Sara Sheckells

Member for 4 years •
"Sara is your Storyteller: Sophisticated | Smooth | Smart"
Sara Sheckells

Telling stories as a radio host, then as a costumed tour guide, I followed a career path into academia before my love of the literary pulled me back to the mic.

My voice has been described as sophisticated, smooth, and smart. I offer versatile audiobook narration, eLearning, and commercial voice over services to a diverse range of clients. My work is recorded in a professional home studio outside of Boston, MA

I am a member of SAG-AFTRA and the Audio Publishers Association.

 Training

TRAINING:
 Chart Productions (commercial voice over performance - Jordan Rich)
 Edge Studio (audiobook narration - Johnny Heller, Carol Monda)
 Johnny Heller’s New England Narrator Retreat (2018 participant)
 Sean Pratt Presents (non-fiction audiobook narration)
 Wren Ross Productions (commercial voice over performance)

HOME STUDIO:
Booth – Studiobricks One
Microphone – Neumann TLM102 Condenser Microphone with a pop shield and shock mount
Equipment - Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 USB Recording Audio Interface, Sony MDR7506 Headphones, Edifier R1280T Studio Monitor Speakers
Computer - Intel NUC8i5BEH 16GB/128GB SSD, External hard drive, iPad

EDUCATION:
Suffolk University | Boston, MA | M.Ed., Higher Education Administration
Emerson College | Boston, MA | B.S., Mass Communications

 Experience

COMMERCIAL VO

Andover Business Association - Commercial Trailer
Stories From The In Between (Podcast) - Trailers, Commercial Spots & Long-form Narration
Phone Attendant Messaging - Merelta
Small World Big Data (Podcast) - Trailers, Drop-Ins

AUDIOBOOK TITLES - Sara Sheckells

FICTION
Contemporary Women's:
o Appearances: A Novel - written by Sondra Helene
o The Invisible Husband of Frick Island - written by Colleen Oakley
o The To Do List - written by JC Miller
o Things Unsaid: A Novel - written by Diana Y. Paul

Cozy Mystery:
o Starboard Secrets - written by Hope Callaghan
o Portside Peril - written by Hope Callaghan

Literary/Full Cast:
o Blood Guilt: Orestes on Trial: A Play (cast member) - with The Online Stage
o Pride and Prejudice: A Play (cast member)- with The Online Stage
o Rilla of Ingleside - with The Online Stage (in production)
o Tales of Men and Ghosts (cast member) - written by Edith Wharton
o The Making of Americans (cast member) - written by Gertrude Stein
o Wives and Daughters (cast member) - written by Elizabeth Gaskell

Romance:
o For The Love of Laura Beth - written by Aubrey Wynne
o Never Say Necklace - written by Jacklyn Hardy (Weist)
o Paper Love - written by Aubrey Wynne
o Roping His Heart - written by Jacklyn Hardy (Weist)
o Saving Grace - written by Aubrey Wynne

Sci-Fi/Fantasy:
o Zeus Inc. - written by Robin Burks

Thriller:
o Deadly Connections - written by Renee Pawlish
o Deadly Invasion - written by Renee Pawlish
o Deadly Guild - written by Renee Pawlish
o Deadly Revenge - written by Renee Pawlish (in production)
o I Know What You Did - written by N.L. Hinkens

NON-FICTION
Biography:
o Ernest's Way - An International Journey Through Hemingway's Life - written by Cristen Hemingway Jaynes

Business:
o Activate Your Agile Career - written by Marti Konstant
o Can We Talk?: Seven Principles for Managing Difficult Conversations at Work - written by Roberta Chinsky Matuson
o The Feeling Economy How Artificial Intelligence Is Creating the Era of Empathy - written by Roland T. Rust, Ming-Hui Huang
o The Thriving Hive (a parable) - written by Mari Ryan

Health:
o CBD for Dummies - written by Blair Lauren Brown

Memoir:
o Finder: The True Story of a Private Investigator - written by Marilyn Greene & Gary Provost
o Growing Old; Notes on Aging with Something Like - written by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
o My Wild and Precious Life: A Memoir of Africa Paperback - written by Susanne Rheault

Parenting & Child Development:
o Joyful Toddlers & Preschoolers - written by Faith Collins
o Life As A Spectrum Mom (The Spectrum Mom Books 1 - 3) - written by Karen Pellett
o The Parallel Process - written by Krissy Pozatek
o What I Need 2 Succeed: From A to Z for Teens - written by Linda Carter

Politics:
o She Is Me: How Women Will Save the World - written by Lori Sokol

Religion/Spirituality:
o On The Mystery of Being - edited by Zaya and Maurizio Benazzo

Self-Development:
o Overcoming Harm OCD - written by Jon Hershfield

 Specials

Long-form narration