Life of a voiceover
Before you retrain as a teacher, have you thought about Audiobook Narration?
Ten Steps for Actors to Become Audiobook Narrators “Why don’t you train as a teacher? Then you’ll always have a back-up…” the plaintive, protective cry of every parent who ever had a child who wanted to become an actor, as they imagine their cherished child starving in an unheated, filthy flat or worse, drinking their…Read More
How I won an Earphones Award for Exceptional Audiobook Narration
In the middle of August in this exceptionally odd year of 2020 I was winding down, ready for a holiday I had barely dared to believe could happen, when I received an email telling me I had won an Earphones award from AudioFile Magazine for my part in the narration of “Lost Girls of Devon.”…Read More
My Life as an Audiobook Narrator
I sit in a padded box talking to myself in many different voices. Some call it madness, I call it a job. In 2013 I graduated from Drama School as a 40 year old mother of two, desperately wanting to make a new life for myself as an actor and writer, hopefully reaching the holy…Read More
Christmas: Love it or loathe it?
Childhood Christmas Like many I have nostalgic memories of Christmas as a child. I remember it as a time of magic, twinkly lights and fun. I loved being with my mother as she went through the family Christmas rituals. Early December was the tree ritual, where the lights were taken out of the boxes and…Read More
How Did I Book a TEDx Talk?
Stepping into Your Story I am giving a TEDx talk on November 16th at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (RCSSD) about creativity and its transformational powers. I am not going to tell you here about the contents of the talk, but how it came about. What’s a TEDx? When I tell someone I…Read More