Jennifer Jill Araya
Actor & Audiobook Narrator
Award-winning narrator Jennifer Jill Araya has been listening to audiobooks since she was a young child, and the fact that she now gets to narrate audiobooks for a living is a dream come true. Jennifer’s training as an opera singer and orchestral cellist lend a musicality and depth of understanding to her narration that help bring authors’ stories to life. A two-time Audie Award Winner, Earphones Award Recipient, American Library Association YALSA Amazing Audiobooks Award Winner, and three-time SOVAS Award Winner, Jennifer has narrated over 400 audiobooks for a variety of publishers and producers, including Penguin Random House Audio, Simon & Schuster Audio, HarperAudio, Blackstone Publishing, and Audible Studios. Jennifer also narrates Romance and Erotica titles under the name Isabelle Ruther. In addition to her audiobook narration, Jennifer coaches actors and creatives on the business side of what it means to be an artist. She hosts two podcasts, the Starving Artist No More podcast, which digs into creative entrepreneurship principles and discusses them in ways that artists can understand, and Crafting Audiobooks, which Jennifer co-hosts with fellow narrator Sarah Beth Goer and which dives deeply into the art of audiobook narration and production. When she's not narrating or helping her fellow creatives with their businesses, Jennifer can be found hiking, biking, running, or generally exploring her home city of Cincinnati with her husband Arturo (aka “Partner in Crime”).