As an avid snowboarder from Utah, Ben grew up with a passion for learning. This thirst for knowledge led him to sports, music, and academic endeavors. After a year of college, he did volunteer work in Brazil and became fluent in three languages. Graduating from the University of Central Florida, he published his first novel in June of 2012. Now spanning 6 series and 30 titles, The Chronicles of Lumineia represents a sprawling YA series that has sold over 300,000 copies, and continues to expand its readership across all ages. Each of his books has been inspired by his wonderful wife and six beautiful children. Ben recently completed his Masters in Professional Writing. To contact the author, discover more about Lumineia, or find out about upcoming novels, check out his website at Lumineia.com. You can also follow Ben on twitter @ BenHale8 or on Facebook.
RALPH LISTER is a native-British, multiple Audie Awards winner/finalist and Earphones Award winner, and over 12 years has narrated more than 500 single-voice and multi-cast audiobooks. For non-fiction (political commentary, biography, history, religion, and self-help), Ralph is aided by a life-long personal interest in history and current affairs, a facility with many modern languages, and 15 years of overseas business experience. As an equally in-demand narrator of fiction, his Audie-nominated work is filled with the authentic voices of people and creatures of all ages and accents. Recent narrations include Rudyard Kipling’s _Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle_ (for Penguin Random House Audio), and James Clavell’s renowned Asian saga titles, _Shōgun_ and _Noble House_ (for Blackstone Audio). Hired and re-hired by major US audiobook publishers and producers, Ralph is now based in Barcelona, Spain, where he also continues his passion for on-camera acting. On-camera work includes the role of Emmet Vale in **_Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice_**. Two-time Eclipse Award Winner for Best Actor (Film), Grand Award Winner for Best Actor (Stage). Fluent in Spanish, conversational in French and German, and familiar with Italian, Russian, Hebrew, Latin, Japanese, Cantonese, Mandarin.