Michael Manning, a retired pharmacist, has been a fantasy and science-fiction reader for most of his life. He has dabbled in software design, fantasy art, and is an avid tree climber. He lives in Texas, with his stubborn wife, two kids, and a menagerie of fantastic creatures, including a moose-poodle, a vicious yorkie, and a giant prehistoric turtle.
Tim Gerard Reynolds is a best-selling audiobook narrator with over 300 titles recorded. He has narrated books in multiple genres including authors such as Salman Rushdie, Colm Tóbín, Michael J. Sullivan, Mike McCormack, Pierce Brown, Gene Wolf, Tana French, Hugh Howey, Andrew Seiple, Mark Lawrence, Larry Corriea, and Caleb Carr, and many others. Best-know for narrating fantasy & sci-fi fiction, Tim has narrated many titles in most fiction and non-fiction categories, and has taken part in some notable collaborations such has the award-winning re-release of Margaret Attwood's The Handmaid's Tale.
Tim was nominated for Best [Performance by a Male Narrator in the 2019 Audie Awards](https://www.timgerardreynolds.com/), and has previously been a 5-time Audie Nominee. He is the recipient of multiple Audiofile Earphones Awards and has twice been listed in Audiofile Magazine's Best of the Year. Books he narrated were among [Audible.com](http://audible.com/)'s Best of the Year from 2014 through 2017 consecutively. And books Tim has narrated have frequently appeared on the New York Times Bestseller list for audiobooks. In 2016 he was awarded a listener-voted Reddit "Stabby" Award for his contributions, in particular, to the Fantasy genre. Among the 2016 Fantasy audiobook best-sellers, Tim read 3 out of the top 5 titles.