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[The Corpse in the Cabana] was a very fun and enjoyable cozy mystery. The narrator, Yvette Keller, did an outstanding job.
 – Michael Benson, Audible.com review

 

[The Poison in The Pudding] narration is outstanding. The narrator has a great voice, good pacing, and perfectly captures the personalities of the characters, as well as makes a bland story come alive. Also, the narrator gives the name “Petula” flair, which I liked. Grade = A+
 – Ohio, Audible.com review

I am the narrator and producer of three audiobooks in the Viola Roberts Cozy Mysteries Series. It is a new endeavor that I am loving! I have quite a few other projects in my queue, contracted for production in 2017, and it feels completely wonderful to be bringing books to life with different characters.

I’m pretty sure my first narration job was reading aloud to keep my little brother out of trouble. Soon, I learned to read words upside down so little kids could look at the pictures. It’s a superpower that proves useful in strange situations.

My early love of reading and public speaking led to dabbling in theater and journalism. I performed Shakespeare as early as the 4th grade and did not stop singing and acting in local theater until after college. Studying Literature and Psychology at the University of California at Santa Cruz prepared me for a professional career in corporate education.

With my powerful voice, I delivered training for many days in a row and weeks on end. However excellent my training delivery, in-person training couldn’t reach every customer. Soon my employers wanted to preserve my knowledge and delivery. Learning to record and produce online video courses was really what started me down the path to the Voice Over (VO) world.

Wanting to strengthen my novice technique in front of a microphone, I enrolled to study VO and voice acting at Voice One in San Francisco. From 2015-2016, I completed intensive courses in core VO, Character, and Narration, along with Acting for VO and Comedy in 60 Seconds.

When approached by authors, I jumped at the chance to try audiobook narration. Yes, I have always loved “doing the voices.” I currently work in my home studio to produce technical VO industrials and audiobooks for clients. It is especially thrilling to make books accessible and engaging through Audiobook Creation Exchange (ACX).


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Competence Strikes Again!

One year ago I wrote the following content. Now that I have a bona-fide website and blog, I am revising and sharing it here. I am feeling a little competent about something and want to share: For each character I "voice" (meaning I change my voice slightly in some way to ...
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Practicing (ONLY) Six Techniques

Recording for The Body in The Bathtub is well underway. With each book I record, I sincerely try to get better at the process. Farther away from mediocre. More on that later. As I've written, before I started this latest book, I asked for some coaching from Kathy Garver. From her ...
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FILE NOT FOUND (Oh, FFS!)

My last post was too long ago, and in it, I bemoaned broken hardware. But my Ortho Surgeon friend fixed my microphone, and I was back at recording two weeks ago, not knowing more troubles were on the horizon. While I was away at the Santa Barbara Writer's Conference I ...
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