Pit Stop Shows
On alternate Wednesdays at 2pm ET, narrators who have a vocation beyond narration pull into the NarratorsRoadmap Pit Stop room on Clubhouse.
They are sure to inspire you to follow your interests and use all of your talents and gifts!
Join my friend and co-host Anne Flosnik and me and be part of the conversation in these Upcoming Episodes:
22 November no show (Happy Thanksgiving!)
6 December Gina Rogers
End of season 1 — Haitus until Spring 2024
8 November 2023
Guest: Teri Schnaubelt
Teri is an award-winning narrator of over 400 titles in 10 years between her own name and her pseudonym, Lynn Barrington (who narrates explicit romance). Before going full-time as an audiobook narrator and VO/on-camera actor, Teri spent 18 years as a freelance graphic designer and art director, and has been self-employed now for 25 years. After finding out that the Monarch Butterfly is the Texas state insect, she has since gone down the rabbit hole of learning about butterflies, gardening with native plants, the importance of healthy ecosystems, conservation, preservation and more, which led her to apply to the Texas Master Naturalist Program, where she is becoming a certified volunteer in just about every aspect of the natural world in Texas.
25 October 2023
Guest: Andrew Tell
Andrew Tell is an actor and voiceover artist based in Los Angeles, California. He’s narrated over 200 audiobooks in a variety of genres with an emphasis on Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Thrillers. Away from the mic, he roasts his own coffee like a real Mr. Fancypants, and enjoys painting, drawing, and wrangling his two kids. In a previous life, he was an Emmy award-winning graphic designer and animator for over 20 years. He also currently runs the audiobook industry websites Narratic.com and AudiobookScout.com under his real name Craig Tollifson.
11 October 2023
Guest: Daniela Acitelli
With an extensive portfolio of over 200 audiobooks, Daniela is a born & bred American (Dual citizen Brit) who calls both California & London home. Daniela works from her fully equipped Home Studio w/authors, producers, and publishers including Tantor Audio, Hachette–UK, Harper Collins, Simon & Schuster, Brilliance, Deyan & Dreamscape. Daniela is a classically trained actress with a strong foundation in Stanislavski in addition to training in Strasberg Method Acting and Meisner. Daniela is also a trained Red Nose Clown and has worked the boards in Theatre, Cabaret and Burlesque for years. By day Daniela narrates & by night she is the host of the hugely popular, quirky Youtube Show The Narrator’s Cup of Joe, where she interviews wonderful, eccentric characters from the audiobook world.
27 September 2023
Guest: Jorjeana Marie
Jorjeana Marie has narrated over 400 audiobooks. She’s won an Audie and SOVAS awards and has earned over a dozen Earphones awards for her audiobook performances. Jorjeana also is the Los Angeles Times bestselling author of Improv for Writers and a staff writer on the Emmy-nominated Tab Time with Tabitha Brown. She has voiced TV shows on Nickelodeon and PBS, and she is the magical rabbit “Trikini” on Disney’s Mickey Mouse Funhouse and Mickey Mouse and the Roadster Racers (she also wrote on both shows).
30 August 2023
Guest: Joe Hempel
For over a decade prior to beginning work in audiobooks, Joe honed his acting skills as a referee in professional wrestling and inspired people as a National Academy of Sports Medicine certified personal trainer and endurance coach. Best known for his captivating, rich narrations and uncanny ability for pulling listeners into an immersive experience, Joe has entertained listeners with over 500 audiobooks. Joe currently lives in Houston with his wife Maria and their 3 dogs. He is the 2018 Independent Audiobook Award Winner for Best Horror, 2021 Independent Award Winner for Best Horror as a Publisher, and, along with many extremely talented co-narrators, Joe was the 2022 SOVAS Award Winner for Best Narration – Short Story Anthology.
16 August 2023
Guest: Erin Bennett
Erin Bennett is a narrator, actress, singer, and voice-over artist whose passion for storytelling informs her love of narrating audiobooks. Winner of multiple Earphones and Audie nominations, her genres vary widely, with 500 titles ranging from contemporary fiction to mysteries, non-fiction to fantasy. She has performed in regional theatres on both coasts, and her voice-over work spans animation, radio plays, video games, and commercials.
02 August 2023
Guest: Amy Rubinate
Amy is an award-winning audiobook director, producer, and narrator. Her Los Angeles-based production company, Mosaic Audio, has recorded and produced nearly 3000 audiobooks for major publishers. Amy casts and directs hundreds of books a year, specializing in directing authors and celebrities. Amy received her MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Hamline University, and her first middle-grade, graphic novel, Kate and the City of Fire was released in August 2023.
