The successful execution of a clear vision makes for good business. BeeAudio has assembled a group of very experienced professionals who make sure that top quality products are created by a stellar team for delivery on time, every time, at a price the customer can afford.
James Adams – Founder/CEO
James was trained as a reporter in England where he graduated first in the country. He had a long career at the London Sunday Times where he became Managing Editor. He was the CEO of United Press International and was then the founder, Chairman and CEO of iDEFENSE, a cyber-intelligence organization with clients in the intelligence community, the government and Fortune 100 companies. The business was sold to Verisign in 2004 for $40m.
He is a former member of the National Security Agency’s Advisory Board and the founding Chairman of the Technology Advisory Panel of the Signals Intelligence Directorate at NSA. At NSA, he was responsible for setting a new strategic direction for the 15,000 person Signals Intelligence Directorate to address the current and future very challenging high technology environment. He was the first recipient of the NSA’s Special Recognition Award for his ”outstanding contributions” to the Agency. He currently sits on the Board of 44Doors a mobile marketing solutions company
He is the author of 13 bestselling fiction and non-fiction books with an emphasis on warfare and intelligence. His most recent book, The Next World War, a study of information warfare, is published by Simon and Schuster. His other books include The Financing of Terror, Secret Armies, New Spies and two biographies, Sellout, the story of CIA spy Aldrich Ames and Bull’s Eye, the story of Iraqi supergun maker Gerry Bull. He is the author of the screenplay for Spycraft a videogame published by Activision. His written work has appeared all over the world in publications ranging from The New York Times to Asahi Shimbun.
He is the narrator of around 150 audiobooks, both fiction and non-fiction.
He is an enthusiastic rower and fly fisherman and lives with his wife and two daughters in Ashland, Oregon.
Jennifer Stoke – Executive Producer
Jennifer’s love for literature and competition was cemented early in life, when she used to challenge her father to see who could check out and read more titles from the local library in one week. Later in life, she translated this passion into a career in the arts, working at many regional theaters around the country as well as film & video, but always preferring to be behind the scenes where the true magic happens. The Oregon Shakespeare Festival brought her to Southern Oregon in 1989 and her roots have been growing here ever since. Jennifer embraces the challenge of finessing the spoken word expediently to create a seamless, deadline-driven package while juggling the competing demands of dozens of projects being produced simultaneously. This requires a steady nerve, an encouraging but firm hand and a willingness to say and do the difficult while everyone else might prefer the easy. Her ultimate goal is to be sure that each audio production at BeeAudio surpasses the client’s—as well as her own—expectations for excellence.
Ben Bellinson – Business Development
Ben is a marketing and business development veteran. His experience includes stints in management consulting focused on strategic partnerships, working for major corporations and start-ups. His consulting firm, Bellinson & Company, works in the media and entertainment industries and with social enterprises on strategic partnerships and other long-term business relationships.
Prior to establishing Bellinson & Company, he held marketing and business development roles at The Walt Disney Company, Disney TeleVentures, The Disney Channel, CareerPath.com, Lifetime Cable Television, and the J. Paul Getty Trust.
Bellinson is an avid reader and audiobook listener. When he’s not working he can be found hiking or cycling with his wife and two children near his home in Ashland, Oregon.
Jackie Rosenfeld – Casting Director
Jackie Rosenfeld is an avid lover of stories: fact, fiction, and all things in between. She fell in-love with books while reading “The Pokey Little Puppy.” She is a theatre lecturer and nationally produced playwright. Jackie lives in Nacogdoches, the oldest town in Texas, where in addition to casting audio books, she runs, practices yoga, and collects bad jokes.
