Adaptation – The Story
Adaptation Podcast was conceived, like many things, in a tipsy stupor in a hotel room at LeakyCon 2011 when Kendyl’s new friend Keith decided that they were both brilliant and should start a podcast. When Hank Green started ReadIt1st, asking Nerdfighters to pledge to read the book before they saw the film, the subject of the podcast was decided on. Sadly, with Kendyl back in London and Keith back in California the 8 hour time difference proved a foe that would not be beat and Kendyl turned to her trusty flatmate Jessica to be her first co-host. The two then proceeded to rope in other flatmates, siblings and friends in what is now quite the team!
In 2013, Jess realized that the only social network we weren’t on was YouTube and with a lot of work and planning she launched the Adaptation vlog in September of that year.
Kendyl Bryant – Podcast Creator, Blog Editor and Vlogger
Working as an audiobook proofer at Brilliance Audio, Kendyl has an inexplicable love for young adult fiction (but not for love triangles), 80s music, TV and movies (John Hughes is perfection) and various fandoms, including but not limited to Harry Potter (Slytherin for life!), Doctor Who (even after Moffat ruined it), Nerdfighteria and anything by Joss Whedon. You can follow her on Tumblr where she is an active fangirl and proud feminist/social justice warrior or on Twitter where she basically just retweets the Adaptation Twitter… Your call.
Jessica Dunn – Podcast Co-host and Vlog Creator
Jess works as a Production Assistant at John Wiley and Sons in New Jersey. Despite working in scientific journal publishing, she loves reading Young Adult lit with the passion of a thousand burning sons. Most particularly, she adores anything to do with fairytales or twists on them, as well as dystopian novels – from happily ever after to hopefully never after! Follow her on Twitter and Tumblr!
Dorin Rufer – Podcast Co-host and Blogger
Dorin is a woman of many interests and talents. She has an MFA in Creative Writing with Publishing and is working on various writings. She loves books and films of all kinds, but finds herself partial to horror, and yes, she even likes the cheesy ones. When she is not reading or watching films, she likes to spend time in her art studio or in the kitchen baking and cooking up a storm. Follow her on Twitter, Tumblr, Pintrest and my personal blog!
Ryan Smith – Podcast Co-host
Our resident science fiction geek and comic book connoisseur, Ryan is a loyal Star Wars fan who enjoys playing video games, debating the merits of Iron Man over… every other superhero and tormenting his best friends. He is currently more obsessed with the world of A Song of Ice and Fire than anyone would deem healthy.
Jennifer Dick – Podcast Co-host and Vlogger
Jenn is currently working on her Translation Studies MA at Dublin City University. She’s a fan of reading/watching things that could never happen in real life, such as in fantasy and science fiction genres. And, yes, she and Jess are twins.
Nicole Wilson – Podcast Co-host
After a messy divorce from her first love—music—Nicole has been reunited with an old flame- writing. After completing her undergraduate degree in Creative Writing at Grand Valley State University, Nicole is a proud multi-genre writer whose debut young adult novel The Persian Door is now available for sale in both electronic and paperback formats. You can connect with her on Twitter and Tumblr!
Sarah Johnson – Podcast Co-host
Sarah is currently in Florida working hard for everyone’s favorite mouse at the Disney College Program. Not surprisingly she is a major Disney fangirl, in addition to being a very proud Hufflepuff.
Corey Brooks – Podcast Co-host and Blogger
Corey and is a Production Assistant at Dartmouth Journal Services in Vermont. She loves books, movies, family (the family she chooses as much as the one she was born with) and anything to do with cooking (as you will see from her Pintrest page). Her guilty pleasure is romance novels, but she loves all books. You can also follow me on Twitter!
Kristin Bergene – Blogger
Kristin works in various creative fields, and holds degrees in publishing, creative writing, art design, art history and english. At the moment, she is working as the Intern Advisor for Hartwick College. Kristin has also started her own young adult and new adult publishing boutique, River Ram Press. In her spare time she ghost writes books, kayaks, hikes, picks up a few novels, travels and pretends to have a green thumb. Follow her on Twitter!