B. W. Read

B.W. Read, i.e. “Because We Read,” is the pseudonym for the six women who formed a book group to share their love of reading, writing, conversation, and friendship: Francesca Cook, Chyla Evans, Clarita Frazier, Allita Irby, Donna Neale, and Yolanda Yates. They all live in the Washington, DC area.

Books by this Author

What happens when a real-life book club decides to write its own novel? The result is a fresh, fun story about a group of women who have more in common than just the books they read. Fourth Sunday is the tale of seven women and their journey toward friendship by way of a simple book club. Over time, their friendship grows beyond books, as their lives, relationships, careers, and families become one. The women—Gwen, Natalie, Allana, Brianna, Camille, Destiny, and Adriane—share not only...

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Everyone should have a "Fourth Sunday"!

Q. Who are your favorite authors?


The world is full of consummate authors.  We take pleasure in reading novels by:

John Grisham

Tananarive Due

Walter Mosley

J. California Cooper

Tina McElroy Ansa

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Bebe Moore Campbell

James Patterson

    Stieg Larsson




Q. What comment do you hear most often from your readers?

A. "I can see myself in Gwen, Natalie, Camille, Brianna, Adriane, Allana and Destiny." "Fourth Sunday is a testament to friendship."

Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

A. Just Write!

Q. What are your 5 favorite books of all time?


We are avid readers with an appreciation for diverse literature.   Memorable book are:


The Genocide Files – N. Xavier Arnold

The Kite Runner  - Khaled Hosseini

In Search of Satisfaction – J. California Cooper

The Hand I Fan With – Tina McElroy Ansa

The Temple of My Familiar – Alice Walker

Black Betty – Walter Mosley

Devil in a Blue Dress – Walter Mosley

Beloved – Toni Morrison

Harry Potter series – JK Rowlings

Love in the time of Chlorea – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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