Max and the Midknights Meet the Cast
Meet the Cast: Max and the Midknights

There’s a new adventure from the New York Times bestselling author of the Big Nate series: Max and the Midknights. It’s an illustrated novel, peppered with graphic novel panels throughout, so the audiobook production was exciting to adapt and create. Max’s quest to become a knight is now an original audio performance with a full cast, music, and special effects. Read more

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Christopher Paolini This is The Author
S4 E02: Christopher Paolini

In this special episode, meet Christopher Paolini, author of the internationally bestselling Inheritance Cycle series. He tells us about his newest audiobook, The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm, which is narrated by his longtime reader, Gerard Doyle.

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Dani Shapiro, Soniah Kamal, Emily Bernard This is The Author
S4 E01: Dani Shapiro, Soniah Kamal, and Emily Bernard

In this episode, meet Dani Shapiro, author of Inheritance, Soniah Kamal, author of Unmarriageable, and Emily Bernard, author of Black is the Body. From fearless family memoirs to updating classic fiction to reflect her own culture, each of these authors’ works share deeply personal pieces of themselves. Hear how the recording process affected each writer and, discover which author’s dreams of being an actress were finally achieved in the recording booth.

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Jen Sincero, Joshua Becker, and Annie Grace This is the Author
This Is the Author | Jen Sincero, Joshua Becker, and Annie Grace

In this episode, meet Jen Sincero, author of You Are a Bad Ass Every Day, Joshua Becker, author of The Minimalist Home, and Annie Grace, author of The Alcohol Experiment.

Whether you’re beginning a new journey of personal change, or continuing on a transformational path, let these authors inspire you and help you along. And, discover which author created a new, hybrid word to describe the recording experience.

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This is the Author LIbrary Edition
This Is the Author | What Makes A Great Story? Part 3

In this special episode of This is the Author we asked, “What’s your recipe for a good story?” Hear Mitch Abblett, Nick McDonell, Bryan Stevenson, Maeve Higgins, Chip Conley, James Clear, Rachel Marie Martin, Scott Harrison, and Mya Spalter share their vital ingredients for a good story.

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Johanna Basford, Stephanie Kate Strohm, Emily Arnold McCully
This is the Author | Johanna Basford, Stephanie Kate Strohm, and Emily Arnold McCully

In this episode, meet illustrator Johanna Basford, author of Ivy and the Inky Butterfly, Stephanie Kate Strohm, author of Love à La Mode, and Caldecott Award-winner Emily Arnold McCully, author of Mirette on the High Wire.

These three women reveal the personal inspirations that led to the recording of their audiobooks…whether it was a collection of bedtime stories shared with a child or a love of romance and dreams of Paris. You’ll be transported and delighted…and you may want a warm croissant to munch on as you listen. Enjoy!

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This is the Author LIbrary Edition
This Is the Author | What Inspires Your Writing?

In this special compilation episode of This is the Author, hear what inspires authors Nic Stone, Torrey Maldonado, Kevin Young, Maeve Higgins, and Carey Nieuwhof, Alexia Vernon to write and create their books. Read more

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This is the Author LIbrary Edition
This Is the Author | What Makes A Great Story? Part 2

In this special episode of This is the Author we asked, “What’s your recipe for a good story?” Hear Markus Zusak, Kate Inglis, Tyler Reagin, Khalida Brohi, George Packer, Sam Anderson, Ryan North, Beth Comstock, and Glory Edim share their vital ingredients for a good story.

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This is the Author Richard Sheridan, Ralph De La Rosa, and Hamish McKenzie
This Is the Author | Richard Sheridan, Ralph De La Rosa, and Hamish McKenzie

In this episode, meet Richard Sheridan, author of Chief Joy Officer, Ralph De La Rosa, author of The Monkey Is the Messenger, and Hamish McKenzie, author of Insane Mode. From stories of joyful leadership to why we need a more joyful meditation practice, you’ll be inspired by the fascinating lessons and research these authors have to share.

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