Gary Kliewer – Production Manager
Gary Kliewer is a content coyote, priding himself on tracking down almost anything on the Internet, though he still worships research librarians too. He meandered from degrees in comparative literature and environmental studies to a graduate certificate in science communication from the University of California, Santa Cruz. His professional experience ranges from public information and publications for UCSC, media relations at Los Alamos National Laboratory, publications editor at Southern Oregon University, and production management for leading textbook and trade book publishers—all of which led to six years as publisher at White Cloud Press. Along the way he published his historical novel, The Island Gardens of Takau. Currently he is eating his way around all the exotic cuisines available in Los Angeles.
John Stadelman – Remote Narrator Training
John Stadelman was educated in California at Stanford and USC, and now makes his home in Ashland, Oregon. He has been acting and directing professionally for nearly 20 years, including 6 seasons with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and directing gigs up and down the West Coast from Los Angeles to Juneau. John has also written professionally (his adaptation of Lucy Boston’s The Children of Green Knowe for the BBC still plays in the U.K.!), has taught seniors with Elderhostel, and coached teens with OSF’s education outreach program. Acting, directing, writing, teaching — they all come in very handy when auditioning potential Narrators, and coaching them through BeeAudio’s ‘In the Cloud’ communications flow!
John keeps his feet on the ground with his Landscape Design business: Green Man Gardens.
Eric Turner – Chief Technology Officer
Eric Turner is responsible for developing the paperless document and cloud-based media distribution system that is one of the keys to BeeAudio’s successful business model. Eric helped create Web 1.0 as one of the cofounders of Starseed, which created WebRing, the Internet’s first online community and the forerunner of today’s social networks such as Facebook and MySpace. He has since founded MagicWave Networks, a computer and network technologies consulting and iPhone software development firm. With equal passion for acting, narrating, and digital-signal processing, BeeAudio offers Eric everything under one roof. BeeAudio is very technology dependent and so is fortunate to have someone of Eric’s breadth and depth leading the charge. On a daily basis, in between narrating books, Eric manages Bee Audio operations in the cloud and keeps the studio computers and terrestrial network humming. An avid mountain biker and outdoorsman, he has traveled a long way from where his career began as an Exxon-certified high-pressure pipe welder on oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico.
The narrators get the glory but it’s the editors who work their ProTools magic to produce the rich and intimate sound that cements the relationship with the listener. We have assembled a terrific and talented team of editors who, between them, have more than 50 years of experience with ProTools.
Christopher App’s interest in audio came as a curious twelve year old when he discovered how to build a microphone from a headphone, music stand, wire coat hanger and some duct tape. It may not have been the best microphone, but it inspired Christopher’s lifelong quest of chasing, creating, recording, and perfecting sounds. Those pursuits lead Christopher from his hometown of Denver, Colorado to the University of Montana where he studied Radio/Television Production and later graduated from the Ohio Center for Broadcasting in Colorado. Upon graduating, Christopher moved to Ashland, Oregon and began working for Blackstone Audio, editing and mastering countless audiobook titles. Relocating to Seattle, Washington, Christopher stays busy as an Audio/Visual Technician on the Microsoft Campus, is a guitarist for the band No Ghost and an Audiobook Engineer for Bee Audio. Christopher is a diehard fan of the Denver Broncos.
Paula Carmicino attended New York University’s Film and Television program, specializing in video and audio editing. Since then she has worked editing audiobooks for New York Audio, Perkins School for the Blind, and now Bee Audio. Her love of words and sound has also been the catalyst for one of her biggest passions – producing original hip hop music and rapping.
Blame it on a lifetime love of language and dialects, particularly those of the American southeast where he’s from, coupled with several decades as a musician and producer fascinated with the workings of recording studios, sound quality and the mechanics of audio recording. All have served to perfectly prepared Bob Evoniuk for his work with BeeAudio. As the father of two successfully grown and launched children, a musician and a career businessperson – restauranteur – Bob understands the value of teamwork for a fine-tuned enterprise such as BeeAudio. When not proofing, engineering or editing for BeeAudio, he can be found in the kitchen cooking up something good with his sweetheart or out with his band buddies playing bluegrass music.
