Narrator Update – Karen White
2015 was the year of series new and old for me! Besides continuing to narrate books from old favorites like Julie James (AudioFile Magazine Best Voices 2015), Jill Shalvis (Audie Finalist 2015) and Emilie Richards, I added a new series from Jill, the Cedar Ridge series. And following up on the success of Rebecca Zanetti’s Sin Brothers series, I recorded her entire Dark Protectors series (7 full length plus 3 novellas) in just three months!
In the mystery genre, I recorded the Andy Brazil series by Patricia Cornwell (very quirky and surprisingly funny) and the Books by the Bay series by Ellery Adams (set in a fictional coastal NC town near me) as well as added to the Booktown series by Lorna Barrett (classic cozy).
I just totaled them up and I think I worked on about 45 books this year, so very thankful for all that work, including some fascinating non-fiction like Unfinished Business by Anne-Marie Slaughter and The Burma Spring by Rena Pederson. And I love that I ended the year with a very useful book on vitamins and minerals called Fortify Your Life by integrative medicine expert Tierona Low Dog and am starting the year with the title that needs no explanation: Live Happy by the editorial staff at the magazine of the same name.
Finally, I took a little time off at the end of the year to start a writing project that I’m very excited about. I’m collaborating with an old theatre buddy and hope to have more news on that later this year.
Thanks to you April, for all you do to shine the light on the craft of narration, and thanks to all the listeners out there who make this work possible.