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Read Me A Nightmare

Angelique Fawns

"Read Me A Nightmare" brings strange short stories to life. A fan of Twilight Zone? Tales from the Crypt? Mixing genres, these tales come from the realms of sci-fi, fantasy, horror, and comedy. A writer yourself? Stay tuned after the readings for interviews with editors, publishers, voice actors and other interesting folks in the industry. Visit www.fawns.ca to learn more. Please --if you enjoy the episode, leave a review!

The New Mutants & Interview with Kristi Stewart
Apr 28 2022
The New Mutants & Interview with Kristi Stewart
It's a post-apocalyptic world where only teenagers have survived.This future world is ruled by battling bands..."The New Mutants" was written by Angelique Fawns and first published in the anthology Gotta Wear Eclipse Glasses  by Third Flatiron Publishing.This story was a Tangent On-Line Recommended Read for 2020.Kristi Stewart is back by popular demand, and not only reads us this short adventure piece, but sticks around to talk to us about the future of the voice industry. We also answer the question...”If you could give your 20-year-old self some advice about the business, what would you say?" Kristi has worked in the communications and media industry most of her professional career. With a love of theatre and performing, she first stepped on stage at the tender age of 14, in the role of Little Mary in the longest running melodrama production “The Drunkard” -in her hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Her career has taken her from the newsroom, as an associate producer, a promotions director in country radio as well as a public relations manager for a not for profit, and, sponsorship manager for Rogers TV Toronto… all the while keeping her fingers in the entertainment field. She found a second love, as a voice actor. During that time, she’s had the thrill of being the female National Imaging voice for GLOBAL TV, TLN, PRIME TV and, the Canadian Entrepreneur of the year awards!  In addition to voicing many commercials, narrations and, even a Harlequin romance novel.  She’s also no stranger to on camera acting having been in several productions including; SEE NO EVIL, FEAR THY NEIGHBOR and, HAUNTED HOSPITALs, to name a few….Kristi says performing brings her joy and, keeps her young and, she has no plans to stop anytime soon!
Death Metal Fan & Interview with Jim Phoenix
Nov 22 2021
Death Metal Fan & Interview with Jim Phoenix
Mia is dating a married man, alone on Canada Day, and doing her best to cool down in the sweltering heat.Who knew her bedroom fan was possessed?!WARNING: This story includes sex with a nerd, murder, and death metal music.  (Rated R)"Death Metal Fan" first appeared on-line April 21, 2019 on the Hauntedmtl.com website, and was republished in The Story Behind The Stories, 12 Dark Tales and Their Publishers.This episode features an interview with Jim Phoenix, creator of Hauntedmtl.com.Learn how he grew his horror destination website. (Some great tips here.)If you listen to the podcast Undead and Uncut, every download means a donation to a foodbank. Metal Fan" is voiced by Kristi Stewart. This is her third performance for  Read Me A Nightmare. With a love of theatre and performing, she first stepped on stage at the tender age of 14, in the role of Little Mary in the longest running melodrama production “The Drunkard” -in her hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Her career has taken her from the newsroom, as an associate producer, a promotions director in country radio as well as a public relations manager for a not for profit, and, sponsorship manager for Rogers TV Toronto… all the while keeping her fingers in the entertainment field. She found a second love, as a voice actor. During that time, she’s had the thrill of being the female National Imaging voice for GLOBAL TV, TLN, PRIME TV and, the Canadian Entrepreneur of the year awards!  In addition to voicing many commercials, narrations and, even a Harlequin romance novel.  She’s also no stranger to on camera acting having been in several productions including; SEE NO EVIL, FEAR THY NEIGHBOR and, HAUNTED HOSPITALs, to name a few….Kristi says performing brings her joy and, keeps her young and, she has no plans to stop anytime soon!
The True Nature of Swimming Holes & Interview with Ronald Linson
Oct 19 2021
The True Nature of Swimming Holes & Interview with Ronald Linson
It's a hot day, and that swimming hole sure looks enticing....Grab your swimming trunks and get ready for an adventure. The True Nature of Swimming Holes is written by Ronald Linson, and was first published in the Mannison Press anthology Little Girl Lost: Thirteen Tales of Youth Disrupted in 2019.   Based out of New York City, Morgan Schafer (pen name Ronald Linson) began working as an editor offering freelance services as a copyeditor and proofreader. Today, he is co-founder and Editor-in-Chief at the independent publishing houseMannison Press, LLC.Morgan writes primarily science fiction, fantasy, and horror, but hasbeen known to dabble in other genres. Current projects include a shortstory collection set in his Patchwork Lands cosmic horror mythos and afar-future science fiction novel with collaborator Deidre J Owen.Since 2015, Morgan has had stories published in a number ofanthologies (Mannison Press, Eerie River) and e-zines (Lovecraftiana,Bewildering Stories).Bill Wiesner is our voice actor for this episode. Bill Wiesner is a Toronto based technical and creative professional. A promotions and commercial producer/director/writer, post-production editor and aspiring voice character actor. Pours his heart and soul into every project with tenacious attention to detail. Loves working with others that share his passion for bringing the most engaging content to life. Above all else, he’s the father of two amazing teenage boys and husband to the most amazing woman in existence. When offline, he's all about various athletic endeavours like running, hiking, baseball and biking. An active member in his church community. An avid gamer and movie watcher. Addicted to music from various genres. A not-terrible player of drums and acoutsic guitar.
The Golden Falcon & Interview with Jonathan Lambert
Jul 2 2021
The Golden Falcon & Interview with Jonathan Lambert
Temptin' Tammy and Earl are in love and they've finally found the trailer of their dreams. But what happens when that double-wide becomes a double-sized NIGHTMARE?WARNING: This story contains a mullet, shag carpeting, and some scenes where hot hillbillies remove their clothes. (think PG-13)"The Golden Falcon" first appeared in the anthology Coffin Blossoms by Jolly Horror Press, and was republished in The Publishers Behind the Pages: 10 Speculative Short Stories.As a bonus, this episode includes an interview with Jonathan Lambert, Creator and Publisher of Jolly Horror Press. Learn more about the genre of comedy horror and how you can get your story published in their next anthology Executive Dread, open for submissions July 2021.  Golden Falcon was voiced by the inimitable Kristi Stewart, one of the best voice actors I have ever worked with.  Kristi has worked in the communications and media industry most of her professional career. With a love of theatre and performing, she first stepped on stage at the tender age of 14, in the role of Little Mary in the longest running melodrama production “The Drunkard” -in her hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Her career has taken her from the newsroom, as an associate producer, a promotions director in country radio as well as a public relations manager for a not for profit, and, sponsorship manager for Rogers TV Toronto… all the while keeping her fingers in the entertainment field. She found a second love, as a voice actor. During that time, she’s had the thrill of being the female National Imaging voice for GLOBAL TV, TLN, PRIME TV and, the Canadian Entrepreneur of the year awards!  In addition to voicing many commercials, narrations and, even a Harlequin romance novel.  She’s also no stranger to on camera acting having been in several productions including; SEE NO EVIL, FEAR THY NEIGHBOR and, HAUNTED HOSPITALs, to name a few….Kristi says performing brings her joy and, keeps her young and, she has no plans to stop anytime soon!