While still an undergraduate, Gary Keeney began editing audiobooks at Blackstone Audio, where he was responsible for the engineering on dozens of books, including two Audie® Award-winning titles. Eight years later, editing remains his passion and he is one of the most experienced users of ProTools software, with which he creates a warm and intimate sound that listeners love to hear. In his other life, Gary plays drums with Kolvane, a blues/American band that performs around 35 shows a year on the West Coast.
Michael Kitson‘s ear for audiobooks was first piqued by his parents’ nighttime reading of classics such as the Narnia Chronicles and the Little House series. Michael’s interest in audio engineering began when, as a teen, he started recording his own music with a cassette 4-track. He transitioned to digital audio recording and live sound while attending Southern Oregon University for music. Michael then worked for Blackstone Audio, engineering and editing dozens of audiobooks before relocating to Portland, Oregon where he is currently an active music performer, live sound technician and audiobook engineer.
Bryon Lambert has worked in audio/video production for nearly 20 years, beginning as an AV geek, delivering and setting up equipment to classrooms while attending The University of Illinois at Springfield. For two years Bryon worked in TV and video production before turning to a career as a professional in public broadcasting in Illinois and Oregon. Over the arc of his career, Bryon has recorded and edited both live music and spoken word. Upon his arrival to Oregon, Bryon wrote the curriculum for, and taught a semester of, Audio Productions at Southern Oregon University, where he put students through a tedious and, likely unnecessary, exercise in splicing reel-to-reel tape.
Greg Lawrence proudly hails from that other ‘land of the free’, Canada, making a home along with his beautiful wife just north of Toronto, Ontario. His passion for recorded sound began with a love of music, inspiring him to become a self-taught drummer and songwriter. The desire to merge passion and career led Greg to the Trebas Institute where he studied Audio Engineering Technology. Work life found Greg engineering and co-producing audio for therapy products, while growing his own company, On Purpose Productions. Recording voiceovers by day and listening to The Hobbit on audiobook by night brought about the happy discovery of a new passion. Greg recently fulfilled a long-time dream by designing and personally constructing a project recording studio from the ground up!
David Swensen‘s love for all things audio started with his first cassette recorder as a little kid. He and his big brother would record jokes and songs to share with each other. His interest in music and recording lead him to receive his Bachelor of Science in Music from the University of Oregon, after which he attended the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences in Tempe Arizona. After completing his work at the conservatory, David was hired on at The Boat recoding studio in Los Angeles where he was able to work with people such as Beck, Eddie Kramer, and David Byrne. His love for audio books came about when he and his wife Chelsea moved back to Southern Oregon and he started working for Blackstone Audio. He now edits audio books for Bee Audio and is a freelance composer/musician, as well as a producer/audio engineer.
Andrei Tatu developed his passion about sound as a teenager, building his own speakers, amplifiers, and discovering the wonders of synthesizers. Later on, pointing his attention towards post production, sound design and following the dream of becoming a sound engineer, he pursued studies in mixing at Berklee College of Music where he gained a keen interest for the nature and emotional influence of the human voice which led him into audiobook editing and now, when he’s not working for BeeAudio he spends his free time as a music producer and sound designer for independent games and personal projects.
However talented the narrator, mistakes are made. The total listening experience of one book can be ruined by a single mispronunciation or mumbled sentence, and so BeeAudio has assembled just the right team of exacting proofers who combine a love of literature and the spoken word with an attention to detail to help produce a perfect product.
Travis Chaney is an inveterate logophile, has dabbled into various languages and is working on a master’s degree in Spanish. His love of words is evident in his participation as a tournament Scrabble player since 1996. Not only has he become a world-class player in the English language, but he is also now among the top 100 players in the world in the Spanish language, having participated in two world championships. His favorite contemporary nonfiction books are The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of The Oxford English Dictionary by Simon Winchester and Word Freak: Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and Obsession in the World of Competitive Scrabble Players by Stefan Fatsis. His favorite writers are Jorge Luis Borges and Julio Cortázar. He has composed hundreds of poetic compositions which reflect his fascination with anagrams, his general love of language and the dynamic rhythmic elements of his favorite music, free jazz.
