Special Spotlight: Get to Know Your Narrators – ft. Matt Chittick singing!

Hi Sci-fiers!

I thought I’d emerge from the Writing Cave to introduce you to your narrators for The Oceanstone Initiative series. Both of these narrators are super talented, and bring a wealth of theatrical presence in their work which readers love. I am very thankful to have had the chance to work with these marvelous narrators. Enjoy, and be sure to listen to a bonus clip of Matt singing below!

Steve Campbell, Astraeus

Steve Campbell is an award-winning, Audible Approved narrator of over forty-three published audiobooks. He’s received countless accolades and praise for his work, and he’s produced audiobooks with Harlequin and Aethon Books, to name a few.

From his website: “My first priority as a voice-over artist is to convey your thoughts and ideas in an entertaining and insightful manner; not distracting from your message, but enhancing your words. It is my personal goal to help your audience engage with the text in an immersive and memorable way.

As a techie with a passion for performance and a love of the written word, the voice-over industry called to me. I am now fortunate enough to be living my dream of audiobook narration from my home studio, in Calgary, AB, Canada.”

Find out more at www.stevecampbellsvoice.com.

Enjoy this audiogram of Steve’s work in Astraeus, Book 1 in the Oceanstone Initiative series!


Matt Chittick, Retaliation

Matt Chittick is a Canadian actor/opera singer who surprised my socks off with his last minute, blew-me-out-of-the-water-with-how-good-it-was audition. I am very grateful to have had the chance to work with him on Retaliation. He’s a true talent, and he brings an arsenal of characterization, fun, and uniqueness in his work which I can’t wait for you all to hear.

From his website: “Originally from Ottawa, Canadian tenor Matt Chittick was an Emerging Artist with the Calgary Opera for the 2016-2017 season. He completed his Master of Music at the University of British Columbia under Prof. Roelof Oostwoud and his Bachelor of Music at McGill University under Prof. Stefano Algieri. Praised as having a “clear and vibrant” tenor (Opera Canada), Matt is very active on both the concert and operatic stage, in Canada as well as internationally.

This past season with Calgary Opera, Matt performed the roles of Prince Charming in their touring production of Cinderella, Sylvio/Pasquin in Bizet’s Docteur Miracle, and Ivan in Die Fledermaus. Some other recent performances include: Almaviva in  Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Fraser Lyric Opera), Ramiro in Cowtown Opera’s hilarious updated production of Ella (Cenerentola), Nemorino in The Elixir of Love (Portland Opera School Tour), Bénédict in Béatrice et Bénédict (Fraser Lyric Opera), Almaviva in The Barber of Seville (Portland Opera School Tour – US Debut), Jeník in the Bartered Bride (European Musical Academy – Czech Debut), and Ernesto in Don Pasquale (Opera Mariposa). He has also been active as a soloist at Bard on the Beach with the Vancouver Opera Orchestra, with the VSO in their Christmas Concert series, in Opera NUOVA’s Vocal Arts Festival, and also with Opera Kelowna in their Classical Christmas concert.”

Find out more at www.mattchittick.com.

Enjoy this audio clip of Matt singing a live demo of “A Bit of Earth” from The Secret Garden. Music by Lucy Simon, Lyrics by Marsha Norman. The audio book releases February 2020!


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