Yippee!!! Congratulations @ericabauermeisterauthor and fellow narrators @stephengraybill @gabracadabranyc @georgenewbern @cassandracampbell @heyitsmaxmeyers @barriebarriepix @racheljnarrates @wright_braden @jvilinsky And thank you to @audiofilemagazine @macmillan.audio @stmartinspress and, especially, @allydemeter
Ever read the same book twice.
That is the premise of this exquisite new novel by Erica Bauermeister. A collection of stories that create a whole greater than the parts — and those parts are truly great to begin with! — this glorious work celebrates the power of writing and books and stories from all angles. It is moving, inspiring, surprising, and healing. And I got to join a stellar cast of narrators for the audiobook. Click the links for the print and audiobook.
This graceful rainbow appeared on December 23rd, during a flood tide over the great marsh at Sandy Neck Beach, Cape Cod. It feels so hopeful to me. Not like sparkly unicorns, but something even richer and more magical because it holds the dark, the rain, the storms, as well as lights and colors. I’m thinking a lot lately about these words from Michael Meade: “In the ancient understanding the world inevitably becomes worn down in the course of a year. Life becomes diminished by mistakes and misdeeds, the web of life becomes worn and torn and the world needs to be renewed. The purpose of New Year’s rites and celebrations was not a simple turning of a calendar page, but a symbolic return to the beginning of time in order to restore life to its original potentials.”
How wonderful to stop time for a moment to remind ourselves where we come from and refresh ourselves for where we’re going. I hope you find some time this New Year’s to renew yourself, to reconnect, to”restore life to is original potentials.” Happy 2023!!!
I loved narrating this smart, sensitive, and no-nonsense book on how to navigate open relationships. Kate Loree’s intelligence, compassion, and boldness infuse every word, making Open Deeply an approachable and loving book full of wisdom on relationships generally, and non-monogamy specifically.
Work in development is always exciting. Coming slowly out of the pandamic to work in person at The Actors Studio on a lyrical, powerful play with this powerhouse crew? My soul is full!!! Thank you to The Actors Studio, Katherine Cortez, Abigail Zealey Bess, Katherine Leask, Cate Curtin, Jaqueline Knapp, Katherine Wallach, Ana Maria Jomolca, and Christopher Cortez.
I am so thrilled to be the narrator for the Scribd original Two Scorched Men by Margaret Atwood!
To quote from Scribd:
“Margaret Atwood needs little introduction. If you don’t know her from her fifty-plus books and many awards and bestsellers, including her MaddAddam Trilogy, Alias Grace, and especially The Handmaid’s Tale, you’ll know her from that visionary and canonical novel’s adaptation into the Emmy-winning Hulu television series. At eighty-one, Atwood is more current and influential than ever, and with more than two million followers on Twitter, she’s achieved a kind of cool generally reserved for rock stars. (Bob Dylan’s got nothing on her.)
In her Scribd Original story Two Scorched Men, Atwood takes a personal turn and returns to characters and places drawn from her own life. Her unnamed narrator pays tribute in fictional form to two men Atwood knew during the years she and her partner, Graeme Gibson, spent in Provence: John, a hotheaded Irishman who served in the Royal Navy during World War II and barely survived the deadly battles in the South Pacific; and François, a wry and affable Frenchman, who was once an operative in the French Resistance and led a life shaped by tragedy. As Atwood writes here, both men knew ‘I would someday relate their lives for them. Why did they want this? Why does anyone? We resist the notion that we’ll become mere handfuls of dust, so we wish to become words instead. Breath in the mouths of others.'”
Pop on over to Scribd and check it out!
Thrilled to be part of a reading at The Actors Studio tonight! “Tar Heeled Girls” is a remarkable new work by Katherine Cortez tracking the tumultuous friendship of five women from college through late life. I’ll be playing the fiery Buddhist Sophie and sharing the virtual stage with four incredible women and one remarkable gent.