Judith Cope is a former documentation specialist at Hewlett-Packard, where she created award-winning user manuals. Judith Cope has over 25 years’ experience as a freelance editor. Her editing contains a perspective informed by a rich experiential and educational background. She holds a B.A. (History) from Wells College in Aurora, NY, a Master’s in Public Health from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Master’s in Holistic Psychology from the University for Humanistic Studies in San Diego. An avid rower, she competes in regattas and enjoys imparting her love of the sport to adult and teenage novices.
Caitlin Daniels has been a lifelong reader and language enthusiast with a special love for dictionaries, encyclopedias, and other reference materials. Her grandparents’ complete Britannica set was a favorite ‘toy’ as a child. Her interest in etymology led her to linguistics, and her studies introduced her to the wonders of the spoken word as well. Caitlin then focused much of her school work on phonetics and phonology, listening to and analyzing hundreds of hours of language data which happened to be the perfect prelude to proofing audiobooks. Otherwise, Caitlin loves the outdoors, and when the season is right, she is often out scouring the forest floor for various types of edible mushrooms and has lovely collection of books on the subject.
1/3 Librarian, 1/3 tomboy, and 1/3 girlie girl, Raechelle Edmiston-Cyr has been propelled on a book fueled pursuit of everything from Shakespeare, right through the paranormal, to marine mammals since she began reading at age 3. There was only one way to package this: a four year pursuit of the illusive “Human Ecology” degree from College of the Atlantic. Raechelle is mom to two amazing homeschooled spirits who prize architecture and creativity above all else (for better or worse). She was a caring presence for her step-son who is currently studying at the school of hard knocks in Peru. If you need to find her, Raechelle can usually be found reading along the banks of a river or pond, overseeing the many outdoor adventures of her husband and sons.
Sophie Galloway is French but has been living in the U.S. for three years. She graduated with a master’s in American/French literatures and translation. Working as a researcher for BeeAudio satisfies her inner nerd; she is indeed a book lover and enjoys learning about language as much as she is fond of tracking down errors and typos. Since she wants to develop a career revolving around literature and languages, she is also an associate editor at a newspaper, has been an intern at several publishing companies, and volunteers at her local library. In her free time, she loves to read, watch a variety of TV shows, and spend time around big goofy dogs. She also likes to play pool, explore the Pacific Northwest, and embark on missions to find Portland’s best hot chocolate.
A Colorado native, Hannah Grenfell fell in love with literature and writing at a very young age. She wrote epic stories in class and her teachers would have special read-out-loud sessions for her just so other kids in class could listen and be inspired by her creativity. As she grew up, Hannah developed a special affinity for the words of William Shakespeare and was drawn to a life in the spotlight, taking acting, vocal, and dance classes while appearing in stage productions in the community and at her schools. Hannah graduated with a BA from the Southern Oregon University theatre acting program and went on to understudy with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Along with audio proofing, Hannah continues to pursue her acting career while also dabbling in her many hobbies including Argentine Tango, photography, modeling, and a love for the outdoors.
Cheryl Hughes as a grade-schooler read nearly every volume of the Childhood of Famous Americans series in the school library, and the encyclopedia articles on U.S. presidents. A self-acknowledged perfectionist by age five, she observes and does things with an awareness of symmetry and detail (even food preparation – because the eye eats first!) Cheryl pursued a career in physical therapy, disregarding an interest in words and literature, so initially her proofreading was limited to ergonomic evaluation reports and research proposals; she is still passionate about wellness and movement science. Yet she observes that even seemingly insignificant events along the way were preparatory to what she’s doing now. Cheryl has long watched movies and read with a dictionary or search engine at hand to look things up, and she is writing a book on the history of her childhood home, Burke Hollow, the land having been a grant to an ancestor in return for his Revolutionary War service. Cheryl finds it amusing that she came home from the first day of first grade and sat on the back porch with her mom, crying inconsolably because it seemed impossible that she would learn to READ!
