1. A.J. on the the Steve Bradshaw Radio Show in Memphis, TN 2/15/14  MP3_Dowload_Steve_Bradshaw.mp3
  2. A.J. on Your Carolina in Greenville, SC 1/28/13 
  3. A.J. on Live at 9! WREG in Memphis 10/5/12
  4. Article about the future of reading, featuring Resonance the AudioMovie.
  5. An interview with A.J. on the Pat Dougher radio program regarding RESONANCE.
  6. Listen to the interview of A.J. on the PoppOff program on August 11, 2008.MP3 Download (24MB)
  7. Listen to AJ's interview on Back Story radio on July 3, 2010.MP3 Download (7MB)
  8. Jay and Silent Bob talk about the AudioMovies on their "Jay and Silent Bob Get Jobs" podcasts. Look for the episodes that aired on 5/13/11 and 5/23/11. Visit iTunes for all their episodes.
  9. Guest post on The Thrill Begins: The Art of Suspense
  10. Interview with Karate Cafe, available on iTunes (episode #83, posted 10/3/11)
  11. A Book and A Chat with A.J. Scudiere 3/22/10 (click here)
  12. A Book and A Chat with A.J. Scudiere 8/10/10 (click here)
  13. Night Visions with Author A.J. Scudiere 3/26/11 (click here)
  14. Big Blend Radio Interview (click here)
  15. Gelati's Scoop with A.J. Scudiere 9/28/11 (click here)
  16. Suspense Magazine Radio Interview 11/19/11 (click here)

RESONANCE is an exceptional, hearty tome that invites readers to sink their teeth into the complicated, science-rich plot. With experience as a teacher of science, math and writing, Scudiere does an outstanding job of looping dramatic, human scenes with descriptive scientific facts. Readers who enjoy learning about real life while indulging in fiction will love this book.

Melissa L. | RESONANCE

There have been predictions that the world as we know it will end on December 21, 2012 (122112). This is apparently supported by the Mayan Calendar and the I-Ching, as well as a crazy-eyed manwearing a signboard outside the pizza store. As I understand it, the Winter Solstice of 2012 is going to be a humdinger of a day, so mark your calendars, and just to be safe, make sure you take that long overdue vacation really soon.

Which brings me to the subject of this timely book, which warns of a phenomenon called “the shift”. As far as I understand from the book, as well as a few doomsday websites, the shift occurs when the magnetic poles of the earth play switcheroo, and this happens every 65 million years or so, give or take a few million years. Apparently, the dinosaurs didn’t like the last shift at all, so chances are we won’t be too happy with the next one.

This work of fiction blends scientific fact with a lot of hypothesis in a… riveting plot which provides a lot of food for thought. A geologist discovers that there are places on earth where the shift is already occurring. At the same time, two doctors find themselves in the middle of a deadly epidemic, and another discovers mutated frogs and other animals behaving badly. The story involves their interaction when their areas of research converge, and the surprising way that the shift affects each one, and also the rest of the population.

Although the size of the book was a bit frightening at first, it is an easy read and quite a page turner… Sci-fi fans should try to read this one before 2012.

Amanda R. | RESONANCE

As if you didn’t have enough to worry about in today’s world already, consider the fact that the Earth is long overdue for another magnetic shift. When the next shift happens (and recent findings suggest it can happen much more rapidly than previously believed), the fact that South is the new North will be the least of our problems. Mankind may, in fact, be lucky to survive it at all. No one really knows the extent of the problems caused by a magnetic shift, but A. J. Scudiere’s take on the possible effects and ramifications makes for fascinating reading. Resonance is an absorbing work of speculative science fiction filled with characters you’ll feel as if you’ve known for years. Scudiere is a wonderful storyteller, so potential readers should not worry about getting bogged down in a lot of technical mumbo-jumbo; Resonance is as reader-friendly a science fiction novel as you’re likely to find.

