliches. I wanted to write THE STAND meets JAWS, and damn did I have a hell of a lot of fun a long the way!”

    Dropping January 27th in book stores from Curiosity Quills publishers!

  • Jason Bartelstone says:


    My name is Jason Bartelstone and I am contacting you on behalf of BookExpo America. For 2014 we have a new and exciting event BookCon. BookCon is going to be an attendee focused event with meet and greets and events featuring pop culture icons such as Ron Pearlman, Lina Dunham, Max Brooks, Martin Short and many more! Your podcast has great programing and an audience I believe will want to find out about BookCon. I am reaching out to get preliminary info on marketing opportunities and advertising pricing. Please contact me anytime. I am looking forward to hearing back from you shortly!


    Jason Bartelstone

  • Tim McKean says:

    Hi Beth and Cari,

    My name is Tim McKean. I’m an audiobook narrator. Do you ever review audiobooks on your show? I have a couple that I think your listeners will really enjoy especially in the area of young adult scifi and kids historical fiction.

    If you’re interested please let me know and I can forward you some promo codes for free downloads at

    Tim McKean

  • Samie Sands says:

    I have just had my debut zombie novel ‘Lockdown’ published and would love to do a promo/giveaway through you. It’s been getting great reviews on Amazon, described as ‘zombie chick lit’ and if you’d like more info the website it I will send you an ebook copy of the book if you do decide to look at it!

    Thanks for your consideration!
    Samie Sands

  • Joseph Foster says:

    Good Morning,

    My name is Joseph Foster and I am a children’s book author/illustrator. This month I published my first children’s book “Hobbs Goblin in The Treasure Adventure”. So far it has been a hit with 18 awesome reviews and counting! I am writing to inquire about an interview with you. How would I go about getting more information on that?

    Warm Regards,


  • mark slade says:

    Hi, my name is mark slade. i have a book published by Sunbury Press . How do i get my book reviewed by your podcast?
    mark slade

  • D.M. Pulley says:

    Hi, Cari! I enjoyed meeting you at a Sister’s in Crime meeting in May! My book The Dead Key was just won the Mystery/Thriller Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. I would love to chat about it sometime. Thanks!

  • anna manayan says:

    I love your caption Books That Make You Go Hmmm…in fact my entire alternative medical practice has made my patients go Hmmmm…why didnt my doctor tell me this that at my patient’s consistent request I have finally published a book entitled Escaping Your Low Energy Trap, Uncommon Solutions Your Doctor Never Told You About. Do you think this book is of interest to you and your readers? If so contact me at 408-836-5565, Anna Manayan

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