I couldn’t be more excited to celebrate the audiobook release of YEARS by LaVyrle Spencer, published by Tantor Audio. I absolutely love Spencer’s writing and her deep, rich characters moved me from laughter to tears on more than one occasion.
Set in 1918, amidst the beautiful and sometimes harrowing landscape of North Dakota, Spencer offers us an evocative glimpse into this time period and the people that called Alamo, North Dakota their home.
YEARS centers on a young feisty schoolteacher who won’t give up on her dream to educate, no matter the hardships she comes against, and the man she unwittingly falls in love with. A man who has long given up on love and instead pours his heart into the land he works, day in and day out. A push and pull begins to happen between these two spirited characters, as they fight against a love that will not be quieted …
YEARS is now available on Audible and at Amazon.com
Had the best time last week filming at Intel Studios in their awesome volumetric dome. Equipped with 100+ cameras, Intel’s dome is the largest in the world and has the capability of capturing scenes in 360 degrees. This project is truly a special one and I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of it!
I will share more as soon as I can… #staytuned #IntelStudios
Tools for Teaching, Second Edition released on Audio this past week! I so enjoyed narrating this informative and comprehensive work, written by Barbara Gross Davis and published by the awesome team at Tantor Media.
I have always loved being in a classroom setting, and so many of my favorite courses over the years, truly had to do with how the instructor communicated with his/her students as they got the information across to us in an interesting and accessible way. With our current fast-paced society and vastly emerging technology now affecting our educational environments, it is more important than ever to incorporate new methods and tools in a way that quickly connects and engages students with the material at hand.
In Davis’ long awaited update to her best selling book, Tools for Teaching, 2nd Edition provides a detailed road map to successfully integrate your coursework in a way that will not only engage students, but also encourage them to participate in the classroom experience.
Davis’ methods are designed to improve the teaching methods from beginning through senior faculty members.
Tools for Teaching, 2nd edition is now available on audio at Audible or at Amazon.com.
Releasing today on Audio! Ecopiety: Green Media and the Dilemma of Environmental Virtue written by Sarah McFarland Taylor and published by the wonderful team at Tantor Audio!
“It’s 3:23 in the morning and I’m awake…” Ecopiety begins with a prophetic excerpt from spoken-word poet and filmmaker Drew Dellinger’s poem Hieroglyphic Stairway. In the poem, he describes waking up in the middle of the night haunted by his great grandchildren’s questions…. They want to know of him, “Surely you did something as the seasons started failing? As the mammals, reptiles, and birds were all dying?” The children press deeper demanding, “Did you fill the streets with protest when democracy was stolen?” “Their final question hangs heavy in the air as a haunting refrain of accusation: “What did you do once you knew?”
What will we do? What can we do? Ecopiety opens our eyes to this question, propelling us to action by holding a mirror up to this very real problem that we all share – the fate of Earth and our role in its future.
By examining the intersections of environmental sensibilities, contemporary expressions of piety, while skillfully incorporating examples from American popular culture through the likes of the eco-pious Christian Grey of Fifty Shades of Grey and the socially conscious vegetarian vampires in True Blood, Taylor shows us how to move from mere environmental ideals into significant response.
Now available on Audible and Amazon.com!
From authors Lee French and Jeffrey Cook comes a new action-packed series you don’t want to miss – DRAGONCALLER – Stardrifter, Book One!
So excited to have co-narrated this awesome book, opposite the talented Judy Young. Published by the amazing team at Skyboat Media, with fabulous direction by Cassandra De Cuir and Claire Bloom Benedek, talking to dragons was never so much fun.
Throw in a little romance, some pirates and a few aliens all while trying to save humanity and hey it makes for a pretty good day!
Want to get your dragon fix? Stop on over at Audible and Amazon.com.
DRAGONCALLER is now available!
Hello San Jose! Thrilled to learn that N.I. (Neo Intelligence) will be part of the official selection at the San Jose International Short Film Festival!
I had so much fun playing THE VOICE in this chilling short film directed by VFX Emmy nominated and award winning director, Sallyanne Massimini. The film stars Giorgia Whigham and David Meza and explores the idea of a new, more advanced form of Artificial Intelligence – one that could easily be assimilated into our modern day society. One that moves beyond previous barriers to achieve the ultimate prize – the full integration of human emotions… This new form of intelligence … is called N.I.
Screening schedule to be announced in early September so stay tuned!
If you’d like to learn more about N.I., or to check out the film, please stop by our website at nishortfilm.com.
Excited to celebrate the audiobook release of Empty Nest, Full Life: Discovering God’s Best for Your Next written by Jill Savage and published by Christianaudio!
I so enjoyed narrating this helpful, informative packed book. Savage writes with such heart, and includes many tips, ideas and suggestions for parents who are either about to become empty nesters or who already are!
She skillfully reminds us that while this new season can feel daunting at first, it can also be one that is more wonderful than we can imagine and encourages us to reach out and grab hold of the new adventures in front of us.
Now available on Audible and at Amazon.com.
A highlight from last month in beautiful New York was having the opportunity to see two fantastic productions playing on Broadway!
First – Shakespeare’s King Lear directed by Sam Gold – What an honor to see the legendary, Glenda Jackson, in the title role! I have followed Jackson’s brilliant career for as long as I can remember, so this was such a special treat to see her incredible performance as Lear opposite the extraordinary, Ruth Wilson. If you’re familiar with Shakespeare’s King Lear, you will no doubt remember the significant storm scene in Act Three, Scene One. Funny enough, on the way to the Cort Theatre this particular night, I was literally caught in a heavy downpour with flash flood warnings! My Lyft driver was trying not to panic as he was getting numerous alerts as to the impending flash floods. He confidently yelled back to me while en route – “Don’t worry – I know we’re in a storm but I’ll get you to the theatre on time!” I couldn’t help but smile as I thought to myself – well this really is the perfect weather in which to see King Lear. This show has now closed, however the wonderful memory of this evening and production, will definitely live on.
The second production I saw whilst in New York was HADESTOWN. I can’t even begin to express how much this show captivated my heart. From the stellar cast, to the incredible set, to the music to the staging – HADESTOWN truly took my breath away. Directed by Rachel Chavkin with Music, Lyrics and Book by Anaïs Mitchell, I remember being not even half way through the First Act, thinking – “Oh my gosh! I wish I had another night to see this show again.” Winner of 8 Tony awards (including Best Musical!) with 14 nominations – Hadestown tells a version of the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, where Orpheus goes to the underworld to rescue his fiancée Eurydice. Hades is played brilliantly by Patrick Page! Do go see Hadestown at the William Kerr Theatre if you’re in New York or are planning to visit. You’ll be so glad you did!
Until next time, New York…
A mother-ship is on the edge of the Earth’s solar system….aliens are prepared to take our home …will our corporations and warring nations be able to come together in time to save the planet?
It is Volume Two and we are in the middle of the Second Formic War! This alien invasion is the one that ultimately leads to Ender Wiggin’s victory in the highly acclaimed science fiction novel, Ender’s Game.
The time is now. THE HIVE is out – go get your copy! Available on Audio and across all platforms.
Written by the talented writing team of Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston, produced by the awesome folks at Skyboat Media, THE HIVE is published by Macmillan Audio! Working alongside a phenomenal cast, I had so much fun reprising my role as nun/biochemsit Wila Saowaluk in this fast-paced, gripping science fiction prequel, THE HIVE.
THE HIVE is now available at Audible.com and on Amazon.