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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

2019 SOVAS AWARD for Nevertheless We Persisted, Me Too

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

Skills

General Southern, Western/Texas, Midwestern, New England,

British RP, General Irish

 

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