October/November 2018

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Kevin Brusie photo by Sharyn Brusie Contributors Kevin Brusie Kevin Brusie ("Listening With" photo, page 72) has a passion for capturing images, and he's photographed many listeners for AudioFile over the years. His goal when creating an envi- ronmental portrait is an exchange—"I give my vision: lighting, perspective, experience. The subject presents their true self, no façades." More of his work can be seen at Jessie C. Grearson Jessie Grearson (Soneela Nankani profile, page 30) is a free- lance writer and a writing teacher living in Falmouth, Maine. A graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop, she has co-au- thored two essay collections (Swaying: Essays on Intercultural Love and Love in a Global Village: A Celebration of Intercultural Families) published by the University of Iowa Press. She is currently at work on a practical handbook on college essay writing tentatively titled Irresistible You. When not writing, teaching, or coaching her high school speech team, she can be found visiting lighthouses, searching for sea glass, or in her kitchen garden, dreaming up new recipes. S.J. Henschel Contributing Editor S.J. (Sandi) Henschel (George Newbern profile, page 26) is a confirmed audiobook addict. She is rarely without something to listen to, and when she's not listening to books for review, she uses her local library to fill in the gaps. She has had the pleasure of interviewing such notable authors as Isabel Allende, William Kennedy, and Margaret Atwood and such amazing narrators as Cassandra Campbell, Bianca Amato, Dennis Boutsikaris, and author/ narrator Alan Alda, to name only a few. She loves her work with AudioFile magazine and tells us it's the best of all possible jobs because it never feels like work. Aurelia C. Scott Aurelia C. Scott (Anthony Horowitz profile, page 20) loves being an AudioFile Contributing Editor because she is able to hear a wanton number of audiobooks and interview occa- sionally wanton authors and narrators. Aurelia also writes the "Aurelia's Audio Adventures" column on AudioFile's blog, posted twice a month ( category/aurelias-audio-adventures). Herself the author of an award-winning nonfiction book about competitive rose gardeners, Aurelia is writing the first in a series of novels about a nineteenth-century scientist's adventures among the world's legendary and mythical creatures. In between, she is writing a memoir of women and lingerie. Tom Walken Contributing Editor Tom Walken ("Learning By Ear," page 42) began writing reviews for AudioFile in the mid- 1990s while he was still practicing clinical psychology. His "Learning By Ear" column started a short time later with a set of reviews on parenting audios. He says the 2000-plus audios he's heard on personal growth and business topics have kept him current on how people can make their lives better and how work groups become more effective. From his adopted home in Raleigh, NC, the Baltimore native now works with entrepreneurs, evaluates executive candidates, and spends his free time cooking, playing music, and enjoy- ing his friends and family. 6 n AudioFile/ Kevin Brusie S.J. Henschel Jessie C. Grearson Aurelia C. Scott Tom Walken

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