Welcome to Book Smart

A television show showcasing authors, books, the arts, and culture. The show airs in the local Washington D.C. /Maryland/Virginia market. Every week we’ll be bringing you extra content about our authors, prizes, promotions and adding video for those of you who can’t get the show locally. We hope you’ll join us and let us know what you think.

Our Team

Meet the terrific staff of authors, editors, and contributors who write regularly for BookSmartTV.com

Diana Belchase

Diana Belchase

Host of Book Smart TV and Editor-in-Chief

Diana Belchase is a multi-award winning author and the host of Book Smart. In her spare time, Diana writes spy thrillers, mysteries, short stories, general fiction and nonfiction. She loves everything about books — the ideas, the fonts, even the textures. She may even wax poetic about the scent of fresh ink or the slick weight of coffee table book paper. She reads everything under the sun.

Here are some links to learn more about her:
About
Writers Who Kill
Diana’s Triple Award
Who is Diana Belchase?

John Paul Schnabel

John Paul Schnabel

Senior Reviewer

JP is a writer, student engineer and artist in Toronto whose main interests are spirituality, business, science, technology, music and art.

JP reads close to a book a day, and it’s always something different. Whether it’s vegetarian cooking, mindfulness, or solar powered cars, he’s your man for everything young, trendy and the best of things yet to come.

Bella Gavellon

Bella Gavellon

Senior Reviewer

Bella Gavelon loves every kind of book there is, but is especially fond of humor, cookbooks, mysteries and Science Fiction/Fantasy.

She’s camera shy, but not review shy, and will lead you to the hottest new and old titles she comes across.

Betty May

Betty May

Children, Middle Grade & Young Adult
Senior Reviewer

Betty May is the author of books for Middle Grade and Young Adult readers as well as Adult Nonfiction on Social Justice Reform and Early Childhood Development. She has directed plays at the Kennedy Center and at her own theater. As a writer, director, actress and professional clown, Betty will always tell it like it is.

Daryl Keeping

Daryl Keeping

Contributor

Darryl is a teacher who hails from New Foundland Canada. He was the blogger at Big Bald Books and is an advocate for Canadian authors of all kinds. Most of all, Darryl is passionate about books.