Janis' WorldCon Diary From 2001 Now Online
Originally published on her website in Ocobter 2001, we've uploaded Janis' WorldCon Diary from that year. It's a great read, so head on over to the Reading Room and check it out. Or you can just access it directly and give it a read.
Stars audiobook on CD finally available here!
Stars: Original Stories Based on the Songs of Janis Ian is now available in our online store as a CD audio book. Featuring original short stories by 30 top SF writers, including one by Janis, with her singing the prologue to each and narrating many.
The Singer & The Song & Stars both nominated for 2015 Audie Awards!
Two projects very dear to Janis' heart have both been nominated for prestigous Audie Awards! The audiobook for Miriam Therese Winter's The Singer & The Song, as well as the audiobook for the Stars anthology of science fiction songs based on songs by Janis, have both been honored with nominations.
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Prof. Miriam Therese Winter's autobiography, The Singer and the Song: An Autobiography of the Spirit, was re-released in 2013 in a special audiobook version narrated by Janis (who won a Grammy for her own audiobook Society's Child). Janis also sings a selection of Prof. Winter's songs on the audiobook recording.
The autobiography, first published in 1999, tells the remarkable story of Miriam Therese Winter, professor of Liturgy, Worship, Spirituality and Feminist Studies at Hartford Seminary.
Janis performed 20+ pieces for this audio book. You can get free downloads of two songs, "Architect of All Creation" and "Joy is Like the Rain" in our Downloads section.
The Singer & The Song Audiobook is ON SALE right now in the Shopping Mall.
"This dazzling, highly original anthology, ignited by the meeting of songwriter Ian and a host of SF writers affected by her music at the 2001 Worldcon, showcases 30 mostly superior stories, each based on one of her songs. The entire anthology seems to vibrate with the death throes of one world passing away, while far stranger ones struggle to be born. Their commonality, Ian tells us in her introduction, is that 'They have heart. They have life. They have truth.' No artist - nor any reader - could ask for more." - Publisher's Weekly
A brand new, CD audiobook version of Stars is ON SALE right now in the Shopping Mall.
Presenting Janis' first children's book, with accompanying CD!
The Tiny Mouse follows the adventures of a bored mouse who decides to go to sea and narrowly escapes a grisly death. In his moment of truth, he understands that it's better to be a whole mouse at home than someone's dinner at sea. This book and CD set has not only Janis Ian singing "The Tiny Mouse" with a full band but also a version without vocals for singalong fun. A complete transcription for piano and guitar is also included, and children are encouraged to create their own videos, using the background music, then post to Youtube!!
Ingrid & Dieter Schubert, creators of The Umbrella and many other picture books, give the tiny mouse his dapper and affable appearance and bring his perilous adventures to life with plenty of sly humor.
Janis originally wrote "The Tiny Mouse" for The Boat Project – a collaborative endeavor for which people donated wood, stories and songs that were made into a fantastical thirty-foot vessel that was part of the Queen of England's flotilla in honor of her Jubilee.
Visit our store for more info and to purchase The Tiny Mouse book.