February/March 2018

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Kevin Brusie photo by Sharyn Paul 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 environmental 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 (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar profile, page 60) is a freelance writer and a writing teacher living in Falmouth, Maine. A graduate of the Iowa Writers 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, 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. Randy O'Brien Randy O'Brien (Peter Berkrot profile, page 38) 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. S.J. Henschel Contributing Editor S.J. (Sandi) Henschel (Christina Delaine profile, page 32) is in her 17th year with AudioFile magazine. She has been a judge for the Audie Awards, interviewed some of her favorite narrators and authors, and listened to and reviewed a staggering number of audiobooks in that time. An NYC-trained actor, director, published poet (as Sandi Piccione), and playwright, Sandi reads selections from AudioFile magazine on Reachout Radio, a service for the blind and visually impaired. Her award-winning program is podcast and airs three times weekly on WXXI Public Radio in Rochester, NY. Aurelia C. Scott Aurelia C. Scott (Graeme Malcolm profile, page 22) loves being an AudioFile Contributing Editor because she is able to hear a wanton number of audiobooks and interview occasionally wanton authors and narrators. Aurelia also writes the "Aurelia's Audio Adventures" column on AudioFile's blog, posted twice a month ( blog/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. 6 n AudioFile/ Kevin Brusie Jessie Grearson Sandi Henschel Randy O'Brien Aurelia Scott

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