Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Meet Eric Comeau

Straight to Audio Productions is kicking off production of Splat! A Quirky Cat Audio Book with narrator Eric Michael Comeau. Eric is playing the role of Skitters, a snarky cat who is the wrap-around narrator of the story. Eric's unique voice and funny rendition of Skitters makes him the perfect actor to play this role.

Originally from the New England area, Eric brings a wealth of acting experience to this project. Eric's background includes New Hampshire College Theater, Boston Stand-Up Comedy, video production, commercial voice work, big band singer, and theater management. Eric's other work entails working in investor relations, serving as a rare book dealer, and working as an oil field truck driver.

Stay tuned for details on the 2018 release of Splat! A Quirky Cat Audio Book featuring the narration work of Eric Michael Comeau.   

Monday, August 7, 2017

We're rolling!

Production is underway for Splat! A Quirky Cat Audio Book by Adele Park.  Stay tuned for details about the 2018 release of Splat!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Meet Sherri Aldred

Straight to Audio Productions is pleased to welcome Sherri Schatz Aldred to our circle of actors. Sherri got an early start on her acting career when she was just five years old. Her first voice-over was a blurb for Suave shampoo: “Suave does what theirs does for a lot less!” Sherri's first grade teacher also picked up on her acting skills, telling her mother she enjoyed the plays Sherri put on at school every day.

Fast forward many years and now Sherri is still acting. Straight to Audio Productions hired Sherri to work on Yikes! Another Quirky Audio Book. She will also perform some audio duties for Splat! A Quirky Cat Audio Book.

Sheri has a warm voice, naturally set in the lower register. She is easy to direct and has the best annunciation. Working with Sherri is truly a pleasure!

In addition to her work at Straight to Audio Productions, Sherri also does voice-overs for DG Films and Lifestar of St. George. Sherri's audio background includes a six year stint at Yldsr.com, an internet radio station. “It's always great to go to work in your own studio,” Sherri explains, “possibly in your jammies!”

As passionate about her work as Sherri is, she gets the most fulfillment and joy from her family. With 5 fantastic children and 6 grandchildren, Sherri revels in time spent with her family. She considers it a true miracle to be married to her high school sweetheart for 35 years, and she loves him more everyday!

Sherri's other interests include singing, Zumba, travel, outdoor activities, painting and music. As if all this isn't enough to keep her busy, Sherri is certified in Emotion Code Healing and Feng Shui.

It's great to have Sherri Aldred aboard at Straight to Audio Productions as we begin recording Splat! A Quirky Cat Audio Book.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Author Interview with Janet Coursey

I recently had the opportunity to do a Q & A with Janet Coursey, author of The Secrets of Time available now on Amazon.com https://www.amazon.com/Secrets-Time-Janet-Coursey/dp/1886726124/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1488234478&sr=1-1&keywords=the+secrets+of+time+by+janet+coursey.

It's always great to find out a little more about how creative people think and work.  Here now are some thoughts from Janet.  

Question:  In The Secrets of Time, Sara, the main character, eventually comes across some letters hidden in a Grandfather clock.  Please explain how the letters tie in with some of the social issues of our time:

Janet:  We live in a time where we point fingers, where we close people out, where we assume. I wanted to show that we need to stop that way of thinking,  that we could at any given moment fall from grace our self and need acceptance from the people we love. But as my story demonstrates, it takes courage to fall and then share our faults. Many falls will remain secret, which might be best. But with an open heart and dialog we can in fact come closer to each other. 

Question:  The end of the book sets up the action for a sequel.  Were you planning to write a series or did you realize at the end of the book there were emerging story lines?

Janet:  I have written the sequel, The Secrets of Time, Treasures of the Heart. This book will dig into the lives of several persons in the first book. It will reveal that in the first book, these people who had fallen, had done so to save the lives of the ones they loved, and in one case, someone that just needed to be saved. The saving of one souls life will cost many lives, and that will be the beginning of Book Three.   

Question:  How do you market The Secrets of Time?

Janet:  I was very lucky to be working for a fantastic company that helped me pay for getting my book published. I also met a fine gentleman named James Kelly, who had a radio show called the Aspects of Writing. James helped me find an editor, and publishing company. He got my book into Barnes and Nobles, and created the kindle version for Amazon. I owe everything to James, without him my books would just be stories on my laptop, where only I would know my characters and how much love there is in this old world to share.