Anupama Ravindran Menon, Izlyn, Chan Huey Yung, Sangeetha Siva Sangu, Alison Yap, Jowena Locke, Darshana, Myra Ng, Vinothini Ananda Krishnan, Samuel Po Kin Hong, Sharel, Renisha Leena, K WK, Noel Wong Yan Ming, Diyana Soraya, Chong Beng Wei, Andrew Teo, Ayesha Zahra, Sheu Quen, Ammara Ayyash.
Henry Herz has authored ten picture books. His children's short stories have been published in Highlights for Children, Ladybug magazine, and in anthologies for Albert Whitman & Co. Henry also writes adult science fiction and fantasy short stories. He holds a BS in engineering from Cornell, an MS in engineering from George Washington University, and an MA in political science from Georgetown.
Bryan Thomas Schmidt is an author and Hugo-nominated editor of adult and children's speculative fiction. His debut novel, The Worker Prince, received Honorable Mention on Barnes & Noble Book Club's Year's Best Science Fiction Releases. His short stories have appeared in magazines, anthologies, and online and include stories in The X-Files and Predator series. As an editor he has edited books by such luminaries as Alan Dean Foster, Tracy Hickman, Frank Herbert, Mike Resnick, Jean Rabe, and more. He was also the first editor on Andy Weir's bestseller The Martian.
Natalie Duke began her voiceover career at the ripe old age of eight. She took a break for a while to grow up, and, when she returned, she discovered the wonderful world of audiobooks. With over fifty titles under her metaphorical belt, she has contributed her youthful yet sophisticated, snarky yet emotive voice to almost every genre of fiction that exists (with a little bit of nonfiction thrown in as well).
Natalie Naudus is an award-winning audiobook narrator. After receiving her master's in music from the University of North Texas, she went on to become an opera singer. She has a passion for stories and characters and excels at unique character voices and passionate storytelling. She currently resides with her husband and two daughters on a mountaintop in Virginia.
Stina Nielsen is an experienced actress and audiobook narrator who has recorded over 150 titles. Based in New York, she has performed on film, television, and stage, including on Broadway, in London's West End, and at many American regional theaters.
Lisa Flanagan is a versatile musician, singer, and voiceover artist. She received her bachelor's and master's degree in music from Boston University. Having performed in Carnegie Hall, the Boston Symphony Hall, and the Regina Opera, she is the 2015 recipient of the Voice Arts Award for Outstanding National Promo.
A native of London, UK, Shiromi Arserio is a stage actor and AudioFile Earphones Award-winning audiobook narrator. She holds a BA in theater from Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance. In addition to narrating over 150 audiobooks in British English, American, and Australian accents, her voice can be heard in video games such as Nancy Drew: The Shattered Medallion. A self-proclaimed geek, Shiromi currently resides in Seattle with her husband and two furbabies.
In Kimberly M. Wetherell's storied thirty-year career in the arts, she has been an actor, an opera and film director/producer, a published essayist, the founder and host of several NYC reading series, and, on a brief hiatus from "the biz," a professional boozy baker and restaurateur. Her bright, youthful sound, coupled with her wide-ranging and varied life experiences, brings nuance and depth to her audiobook narration.
Emily Ellet is a SAG/AFTRA actor, singer, and audiobook narrator based in New York City. She has recorded over 200 audiobooks in every conceivable genre. She is a MAC Award-nominated and critically praised cabaret singer and the winner of the 2017 MetroStar Talent Challenge cabaret competition at the Metropolitan Room in New York City. She has also appeared off-Broadway, on cruise ships, and at regional theaters across the country.
Emily Lawrence is a passionate actor, voiceover artist, and writer. The narrator of almost 200 audiobooks, she has also worked in television, film, and theater. Born and raised in New York, she received her bachelor's degree in drama from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. While her greatest loves are narrating and acting, her other passions include traveling, aerial circus, and chocolate.
Alex Picard brings a lifetime of work in the theater as an actor and director to her work in front of the mic. With a background in Shakespeare, she excels at connecting listeners to the author's world. A Boston native and lifetime East Coaster, she records audiobooks in her home studio, is a terrible cook, an accidental gardener, enjoys all things Marvel, Star Wars, and Star Trek, and once ran a marathon on purpose.
Timothy Campbell is the Audie and AudioFile Earphones Award-winning voice of hundreds of audiobook titles in almost every literary genre.
