Guest Post, Video WILL WILDER Author Raymond Arroyo On His Love of Spoken Stories

Many Chapters…Many Voices

By Raymond Arroyo

Many chapters of the Will Wilder series were birthed in the corner of a coffee shop. The corner is the best place to work, since it can get loud at times. Once I travel to Perilous Falls, pounding away at the keyboard, I often hear the character’s voices in my imagination. Having been trained as an actor, I find myself involuntarily mouthing dialogue in the voice of the characters as I write. I literally play all the parts by the time I get to editing — doing my full “multiple personality” routine at the end of the day.

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Awards & Recognition 2017 YALSA Amazing Audiobooks & ALSC Notable Children’s Recordings

Listening Library is proud to announce this year’s Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults and Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) Notable Children’s Recordings. Share these outstanding listens with your young patrons. Read more

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Anna and the Swallow Man
Awards & Recognition Librarians react: ANNA AND THE SWALLOW MAN named 2017 Odyssey Award Winner

What an exciting morning for book lovers everywhere. The ALA Youth Media Awards are perhaps the most highly-anticipated part of January’s annual ALA Midwinter conference. And this morning in Atlanta, winners of the Newbery Medal, Caldecott Medal, Printz Award, and the other prestigious ALA Awards were announced. Listening Library is thrilled to publish the 2017 Odyssey Award Winner for Excellence in Audiobook Production, ANNA AND THE SWALLOW MAN Read more

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