Writer. Reader. Podcaster.

Hello, friends! I’m Kendra Winchester, and I work in books. 📚

Recent Features

Articles. Interviews. Newsletters.

Why You Should Start Reading Regional Literature | Book Riot

More Than Hillbilly Elegy: the Vast Wealth of Appalachian Literature | Book Riot

10 Books to Introduce You to Disability Literature | Book Riot

A Nondisabled Reader’s Guide to Disability Literature | Book Riot

7 Tips on How to Be a Better Disability Ally on the Bookish Internet | Book Rior

7 Fiction Audiobooks for Disability Pride Month | Book Riot

7 Nonfiction Audiobooks for Disability Pride Month | Book Riot

A Book Lover’s Guide to Disability Pride Month | Book Riot

10 2SLGBTQ+ Disabled Authors to Read This Pride Month

The Best Books of 2022 (So Far) | Book Riot

“The Best Audiobooks 2022 Has to Offer (So Far!) | Book Riot

Guest Spot on NPR

“10 Audiobooks Narrators You Need to Follow on TikTok” | Book Rio

Q&A with Kris Maher, Author of “Desperate: An Epic Battle for Clean Water and Justice in Appalachia” | Read Appalachia

“9 Books with Deaf Characters for Kids and Adults” | Book Riot

8 Affrilachian Poetry Collections That Need to Be on Your TBR | Book Riot

We Need to Stop Asking, “Do Audiobooks count as reading?” | Book Riot

A Better World for Disabled Readers | Book Riot

15 More Books to Read Instead of Hillbilly Elegy | Book Riot

10 Books on Disability Justice | Book Riot

“Why You Should @ReadAppalachia” by Amanda Page

Kendra from Reading Women: Audiobooks for Women’s History Month | Libro.fm

Read Harder: Own Voices Books about Disability | Book Riot

2020 Reading Women Award Winners

15 Books About Appalachia to Read Instead of Hillbilly Elegy | Book Riot

Podcast Episodes

Read Appalachia. | Behind the Mic. | Read or Dead.

You can find me on Book Riot’s Read or Dead and AudioFile Magazine’s Behind the Mic podcast.

Ep. 4 | Hillbilly Elegy and the Future of Appalachian Literature | Read Appalachia

Ep. 3 | What is the future of Appalachian Literature? | Read Appalachia

Age of Vice | Behind the Mic

Sinister Vibes—and Opinions! | Read or Dead

Ep. 2 | Where does Appalachian Literature come from? | Read Appalachia

Ep. 1 What is Appalachian literature, anyway? | Read Appalachia

Cozy Mystery Novels | Read or Dead

Disability Pride | Behind the Mic

Ghost Music | Behind the Mic

Roses, in the Mouth of the Lion | Behind the Mic

They’re Going to Love You | Behind the Mic

My Darkest Prayer | Behind the Mic

Ep. 0 Podcast Preview ft Amanda Page | Read Appalachia

Our Most Anticipated Books of 2023 | Read or Dead

Books We Wish We Read in 2022 | Read or Dead

Our Favorite Books of 2022 | Read or Dead

True Crime for Nonfiction November | Read or Dead

2022 Holiday Gift Guide | Read or Dead

Which Side Are You On | Behind the Mic

The Furrows | Behind the Mic

The Haunting of Hajji Hotak and Other Stories | Behind the Mic

Stay True | Behind the Mic

Shrines of Gaiety | Behind the Mic

Let’s Celebrate Indigenous Heritage Month! | Read or Dead

Got Villains? | Read or Dead

Maps of Our Spectacular Bodies | Behind the Mic

The Women Could Fly | Behind the Mic

Sweet, Soft, Plenty Rhythm | Behind the Mic

Year of the Tiger | Behind the Mic

People Person | Behind the Mic

Witchy Season | Read or Dead

Banned Books Week | Read or Dead

Shutter | Behind the Mic

Gods of Want | Behind the Mic

Nightcrawling | Behind the Mic

Man O’War | Behind the Mic

Haven | Behind the Mic

Meet Our New Co-host! | Read or Dead

Mysterious Reads for Women in Translation Month | Read or Dead

BookTube Channel

Check out my BookTube channel where I talk about what I’m currently reading. 🤓

#WITreadathon Discussion | 2022

#WITreadathon Vlog

Women in Translation Month Vlog PT 2

Disability Representation in Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow

Disability Pride Month Wrap Up

My Favorite Books of the Year (SoFar)! | 2022

#WITMonth Readathon Announcement!

Spring Vlog

February Reading Plans

January Wrap Up | 2022

2022 Reading Plans

Favorite Books of 2021

2021 Wrap Up Chat

Announcing the 2021 #WITreadathon!

Favorite Books of 2020

Appalachian Lit Ep. 5

Appalachian Lit Ep. 4

Disability Pride Month Recs

Disability Pride Month TBR

Appalachian Lit Ep. 3