Tell Me A Story / Audio

Audio Series

Authors Read. We Listen. is an incredibly special series for us. Hatched in a NYC club during BEA week, this feature requires more work of the author than any of the ones that have come before. And that makes it all the more sweeter when you see, or rather, hear them read excerpts from their own novels, in their own voices, the way their stories were meant to be heard.

J Robert Lennon reading from Familiar (7/12)
Carissa Halston reading from The Mere Weight of Words (8/12)
Ryan W Bradley reading from Love & Rod McKuen (8/12)
A.M. Harte reading from When Passion Fails (8/12)
Caleb J Ross reading from Petty Injuries (8/12)
Mark David McGraw reading from Heart of Scorpio (9/12)
M.L. Kennedy reading from The Mosquito Song (9/12)
Collin Kelley reading "I Got a Name" from Kiss Shot (9/12)
Herocious reading from Austin Nights (9/12)
Pat Pujolas reading from Jimmy Lagowski Saves the World (11/12)
Robert Kloss reading from The Alligators of Abraham (11/12)
Daniel Clausen reading from The Ghosts of Nagasaki (11/12)
Erika  Marks reading from The Mermaid Collector (11/12)
Jonathan Goldstein reading Ken Sparling's Dad Says He Saw You at the Mall (12/12)
Alexander Yates reading from Moondogs (12/12)
James Boice reading from The Degaussment (12/12)
Robert Ostrom reading from The Youngest Butcher in Illinois (12/12)
Mark A Rayner reads his short story The Monkey's Tail (12/12)
Sybil Baker reading from Into This World (1/13)
Tod Davies reading from Lily the Silent (1/13)
Lynn Melnick reading from If I Should Say I Have Hope (1/13)
John Minichillo reads The Last Pool Party (2/13)
Andrew Blackman reads from A Virtual Love (4/13)
Matthew Salesses reads from I'm Not Saying, I'm Just Saying (4/13)
Michelle Muckley reads from Escaping Life (4/13)
Donald O'Donovan reads from Night Train (4/13)
Alta Ifland reads from The Snail's Song and Death-in-a-Box (5/13)
Eli Brown reads from Cinnamon and Gunpowder (5/13)
Alina Simone reads from Note to Self (5/13)
Nan Cuba reads from Body and Bread (5/13)
Jesse Bradley reads from It Smells like Plastic and Hurt Feelings (6/13)
Kenny Mooney reads from The Drowning Man (6/13)
Heather Fowler reads from This Time, While We're Awake (6/13)
Jessica Westhead reads from And Also Sharks (8/13)
Matt Rowan reads from Why God Why (8/13)
David Harris-Gershon reads from What Do You Get The Children.. (9/13)
Kim Henderson reads from the kind of girl (9/13)
Meera Lee Sethi reads from Mountainfit (10/13)
Nancy Spiller reads from Compromise Cake (11/13)
Claudia Smith Chen reads from Quarry Light (11/13)
Kevin Jakubowski reads from 8-Bit Christmas (12/13)
Michael LoCurto reads from To Sea (12/13)
Brian J Bromberg reads from Falling Up (12/13)
Kim Triedman reads from The Other Room (1/14)
Rich Shapero reads from The Hope We Seek (1/14)
Scott Navicky reads from Humboldt (1/14)
Roberto Montes reads from I Don't Know Do You (1/14)
Craig Wallwork reads from Gory Hole (2/14)
Bob Waldner reads from Peripheral Involvement (3/14)
Tim Chapman reads from Bright and Yellow, Hard and Cold (4/14)
Brian Allen Carr reads from The Last Horror Novel in the History of the World (6/14)
Clarissa Angus reads from My Baby Shot Me Down (7/14)
Adam Ingle reads from Necessary Evil and the Greater Good (7/14)
Erika Wurth reads from Crazy Horse's Girlfriend (9/14)
Robert Calas reads from The Scourge (10/14)
Meg Pokrass reads from My Very End of the Universe (10/14)
Don Mitchell reads from A Red Woman Was Crying (10/14)
Chris Bower reads from My Very End of the Universe (11/14)
Tiff Holland reads from My Very End of the Universe (11/14)
Roderick Vincent reads from from The Cause (11/14)
Nic Esposito reads from Kensington Homestead (11/14)
Guy J Jackson reads from Drink The Rest of That (12/14)
Stewart Dudley reads from The Cutting Room (12/14)
Ryan MacDonald reads from The Observable Characteristics of Organisms (1/15)
Stevie Edwards reads from Humanly (3/15)
Jamie Grefe reads from Domo ArigaDIE!!! (4/15)
JW Bouchard reads from The Z Club (4/15)
Hosho McCreesh reads from A Deep and Gorgeous Thirst (4/15)
Jen Grows reads from My Life as a Mermaid and Other Stories (6/15)
Darrin Doyle reads from The Dark Will End the Dark (7/15)
Robert Southam reads from The Snake and the Condor (9/15)
Julian Jones reads from Bohunk's Big To Do (10/15)
Kathy Flann reads from Get A Grip (10/15)
Tod Davies reads from The Lizard Princess (12/15)
Dean Moses reads from A Stalled Ox (12/15)
Ben Arzate reads from The Sky is Black and Blue Like a Battered Child (3/16)
Douglas Hackle reads from Clown Tear Junkies (9/16)
Dane Cobain reads from Come On Up to the House (11/16)
Alice Kaltman reads from Staggerwing (11/16)
Brian Morse reads from Migration (12/16)
Jon Padgett reads from The Secret of Ventriloquism (2/17)
Barnaby Hazen reads from Misfortunes of T-Funk (4/17)
Andrew Hilbert reads from Invasion of the Weirdos (4/17)



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Short Story Series

Tell Me a Story was a monthly series here on TNBBC that features previously unpublished short stories from debut and Indie authors. It ran from 2011 - 2012. The request was simple: Stories can be any format, any genre, and any length. And many amazing writers signed up for the challenge. The results have been magical. Check them out:


Family - by Joshua Mohr (2/11)
Making the Phone Book Relevant Again - by Sean Ferrell (3/11)
Intern - by Ben Tanzer (4/11)
Untitled - Andrew Shaffer (5/11)
Tuscumbia, Alabama - Collin Kelley (6/11)
I Wanted to Go With Her - Michael Kimball (7/11)
Trench Swimmer - Ryan Bradley (8/11)
Pennies - Matt Micheli (9/11)
When It's Not OK to Stab Someone in the Face - Daniel Shortell (10/11)
If I Had a Hammer - Rachel Thompson (11/11)
She Just Wants to Be - James Goertel (12/11)

It's Fall and the Atoms are Smashing - Nate Slawson (1/12)
Gospel Hollow Excerpt - Jesse Jordan (2/12)
Victory! - Thor Garcia (4/12)
Beard of Bees - Jason Lee Norman (6/12)