Karen Tintori

Karen Tintori knew she'd be a writer from age twelve. As a child, she walked ten blocks to the public library, checked out as many books as she could carry between her interlocked fingers and her chin, read them quickly and returned for another stack.

Before she was 13, she'd read the entire children's section and bristled when the librarians would not permit her to borrow books from the adult section until she was of age. Patience was a lesson she'd begin to learn early--the librarians invited her, instead, to re-read the children's section.  

Is your book club reading one of Karen's books? Feel free to drop her a note to arrange a phone or Skype call to join your group's discussion. Karen loves hearing from her readers, enjoys traveling to meet them, and welcomes speaking invitations. 


Recording the Audio Book

Brilliance vice president and associate publisher, Eileen Hutton, took us on a tour of their vast headquarters where we saw firsthand how they create, package and ship audio books in their many formats. We especially enjoyed meeting the fantastic Brilliance sales team and sharing stories about The Book of Names over lunch.  

Happily, our visit also dovetailed with that of our talented narrator Christopher Graybill, and Jill and I sat in on several taping sessions with director Bill Weiderman and engineer Kris Kessel.

Brilliance is including a bonus CD with our audio book -- an interview Heidi Belk, Brilliance publicity and promotions associate, taped with us about the story behind the book and our method of writing as a team.