Lyric Audiobooks is a boutique production company that guides authors of best-selling novels through the process of creating chart-topping audiobooks. Established in 2014 by award-winning romance narrator Andi Arndt, Lyric Audiobooks offers turnkey audiobook production services to select indie authors primarily in the romance genre. We guide each client through the creative process in a way that suits her desires in terms of both level of involvement and production style, resulting in an audiobook portfolio her fans will devour.
Andi Arndt, Executive Producer
With an extensive background in theatre and public radio, Andi has become one of the most recognized voices in the audiobook industry. To date, she has narrated hundreds of titles in both fiction and non-fiction, over half in romance. Lyric Audiobooks released its first title in 2014, when Andi co-produced an audiobook version of country music legend Tom T. Hall’s autobiography The Storyteller’s Nashville with musician and writer Peter Cooper and audio engineer Thomm Jutz. The trio went on to produce four more Nashville-connected titles under the Lyric name. During this time, Andi’s narration reputation began to gain momentum and she was named one of AudioFile Magazine’s “Best Voices of 2015” in romance. The rise of the indie author in the 2010’s led to rapidly increasing demand for audiobook production services, especially in the romance space, a niche that Andi had already come to know and love as a narrator. Over time, as her own narration schedule filled, she began coordinating production for authors, connecting them with other narrators known for their work in romance. In 2017 Lyric Audiobooks became a SAG-AFTRA producer and its titles began to win notable awards, including an Audie Award for Erotica for its production of Marriage Games by CD Reiss, and the Voice Arts Award for Romance for its production of The Hot One by Lauren Blakely. Today, Andi is one of the most sought after voices in the audiobook industry, and in 2018 was inducted into the Audible Narrator Hall of Fame. Andi lives in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia along with her husband and two teenage daughters. When not narrating, producing or directing, Andi enjoys planning and taking trips, and long walks with her big love-muffin of a dog, Wally.
Marni Penning Coleman, Production Coordinator
Marni Penning Coleman began working with Lyric Audiobooks in 2016 and is now one of our busy Production Coordinators. Marni is an award-winning multi-hyphenate: an actor-narrator-playwright-illustrator who lives with her family, dog, fish, and chickens outside Washington, DC. Marni’s superpower is the ability to mind-meld with Andi for the benefit of our authors – she and Andi have known each other for more than half their lives. Her happy place is looking out over any large body of water with her husband and son.
Kim Gilmour, Production Coordinator
Kim Gilmour is one of our rock-star production coordinators. Prior to joining Lyric Audiobooks, Kim amassed 13 years of experience as a project manager for a major New York City-based publisher where she worked on print and digital marketing pieces. Before that, Kim got her start as a project manager at a graphic and web design agency where she served major companies in the financial, music and hospitality industries. Outside of her work with Lyric Audiobooks, Kim is a full time ceramic artist and owner of FisheyeBrooklyn. In the little bit of spare time she has, Kim likes to visit art exhibits, watch foreign films, go to see a friend’s band, or take a day-trip to the beach, no matter the season.
Camia Parker, Business Manager
Camia Parker serves as the Business Manager for Lyric Audiobooks. With a strong corporate background in operations and project management, Camia started her own company to help entrepreneurs and small business owners organize the backend of their businesses and assist them in operating more efficiently. Camia is a people person and enjoys a team environment, striving to make everyone in the organization feel appreciated and valued. Outside of work hours, Camia loves spending time with her husband and fur babies, playing volleyball, and being one with nature, whether it be at the beach or hiking up a mountain.