Raymond Arroyo, Padma Venkatraman, and Julie Bogart This Is the Author
S4 E07: Raymond Arroyo, Padma Venkatraman, and Julie Bogart

In this episode of This Is the Author, meet Raymond Arroyo, author of Will Wilder #3: The Amulet of Power; Padma Venkatraman, author of The Bridge Home; and Julie Bogart, author of The Brave Learner. Drawing on inspiration from childhood memories, travel adventures, and insights in education, hear why each of these authors are excited to share their stories with listeners. Plus, discover how one author used her high school acting experience to help her narrate.

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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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