"Leah has been an absolute joy to work with. Not only has she exceeded our expectations, but (she) has gone above and beyond to provide outstanding work."
"Leah Frederick is the perfect voice for L. j. Charles' Caitlin! (She) brings to life the quirky Caitlin in a way that no other could possibly do."
~Audible reviewer for Ceann - Caitlin's Tarot by L.j. Charles
"Leah Frederick again brings this story to us, with the same voices she uses in the previous story. There is nothing better than putting in your earbuds and recognizing your characters that become your family when you are listening. She is amazing."
~Audible reviewer for Changing Times by Jacqueline Rhoades
"It was great to hear the lines read 'in character' ... Leah Frederick brings a tone of voice that I missed in the text version, perhaps because she sensed nuance in the story & characters that I missed or skimmed over, or perhaps that's just her gift, bringing characters to life. When narration called for sarcasm, she nailed it, when it called for softness and compassion, I felt it."
~Audible reviewer for
The Frog Prince by Elle Lothlorien
In the Studio with Leah
Spring is in the air! I adore this time of year with all the flowers blooming and all the signs of new life abounding and....yet.....
Like most other Vocal Athletes (isn't that a great term? I stole it from my voice therapist), I struggle during this Season. Allergies are a part of it but I also find myself rushing around more, trying to fit a dozen more items on my to-do list. My sleep is less restful (it seems to take my body FOREVER to adjust to the time change) and all in all, I feel more run down and exhausted.
Regrettably, my voice always shows it.
Each year, I vow, THIS year will be different. I won't take on so many projects that strain this Most Valuable Resource of mine. Finally, for the first time ever, I allowed myself to let up on the gas. A client came knocking with a 35+ hour textbook and I said, "No, thank you."
Of course, turning down work is almost a Cardinal Sin when you're self-employed. But here's the shocker: after the initial Guilt wore off (God forbid I disappoint any client), there was the serenity that I had - for once - made the absolute right decision. I stumbled across this nugget of advice: "Just because you CAN, doesn't mean you SHOULD."
About to celebrate the first anniversary of my fifth decade, it's good know this old dog can finally learn some new tricks.
Speaking of the big 50th, the video of my performance celebrating the Half A Century is below. I'm still very awed by the fact that TWO THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED AND FIFTY DOLLARS was raised for my two favorite charities - the Augusta Art Guild and the Maysville Players. Thanks again for everyone who donated!