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Episode 12
April 12, 2022

Twelve Dinging Doorbells: Book Chat with Author Tameka Fryer-Brown

Tameka Fryer Brown (a native of Miami, Florida) has called Charlotte, North Carolina home for over 20 years. Her first literary accomplishment as a children’s book writer

came when she was awarded one of two First Prizes in the 2008 Cheerios® Spoonfuls of Stories® New Author Contest. Her debut picture book, Around Our Way on Neighbors’ Day, was published by Abrams Books for Young Readers and illustrated by Charlotte Riley-Webb. To date, it has sold over 100,000 copies.

My Cold Plum Lemon Pie Bluesy Mood is Tameka’s second picture book. It is published by Viking Children’s/Penguin Random House and illustrated by the award-winning Shane W. Evans.

In January of 2020, Tameka’s third book, Brown Baby Lullaby was published.  Forthcoming titles from Tameka include Twelve Dinging Doorbells (Kokila/PRH, 2022), Shirley Chisholm: Not Done Yet (Millbrook Press/Lerner, 2022), and That Flag (HarperCollins, 2023). For more information, visit

Purchase I Color Myself Different here.