While the weather remains predictably unpredictable, I'm thankfulmy recording booth is cozy and the work is steady! Each morning I getto start the day by narrating a variety of fascinating news articles from science or lifestyle, to tech or transport. It's a great way to expand my knowledge and warm my chops up for audiobook recording!
I have several books lined up, but no soundbites to share... yet. Stay tuned! But you can hear me chat in an interview with Val...
What an honor to be interviewed by Squackyvoice herself, Val Kelly, on her "Live with Squacky" YouTube channel! We chatted about challenges and goals, training, social media, being a British voice in the States, and a bit of all sorts voiceover. If you could ask me a question, what would it be?
Go ahead... I promise I'll answer!
Interview here: https://youtu.be/EM2CNWz5LmA
Frances Donaldson: A Woman's War
by Rose Deakin
What makes a 1930's society girl become a farmer? The Second World War.
Told through the real correspondence between Frances and her husband, these letters inspire determination and endeavour in everyone. With her soldier husband, Jack, away fighting the war and with 2 young children to care for, Frankie bought a farm and determined to live off it. Could an emotionally fragile young mother survive the ordeal?
I also squeezed in a trip to Texas to check out a college with my daughter, and the flight gave me some quality audiobook listening time. I usually listen while I get ready for the day, drive, or bake up treats in the kitchen. When do you sneak in your audiobook time?
Whenever it is, Happy Listening!
Well, 2019 came in while I was sick and I felt like I had a false start there for a while. But soon enough I was back in the swing of things, and we're for sure up and running now! Here's what the new year's brought so far.
Help! I'm a Manager - headed to retail
Officially in limbo as I type - look out for this one on Audible, Amazon and iTunes, especially if you're newly promoted, or are aiming to be!
You’ve spent years training to be an expert in your field. Years hunched over books and articles, writing essays late into the night on the science and art of your chosen profession. Through hard work and determination, alongside lots of experience, you’ve now become pretty good at it. So good in fact, that you have been asked to stop doing it all the time. You’ve been asked to manage a team.
Now, you’ve got to assess people, develop them, write their appraisals and help them to help you, and the business you work for, deliver results.
This is the book that will get you there fast.
By Sue Willcock. Publisher: Chaseville Press
WOVO's mission is to inform and educate members of the voiceover community and other business professionals about best practices, standards for ethical conduct and professional expertise as it relates to the voiceover industry. I'm honored to align myself with them and become a Professional Member!
Audio Books for Dyslexia & Learning Disabilities
What a joy to finish my first audiobook for Learning Ally, "The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle". A leading nonprofit education solutions organization that transforms the lives of struggling learners by delivering proven solutions that help students reach their potential. And you don't need to be an audiobook narrator to help! Find out more, and discover ways you can help at learningally.org They are an absolute pleasure to work with.
And... I have a new On Hold/Telephony demo! Take a listen and see if your phone system could use a fresh new voice!
Next up in the recording booth is this enigmatic narrative by Anna Cookson, published by Pegasus Elliot Mackenzie Publishers. Follow me on social media for more on this challenging story which brings Ancient Egyptian themes to future dystopian London!
Just look at that beautiful cover!
And as we look ahead to crushing our goals this year, stay the course, encourage others along the way, and enjoy the journey!
What a year! I'm not going to recap every struggle overcome, and milestone achieved... it's not one of "those" blog posts! Suffice to say I'm definitely looking back in joy and thankfulness, and forward with anticipation! AND I have some fun offerings for you.
New Adaptation of Dickens' A Christmas Carol! Get the hot chocolate and curl up by the fire, or at least snuggle down somewhere comfy and warm, and get transported back in time with this Studio Severn full cast radio theatre production... and you may just notice a familiar voice!
Audio drama is just so much fun to do, I really love to get into character!
Would you like the chance to LISTEN FOR FREE? I have just a few codes left for you to get this book free from Audible US or UK... so be sure to let me know soon!
I was honored to be part of the Pitch to Screen Festival team 2018 and help present! The Pitch to Screen Festival celebrates the creation and advancement of innovative cinematic works from celebrated filmmakers as well as emerging talent and proudly embraces the passion, vision and creative spirit of these talented artists. We are dedicated to showcasing the best in world cinema and supporting the next generation of filmmakers. I was thrilled I even made it into the ‘Pitch to Screen’ teaser video! See an iddy biddy clip of me in action here. For more information please visit: www.pitchtoscreen.com
What a pleasure to be Spotlighted in Prince William Living Magazine! Want to know more? Click to read full article...
I'll be stepping away from my booth between Christmas and New Year's Eve and spending some much needed quality time with family. Christmas is a very special holiday for me, and whatever you celebrate I hope you'll have a special time with family and friends this holiday season.
Merry Happy Everything!
I was honored to be part of the Pitch to Screen Festival team 2018 and help present! The Pitch to Screen Festival celebrates the creation and advancement of innovative cinematic works from celebrated filmmakers as well as emerging talent and proudly embraces the passion, vision and creative spirit of these talented artists. We are dedicated to showcasing the best in world cinema and supporting the next generation of filmmakers.
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Festival Team | 2018
Show Producer and Director
Red Carpet Host
REBEKAH HART FRANKLIN
AFI Silver Theatre Team
It's been a beautiful autumn here in Northern Virginia, the summer rains finally giving way to clear, crisp skies. November of course brought a refocus on Thanksgiving and the joy to be had in the everyday as well as the occasional. In keeping with the theme of change... here's a thing... a blog post from me! Something I certainly didn't think I'd be doing, but I think this is going to be fun! Here's a few highlights from my busy month:
Coming Soon! A sweet romance brought together by coffee and a flower show pageant, with a few thorny patches along the way! Battle of the Flowers will be available on audio soon!
Here's to continued success as we finish the year strong!