Smart, smooth, and multifaceted, Zura Johnson is a narrator, artist, and Lego enthusiast. Zura began her journey toward the world of storytelling at the age of five, when she memorized the entirety of Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. She proceeded to recite them in their entirety to her family on a road trip . . . at which time her exasperated parents enrolled her in theater classes. Zura received her BS in theater performance, with a minor in Russian language and culture from the University of Evansville. She continued on to receive her MFA from The Old Globe Advanced Training Program/University of San Diego. After graduation she signed with her first voice-over agency in NYC, Arcieri & Associates. Shortly after that, she moved to the Philadelphia area, where she continued to perform on stage, and she began to book local and regional voice-over work. Zura's voice-over career took off after her family was transferred to Singapore for her husband's work. She worked with numerous studios in Singapore, recording projects for local and international clients from China to Australia. Some of the highlights for Zura were her extensive work with SAP, recording her first NatGeo documentary for NatGeo Asia. Zura has always been a storyteller. And throughout her training, she has focused a great deal of energy on her vocal work. As she began her journey with books on tape, narrating audiobooks feels like coming home. When Zura is not recording audiobooks, her greatest loves are traveling, making her kids laugh, and pen and ink drawing.
Natasha Soudek is an experienced actor, singer, and audiobook narrator. The daughter of two English professors, she grew up in the southern United States, Berlin, and Vienna. Her work includes Super Bowl commercials, television shows, playing sold-out live music shows, and appearing as the first blonde Vulcan in Star Trek history. She currently resides in New York City.
Nancy Peterson loves to weave a great story with her words. With over twenty-five years of experience in theater, television, film, commercial voiceover, and audiobook narration, she brings depth, passion, and nuance to every project, capturing the heart of each of them.
Kelli Tager is a classically trained actor with a master's degree in Shakespeare studies from the Shakespeare Institute in Stratford-Upon-Avon, UK. She worked in film/theater and taught children's acting for many years. Now, she only acts behind the mic in commercials, animation, and, of course, audiobooks. ("Kelli Garland" narrates anything for the young listener.) Audiobook narration is the perfect marriage between her love of literature and her love of acting.
Anna Caputo fell in love with books at an early age and has spent most of her adult life indulging in the spoken word. She was raised in Wisconsin and currently resides in California. She can be heard narrating audiobooks in many genres, including young adult, memoir, cozy mystery, and literary fiction. She received her master's in marriage and family therapy from Touro University and has trained in voice acting with many renowned instructors, including Joel Froomkin, Carol Monda, and Christina Rooney.
Amy Landon is a classically trained actress with numerous off-Broadway, film, and television credits. Her voice can also be heard on many television and radio commercials. She has an easy facility with dialects, which she also coaches and teaches, and she is happy to find her lifelong obsession with books is matching up with her acting and vocal work.
Cindy Kay is a Chinese-Thai-American narrator and educator who grew up in the California Bay Area and lives in the Rockies. Her work has been described as listening to a "cozy best friend." She narrates fiction and nonfiction, and has studied Spanish, Portuguese, Thai, and Japanese.
Stephanie Németh-Parker is a SAG-AFTRA audiobook narrator, voiceover artist, and actress with over thirty years of experience. With a voice that has been described as warm and soothing, her versatility and adeptness with accents has enabled her to work on a multitude of projects.
Lissa Price lives in the foothills of southern California with her husband and the occasional deer.
Christine Taylor-Butler has authored more than eighty books for children, including her speculative series The Lost Tribes series (Move Books). A graduate of MIT, she is known for writing compelling nonfiction for young readers. In addition, she's written a number of articles including "When Failure Is Not An Option," an essay on the need for diversity in STEM literature (The Horn Book November/December 2021). A fierce advocate for literacy, Christine has spoken at ALA, NCTE, ILA was well as numerous World Science Fiction Conventions, World Fantasy, Boskone and the Nebula awards. She served as a judge for the Society of Midland Authors children's nonfiction award, the Walter Dean Myers children's literature award and PEN America's Phyllis Naylor Working Writer Fellowship. Christine is past president of the Missouri Writers Guild, Emeritus Board member of Kindling Words and Toastmaster for World Fantasy 2021. She is currently a member of the Kansas City Science Fiction and Fantasy Society and a Director At Large of Science Fiction Writers of America (SFWA).
Emily McCosh is a graphic designer, writer of strange things, and daydreamer extraordinaire. She currently lives in California with her two parents, two dogs, one fish, one tree swing, and innumerable characters who need to learn some manners. Her fiction has appeared in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Shimmer Magazine, Galaxy's Edge, Flash Fiction Online, Nature: Futures, and elsewhere. Find her online on her writing and bookish YouTube channel, website where she sometimes blogs, and Instagram full of sappy poetry. YouTube: Emily McCosh Instagram: emily_mccosh Blog: oceansinthesky.com Facebook & Twitter: @wordweaveremily
Jane Yolen lives in Massachusetts and has written more than 400 books across all genres and age ranges, including the Sydney Taylor Honor book Miriam at the River. In 2022 she was named the The Sydney Taylor Body-of-Work Winner. She has been called the Hans Christian Andersen of America and the Aesop of the twentieth century.
