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I've been narrating stories for awhile now and I love it. Fills the theatre void. (Well, except my microphone doesn't applaud and throw carnations, alas.)

Looking for a place to start? Although I enjoy all the stories I've read (I wouldn't record them else), some of my favorites where I think the story and I really hit it off are The Mermaids' Tea Party by Samantha Henderson (NOT for the faint of heart, but I love it), The Small Door, by Holly Phillips, Boyfriend by Madeleine Ashby, The Rugged Track, by Liz Argall, and Thirteen Incantations, by Desirina Boskovich.

Pressed for time and want to hear something short? Check out a couple of my favorite flash fiction readings: Mother Ship by Caroline M. Yoachim, or The Tides by Ken Liu.

Toasted Cake

I have a flash fiction podcast! It's called Toasted Cake, and it won the 2012 Parsec award for Best New Podcaster! Check out Toasted Cake for stories by Camille Alexa, C. S. E. Cooney, Vylar Kaftan, David D. Levine, Samantha Henderson, Claude Lalumiere, Ken Liu, Cat Rambo, Rachel Swirsky, Caroline M. Yoachim, and many many more.



Stories I've Read

Liz Argall, The Rugged Track, Podcastle

Madeline Ashby, Boyfriend, Escape Pod

Richard Farren Barber, Party Games, Pseudopod

Barbara A. Barnett, The Girl Who Welcomed Death to Svalgearyen, Beneath Ceaseless Skies

M. Bennardo, The Use and the Need, Beneath Ceaseless Skies

Desirina Boskovich, Thirteen Incantations, Podcastle

James Breyfogle, The Cruel Sister, Cast of Wonders

Elizabeth Carroll, The Duke of Vertumn's Fingerling, Podcastle

Aliette de Bodard, The Breath of War, Beneath Ceaseless Skies

Michael J. DeLuca, The Prophet's Daughters, Pseudopod

Amal El-Mohtar, A Hollow Play, Podcastle

Eugie Foster, The Tanuki-Kettle, Podcastle

Samantha Henderson, The Mermaids' Tea Party, Podcastle

Karen Heuler, The Difficulties of Evolution, Drabblecast (flash)

Jim C. Hines, Spell of the Sparrow, Podcastle

Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Test Drive, Drabblecast (flash)

Alaya Dawn Johnson, Their Changing Bodies, Podcastle

Claude Lalumiere, The Hecate Centuria, Three-Lobed Burning Eye (flash)

Ann Leckie, Bury the Dead, Podcastle (flash)

Marissa K. Lingen, Cursed Motives, Beneath Ceaseless Skies

Marissa K. Lingen, On the Acquisition of Phoenix Eggs (Variant), Podcastle

Sandra M. Odell, On Being Mandy, Pseudopod

Holly Phillips, The Small Door, Podcastle

Jessie Bishop Powell, Loma'ai, Cast of Wonders

Tim Pratt, Gulls, Pseudopod

Jessy Randall, Food Diary of Gark the Troll, Strange Horizons (poem)

Rachel Sobel, The River Does Not Run, Beneath Ceaseless Skies

Elizabeth Shack, Pictures in Crayon, Cast of Wonders (flash)

James Tiptree Jr, The Screwfly Solution, Pseudopod (reading the part of Anne)

Genevieve Valentine, Bespoke, Podcastle

Wendy N. Wagner, The Last Doll War, Three-Lobed Burning Eye

Zoran Zivkovic, The Teashop, Far-Fetched Fables



Podcasts of My Work

Super-Baby-Moms Group Saves the Day, a story about parents of tiny superheroes struggling to cope, forthcoming at Podcastle.

Paperheart, a very short story about a girl made of words, forthcoming at Podcastle.

A Memory of Seafood, my MFK Fisher-esque food column, on Drabblecast. Read by Kelley MacAvaney.

Flash Bang Remember, written with Caroline M. Yoachim, and read by Diane Severson Mori. Generation ship SF, at StarShipSofa.

One Ear Back at Beneath Ceaseless Skies. A retelling of an Icelandic fairy tale, read by me!

A special Drabblecast doubleheader featuring me! Norm Sherman reads my weird flash pieces A Day Out, With Stereoscopes and Hard Choices. I read my poem And My Sinuses Are Killing Me, and I talk a bit about writing the two flash stories. It's alien encounters like you've never heard them before.

On the Eyeball Floor on Escape Pod. Cyborg Factory SF, read by Norm Sherman.

Turning the Apples in Pseudopod. Dark Zombie SF, read by Cayenne Chris Conroy.

The God-Death of Halla, in Beneath Ceaseless Skies. High fantasy, read by Scott H. Andrews. And! In Podcastle, read by Jen Rhodes.

Birthday Wish on Podcastle. A funny little flash read by Grammar Girl.

The Goats are Going Places on Podcastle. Snarky high school fantasy, read by Melissa Bugaji.

Me on Toasted Cake: Ten, Zebedee the Giant Man, Rehydration.



Special Bonus Listens

I read one line for a cast-style production of Sarging Rasmussen by Gord Sellar, on StarShipSofa.

I'm part of the (Parsec-nominated!) 100th episode multi-reader podcast on BCS - hear me read a character from "Boat in Shadows, Crossing" by Tori Truslow, along with Folly Blaine, Rajan Khanna, and Michael J DeLuca. (Also here at StarShipSofa.)

I'm part of the cast for a serialized YA novel, Camp Myth, on Cast of Wonders (I play the perky dryad counselor, Lil.) (Also Parsec-nominated!)

I'm the fourth cigar of C. S. E. Cooney's Ten Cigars for Podcastle.

Cameo as "The Halloween Princess" for Jim C. Hines's Stranger Vs the Malignant Malevolency for Podcastle.

Cameo as "Lanie Armstrong" for Harry Connolly's Help Summon the Most Holy Folded One! for Podcastle.

I'm one of the readers for the The End is Nigh, and The End is Now, Vol 1 & 2 of The Apocalypse Triptych anthologies, ed. John Joseph Adams and Hugh Howey. Available on Audible.