Savannah's Grand Introduction

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nannerscan
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Joined: November 28th, 2017, 9:54 am

Post by nannerscan » November 28th, 2017, 4:59 pm

Hi! I am an avid reader and writer. The job that pays the bills is a network engineer for the US Navy. I live in California, and I want to volunteer for LibriVox to learn more about the audiobook game, and, if I'm being honest, to further my experience so I can record my own book within a year. I know there is a lot to learn to be a good reader that isn't boring or inarticulate. I hope to learn.

If anyone wants to read some of my stuff (short stories and my non-fiction book about my time as a pregnant US Marine in Afghanistan in 2010), feel free to check out my blog, www.bambooandbananas.org, which I am using as a way to rough draft my book. I'm always willing to hear others opinions about the book, because I want to reach all demographics about the struggles of PTSD and other issues in the military.

I'm looking forward to this experience! I hope I can find a quiet enough room.

queenk8
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Joined: July 5th, 2016, 7:23 pm
Location: Everett, WA

Post by queenk8 » December 17th, 2017, 7:10 pm

nannerscan wrote:Hi! I am an avid reader and writer. The job that pays the bills is a network engineer for the US Navy. I live in California, and I want to volunteer for LibriVox to learn more about the audiobook game, and, if I'm being honest, to further my experience so I can record my own book within a year. I know there is a lot to learn to be a good reader that isn't boring or inarticulate. I hope to learn.

If anyone wants to read some of my stuff (short stories and my non-fiction book about my time as a pregnant US Marine in Afghanistan in 2010), feel free to check out my blog, www.bambooandbananas.org, which I am using as a way to rough draft my book. I'm always willing to hear others opinions about the book, because I want to reach all demographics about the struggles of PTSD and other issues in the military.

I'm looking forward to this experience! I hope I can find a quiet enough room.
Welcome, Savannah. Your stories are really great, and although I've only scanned, having just discovered you, I'm looking forward to spending more time with them - you have a wonderful writing voice. My daughter spent 5 years in the Army and another few as a reserve, and my son spent 4 years in the Air Force in a top security job, so I can relate to the subject matter of your book.

I've been reading for Librivox for a little over a year and find it very rewarding, and hope that you will too! The biggest lesson I've learned is simply "don't try too hard." Relax and enjoy the story.
Kate Follis
I love to read, AND my employer matches my volunteer hours with a donation to the Internet Archive, flagged to benefit Librivox.org. How cool is that?

nannerscan
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Post by nannerscan » December 26th, 2017, 9:27 am

Thank you, queenk8!

It's awesome that your two children served. I know my time in the military positively shaped my demeanor and drive for the rest of my life. Thank you for your encouragement!

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