HAUNTED HOTEL: THE X

I voiced another awesome scary-cool game for Elephant Games, Haunted Hotel: The X. Get it at Big Fish Games.

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OLIVIA TURNER’S AMAZING AMAZON ADVENTURE

I have an amazing, thrilling new adventure of an audiobook up on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes: Olivia Turner’s Amazing Amazon Adventure, written by the talented Mr. William Graham. It’s a wild ride!

Here’s the info:

Fourteen-year-old Olivia Turner faces the greatest challenge of her life in the Amazon rain forest. After becoming separated from her classmates on a school trip to Ecuador, Olivia finds herself lost in the jungle. She has to combat ants, mosquitoes, snakes and dangerous native tribes as she tries to escape. Olivia shows her relentless spirit and determination to survive in this tale that sizzles with heart-pounding action and adventure.

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STAGE KISS

I have a cute new teen romance audiobook up on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes: Stage Kiss (Mountain Creek Drive Book 1), written by M.F. Lorson, published by Jennifer Costley.

Here’s the info:

Homecoming court nominee, Erin Armstrong, has it all… the best friends, the best boyfriend and lead in the school play. But when she catches her bestie and her boyfriend holding hands behind the porta-potty, her status as Rosemark High’s It girl takes a nosedive.

Determined to win the crown and earn back her social status, Erin enlists the help of quirky theatre kid, Peter Hunt. Together the two craft a plan to ensure Erin’s victory. That is, if the two can keep their growing attraction from sabotaging the project.

A throwback to the early 2000’s, Stage Kiss will have you longing for the days when being brave meant sending an AOL instant message to your crush. Back when Friday nights were made for football games and sleepovers with the friends you’d do anything for.

Get the first installment in the Mountain Creek Drive series today!

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THE COMING FUTURE

I have an exciting new science-fiction for kids audiobook up on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes: The Coming Future, written by Glenn D. Turner and Angel Torres, published by Clean Reads.

Here’s the info:

Living in a crystal city on a flat world, Aalok Collins is an ordinary boy living in an extraordinary place. But Aalok fears that he is a little too ordinary.

All Aalok cares about, besides playing domeball, and, much to his surprise, girls, is his final exam which will determine whether or not he can move on to the Academy next year, or whether he is forced into slavery or exile. But as he waits on nature to develop within him the powers, or anima that all in his clan possess, he is haunted by dreams of an imminent tragedy.

As he begins exploring the meaning of his dreams, Aalok encounters a plot to take control of an ancient artifact which could change the base of power in the city of Sherendot, and possibly throughout the ‘owr clan.

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THE KITTY WITH THE ITTY-BITTY TAIL

I have an adorable new audiobook available on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes: The Kitty with the Itty-Bitty Tail, written by Sandra Biersdorfer, published by Who Chains You Books.

Here’s the info:

“Look who’s coming down the hall! It’s Stubby Nubby, her tail so small!”

Most of us have experienced being made fun of or called names that hurt our feelings. Meet Ethel Kitty who doesn’t like being called names – like “Stubby Nubby” – just because she has a smaller tail than the other cats at school. Listen to this tale of tails as the new cat in town helps Ethel realize she is special despite her “shortcomings” and teaches her how to stand up to bullies.

In its third edition, author Sandra Biersdorfer adds playful song lyrics and talks about the real Ethel who inspired the tale. Perfect for ages seven and up, The Kitty with the Itty-Bitty Tail will delight listeners big and small, and fit flawlessly into school humane education and bullying programs.

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TIDAL WAVE GIRLS

I’m the narrator for this super cool short film Tidal Wave Girls. Go girls!

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MINIATURE FAIRY GARDENING 2.0

I have an adorably-fun new audiobook up on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes: Miniature Fairy Gardening 2.0: A Quick Step-by-Step Guide on How to Make Your Own Fun Miniature Fairy Gardens (written by Casey Anderson, published by HowExpert Press). Here’s the info:

Have you ever seen those adorable containers with the tiny houses, small plants, and little fairy creatures? Those are called fairy gardens! They are super fun to make! If you liked the idea and look of them but always felt like it was too complicated or creative for you to do yourself, then you should listen to this audiobook. It’s a handy guide to get yourself in the mindset for fairy gardening that’s also full of tips about how to create them! You don’t have to be super artsy, crafty, or have a green thumb to make a fairy garden! The most important quality to have is imagination and a desire for fun!

You will learn and be able to:

  • Some of the best places to buy/find fairy garden items
  • Imagination stimulation
  • Popular plants for fairy gardens
  • Ideas and materials for creating your own pieces
  • Step-by-step instructions for making certain fairy items
  • How to turn everyday objects into magical fairy pieces
  • Tips for choosing pots and locations
  • Layout out ideas
  • Show off your new fairy garden
  • And much more!
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MEEGENIUS BOOKS

Narrated some awesome audio books for MeeGenius: Willow, The Little Green Pea, My Big Brother, Goodnight Baby Bear, Don’t Forget Your Manners, and Where to Sleep.

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IN DEFENSE OF DAYDREAMING

Why does daydreaming get such a bad rap?

You’re daydreaming, developing a simple method for time travel and solving all the mysteries of the world. Then all of a sudden, people start calling you names like “space cadet” and “slacker,” and saying daydreaming is a total waste of time.

“Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.”
Edgar Allan Poe, Eleonora
I don’t understand why these people think that, so I’m writing this post today in defense of daydreaming. It’s NOT a waste of time. I think it’s a brilliant use of time.

“Everything starts as somebody’s daydream.”
Larry Niven
When you’re daydreaming, your brain stops focusing on what you’re doing. Your mind wanders. It gives your brain a chance to throw ideas at you to see what sticks. Maybe it’s ideas for resolving a problem you’re having in life… or ideas for an awesome story.

“A daydream is a meal at which images are eaten. Some of us are gourmets, some gourmands, and a good many take their images precooked out of a can and swallow them down whole, absent-mindedly and with little relish.”
W.H. Auden
Most of my best ideas have come from daydreaming, but it isn’t just for people seeking inspiration. It’s for everyone!

“You get ideas from daydreaming. You get ideas from being bored. You get ideas all the time. The only difference between writers and other people is we notice when we’re doing it.”
Neil Gaiman
So my advice is to ignore that “space cadet” and “slacker” name-calling and get to daydreaming!

“All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake up in the day to find it was vanity, but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.”T.E. Lawrence, Seven Pillars of Wisdom
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VOICEOVER SCRIPT TIP: DATES

How do you read the date 01/20/2018 aloud?

Did you read it as one, twenty, twenty-eighteen

OR…

Did you read it as January 20th, twenty-eighteen?

How about January 20th, two-thousand and eighteen?

Zero one, two zero, two zero one eight?

Or one, twenty, two-thousand eighteen?

To get the date read exactly how you want it in your voice over recording, write how you’d like it said in your script. That way you’ll never have to worry about needing a re-record simply because your voice over actor didn’t say the date the way you prefer.

More script tips later!


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