Scott Sigler is a popular podcaster and a #1 New York Times bestselling author. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and their dog.
SEANAN McGUIRE is the author of the Hugo, Nebula, Alex, and Locus Award-winning Wayward Children series; the October Daye series; the InCryptid series; the delightfully dark Middlegame; and other works. She also writes comics for Marvel, darker fiction as Mira Grant, and younger fiction as A. Deborah Baker. Seanan lives in Seattle with her cats, a vast collection of creepy dolls, horror movies, and sufficient books to qualify her as a fire hazard. She won the 2010 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, and in 2013 became the first person to appear five times on the same Hugo ballot.
JO WHITTEMORE is the author of the tween humor novels, Front Page Face-Off, Odd Girl In, D is for Drama, Colonial Madness, and the Confidentially Yours series. She also penned The Silverskin Legacy fantasy trilogy. When she isn't writing, Jo spends her time with family and friends in Austin, dreaming of the day she can afford a chocolate house.
JONATHAN MABERRY (he/him) is a New York Times bestselling, Inkpot winner, five-time Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Relentless, Ink, Patient Zero, Rot & Ruin, Dead of Night, the Pine Deep Trilogy, The Wolfman, Zombie CSU, and They Bite, among others. His V-Wars series has been adapted by Netflix, and his work for Marvel Comics includes The Punisher, Wolverine, DoomWar, Marvel Zombie Return and Black Panther. He is the editor of Weird Tales Magazine and also edits anthologies such as Aliens vs Predator, Nights of the Living Dead (with George A. Romero), Don't Turn out the Lights, and others. Follow him on his website and on all social media platforms.
Alethea Kontis is the New York Times bestselling co-author of Sherrilyn Kenyon's The Dark-Hunter Companion, and the author of two picture books.She was a student of science fiction greats Andre Norton and Orson Scott Card, and has worked in a number of book-related jobs. She lives in Virginia.
Mylo Carbia is a Hollywood screenwriter turned #1 bestselling author, widely known for her work in the horror-thriller genre and trademark of surprise twist endings. Ranked 7th in the Top 10 Horror Writers Alive Today, and among the Top 250 Most Influential Authors by Richtopia.com, her award-winning writing style has been described as A perfect mix between Stephen King, M. Night Shyamalan, and Quentin Tarantino, but infused with a signature female sharpness that is all her own. Born in Jackson, New Jersey, Carbia famously spent her childhood years writing to escape the terrors of growing up in a severely haunted house. By the age of 17, Carbia was already well established as a prolific young playwright. By the age of 30, her very first screenplay was optioned only 28 days after completion, earning Carbia a three-picture-deal, and the cover of Hollywood Scriptwriter in 2003. Soon after, Carbia moved to Manhattan and quietly penned numerous television and film projects under her production company Zohar Films-earning the nickname 'The Queen of Horror' and the reputation of being Hollywood's top horror film ghostwriter. In 2015, Carbia left ghostwriting to join the publishing world. Her debut novel, THE RAPING OF AVA DESANTIS, hit #1 bestseller in four categories, and won multiple awards including the prestigious 2016 Silver Falchion Award for Outstanding Achievement in Fiction. Her highly anticipated follow-up, VIOLETS ARE RED--a dark thriller about a Manhattan housewife who captures her husband's mistress and quietly keeps her prisoner in the basement-is anxiously awaited by her fans and scheduled for worldwide release Summer 2018.
Sarah Beth Durst is the award-winning author of over twenty fantasy books for adults, teens, and kids, including The Queens of Renthia series, Drink Slay Love, and The Stone Girl's Story. She won an ALA Alex Award and a Mythopoeic Fantasy Award, and has been a finalist for SFWA's Andre Norton Award three times. She is a graduate of Princeton University, where she spent four years studying English, writing about dragons, and wondering what the campus gargoyles would say if they could talk. Sarah lives in Stony Brook, New York, with her husband, her children, and her ill-mannered cat. For more information, visit her at sarahbethdurst.com.
STEVE PANTAZIS is an award-winning author of fantasy and science fiction. He won the prestigious Writers of the Future award and has published short stories in leading anthologies and magazines, including Nature, Galaxy's Edge, and IGMS. He is the author of The Light of Darkness epic fantasy series and the sci-fi thrillers, Godnet and Blackout. When not writing (a rare occasion!), Steve creates extraordinary cuisine, exercises with vigor, and shares marvelous adventures with the love of his life. Originally from the Big Apple, he now calls Southern California home. You can learn more about him at www.StevePantazis.com.
New York Times bestselling author STACIA DEUTSCH has written more than 300 children's books, including biographies of Amelia Earhart and Jim Henson. Find her at www.staciadeutsch.com, on Twitter @staciadeutsch, or on Instagram @StaciaDeutsch_writes.