Category Archives: Audiobookish

Dead of Winter Audio Excerpt

An abridged excerpt from Chapter One of Dead of Winter, created with free text-to-speech software. I’ve been looking into something like this as a cost-effective option for creating audiobooks. Because that was a goal of mine this year: produce one audiobook. While this is okay (just barely) for promos, it’s not appropriate for anything larger. If I could’ve read the section without coughing, guys, I would have. Happy Pollen Season from Vermont! ;D

Anyway, here it is in all its weird glory. Hope you enjoy it!

Arrested Development

(Audiobook review of Spare by the Prince formerly known as Harry.)

Born into one of the richest, most powerful families on earth.
Educated at the best schools that money could buy.
Had access to the best medical and psychological care available.
Coddled, protected, and catered to all his life.

Could have done anything—literally anything—he wanted.


Grateful for nothing.
Takes responsibility for nothing.
Refuses to be held accountable for his own choices.

Consumed by bitterness, resentment, jealousy, and spite,
This liar, wallowing in self-pity,
Tone-deaf, entitled, arrogant, utterly delusional.

There has to be a better way to beat insomnia…

A waste of money and time.

Tokens of Sleep (Audio)

This is a story from my Night Shades collection.

Finders aren’t always keepers…

Devon, a young woman with the ability to manifest objects she finds in her dreams, decides to use her strange and somewhat magical gift for her own ends.

Let’s treat this as an experiment, ok? (And don’t hold the maybe-substandard audio quality against me—it’s my first time, lol.) If people like it, I’ll read more stories and excerpts. Please let me know what you think. Sleep-inducing, fair-to-middlin’, or nails down a chalkboard? 😀

Finders Aren’t Always Keepers

Speaking of videos… This was an experiment to see what I could produce with a free account on Canva, the mic on my phone, and an old short story about a woman who can manifest objects she sees in her dreams. The result? Tokens of Sleep!