Publisher’s Weekly announced today their “Listen Up Awards“–the best audio books for 2008. The four books named the best audio releases of 2008 were The Chopin Manuscript, Lush Life, The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, and When You Are Engulfed in Flames.

Also named were the “finest releases” in various categories. Inheriting the Trade was named one of ten “finest releases” in the Bio/Memoir category.

Congratulations to Brilliance Audio, publisher of the audio version of Inheriting the Trade, for The Chopin Manuscript being selected as one of the four best audio releases of the year as well as having ten audio books among the “finest releases” of 2008.

I thank Brilliance Audio for publishing Inheriting the Trade and for having faith in this first time author to record my own manuscript. Special thanks to Associate Publisher Eileen Hutton, sound engineer Matthew Christilaw, and to the talented director who was supportive beyond belief, Jim Bond. Your faith in this project is especially important to me for those people who are vision-impaired and are able to listen to Inheriting the Trade because of you.

Thank you and congratulations. Brilliance Audio is the best.