I decided the site needed some punching up, so here it is, with a brand new logo. I thought since my vocal booth/TARDIS has always been such a talking point, why not make it the centrepiece of the redesign? It speaks to my other life as a geek blogger, and it provides a subtle reminder of my English background without any flag waving. In redesigning the site, I got rid of the Sound Cloud players which always seemed a little clunky to me, and added a sleek new player by the folks at VoiceZam. I’m still on my free trial with the player, but I’m excited to try out some of the extra features like Zamtistics, which I will have the opportunity to do shortly. Stay tuned!
In other news, last week my latest audiobook came out: The Legendary Adventures of the Pirate Queens by James Grant Goldin. Quite honestly, I’m very proud of this book. It featured some 35-ish character voices, 7 accents and I believe 5 different languages, plus several sea shanties. Needless to say, I and my team put a lot of work into this one. It is bittingly witty and the subject matter is quite dear to my heart.
You see, it’s based on the real life female pirates Anne Bonny and Mary Read. I’d read about them as an A-Level Theatre student and always fancied the idea of putting on some kind of two-woman production, perhaps in front of the Cutty Sark. As often is the case, life got busy and the two-woman production never took place…. until now. But instead of a two-woman production, it was one woman bringing to life over 30 characters. What an adventure! This is why I love doing audiobooks, and I know you’re not supposed to have favourites, but I particularly love this one, and urge you to check it out on Audible.
Finally, in case you think I’m biased, have a read of Miss Susie’s review here.