Theresa Johnson spent 15 years working in the Corporate Communications department of EMI Christian Music Group after earning a degree in Recording Industry Management from Middle Tennessee State University. Now she focuses her time and talent on audio proofing while raising her two sons, ages 10 and 12, with her husband in Murfreesboro, TN. Theresa loves the outdoors—gardening, hiking, camping—and in earlier years was even seen rappelling off a rock face upside-down!
In sixth grade,Heather Kaiser’s teacher set up 100 page, 250 page, 500 page and 1,000 page reading awards around the classroom to inspire the class to delve into books. After she hit the 10,000 page mark with her awards circling the room, her teacher gave up trying to keep track. By now Heather has surely read enough to circle the globe, and has carried an extensive library along in her international life including Latin, Spanish and Hebrew dictionaries. Having spent over 15 years living and working in China for a non-profit development organization (and mastering Mandarin Chinese along the way), she now finds herself in Scotland, picking up yet another flavour of English. When not reading or proofing, she is committed to sampling all of the local caramel shortbread.
Stephenie Kelley loves stories, of all kinds. She fell in love with reading and literature in high school, after reading Agatha Christie’s “And Then There Were None”. It was a full immersion experience. After that she was never without a book in hand. During college she worked for a non-profit group that put on camps and day trips for people with developmental disabilities, and continued to volunteer after moving into her career as an educator. She worked for a number of years in the classroom with the goal of imparting the same love of learning and literature in her students, as she experienced. Stephenie currently lives in Scotland with her husband and very new daughter, and she is looking forward to instilling a love of language, literature, and learning in her daughter’s life.
Noelle Keyser is a self-confessed book addict, and owns more books than items of clothing. Growing up in a small town in the northeast, there wasn’t much to do beyond reading, and Noelle developed a love for it. This expanded into a love for history in high school, where her Latin teacher gave fascinating lessons on the history of Rome. This led to a BA in history from the University of Maine, and a life-long love of learning. The skills she attained with reading and writing has led to a variety of professional pursuits, including working for non-profits writing grants and reports, doing internet research for a well-known search engine, and book research. In addition to Latin, Noelle has also studied French, and is attempting to tackle Korean for her next language: annyeong haseyo!
Katy Kidwell has been a lover of books throughout her life. As a young child, each night she would travel to far away places as her parents read to her from much loved classics. She would spend hours reading anything she could get her hands on, even instruction manuals when local library stocks had been exhausted. Over the years she travelled extensively and by age 21 had set foot on all seven continents. Katy went on to earn a Masters of Social Work and has practiced in a number of cross-cultural settings as she and her husband have moved around the world. Social work involves an unbelievable amount of paperwork with high stakes, and so Katy has developed an exacting attention to detail that she brings to her audio proofing as well. Katy now lives in Edinburgh, Scotland with her husband and 15 month old son, Noah. Katy’s passion for reading continues, although these days much of her leisure reading involves such beloved titles as Goodnight Moon and Pat the Bunny.
Ann-Victoria Kuenzle‘s love for stories began early in childhood, when her grandmother would tell her bedtime stories which included Camelot, Gulliver’s Travels, and especially family geneology. Her elementary classmates would often become annoyed with her as she would frequently raise her hand and inform everyone that she was related to many of the historical figures her class studied. Today, Ann-Victoria greatly enjoys reading books from a wide range of topics, and is a self-proclaimed word nerd who is obsessed with word games. When not proofing audio books, Ann-Victoria loves traveling, being outdoors, and spending time with her husband and daughter.
