Showing posts from October, 2013

Now Recording: Lesley Mendenhall

Straight to Audio Productions welcomes Lesley Mendenhall back to the studio. Lesley played the role of Suki in Yikes! Another Quirky Audio Book . Lesley will now tackle the role of Nancy Neptune in Gadzooks! A Comically Quirky Audio Book. In real life, Lesley works as a professional voice actress for film, video games, animation, industrial and commercial projects. When she's not in the studio, Lesley serves on the Ivins City Council. Her contributions to the community include co-founding a No-Kill Animal Shelter in Ivins. Putting her passion for animal welfare into practice, Lesley is a caretaker to nine rescue kitties.  Lesley with Tiger Lily, Studio Kitty Extraordinaire Lesley's background includes a BA in Music from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri where her studies focused on Voice and Opera Performance. Somewhere along the way, Lesley also learned to play the harp! In her personal life, Lesley is an avid reader,

Gadzooks! A Comically Quirky Audio Book

Production is underway for Adele Park's new work titled WHEN ASSISTED SUICIDE AND COSMETICS COLLIDE . . .  Gadzooks! A Comically Quirky Audio Book. Social taboos are cast asunder as listeners are treated to a lighter look at end-of-life situations. In the eyes of Nadine, a polygamist and serial bride, nudging her husbands into heaven is a testament to her undying love. Even Nancy Neptune, a notorious shock jock, is gobsmacked by Nadine's so-called “Celestial Send-Offs.” Things go to hell in a hand basket when Nadine offs the wrong guy and is charged with assisted suicide. Meanwhile, Blue McKenna has problems of her own. A power outage has leveled Blue's medical marijuana dispensary. Scottie Sphincter, lead singer of a band called The Rectal Surgeons, is fingered as a suspect. Blue attempts to unmask the inscrutable Sphincter only to develop an annoying crush on him. Using witty narratives, a cast of nine characters transport listeners t

"Priceless Personalities" by January Jones

January Jones is a radio host, author, mother, grandmother avid golfer and No Whining Advocate.  Check out January's latest project, "Priceless Personalities." Priceless Personalities by January Jones Have you ever met someone who was unforgettable? Someone who touched your heart and soul? People who have faced difficult problems? People who have struggled to find solutions? People who fearlessly shared their stories? People who have informed and inspired you? People who have Priceless Personalities? I have been fortunate to host an Internet radio talk show called ”January Jones sharing Success Stories” and it has been my privilege to interviews hundreds of guests. My guests have shared their stories, their struggles, their secrets and their triumphs in their own words. In this book, we’re talking about guests with problems such as incest, molestation, runaway kids, child abuse, drug abuse, prostitution, unemployment, scandal, starting over,

Don't Surrender the Fate of Your Novel to Publishing Executives

Have you unconsciously surrendered the fate of your novel to the whimsical tastes of publishing executives? Do you think your book can't move forward without the financial blessing of others? Agents and publishers can certainly boost our careers, but I'm not sure they can break them. In all likelihood, our destiny lies in our own hands. It took several years worth of groveling at the heels of those in the publishing industry for me to comprehend this. Even though you've probably spent years visualizing the success of your book, how much time have you devoted to thinking about the specific things you want to achieve? Perhaps you have a vague fantasy involving money and fame. These things are definitely desirable, but chances are there's more to it than that. The act of creation ignites something within us, even if we can't put our finger on it. There's a lot to be said for fully experiencing the moment we are in. Many of us ho

Reincarnation Through Common Sense

Doug “Ten”Rose, an author and modern day philosopher, has a new book out. Doug participated in the Book Blogger Fair this summer and continues to crank out fine reading for all! Reincarnation Through Common Sense by Doug “Ten” Rose has been released in print as well as online . Rose’s previous work includes the cult classic Fearless Puppy on American Road. All author profits from sales of these books will be donated to sponsor Buddhist Nuns and Monks. Mr. Rose has previously invented and directed charitable projects involving rock stars, pro sports teams, a governor, and many more. He has been recognized in the Congressional Record, by The Giraffe Society, and has traveled over a hundred thousand miles without ever driving a car, owning a phone, or having a bank account. Project info, bio, sample chapters, TV/radio/newspaper interviews and articles, and much more at “ Once you accept the universe as being something expand

Review of Peter and the Starcatcher

Did you ever wonder how Peter Pan came to inhabit Never Never Land? Or, for that matter, how an orphaned boy earned such a curious name? The Utah Shakespeare Festival answers these questions and more in a hilarious play called Peter and the Starcatcher Peter and the Starcatcher is based on a novel by Dave Berry and Ridley Pearson. USF does an outstanding job of bringing this delightful story to audiences in Southern Utah. Peter Pan, known only as “Boy,” is played by Rhett Guter, a talented actor/singer/dancer who also choreographed this enchanting production . The USF production of Peter and the Starcatcher is populated with an amazing cast, including Quinn Mattfeld who does a rollicking portrayal of The Black Stache, aka Captain Hook Mattfeld keeps the audience in stitches with outrageous antics and snarky commentary. Betsy Mugav