2020 Spectrum Audiobook Prize Winners

Congratulations to our 2020 Spectrum Audiobook Prize Winners! Please join us in congratulating them and wishing them well in their writing journey. You can leave comments at the bottom of any shortlist finalist profile.

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Rhoda Baxter writes romantic comedies about strong women and nice guy heroes. She also writes multicultural women’s fiction, under her real name, Jeevani Charika. Her books have been shortlisted for various awards. She was born in the South of England, but spent much of her childhood in Sri Lanka

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RICHARD ATTREE grew up in London in the 1960s—an exciting time, and place, to be a teenager. By the mid-1970s, he had a degree in philosophy and was playing keyboards in various unsuccessful jazz, rock, and soul bands. He always wanted to be a writer, but was diverted into writing music rather than

Andrea Torrey Balsara

Andrea Torrey Balsara is an award-winning children's and young adult author/illustrator and motivational speaker. Her passion is to empower children to think for themselves, to learn about the power and beauty of our diverse human family, and to walk the "Hero's Journey" in real life. Having

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An award-winning novelist, Beth Barany writes science fiction and fantasy for young adults and adults. Her first novel Henrietta The Dragon Slayer won Grand Prize in a California Indie Author contest. Based in Oakland, California, with her husband, Ezra Barany, also a novelist, Beth has lived abroad

David N Robinson

A while ago, I was a partner and chief operating officer in a major accounting firm, and latterly held the same role in an international law firm. It took me 36 years and several million air miles to do, arguably, what I should have done several years earlier: give up the day job and focus on a

Richard F Novak in his sculpture studio

Novak divided his time as a physician between teaching medical students and working in his sculpture studio. To further his passion for sculpture he spent a year travelling throughout Italy studying the Italian sculptors. His academic position required the usual dictum, “publish or perish” and he

Oliver Richbell

After spending over a decade as a lawyer Oliver now runs a dispute resolution consultancy that helps businesses avoid, manage and resolve their commercial disputes through dialogue and negotiation. He is also Chairman of Bedfordshire’s region of Wooden Spoon, a national charity that helps socially

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Jeff Elkins's work blends a deep love for people and life in an urban setting with supernatural, plot-twisting, fast-paced storytelling. He loves writing diverse heroes, making readers experience deep emotions, and telling stories that keep readers guessing. In 2014, after working in nonprofits for


Brooke Sivendra lives in Adelaide, Australia with her husband and two furry children—Milly, a Rhodesian Ridgeback, and Izzy, an Australian black Kelpie who keeps Brooke running around in her down time! Brooke has a degree in Nuclear Medicine and worked in the field of medical research before

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I am a retired police officer, retiring at the rank of Captain, in charge of the Criminal Investigation Division at the Dubuque, Iowa, Police Department. At Arm's Length is my first book, and am currently working on two other books.

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Michael Jack Webb graduated summa cum laude from the University of Florida and obtained his J. D. from the same university. Over the past forty years he’s travelled the world in search of adventure. He’s a history buff, both ancient and modern, and is fascinated by the intersection of the scientific

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C.L. Wells is an indie author who writes in a variety of genres including murder mystery, YA, and paranormal fiction. He is the founder of Creative Writing with a Mission.

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Kitiera Morey is a lively perfectionist with the mouth of a drunken sailor. When she’s not singing off-key for the entire world to hear or feeding her Sonic the Hedgehog addiction, Kitiera searches for the next action adventure or supernatural book to devour in a single night. She lives in New York

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Since childhood Dominic enjoyed stories. An avid reader in his youth, he had always wanted to write fiction, but rarely found the time. After University, he taught for three years at a secondary school in the West Midlands, followed by two years in West Africa. On his return to the UK, he married