October/November 2012

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Contributors Steven E. Steinbock S.J. Henschel Kirsten Cappy Tom Alderman Tom Alderman Tom Alderman ("AudiOpinion," page 12) is a 30-year veteran media executive, reporter, analyst, and founder of MediaPrep, a national media and presentation skills training firm. With a strong background in media and crisis communications, news conferences, speech preparation, presentation skills and on-camera talent training, Alderman has worked as both a broadcaster and print journalist, as well as TV executive with CBS-TV and with Norman Lear's Embassy TV. He has also been the Communications Director for the Governor of Illinois. He's a regular contrib- utor of nonpartisan media columns for The Huffington Post. Kirsten Cappy Kirsten Cappy ("In the Studio," page 58) is the owner of Curious City: Where Kids and Books Meet, which she formed to help children better access their literature and children's book authors and illustrators better access their readers. An avid audiophile, Kirsten is also one of the chief architects of AudioFile's summer listening program for teens, SYNC: YA Listening. Randy O'Brien Randy O'Brien (Mitch Albom interview, page 22, and Robert Goolrick interview, page 30) is an award-winning journalist and writing teacher in Nashville. He's developed several social media campaigns for small businesses and is currently working with a producer on a new screenplay. 10 s AudioFile/ Randy O'Brien S.J. Henschel Contributing Editor Sandi (S.J.) Henschel (Edoardo Ballerini interview, page 28) has been writing for AudioFile for twelve years. She is the author of two books of poetry and a recently published children's musical. She also writes and records the award-winning Reachout Radio program for Rochester's public radio station, WXXI. A devoted audiobook fan, Sandi lives in upstate New York with her family and assorted domestic animals. Steven E. Steinbock Contributing Editor Steve Steinbock ("In the Studio," page 49) is a longtime audiobook listener and has been a reviewer for AudioFile since 1998. A teacher of Judaica and an expert on the mystery genre, Steve enjoys listening to classics, mysteries, and language programs. He listens and lives in Maine with his wife. Want to be part of AudioFile's review team? While we work with more than 100 reviewers, we are always interested in new reviewers. We're currently looking for reviewers interested in romance, westerns, and audio theater. If you are a very active listener, have writing experience, and are interested in discussing the audiobook performance in 125 words or less—you are welcome to apply to editor Robin Whitten, Kirsten Cappy photo by Jamie Hogan

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