Category: Interviews

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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CASSANDRA MCNEIL: organized chaos, in and out of the rink

I met Cassie at Tantor’s annual APAC party last year and was delighted to learn that not only is she Tantor’s voice on Facebook, but she competes in roller derbies! KW: What is your job title and what’s a typical day like for you? CM:   I am the Marketing Project Manager at Tantor Media. A . . .

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DANIELLE GREEN: an English major who didn’t want to teach

JIAM2012 Behind the Scenes Interview #10 Danielle works at Blackstone Audio, but we’d never met or even emailed.  I’ve worked as a proofer myself, so I have a great deal of respect for this job! KW:  What is your job title and what are your responsibilities? DG:  My job title is: Audio Proofing Specialist. Broken . . .

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LESLIE KRUEGER: Running with it

JIAM2012 Behind the Scenes Interview #9 I have not actually met nor worked with Leslie, but after this interview I’m hoping for a bake-off :0) KW:  What is your job title and what are your responsibilities? LK:         I am the production manager and “graphic designer” at Oasis Audio. Primarily, I take all of our acquired audio . . .

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HILARY ROSE: Audiobook Shepardess

Hilary is someone that I’ve known for several years now.   I love working with her because she’s always so quick to respond to questions, always so positive and upbeat in her emails.  But when you work with someone primarily via email, it’s always good to get a picture of what things look like where they . . .

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DEBRA DEYAN: Multitasker Extraordinaire

JIAM2012 Behind the Scenes Interview #7 I have known and worked with the delightful Debra Deyan of Deyan Audio for a couple years now.  She is one of the sunniest personalities I have ever encountered, and that has always impressed me.  But now, having learned what all she does in a day, I am even more . . .

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