Scudiere can’t possibly explore all of the possible ramifications of a magnetic shift, but he does approach the subject from several different angles. As the early warning signs begin to appear, only geologist David Carter, having discovered what he believes to be a hotspot of reverse polarity, suspects that a shift is coming soon. On the biological side of things, Dr. Becky Sorensen discovers a group of frogs sporting four hind legs and orienting themselves in a way that reveals some kind of magnetic anomaly, as well as a species of birds manifesting a radical change in their migratory habits. Jordan Abellard and Jillian Brookwood, a couple of young medical school graduates just hired by the Centers of Disease Control, are at a loss to explain the nature and cause of an unknown illness claiming human lives in several localized areas. Not until these multiple investigations cross paths is the full nature of the problem made clear to all. The big question then becomes what to do, as many people exposed to the hotspots are slipping into comas and dying. Time is a luxury that the scientists and doctors do not enjoy, as the hotspots are spreading more and more rapidly, suggesting that the Shift could happen at any time…

RESONANCE is…a tremendously enjoyable read that should appeal to science fiction fans of every stripe. I daresay it should also win over many a reader from outside the science fiction genre, as well. Part mystery, part action thriller, and part apocalyptic novel, all built upon a firm foundation of science fiction, RESONANCE makes for one of the most interesting speculative novels I’ve read in some time.

Daniel J. | RESONANCE

This is well written Sci-Fi novel based on some of the current theories of pole reversal. . . This is one of the better ones I have read. The characters are well written and the writing smooth. The author isn’t heavy handed with his reversal theories and his characters don’t do the impossible. This said, the book is still enjoyable and if you like your Sci-Fi to have a basis in fact then this is worth taking the time to read as it easily kept me reading without pause from beginning to end.

K. Maxwell | RESONANCE

Could a magnetic shift much like the one theorized to send the dinosaurs into extinction be around the corner? “RESONANCE: Earth is Overdue…” is a fictionalized doomsday scenario that follows Dr. Jordan Abellard and Dr. Jillian Brookwood. With few believing their claims, they are faced with the task of finding some way to save the human race from the same fate as their distant reptilian cousins. “RESONANCE: Earth is Overdue…” is an action packed thriller, highly recommended for community library collections.

Midwest Book Review | RESONANCE

Brilliant! I could not put this book down. The characters are believable and complex, the science is intriguing, and the plot kept me transfixed! Fasten your seatbelt and hang on for the ride. What a treat!

H. Debord | RESONANCE

 

This is an exhilarating serial killer thriller that hooks the audience because the key three players seem vulnerably human with remorse, regret, and resoluteness. The vivid story line is action-packed especially with the scenes of the kills. However, A.J. Scudiere's tense thriller belongs to the Grudge Killer(s) and the cop reluctantly trying to bring them to the legal justice system even as he believes their vigilante justice is just.

Harriet Klausner | VENGEANCE


Scudiere skillfully offers readers vivid and highly descriptive images of the revenge murders. The author also does a wonderful job of humanizing these serial killers who are actually traumatized victims themselves and putting the vulnerabilities of a seasoned law enforcement agent on display. The images in this book are so dynamic, reading each scene is like watching an action flick in slow motion. 

Vengeance is an attention-grabbing story that lovers of action-driven novels will fall hard for. I highly recommend it.

Melissa Brown Levine | VENGEANCE


VENGEANCE is a story of just that—two characters will stop at nothing to settle the score after their families are slain by the Mob. Kristoffer Tabori's voice has the perfect abrasive gravel for Lee, the gunman, and Stephanie Zimbalist plays Cyn, a 19-year-old with an arsenal of knives and a fiery temper. As the two assassins tread on each other's turf, and the FBI closes in, they need to figure out how to work together. Gunshots, screeching tires, and other sound effects add to the action in this "audio movie," underscored with a heart-pumping cinematic score. As the subject matter suggests, this is a bloody story, with scenes of extreme violence. Ditch the Cineplex ticket and pick up this title for an intense, action-packed thriller. F.G. 2011 Audies Finalist © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine
Audio File Magazine | VENGEANCE AudioMovie

 

AJ will be appearing at the following events:

Tucson Festival of Books - Tuscon, AZ March 15-16, 2014

Killer Nashville - Nashville, TN August 21-24, 2014

DragonCon - Altanta, GA Aug 29 - Sept 1, 2014

Wizard World - Nashville, TN Sep 26-28, 2014

Southern Festival of Books - Nashville, TN October 10-12, 2014