Feb
20

A Tribute to Audio Engineers

Audio engineers are some of my favorite people.   They tend to be pretty mellow, which makes them a blessedly steady presence in the studio and a good counterpoint to my, um, effervescent emotions. They’re always ready with a comeback to any line I quote from Star Trek, Firesign Theatre, Firefly, or Monty Python.  I am in… Continue reading »

Nov
27

My Thanksgiving Adventure

It’s been a busy month for me work-wise, for which I am grateful.  Holiday advertising is in full swing, which means voiceovers — for which I am also grateful.  And I just finished narrating one book and am starting into another* — again, grateful! But I was sure looking forward to a day off at… Continue reading »

Oct
11

The Magic of the Studio

One of the most enjoyable voiceovers I ever did was an online calculus course for Cengage Learning.  I spent maybe 60 hours recording things like: At the time I was doing this job, my father was very ill, and my siblings and I were sharing the care of him.  I’d go into each session and… Continue reading »

Jul
02

Amish Romance: Behind the Mic

I’m expecting the script to arrive soon for The Survivor, the third in Shelley Shepard Gray’s “Families of Honor” series, which I’ve been recording for Blackstone Audio.  (The second in the series, The Protector, was just released.) This series was my first exposure to the Amish sub-genre of the Christian sub-genre of the Romance genre, and I… Continue reading »

Feb
01

Audiofile Interview: Hillary Huber

I recommend this Audiofile interview — Hillary is articulate and thoughtful as she talks about the craft of audiobook performance.

Dec
04

A Meditation on Marketing

I’m brave in many things in life, but marketing hasn’t always been one of them.  I’m more like the role I played when I was an extra in Animal House: an Emily Dickinson College student. (How did they know to cast me for that??)  I’m the girl who, if she goes to parties at all, hangs out… Continue reading »