Thursday, August 07, 2008

Beyond FANTASTIC: ONE SISTER’S SONG to become an RFB&D Audio Book!!

A post about Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic (RFB&D), “the only nonprofit organization in the country recording textbooks for students of all ages who are blind, print-impaired, or physically challenged,” is filed in my September 2006 archive. While I’m happy to return as a volunteer in the Rocky Mountain Unit of RFB&D’s fourth annual Colorado Authors’ Day next month, I’m also THRILLED to be an author of one of the books the unit has selected to read and record during this year’s event.

Bob Janowski, Production Director of the Rocky Mountain Unit (and one of my new favorite people in Denver along with Betsy Boudreau, Executive Director, who originally contacted me about RFB&D a while back) explained this honor in a recent e-mail:

“Guest readers and our experienced volunteers will produce an audio version of your book, which will then become a part of the national RFB&D catalog. This means your work will be among approximately 120,000 current titles available to almost a quarter million members with print disabilities.”

WOW. As I wrote in my earlier post about RFB&D, “Success in so many areas depends greatly on the simple ability to read, and so often we take that ability for granted. Imagine being a fourth-grader who struggles in school not because she doesn’t want to learn, but because words on a page simply don’t make sense.” RFB&D helps fill a critical need, and now One Sister’s Song will be part of its important catalog. Talk about news that made my day!

10 Comments:

Blogger Lisa said...

Coming out of exile to say:

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

That is all. Over and out. :)

3:07 PM  
Blogger Niksmom said...

Wow! Congratulations are *definitely* in order! Raising a (virtual) glass of champagne to toast you...

3:11 PM  
Blogger maryk119 said...

Congratulations big sis!! :)

10:02 AM  
Blogger Sustenance Scout said...

Thanks, ladies!! :)

2:08 PM  
Blogger Carleen Brice said...

That's great! And thank you again for a lovely, welcoming book club event!!!

9:09 AM  
Blogger Sustenance Scout said...

Thanks and you're welcome, Carleen! My book club LOVED meeting you (as I knew they would!). :)

2:07 PM  
Blogger debra said...

Blogger ate my comment :-(
This is such exciting new! Kudos to you.

5:10 PM  
Blogger Sustenance Scout said...

Thanks, Debra! K.

9:26 PM  
OpenID Jen P said...

That is WAY cool!! Congratulations!

6:36 PM  
Anonymous Jen P said...

Hey Karen, I put a post in my sidebar for you! Check it out under the blogroll! So proud of you! =o)

6:59 PM  

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