Jill Santopolo
Author Jill Santopolo on Why Narrating an Audiobook is “More Than Words”

I try not to read customer reviews of my books—it was a suggestion a writer friend made to me years ago, and I mostly try to stick with it. But somehow, when I was searching for something else on Amazon, I ended up on the page of the audiobook of my first novel, The Light We Lost, which I also narrated. And before I could click away, my eye caught a review. It said: I loved the narration, which made me especially happy. I had been a little concerned about doing the reading, since I’m not a professional audiobook narrator or actress, and that reassurance that a listener enjoyed my audio interpretation meant a lot to me. Read more

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S4 E06: Jill Santopolo, Tania Katan, and Reshma Saujani

In this episode of This Is the Author, meet Jill Santopolo, author of More Than Words; Tania Katan, author of Creative Trespassing; and Reshma Saujani, author of Brave, Not Perfect. Hear why recording an audiobook is just plain FUN–despite it being hard–and why one author needed permission to have fun recording it. These authors’ audiobooks will encourage listeners to look at things in a new light, empower themselves and be brave. And, guess which author’s dream narrator would be Kermit the Frog.

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International Romances to Swoon Over

Whether you’ve already gone on a long trip this summer or are just planning on a staycation, when you listen to audiobooks you’re transported to dreamy destinations. Read more

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Birth Flower Audiobook Recommendations

From love and hope to integrity and regret, each type of flower has a meaning. Read more

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This Is the Author | Jill Santopolo

“My book The Light We Lost is about two people who meet in college on September 11, 2001, and fall in love, but the universe has other plans for them. This story follows them over the next 13 years as they come in and out of each other’s lives. I wrote my book because of a really bad breakup actually and I wanted to tell a story about someone who was feeling what I was feeling at the moment.”

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