How has your summer been so far? Not exactly what we were expecting this year, I know.
For a break, I went on a short road trip for my first visit to Big Bear Lake, getting in some much-needed (socially-distanced) hiking! In fact, on one of the trails there was no one around for miles!
In addition to everything below, I’ve been working on a couple new FICTION demos for the website and will share those soon.
I’d love to hear what you’ve been up to and any other comments you have – leave a note below!
Here’s a quick look at recent adventures:
Apple Book’s MUST LISTEN: one of my recent narrations, How We Change by Ross Ellenhorn, was among only 19 audiobooks selected in May by Apple for this distinction, alongside veteran narrators Bahni Turpin and Scott Brick, plus Danny DeVito, 50 Cent, and more! “The Coronavirus pandemic has revealed a very big secret we’ve been keeping from ourselves and each other: We can be remarkably agile in the face of change.”
Audiobook release: Hippies: A Kent State Love Story by Peter Jedick: “Kent State University, the 1969-70 school year. Senior Matt Kubik is having a groovy time sharing an off-campus duplex with three quirky guys and four far out hippie chicks. His main goals are to find true love and avoid the Vietnam War. That is, until the anti-Vietnam War protests spin out of control. The rest is history.”
Finished narrating Haboob Wind by Tommy Anderson, a military suspense/thriller. “In 2021, there’s a long-planned terrorist attack within the U.S. by thousands of sleeper cell members who camouflage themselves into the fabric of American society as patriots working in trusted positions in the government, law enforcement, FBI and CIA.”
Scheduled to teach an online class this Saturday, July 11th: Double Your Audience with Audiobooks and Ace Your Next Public (or Livestream!) Reading with San Diego Writers Ink!
My nonfiction coach, Sean Pratt, now has an Earphone Award and Oprah’s Book Club bragging rights for his narration of Hidden Valley Road by Robert Kolker. “The heartrending story of a midcentury American family with 12 children, six of them diagnosed with schizophrenia, that became science’s great hope in the quest to understand the disease.” (This is now on *my* “Must Listen” list!) And yes, I’m sure everyone involved with this book has already heard ALL your Hidden Valley Ranch jokes! I’ve made a few myself! 😂
More ahead! Be well and keep in touch!