Professional Voice Talent, Amateur Actor and Knitter


So the new housemates have two dogs. Their own is a beagle, a little less than a year old. He’s a sweet little guy. The other dog they’re fostering for the landlady, whose daughter wanted a largish dog, but they don’t have room for it where they’re living on campus. She’s a husky mix, and she’s very sweet with people, and gets along with most dogs, but wouldn’t you know it, the one dog she hated on sight was my poor Lucy! (we think it’s a dominant females thing) 🙁

Finished another two books recently. One for Iambik called Getting Sassy by D. C. Brod. It’s for their new Crime collection, which they’re supposed to be releasing any day now. It was lots of fun to read. It’s a sort of mix of crime, thriller and comedy. The other book I just finished was a critical edition of Mansfield Park for Ignatius Press. It’s the full text of MP plus an additional ten or twelve sections of modern criticisms, and some contemporary opinions that Jane Austen collected of the novel.

Up next I’m starting a children’s series for Iambik called The Chronicles of Valonia by Katie Paterson. They’re Arthurian legend, which I’ve been partial to since I took a lit class in college that covered everything from Mallory’s Mort D’Arthur through Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Mists of Avalon. Ignatius has given me a book called Poor Banished Children by Fiorella de Maria. I’m about a quarter of the way through my pre-read of it, but it promises to be very interesting. It’s set in the sixteenth century, and begins with a shipwreck off the coasts of Cornwall. The only survivor found is a young woman dressed as a boy. She’s taken in, gravely ill, by the local gentry and is found to speak Latin. She asks for a priest (dangerous, because this is after the dissolution of the monasteries) to give her final confession, starting from her early childhood. Still working on Sense and Sensibility for LV, though it fell a little by the wayside while I finished the last two, as I had definite deadlines for them. My next LV book will be The Big Time by Fritz Leiber, which I’m doing for the 5th Annual SFFAudio Challenge.


Christmas at the end of January


Iambik releases Crime Collection 1


  1. Dede

    So good to hear about your latest projects! You are our family’s favorite reader!

  2. Annette

    I was wondering, whether there’ll be a chance that you’d be going to read the two missing books “Anne of Windy Willows” and “Anne of Ingleside” for LibriVox? I just discovered the “Anne of Green Gables” book series there and am desperately missing these two volumes. The book series was my favourite one when I was a teenager. I read it in English, though I’m no native speaker myself.

  3. No, I’m afraid not. Both of those books were published after 1922, so they’re still in copyright. LibriVox can only record works that are in the public domain.

  4. Annette

    Oh, I see. Thanks a lot for this information, though it’s quite bad news.

  5. Sandra

    Dear Karen,
    Thank you for bringing so much pleasure to our family. We are listening to The Railway Children together, and loving it. You are a wonderful reader.
    Kind Regards,
    Sandra In Maryland

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