Narrator Update – Pamela Almand
My year has been crazy…started off wonderfully and fast, with a few more audiobooks and a LOT of commercials, eLearning narrations, infomercials, etc. on the voiceover side of the business. My new clients this year include the United Nations, Publix Supermarkets, Genie Bra’s CamiLeggings infomercials, more phone messaging system recordings for The Hotels and Casinos of Monte Carlo, La Costa Resort and Spa, and various hospitals, banks, manufacturers, and universities all over the country as well as the usual political ads this time of year!
I also had the privilege of studying under the coaching of some amazing narrators and talents including Patrick Fraley, Johnny Heller, Carol Monda, Paul Ruben. And Marc Cashman. Hope your listeners can hear some results in my recent audiobooks!
This summer was filled, not exactly happily, with numerous trips back and forth from Florida to Colorado, where we got my folks moved from the ranch lands of northeast Colorado where my Dad had spent most of his 86 years of life and my south Georgia-born-and-raised Mom about 60 years of hers- to a condo in Denver in a senior community. During the moving process, 83-year-old Mom had to have a 7 ½ hour spine surgery and was in the hospital for over 3 weeks! She had 3 fusions, bone spurs cut from her esophagus and larynx and had to wear a neck brace for about 4 months. And was told that her daughters should have MRIs done as her condition (called, in laymen’s terms, “crumbling spine syndrome”) is hereditary, most common in females!
So I ended up with a single spinal fusion and disk replacement in November! Mine was basically a non-event except that I, too, am wearing this !!!???**!!** neck collar and can‘t record very well with it on (so I’ve been cheating and not wearing it when I record…life just can’t stop, can it?) I get it off , hopefully! And have been covering it with sequins for holiday parties (see photo!)
BUT, I’ve wrapped a few new books and starting on a new series by C. Hope Clark, Murder on Edisto, the Edisto Island Mystery series. The books out recently include Peak Season, by Jeffrey Widmer, the first of a series featuring ex-cop Candace (CW) McCall; Come To Me Alive, a contemporary Christian romance by Leah Atwood; Of Angels and Few Lies, contemporary poetry (new genre for me!) by Raminder Bajwa; and just out before Christmas a non-fiction, wonderfully-moving story of a couple who walked the 800-kilometer Way of St. James, the Camino de Santiago. It’s called In Movement There Is Peace. The movie “The Way” with Martin Sheen was filmed on and about this thousand-year-old pilgrimage through the Pyrenees Mountains between Spain and France.
And I’m happy to offer a giveaway of each of these books if your readers are interested! And Edisto should be released the end of January, so I’ll throw that one in, too!