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a bit about me

I've had my nose in a book since before I started kindergarten and have been reading stories out loud to anyone who would listen ever since. My mom has always said that from the moment I was born I never shut my mouth, so it just makes sense that I would make a living with my voice.

It was this love of reading that inspired me to major in English Lit and later to become a Young Adult Librarian and it was this career that introduced me to the wonder of audiobooks. I began dreaming of narrating them one day myself. Today that dream has become reality.

 
 

Resumé

Memberships and Volunteer Work

Audiobook Publisher’s Association

Member, 2016 - present

New Member Welcome Committee 2018

APAC Volunteer 2019

Formal Education

BACHELOR OF ARTS, LIBERAL STUDIES -

English Literature/Social Science

Charter Oak State College, Connecticut

CERTIFICATE, MULTIMEDIA/GRAPHIC DESIGN

University of Massachusetts, Lowell

Awards & Nominations

2018 AUDIE NOMINATION for Nevertheless We Persisted

Professional Experience

ASSISTANT PRODUCER

Independent Audiobook Awards 2019, 2020

NARRATOR

Medium.com audio for premium members - narration of short stories and non-fiction pieces featuring issues about gender, parenting, social history, and equality

FEATURED PERFORMER

HEAR NOW FESTIVAL –

Celebrating Mark Twain 2017, 2018, 2019

OTHER RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

Young Adult Librarian, Substitute Teacher, Public Speaker/ Educator on Disability Awareness & Service Dogs, Graphic Designer, Writer

Training

Acting, Voice & Diction, Improv, & General VO

  

COACHING

Audiobooks - Johnny Heller, Sean Allen Pratt

Dialects - P.J. Ochlan, Gary Furlong

  

WORKSHOPS

New England Audiobook Narrator Retreat 2017 Johnny Heller’s Spendiferous Workshop 2017 The Audiobook Narrator - Scott Brick

Preparing Your Manuscript - Scott Brick

Your Audiobook Demo - Johnny Heller & Jeffrey Kafer The 4 Voices of Non-fiction - Sean Allen Pratt IPA/Dialect Workshop- Kathleen Gonzalez

 

Studio

I record from my professional home studio near Springfield, MO.

I am always happy to travel when requested. It gives me a good excuse to put on real clothes and talk to real people.

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2019  Lauri Jo Daniels