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JESSICA HANDELMAN

leads the vision, executes the business, and oversees the day-to-day operations of Artful Narratives Media (ANM). A book publishing veteran with over twenty years of experience at Simon & Schuster, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books & Media, and HarperCollins Publishers before dipping her toes into the world of audio, Jessica has a deep love for the art of storytelling. She is a team builder, innovative problem solver, photoshoot director, and designer of numerous New York Times and USA Today best-selling books. Jessica is a seasoned Creative Director and diplomatic leader with a proven track record for launching new lines of business, growing sales, and managing strategic partners.

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DAVID KRAUSS

is the prodigious host of Speaking Soundly, Co-Founder of ANM, and Principal Trumpet of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. As a soloist, he has performed with the All-Star Orchestra on their Emmy Award-winning PBS broadcast and was praised by the American Record Guide for his "singing tone, which is luxurious and inviting." He has performed as guest Principal Trumpet with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, and New York Philharmonic, as well as recorded for film and television, and played on several Broadway shows. David is a highly sought-after instructor at the Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, Mannes School of Music, Aspen Music Festival and School, and other top conservatories and music festivals throughout the United States.