Podcasts. Voice-over actor. Narrator. Podcaster. Oooh, the latter sounds mystical, call me that! You’ll find this podcaster on a busy street corner, First and Main, holding up a sign: WILL READ FOR MONEY. Or food. Food’s good. Make that pepperoni pizza, extra cheese. NO anchovies, what’s wrong with you people???
I’ve won a lot of awards in public speaking. By a lot, I mean an embarrassing amount of a lot–picture one of those school trophy cases for the jocks, but then put my name on all of them. And then, picture a second one. To keep me humble, for ten years I donated my time conducting a free class one evening a week, designed to help people improve their public speaking and ability to communicate. Pitch, pace, and power…without fear, without fail, and without fumbling. There, you’ve learned everything you need to know, and you didn’t have to pay the price of admission. Which was free.
I’m a professional voice actor and have produced works for Hugo Award winners and bestselling authors like Mike Resnick, Jeff Wheeler, and Will McIntosh. I am podcast director at Future Science Fiction Digest and have narrated many episodes, including Lawrence Schoen’s “The Rule of Three,” that became a 2018 Nebula novelette finalist.
If you’ve got an audio project and you’ve read my sign, drop me a line, and yeah, that rhymed. Here’s a few samples to whet your appetite. Enjoy.
Two thousand readers from around the world voted in the Critters Readers Poll. My conquistador fantasy tale, “War Dog,” won Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Short Story of 2018. This story appeared in the Terra, Tara, Terror anthology October, 2018, by Third Flatiron Publishing. There’s a nice interview with me on their podcast page as well. (Click here for interview.)
This is my award-winning story from the international talent search, the Writers of the Future Contest. First appeared in Writers of the Future, Vol. 35. Reprinted in Future Science Fiction Digest, Issue 3. Winner of Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Short Story of 2019 in the Critters Awards. Let me read you a story about Dixie: a disabled girl on the Moon who cannot breathe on her own, and her robot life support dog that faces grave danger to protect her.
First appeared at Third Flatiron Publishing in their Strange Beasties anthology August 2017. Reprinted in their Best of 2017 anthology October 2017. This is the story that began it all, my first podcast narration! No cuts, no dubs, this is one perfect take, start to finish.
I had heard many great things about Mike Resnick. He was one of the judges that voted on my Writers of the Future Contest winner, and I so wanted to thank him in person. Alas, he fell ill that year and my chance to meet him never happened–Mike passed away. I made a proposal to my editor at Future Science Fiction Digest to do a tribute podcast of Mike Resnick’s stories published in our magazine.
I immediately got the green light.
Rest In Peace, Mike Resnick. Your legacy will always live on.
Hugo Award winner Will McIntosh’s tale of a life or death game! I created the graphic for this one.
Airships and moonbases and cats, oh my! Take a trip to the Moon. You’ll love the spunky old lady that fights to save her cats–especially Mr. White Whiskers!–from the starving mob. This podcast and story appeared in Future Science Fiction Digest, Issue 2.
What a sweet story of East meets West. A spring powered clockpunk adventure for all ages in Vancouver’s old Chinatown!
This story is an excellent example of Future Science Fiction Digest’s translations from international science fiction. It comes from the Netherlands and is a sample of ziltpunk. Never heard of it? Take a listen and explore a unique subgenre of science fiction pioneered by these authors! I’m using the Future SF issue cover for this one…it’s just gorgeous!
I’m podcast director at Future Science Fiction Digest (future-sf.com), bringing you the best in professional international science fiction. This story is proof! It was published in our debut issue in December, 2018. It became a Nebula novelette finalist. In his nomination acknowledgment, the author credited my podcast as helping him to achieve more exposure to a wider audience. Thanks, Lawrence!
Published by Gallery of Curiosities June 2018. This was a fun assignment–I made up many voices for Kelly’s great cast of characters, and these Taoist priests are very tricksy! Silkpunk!
Published by Gallery of Curiosities July 2018. This was an interesting assignment. The story is alternate history in the form of a wax cylinder, recording a confession by Thomas Edison to his wife. The editor asked me to mimic Edison’s speaking style by listening to his recordings. Check out the result. If you don’t have a wax cylinder player, one shall be provided.
A special edition developed for H.P. Lovecraft month. Gallery of Curiosities called me in for a special release for a Lovecraft convention. Don’t cry, there will be pie. And tentacled creatures, falling from the sky.
But wait! There’s more! These are a few of many. And some are currently under production. Bookmark this page, or better yet, subscribe to my blog, and you won’t miss a one!
Thanks for listening!