Every book has a story to tell. When a book goes to audio, I am grateful for the publishers and authors who trust me to tell their story well. I'm an Audiofile Magazine Earphones Award recipient who reads fiction and non-fiction for major and indie publishers. My favorite genres are Mysteries, Thrillers, Memoirs, Science Fiction, and Children’s stories.
I'm an audiobook coach for Edge Studio and have led sessions on vocal booth and website design for the highly acclaimed Audiobook Biz Workshop Series presented each year by my fellow narrators, Johnny Heller and Scott Brick.
An avid boater who spends much of my free time cruising the lake with friends and family, I also play guitar and am a former radio presenter and proposal development professional with extensive copy and technical writing experience.
Earphones Award Recipient
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In the Booth with Bill Lord
A live read of the Prologue to David Stever's Raven Rain
Author David Stever and narrator Bill Lord have way too much fun asking each other questions about what's involved in writing a Mystery/Thriller novel and then transforming the story into an audiobook.
Learning More About the Voices Inside Your Head
An interview with Bill Lord by Emily Jennings of the Culpeper Star-Exponent
The heart of our studio lies in the Audio Technica AT4047/SV microphone, paired with a Grace Design m101 preamp.
A Presonus ioStation 24c audio interface and production controller provides audiophile-grade digital converters that create a superior recording and listening experience. Along with the latest version of the Presonus' Studio One DAW, this creates an incredibly smooth and efficient workflow.
Critical reference monitoring is done through Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro 80-ohm closed-back studio mixing headphones and a pair of 5" KRK ROKIT RP5 G4 (Generation 4) bi-amp monitors.
This is all inside of a 4' X 6' WhisperRoom isolation booth lined with broadcast quality acoustic treatment. This includes ATS acoustic panels and 4-foot bass trap, augmented with additional Auralex LENRD bass traps and Auralex and Next Acoustics studio foam panels. (Those are the ones that look like the inside of my brain.
Directing all recording sessions is our beloved antique Pinocchio from Venice who, when the mic is off, enjoys playing his Dimebag Darrel blown glass replica Dean guitar. But, I do sometimes wonder if he can be trusted.