April/May 2019

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S.J. Henschel photo by Annette Dragon Contributors Sharon Grover Sharon Grover (Audiobooks for Kids & Teens, page 19) is a Youth Services and Audiobook Literacy Consultant based in Janesville, Wisconsin. Sharon has collaborated on AudioFile's Audiobooks for Kids & Teens since its inception. She is a longtime audiobook listener and a member of the Audio Publishers Association's Sound Learning creative team ( She has chaired the Printz (2013) and Odyssey Award (2010) Committees. Sharon's book, Listening to Learn: Audiobooks Supporting Literacy, co-written with her colleague Lizette Hannegan, was published in 2011. S.J. Henschel Contributing Editor S.J. (Sandi) Henschel (David Shih profile, page 52) has made the Rochester, NY, area her home since 1972, and has performed with or directed for most of Rochester's leading theater companies. Sandi is the co-author of the children's musical, GOTTA DANCE! and she was a co-founder and the artistic director for the Hourglass Play Reading Series. Sandi also reads selections from AudioFile Magazine on Reachout Radio, a service for the blind and visu- ally impaired, airing three times a week on PBS affiliate WXXI. Rachel Naomi Rachel Naomi ("Listening With," page 72) is a photographer and artist based in New York City. Although most of her photography work revolves around music, she enjoys cap- turing all different aspects of art and life. She is an animal rights activist and a collector of records and vintage clothes. Find her work at Randy O'Brien Randy O'Brien (Gary Sinise profile, page 48) has been a reviewer for AudioFile since 2003. He is a veteran journalist and anchor for WLAC-AM and Rock 105.9 in Nashville, Tennessee. He's working on a new novel that he is hoping to self-publish in the near future. Susie Wilde Susie Wilde (Bill Konigsberg profile, page 36) has reviewed children's books for magazines and newspapers across the country for 30 years. She finds print-relief through joy- ful listening. 6 n AudioFile/ S.J. Henschel Sharon Grover Randy O'Brien Rachel Naomi Susie Wilde

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