October/November 2015

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Jessie Grearson photo by Paul Brown Contributors Caitlin Augusta Caitlin Augusta ("Tease," page 36) is a librarian at the Stratford Library in Connecticut. She has reviewed for AudioFile since 2006 and judged for The Audies since 2010. She is a longtime Jane Austen fan and romance reader who loves the variety of memorable characters, talented narrators, and happy endings found in romance audio. Jonathan Lowe Longtime reviewer and Audie Awards judge Jonathan Lowe ("In the Studio," page 46) is the author of five novels on audio, including the Earphones winning Postal, read by Frank Muller, Fame Island, and Transcendence 2: The Nexus Ultimatum. In addition to writing for AudioFile, he has written on audiobooks for Cracker Barrel, XM Radio, Land Line, Costco Connection, and other publications, having interviewed dozens of narrators and authors from James Patterson to Nora Roberts. S.J. Henschel Contributing Editor S.J. (Sandi) Henschel (Judy Kaye profile, page 42) is never without an audiobook. In addition to her work for AudioFile, Sandi is the author of several books of poetry, and she wrote the book and lyrics for a fractured fairy tale children's musical, GOTTA DANCE! Along with being an active volunteer at the Brockport, NY, Ecumenical Food Shelf and the Brockport Parks Committee, Sandi is also the voice of AudioFile on Reachout Radio, the award- winning service for the blind and visually impaired, airing twice weekly on WXXI Public Radio in Rochester, NY. Jessie C. Grearson Jessie Grearson (Ruth Reichl profile, page 24, and Phillip Hoose profile, page 58) is a freelance writer and a writ- ing teacher living in Falmouth, Maine. A graduate of the Iowa's Writer's Workshop, she has co-authored 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 or teach- ing, she can be found visiting lighthouses, searching for sea glass, or in her kitchen garden, dreaming up new recipes. Aurelia C. Scott Aurelia C. Scott (Gordon Griffin profile, page 40) loves being an AudioFile Contributing Editor because she is able to hear a wanton number of audiobooks and interview occasionally wanton authors and narrators. Herself the author of the award-winning nonfiction book about competitive rose gardeners, she has just finished writing the first in a series of novels about a 19th-century scientist's adventures among the world's legendary and mythical creatures. In between, she is writing a memoir of women and lingerie. Aurelia C. Scott 8 n AudioFile/ S.J. Henschel Jessie C. Grearson Caitlin Augusta Jonathan Lowe

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