What does it mean to be a Versatile, Resonant Storyteller?
Versatile – From my ability to pick up all kinds of different accents (I can list off 15 I’ve done without having to think deeply), to the genres I’ve narrated (13 according to the last time I checked on Audible), to my diversity of character ages, gender, race, species and size (ranging from a freshly hatched tiny sassy female fairy dragon, to an ancient immortal demon overlord), my versatility speaks for itself.
Resonant – Resonance can mean a couple of things, and both are important in my narration: First and most obvious is the musical and sonorous characteristics of my voice (heck - I’ve sung in probably a fifth of my books). Second and I think more important is the idea that a story or message needs to resonate with the narrator and listener – becoming a 3 way partnership between author, narrator and the imagination of the listener. And finally –
Storyteller - People may call my job anywhere from “reader” to “voice actor,” but for me it's all about Storytelling. Whether something is nonfiction self-help, or epic fantasy, there’s an element of Storytelling to it. I come from generations of Storytellers. After years of reading to my kids every night, I realized Storyteller was my true calling. Getting behind the mic, I'm stepping into my father’s shoes and his mother’s before that.
But listen for yourself. Close your eyes and see where our imaginations take us together.