MORE story reading for ya

I’ve (finally) added video links to my most recent reads at Liars’ League events (two from last year and one from last week 😊) to my story reading playlist on YouTube.  You can now get stuck into:

‘Goddess Interrupted’ by Lyndsey Croal

It’s been a really bad day for our body-hopping, time-travelling heroine – burnt alive, conjured up at a seance… but it’s about to get much, much worse.

 

‘The Fear’ by Emma Grae

We’ve aw been there.  A nicht oan the tiles.  Dancin shoes oan.  Tarted up like a Gregg’s donut at the front o the display.  An innocent enough wee swally – or so ye hink.  Then, a few hoor later, yer poundin heid goes: “Whit the puck did ye dae last nicht…?”

 

and, ‘A Profile Shot of the Country’ by Rebecca Lee

Anne sits on a beach in Honduras, slicked in tanning oil.  She’s no tourist, though – she’s an American writer, churning out content for online advertorials at $5.  But how long can the dream last?

Webcam canny

Preparations to set myself up for voiceover work continue, including purchasing a BRAND SPANKING NEW MIC 😀 that I had the chance to deploy whilst recording another Lockdown Literature event story for Liars’ League last week.

Here I am, reading ‘BigThick and Sally’s Gnashers‘ by Emma Grae:

…which I had lots of fun recording in the sweltering heatwave!

You can find the text and mp3 of the story here and all of the other brilliant stories from the event, here.

Lockdown viewing?

Hello!  How are you all doing out there, in there…?  I hope this finds you well and relatively centred?  What a time, to say the least.

In the midst of all this, if you happen to be in the market for a bit of video viewing (have you watched enough things yet?) I’ve got a couple of bits for you, if you’re interested…

Firstly, I finally uploaded the preview performance of my show Fabled from waaay back in July 2012:

It feels like a lifetime ago…

My performance was still pretty rough around the edges at this point and not as BEAUTIFULLY HONED as it was after a whole month’s run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, but this is the only filmed performance and, actually, I kinda like how shonky it is.

Please note:
-me sweating off most of my mascara as it was SO HOT ON STAGE.
-my bike bell breaking and me having to resort to clanging another prop instead to make a noise.
PLUS: see if you can work out where the soundtrack froze and the backup soundtrack had to be played instead…  I think I managed to hide my genuine panic/confusion…

And: I’ve done some more story reading for Liars’ League – this time as part of a Lockdown Special, from the comfort of my own home.  Here I am reading ‘A Space to Inhabit’ by Lyndsey Croal for their ‘Mystery and Suspense’ event this week:

A strange cloud appears outside a small Scots town… or has it always been there?

You can find the story text and an mp3 of this story reading here, all the other story videos from the night here, and the event podcast here.  It was a good night in 🙂

Other than riding the current wave as best I can, I’m continuing to set myself up for voiceover work and my little makeshift studio is coming along nicely, if slowly.  Photo evidence, at some point…

Until then, Big Love <3

Sweet Little Lies

Last night I found myself reading a beautiful story called ‘The Chip on your Shoulder’ by Imogen Hermes Gowar at the Liars’ League‘s ‘Boom and Bust‘ event at The Phoenix – my first bit of live spoken performance in godknowsHOWlong!

Despite the fact that it wasn’t a silent performance, the facial expressions were still out in full force.

Here I am, in action, with a big fat grin on my face:

and here is the video evidence:

(It’s definitely time for my tri-monthly hair cut…  LOOK AT ALL THAT HAIR!)