As my first attempt at a podcast comes to a temporary end, I want to thank some people who helped make my podcast a success. Any problems with the podcast are entirely my fault, and my number two goal is to improve the quality of Too Dark to Read. (My number one goal is to entertain you with good stories.)
Thank you, Jennie Skillen, for reading Amelia’s diary. I sprung this on her while she was staying at my house and she didn’t hesitate to put on the microphone. She is a teacher, like Amelia was, and I think she did a great job of bring Amelia’s thoughts to life. Many thanks.
A double thank you to Claire Skillen. She is the voice of my intro and outro. The podcast class I took said that the intro and outro voice should be someone different than the podcaster. I had the entire Skillen family record my intro, but Claire had the perfect voice. When I asked her to then record my outro she gamely did so. Thanks so much for helping me out.
My music came from a free website, www.opsound.org, and is recorded by Orquesta Arrecife. I felt it had just the right amount of mystery and jazz. I could never afford to pay for an original song, or even the rights to a pre-existing song, so it is wonderful that bands are willing to put their music out there for public use.
A big thanks goes to my husband. He was often home when I recorded (I record in my office) and was very good about tiptoeing around, and not making a ton of noise. He said we should have a party since I finished recording my first book, but I think I’ll get let him cook me dinner. Thank you, honey, for all the support, even when you think I am doing weird things.
And last, but certainly not least, I thank you, my listeners. Podcasting is an odd medium. I talk into a microphone while looking at a wall and several days later you listen to my words. I can’t see you, so I get no sense of how you are reacting. Hopefully you are enjoying yourself and some of the comments I have received confirm this, but for all I know, no one is listening at all. So for everyone who is listening, thank you. I’d love to know what you think so feel free to leave a comment.
More stories are on their way, but I felt that this was a good time to thank everyone. Enjoy!