Tammy Faxel, publisher at Midwest Tape's Dreamscape Media, passed away unexpectedly on March 30. She was 55. Her death was not Covid-19 related.
Faxel joined Dreamscape in July of 2014 as director of business development, and quickly rose to the publisher position, leading the company into an era of growth, innovation, and recognition. As publisher, Faxel led Dreamscape to numerous award wins and accolades for high quality audio productions, including over 50 AudioFile Earphone Awards and several Audie Award nominations, culminating in the company’s first Audie Award win in 2018.
In addition to growing the company’s audiobook publishing program to over 900 titles annually, Faxel led Dreamscape’s expansion into iconographic video, as well as film distribution.
Faxel began her publishing career over 35 years ago, alongside her mother, at Tyndale House Publishers. Before moving to Dreamscape Faxel held leadership positions at IBS‐STL GLOBAL, Oasis Audio, and Amazon Publishing.
"Known for her dedication, mentorship and passion, her colleagues will remember Tammy as a dynamic leader who was supportive, thoughtful, kind and an inspiration to all who were privileged to work with her," reads a statement from Midwest Tape. "She was a beloved friend, trusted confidant and deeply devoted mother and wife. We will all miss her greatly."
Faxel is survived by her husband, Keith Faxel, her two daughters, Melanie Pattison and Megan Faxel.