19 July 2023
Guest: Chris Ciulla
Chris is an award-winning audiobook narrator of more than 450 titles. Chris is also a TV and Film actor with credits in such shows at Castle and Gotham (he always seems to die), is a frequent video game voice actor, and can be heard voicing the Ultimate History Quiz on your nearest Alexa device for The History Channel/A&E. His production company Leonardo Audio has been producing quality audiobooks and interactive audio games since 2013 and recently began publishing audiobooks. He’s married to his high school sweetheart Suzanne, loves to spend every day with his Frenchie Leo and Boston Terrier Coco, and dearly misses his first- born Pug-boy Rocky.
05 July 2023
Guest: The Audience
We celebrated the holiday week with another picnic. I was having difficulty starting development on the upcoming Evernote course, and co-host Anne Flosnik and the audience offered great tips! Plus, we had a terrific discussion about decluttering our physical and digital spaces. The transcript includes links to the resources we mentioned.
21 June 2023
Guest: Tanya Eby
Tanya Eby is an award winning narrator of over 1,000 audiobooks, a USA Today bestselling writer and is now a Casting Director and Producer for Deyan Audio. Tanya ran Blunder Woman Productions, where she brought new work to audio. For fun, she likes to forage and mushroom hunt and she spends a lot of time cooking. She’s successful at it 87% of the time.
24 May 2023
Guest: Jennifer Jill Araya
Jennifer Jill Araya is an Audie, Earphones, and SOVAS award-winning audiobook narrator who has been listening to audiobooks since she was a young child, and the fact that she now gets to narrate audiobooks for a living is a dream come true. In addition to narrating books in virtually every genre (and loving every second of it!), Jennifer also coaches other artist business owners, like herself, in creative entrepreneurship within her coaching community, Starving Artist No More. When she’s not narrating, Jennifer can be found hiking, biking, running, or generally exploring her home city of Cincinnati with her husband Arturo (aka “Partner in Crime”).
10 May 2023
Guest: Travis Baldree
Travis Baldree is a New York Times Bestselling author, and a full-time audiobook narrator who has lent his voice to hundreds of stories. Before that, he spent decades designing and building video games like Torchlight, Rebel Galaxy, and Fate. He lives in the Pacific Northwest with his very patient family and their small, nervous dog.
26 April 2023
Guest: Ann Richardson
Ann Richardson is an award-winning audiobook narrator working from her home studio since 2008. In addition to narrating for many of the “big” publishers, she coaches new narrators independently, through VoiceOne training academy in San Francisco, and also online with Narrator.Life. During the pandemic, she started Great Plains Audiobooks, an audiobook publishing and production company. She lives in Northern California with her husband and two French mastiffs, balancing her free time between long-distance running, wine tasting, and cleaning up after the slobbery dogs.
12 April 2023
Guest: Alison Larkin
Alison Larkin is a comedienne, audiobook narrator/producer and the founder of the Berkshire based audiobook company Alison Larkin Presents. She is also the bestselling author of The English American, an autobiographical novel about an adopted young English woman who finds her birth parents – and true love – in the United States, which sprang from her first one woman comedy on the subject. Her new autobiographical one woman show, Grief, the Musical..a Comedy will premiere at the Soho Theatre in London the Fall of 2023 and will be filmed as a TV Comedy Special in 2024. Alison has narrated over 200 audiobooks including The Complete Novels of Jane Austen.
15 March 2023
Guest: Sarah Puckett
Sarah is an award winning audiobook narrator of over 300 titles, and owner of production and publishing company, Pink Flamingo Productions. She started her career on ACX and although she does work with Publishers, she has built her career through finding her own work with Indie Authors. Sarah lives in Central Illinois and spends any time she isn’t working with her family.
1 March 2023
Guest: Rich Miller
Rich has been a storyteller since he was a kid. When he was around ten, he started reading to his family after dinner every night. Later in life, he learned that people actually liked having stories acted out for them. He’s been on stage in everything from Shakespeare to Damn Yankees to August Osage County, and he starred in the indie feature Acacia Flat, and now he’s acting out stories in front of a microphone. Rich created the very popular podcast Audiobook Speakeasy, so he could chat with narrators, coaches, engineers and other industry professionals over drinks. He recently reached the 100th episode.
15 February 2023
Guest: Andi Arndt
Since her start in 2010, Andi Arndt has narrated over 600 audiobooks including Audie, Earphones and SOVAS award winning titles. She founded Lyric Audiobooks in 2014 and passed the torch to new owner Katie Robinson late last year. In 2020, she and a consortium of coaches launched narrator.life, which provides courses, coaching and community for audiobook narrators at all levels of their careers.
18 January 2023
Guest: Melissa Moran
Melissa Moran is an accomplished audiobook narrator with over 300 titles and has been an Audie and Voice Arts Award finalist, and winner of an Audiofile Magazine Earphones Award. Before her narration career, Melissa enjoyed 20 years in the radio industry and has won a Country Music Award (CMA) and Academy of Country Music Award (ACM) for best on-air personality in a medium market. When she’s not behind the mic, you can find her on stage, in front of a camera, creating art, or on a Zoom call with a Life Coaching client as she’s a certified Life Coach.