As a child, Bethany Leach drove her family a bit crazy by constantly reading aloud and correcting everyone’s grammar. She was referred to, somewhat affectionately, as “the grammar police.” Her love of language has led her to live in various countries and earn a B.A. in Spanish and an M.A. in Applied Linguistics. She puts her love for language to use by teaching English as a Second Language, as well as audio proofing. Her current adventure finds her in Edinburgh, Scotland, where her husband is a student at the Divinity School. Perhaps her favorite hobby is travel, so much so that she backpacked through Europe and visited 22 countries while pregnant with her daughter.
Benita McShan’s love for the written word began as an act of precocious determination. At age four, Benita knew her alphabet but had not been introduced to reading. To her mother’s consternation, Benita locked herself in her room with her books. When she came out she proved to her mother that she could read. Years later Benita’s determination reared its head once again when Benita was in contention for an undergraduate scholarship to attend the Sorbonne in Paris. She went on a mission to view every French film in her college language lab and sailed through the oral examinations and won the scholarship. She neglected, however, to tell the examiners she did not know how to read or write French. Benita still loves words and she is still a great listener but she no longer tries to conjugate written French. While in Paris Benita also attended the Ècole du Ménagerie and the Cordon Bleu. During that time she developed a passion for French cuisine.
Jennifer Naylor grew up living for the Weekly Reader. It was no surprise to those who knew her then that she would end up working for 12 years at a library in Kansas City, Kansas. Driving home to southern Illinois 4 times a year for 12 years opened her up to the world of audio books and she has been hooked since. With hundreds if not thousands of listening hours she has acquired a good ear for quality work. Jennifer has a special interest in the dying and was a Hospice volunteer while living in Kansas. In her free time she likes to read about quantum physics, synchronicity, near death experiences and anything a little “different” from the norm. Jennifer’s family consists of 3 large dogs, a turtle, 4 fish and is still growing. You could say her second love is animals. First of course being audio books.
Vanessa Nowitzky (a.k.a. VeeBee) has been climbing trees to read books since she was five years old. Now she is an aerial artist who enjoys the variety of information she reviews as a proofer. An avant-garde composer, she has created three musicals and innovated a technique called singdancing. She is a 100% raw foodist and just wrote a recipe book called, “Nuts Over Nuts!”
Suzanne Obendorf‘s love of books began when she was quite young. She and her sister would sit on the couch while their mother read to them in her lovely voice taking them through history, adventure and mystery. As she got older, a book was never far from her hand. Every book in her small town library was read and even re-read. On a Saturday afternoon you would often find her lying on her bed, M & M’s in one hand and a book in the other. Not much has changed over the years as on a Saturday afternoon you will still find her reading a good book…only the place is different. She’s moved from a bedroom to a favorite coffee shop; no M & M’s but a Mocha is even better. Jobs from elementary school teacher to a house cleaning business have developed her eye for catching detail. BeeAudio has been a good fit, combining both. When not working, you might find Suzanne enjoying a meal with family and friends or singing in a small group or choir. However her favorite activity has not wavered over the years…..immersing herself in a good book remains the best!
Born and raised in New Jersey and currently residing in Maryland, Kris Osk is one creative dude. Since his days as a wee lad, Kris has always been big into books, movies, TV shows, comics, video games — essentially any form of story-driven entertainment. Majoring in Mass Communications with a concentration in Film Studies, Kris delved into writing during his college years, penning movie scripts for various student produced films. A short time later he found work in the gaming industry, acting as writer and general creative force behind several published game edition handbooks, all of which received high praise from the audience. In recent years, he has studied graphic design. Kris continues to work as a New Media producer, developing new creative projects all the time.
