First of all I must apologize to anyone who has been expecting me to update this blog regularly. I was keeping a pretty good pace until this last week or so, and then a break in Maine and a couple of rather difficult books (or, at least, ones that required more prep work than others) and suddenly I find it’s been somewhat over a week since I exposed myself on this site.
This has nothing whatsoever to do with the fact that the last blog contained a blatant advertisement for books from which I might profit. The fact that that blog was left in a prominent position for longer than any other was pure coincidence.
I’m so glad that is cleared up, now on to today’s business:
I recently heard that the librarian to whom I and several other narrators wished a happy birthday (including in our wishes all other librarians who had birthdays this year – just to be fair) was going to try to name all the narrators lined up behind me in the video (the one posted on July 27th from Maine). Now, she’s already having too much fun for a birthday girl, so I’m putting a stop to all that and naming them myself – just so we’re clear on who the guilty ones were. I shall also reveal the evil genius (!) who shouted a rather offensive comment to me as I was speaking (he can be heard in the video asking me to… no, why don’t you go listen to it yourself).
So here’s a picture taken at the time of filming:
And here are the names, from left to right (not including me, as I’m already making myself rather obvious – practicing my Broadway number):
Richard Ferrone, Ellen Grafton, Kymberly Dakin, Davina Porter, behind Davina (not quite visible in this photo) is Julia Whelan, Bill Dufris (aka the Mailman), Tavia Gilbert, Dion Graham, Hilary Huber, Grover Gardner, Ralph Cosham, Anne Flosnik and Wanda McCaddon.
The gentleman whose voice came down from above and insulted me (with friendly intentions I’m sure) was a man who knows a thing or two about audio drama: the Irascible Yuri Rasovsky – winner of two Peabody Awards, a Grammy Award, eight Audie Awards, two Corporation for Public Broadcasting Awards … I could go on (I said he was a genius).
That’s it for now – I have to get back to work.