Category: Interviews

The Last Ballad by Wiley Cash

AudioFile Earphones Award Winner. Available now from Harper Audio.  From the Publisher: “The New York Times bestselling author of the celebrated A Land More Kind Than Home and This Dark Road to Mercy returns with this eagerly awaited new novel, set in the Appalachian foothills of North Carolina in 1929 and inspired by actual events. The chronicle of an ordinary woman’s struggle for . . .

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FLASH GIVEAWAY: WRITING ALL WRONGS by Ellery Adams

The second half of my joint post with author Ellery Adams goes up at the Tantor Audio blog today, and FedEx dropped off my copy of the audiobook this morning, so I’m doing a quick giveaway. Check out the interview at the Tantor blog, where I answer Ellery’s readers’ questions about how we make audiobooks. . . .

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Audiobook Lovin' Interview

In celebration of #Audiomonth, the ladies at Books-n-Kisses and Enchantress of Books have been interviewing authors and narrators about their audiobook experiences.  My Audiobook Lovin’ interview is up today! They’re also hosting a huge giveaway of all kinds of audiobooks and swag so be sure to enter. Thanks to Kelly and Viviana for including me . . .

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MAKE ME A MOTHER by Susanne Antonetta (with author interview!)

Available now from Audible.com. From the Publisher: “A woman unexpectedly finds her best self through a sleepy bundle handed over at the airport in this heartfelt and surprising memoir. In Make Me a Mother, acclaimed memoirist Susanne Antonetta adopts an infant from Seoul, South Korea. After meeting their six-month-old son, Jin, at the airport – an . . .

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Spoken Freely Gives Back for JIAM 2013

Welcome to Day 2 of Spoken Freely’s month long project at Going Public! Today my narration is featured both at the Going Public site and at Linus’s Blanket.  I’ve donated my recording of Louisa May Alcott‘s story Death of a Soldier to the project.  You can download just this story, or purchase the entire collection . . .

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INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR JULIE JAMES plus GIVEAWAY!

Before Julie James became a best-selling author, she practiced law and clerked in the US Court of Appeals, a background that she mines deeply for her smart and sexy heroines.  She’s been lauded all over the place for her writing – ALA, Booklist, Cosmo — I’m so glad I’ve been able to narrate her books. . . .

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NIKKI BANKS: definitely unorthodox

I worked with Nikki as my director for my first book at Audible’s studios in Newark, NJ earlier this year.  She was a consummate professional and an impressive young woman, but also, quite funny (as you’ll see). KW:  What is your job title and what are your responsibilities? NB:  I am a freelance Audio Engineer . . .

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LYSA WILLIAMS: “It’s an auction!”

Craig Black, the owner of Blackstone Audio, was honored at this year’s Audies.  One of the things that struck me in his introduction was how he has always made room for great literature, even if those books might not be great sellers.  I love how Lysa talks about this from her point of view. KW:  . . .

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JANET BENSON: inspired by the customer

I met Janet when she was president of the Audiobook Publisher’s Association (APA) and saw her speak at my very first APA Conference.  I was very impressed with her passion for the industry then, as I am now. KW:  What is your job title and what are your responsibilities? JB:  Vice President at Audio Editions, . . .

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VIKKI WARNER applauds change

I have never worked with AudioGo, but they sure do have a fabulous group of go-getter women working there: Michele Cobb and Traci Cothran, and now we get to meet Vikki Warner, from acquisitions.  (To me the most mysterious part of audiobook publishing.) KW:  What is your job title and what are your responsibilities? VW:    . . .

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