Shannon Pestockwent to film school, then decided that life was simply too glamorous. She’s a librarian by day, a novelist and screenwriter by all the times that aren’t day (and sometimes also by day). A lifelong lover of books, Shannon finds working in a library a terrible temptation, since she found out they’re not actually paying her to sit at her desk and read. She took French in college and promptly forgot most of it, except for, perhaps, “I like to eat sandwiches.” She is currently teaching herself Latin, because she is just that cool.
Daniel Shirley was a precocious reader and has been finding refuge in books for as long as he can remember. The son of a radio DJ, he grew up surrounded by music. When he was old enough to work a tape recorder, he started making mixed tapes for his friends by jury-rigging multiple cassette players together to achieve crude crossfading effects and to mix in spoken word and other audio. The audiobook industry is a perfect marriage of his most important life-long interests. He has studied theater and music and holds a BA in English from the University of Houston and a Master’s in Teaching from Western Carolina University. He teaches courses in English composition to adult learners at his local community college, freelances as a writer, and does not own a pet sloth. In fact, he categorically denies any knowledge of the existence of such a creature anywhere on the premises.
Forrest Thomas basically grew up in the library. He would make weekly trips to “Little Reader” reading groups as a kid with his mom – who still has her well-worn library card from 1984. After an exciting childhood and teenage years in and out of public libraries he discovered the college library, where his thirst for knowledge, rather than being satiated, grew even more. Whether its SciFi or Fantasy. Biography, Pop-Pscyh, or a weighty Systematic Theology textbook, his love for knowledge knows no bounds. Now, in Edinburgh, Scotland, he is finishing up his second Master’s degree and is working towards a PhD, with his biggest fans rallying around him – his wife and three children. When Forrest isn’t busy studying or reading books his favorite pastime is making his way around Scotland with his family to see every castle the country has to offer. Alba an Aigh!
Megan Tusing’s love for storytelling developed at a young age when she was introduced to William Shakespeare. Captivated by the imagery he created with his words, Megan quickly developed a passion for language, which eventually lead her to pursue a career in acting. She currently resides in New York City where she performs by day and proofs by night. She also considers herself a bit of an organizing nerd and has a great eye for detail, which comes in handy when proofing. When she isn’t proofing or buzzing around the NYC theater scene, Megan can be found knitting in the company of good friends at her favorite coffee shop.
Erinn Warton has degrees in Chemistry & Biology and is passionate about sustainable development and the environment, although her professors often caught her reading novels during Calculus class. She is an information junkie who is addicted to books and periodicals and is known to have more books than clothes in her suitcase. Erinn has been moving around the globe since the age of 5 and is a lover of languages and has studied Latin, Hebrew, Spanish, French and Portuguese. When she is not reading, she is busy raising three daughters and learning how to properly wield a machete so that she can harvest bananas in her Costa Rican backyard.
Aubree Wisley’s love of books began early, earning her more Pizza Hut personal pan pizzas then she could eat on her own through her school’s “Book It” program. While in college, she discovered the university’s audiobook section and steadily worked her way through the small library on her 9 hour drives home for the holidays. Today she and her husband love to find books that they can enjoy together on their travels across the country, and now the world. She currently lives in Edinburgh, Scotland where her husband, Luke, is a student at the University of Edinburgh. When not proofing audiobooks, she spends her time exploring the city with their dog, Luther.
Amanda Woodruff was born an Army brat in Berlin, West Germany. On the move to a new house and new friends every three years, books became her favorite destinations and constant companions. Amanda’s twenty years of acting experience in community theatre began at the age of eight when she was cast as the White Rabbit–a character she still adores. She picked up German & French along the way and turned her love of literature into an English education degree from Mississippi State University. Her natural attention to detail (particularly grammar & spelling) opened the door to an assortment of endeavors writing newsletters, managing corporate events, and editing knitting books. A knitter, beekeeper, and wannabe librarian, Amanda lives with her husband and two sons in Portland, OR. Though she no longer performs in the theatre, she still enjoys dramatizing bedtime stories for her boys. The Lord of the Rings trilogy is currently running nightly.