Had so much fun tonight at the SAG Awards viewing party hosted by SAG-AFTRA. Congratulations to all the winners & nominees! Your work is an inspiration.
I so enjoyed narrating 1-2-3 Parenting with Heart by Thomas W. Phelan, PhD and Chris Webb, published by Tantor Media. This incredibly helpful and informative book is packed full of great tips and suggestions to help guide parents into creating a calm and godly household while using a proven three-step discipline to lovingly care for their children.
One of my favorite aspects of 1-2-3 Parenting with Heart are the parent / child scenarios used to illustrate the ideas contained within. One scenario, which still makes me smile, is when a six-year-old boy threatens to run away from home, packing a bag and walking out the front door. Five minutes later, this frustrated little boy returns to tell his parents that he can’t run away after all…because he’s not allowed to cross the street! A parenting win.
Wishing you a wonderful 2018 – may this new year be filled with much joy, laughter, good health and your deepest dreams coming true! As I look back on 2017, I am so grateful for the many memories, opportunities and experiences that this year brought. Here are a few of the highlights:
As an audiobook narrator, 2017 began with much excitement and the tremendous honor of receiving a 2017 Audie Award nomination in the Young Adult Category for The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough, published by Scholastic Audio and produced by Deyan Audio. The year continued at an exhilarating pace with the opportunity to form new relationships with publishers, such as Tantor Media, Brilliance Audio and Recorded Books, along with many wonderful new authors, where I had the joy of narrating a wide variety of fascinating titles.
As an actor, three films that I had the pleasure of working on were screened around the world! 96 Souls, a sci-fi feature directed by Stanley Jacobs, in which I play a sympathetic shelter processor, acquired worldwide distribution and began it’s nationwide theatrical release on May 26th beginning at the Laemmle Music Hall in Beverly Hills. Je Suis (i AM) a hard-hitting short film directed by Faith Strongheart made it’s theatrical debut this year at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival where it screened at the short film corner. Magdalene, a 1930s period piece film, directed by Rebecca Cremona, in which I play the lead and title character, screened in Malta this year at the Malta Film Expo!
On stage, I had the great joy of playing Regan in William Shakespeare’s King Lear directed by Tony Tanner at the T. U. Theatre. I was also thrilled to perform at UCLA this year as Phedre in Jean Racine’s Phedre directed by Dennis Gersten.
Farewell, 2017! It’s been an amazing year and one that I’m extremely thankful for.
Merry Christmas everyone! May your holiday be filled with laughter, love and peace!
I absolutely loved narrating Jody Hedlund’s stirring novel With You Always for Tantor Media, so I couldn’t be more delighted to see this wonderful review by USA Today Bestselling Author, Kristin Holt:
“The narrator, Susan Hanfield, captured the various accents (from Irish to German) both male and female, and delivered a stellar performance of this solemn, thought-provoking historical romance novel.”
Check out the full review, here!
Thrilled to be playing Phaedra next week at UCLA as we bring Jean Racine’s PHAEDRA to life! Sponsored by the UCLA Law Department and performed by members of the Interact Theatre Company we hope you can join us for a staged reading this coming Monday, Oct 23rd at 7:45pm!
The UCLA Law School Staged Reading Series was created in 1999 by UCLA Law Professor Emeritus Daniel Lowenstein. For the past 18 years, audiences have gathered to discuss, debate and enjoy the ethical and societal issues raised by a selection of well written, excellent plays, such as this one!
Please join us this coming Monday evening in LAW 1457. Admission is free!
Am I Enough? This is a question most of us, I’m sure, have asked ourselves at one time or another. I was deeply moved narrating Michele Cushatt’s book I am: A 60 Day Journey to Knowing Who You Are Because of Who He Is published by Tantor Media. Cushatt shares her incredibly difficult journey where she experienced this question first hand, on a variety of painful levels.
At the age of 39, Michele was diagnosed with squamous-cell carcinoma of the tongue, or in layman’s terms, tongue cancer. After enduring a painful surgery to remove a portion of her tongue, Michele’s doctors thought that the cancer had been caught early and she could move forward with her life. Unfortunately, three years later, this cancer returned – twice. The result was an operation that removed two thirds of Michele’s tongue. She would never look, speak or be the same person again. Thus began her transparent journey from who she once thought she was, to who she now has become. Am I enough…now? Through this 60 day devotional, Michele leads us through and answers that question with a resounding Yes! With God, Yes – Yes, I am.