Truly good audiobooks melt the ordinary world into an inconsequential puddle. The combined skill of author and narratorÂ stimulate our senses to believe weâ€™re seeing new sights, smelling imaginary scents, willingly traveling with characters wherever they may lead. Read more
We illustrators enter the field because we want to engage many different kinds of people with our art and communicate big ideas in innovative ways. Ours is a mass medium by design. Thatâ€™s why weâ€™ve seen so many illustrated works find their way into lush Hollywood screen adaptationsâ€”Brian Selznickâ€™s books, or the Marvel comics movies, for example. Read more
Think back to the origin of stories. They were told beside a fire by a bard, an old one, a teller of tales. People clustered round, nodding at the rise and fall of the speakerâ€™s voice. Many stories were of adventure, of battle and bravery, of people seemingly bigger than the listeners. Read more
Iâ€™ve been touring this spring for a new book, and that always sounds way more glamorous than it is. Book tour is actually a Latin aviation term that translates roughly to, â€śEvery seat is the middle seat.â€ť Read more
We’re thrilled to welcome audiobook director, Jessica Kaye, to the PRHA blog, as she tells us about her experience directing the late, great Carrie Fisher for her Grammy Award-winning audiobook,THE PRINCESS DIARIST. Go behind-the-mic to hear about the fascinating directing process and what made this special recording a winning listen… Read more
Susan Dennard, author of The Witchland series, chatted with narrator Bahni Turpin about what it’s like to narrate an audiobook.Â Don’t miss their fun back and forth to learn more about the audiobook process, and then check out SightwitchÂ by Susan Dennard, now available.