Randye Kaye is the author of Ben Behind His Voices: One Family’s Journey from the Chaos of Schizophrenia to Hope (Rowman & Littlefield, 2011), and Happier Made Simple: Choose Your Words. Change Your Life. (2022)

She's also an audiobook narrator with over 175 titles on Audible (so far).

Randye wrote Happier Made Simple in response to readers of her first book, who always seemed to ask her: “How do you stay so positive?"

Randye's hope for that first book, a memoir of schizophrenia (in her son) and motherhood, is that it will help share the honest experience of families, increase respect and understanding for those with mental illness, reduce stigma, and offer resources as well as hope. Publishers' Weekly calls it a "must-read." Library Journal recommends it as "an illuminating portrait...and a darn good read for memoir fans." NAMI Advocate praised it as a "captivating family drama."

Randye also voiced the audiobook, recently reissued with updates, which was called “among the best of the best” and was nominated for a 2011 "Listen Up Award" by Publishers Weekly, alongside John Lithgow and Jane Lynch in the “read by author” category.

Randye's a noted radio broadcaster (formerly STAR 99.9, now with NPR affiliate WSHU), stage actress and voice talent.

Please visit http://randyekaye.com or http://benbehindhisvoices.com (less)

Other Works

Awards and Recognition

  • Publishers' Weekly Listen Up! Award nominee (read by author category)