A quick look at recent adventures…
JUST FINISHED: LIFE PROFITABILITY by Adii Pienaar, founder of Cogsy, Conversio, and WooCommerce/WooThemes. A great read, this book helps you run a business that yields both financial profits and LIFE profits! It’s all too easy to just work, work, work – thinking you’ll enjoy life later once you’re “successful”, but does that ever happen? This project is produced by Deyan Audio.
ALSO WRAPPED: a full-cast “business parable” for Findaway/Audioworks, it shares how to build a successful online course from scratch, using the story of a single entrepreneur looking to find her way. You’ll hear me as the “narrator” along with an online business coach and a retired massage therapist. Looking forward to sharing more about this one!
CURRENTLY NARRATING: TWO MILLION STEPS by Tommy Anderson, a historical novel that involves the 25th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment and General Sherman’s March to the Sea in 1864. The main character is based on the author’s great-great grandfather, a private in Company A of this regiment!
NEXT WORKSHOP: I’m excited to be a featured speaker (only 15 total) at the Nonfiction Writers Conference, May 5-7, 2021. Ready to sell more books? Join us! You’ll also hear from best-selling authors Martha Beck (The Way of Integrity) and don Miguel Ruiz (The Four Agreements)! I’ll be chatting about strategic ways to market all formats of your book using audio and video! (I’ll also be at the Audio Publishers Conference that same week!)
NEW WEBSITE: In a bit of cross-business promotion, I did just work with award-winning narrator SIMON VANCE on creating *his* new site! It was a wonderfully, collaborative project and I’m quite proud of the result. It was both thrilling and humbling—I mean, the guy has 17 Audie Awards, 72 Earphone Awards, is a Golden Voice and part of the Audible Hall of Fame, and on and on…. Fun to work alongside someone at such a different point (read: way ahead!) on the narration journey. All the more enjoyable since I had already interviewed Simon all about his life and career.
AUDIOBOOK RECOMMENDATION: NOTHING TO SEE HERE by Kevin Wilson. Award-winning narrator Marin Ireland (from Amazon’s Sneaky Pete and numerous appearances on Broadway) does a fantastic job of bringing all these characters to life, all with her usual wit and wryness. I had no idea the premise and actually laughed upon discovering the “twist” while listening. Really enjoyed this one, and a great example for fellow narrators. Hope you check it out!
I’d love to hear what you’ve been up to and any other comments you have – leave a note below!
More ahead! Be well and keep in touch!