This past month has been mostly filled with narrating, which is great! I recently joked with another narrator that not only do you learn the craft, you then have to learn how to *do* the work every day. Time management and endurance are key!
As you’ll read below, I have three books going right now (in various stages) and have continued to work with Shannon Parks. I’ll have a couple new demos to share soon, including science fiction and thriller!
We did venture outside for a recent trip to the San Diego Zoo. While it’s staggering how many people *can* attend at once, the crowds weren’t too crazy at all, and there was lots to see. The monkeys and chimps never disappoint!
Oh, and Paz turned 3—coinciding nicely with my 3 current projects—so he got a homemade (microwave!) “pup cake”. We’ve dove back into more training recently—it’s a never-ending process!
I’d love to hear what you’ve been up to and any other comments you have – leave a note below!
And now for a quick look at recent adventures…
Post-production: I wrapped narration on my grandfather’s novel ICY CAPE and we’re currently finalizing that project for release.
Currently narrating: On October 1st, I booked two different projects: the military romance/suspense novel FIRST SPOUSE OF THE UNITED STATES by J.R. Strayve Jr., and also a nonfiction book about writing by a very funny author—haven’t been given the “green light” to share that title, so it’ll be a secret for now. 15+ hours of narration to kick off the month is a great start to me!
Workshop: Coming up, I’ll be in attendance for Johnny Heller’s virtual narration “retreat” with a huge slew of wonderful folks: Jo Anna Perrin, Sean Pratt, Steven Jay Cohen, Simon Vance, Carol Monda, Paul Ruben, Paula Parker, Tom Dheere, Shannon Parks, Peter Berkrot, Scott Brick, Hillary Huber, Joel Leslie Froomkin, James Foster and lots of PUBLISHERS (bring on those books!)! Plenty of opportunities to learn, plus even a chance to work with one of the people there!
Radio play: Because of this wonderful Zoom world we’re in, I reconnected with a group of actors I knew when I lived in Chicago and am participating in their annual Halloween show as—yes, it’s perfect—the “Narrator” in “The Machine Stops”, an adaptation of the very prescient science fiction short story written in 1909 of how we will (or have!) become utterly dependent on machines! It’s like a very early precursor to The Matrix—I wouldn’t be surprised if this story was part of their source material!
Performance tips for authors: And next month, I’ll present an online workshop to the Maryland Writers Association on November 7th!
More ahead! Be well and keep in touch!
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