Bestselling Authors Talk Musical Influences in Popular Series

Hear Nicholas Sparks, Wendy Walker and more of the world’s top authors talk about the unique, essential role that music plays in their work.

Jackie Kolgraf
October 12, 2023

SiriusXM and Pandora have teamed up with Audible, the leading creator and provider of premium audio storytelling, to create Chapter and Versean exclusive series blending conversations with some of the world’s top authors and the music and artists that inspire them. Listen to new and recent episodes on the SiriusXM app now.

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Chapter and Verse will come to life as a monthly feature where a rotation of notable authors whose titles are available on Audible discuss music as an inspiring creative tool while playing the songs that intersect with their work.

At launch, listeners will hear directly from authors Nicholas Sparks, Wendy Walker, and Jonathan Maberry as they talk about their latest literary projects and the unique, essential role that music plays in their work. In the coming months, listeners will hear from authors such as James Patterson, Daymond John and more, as they gain insight into the author’s literary world and writing process through sound, featuring a hand-selected soundtrack of music that sparks their creativity.

On Pandora, the series will be featured as hosted playlists, where new authors’ playlists are expected to be added each month. On SiriusXM’s VOLUME, Chapter and Verse will join the channel’s line-up of talk programming dedicated to conversations about music.  Listeners can expect to sit back and hear great songs and storytelling about the integral role music can play in an author’s world.

“This new series brings our listeners more of what they love the most — great music and the personal, one-of-a-kind stories from some of the best storytellers around,” said Bill Crandall, Vice President of Original Digital Content Programming, Pandora. “We’re looking forward to hearing from some of the most popular writers and sharing their journeys and voices with our audiences.”

Chapter and Verse will launch with several episodes available, including Nicholas Sparks discussing music and his new book, The Wish, Wendy Walker talking about her new Audible Original, American Girland Jonathan Maberry providing the soundtrack to his Audible Original, The Werewolf’s 15 Minutes.  In the coming months, listeners can hear James Patterson giving insights into his Audible Original, The Guilty, and Daymond John will be diving into his Audible Original, Founding Fubu.