“It’s time for the annual share fair at Littleton Middle School and Lila’s got a tough act to follow in the form of Kangaroo!”
Thank you so much to the team for sending this to me! I had so much fun this season, especially listening to the rest of the cast and getting to play off of one another. They’re all so amazing, and lovely and talented.
Nicholas’s “My talent” scene made me laugh so hard when I got the original script, and seeing it fully animated made my day.
I also love that the kangaroo and Lila are having like this Street Fighter style battle. Gosh…I love this season so much, there’s a lot of great stuff, and I can’t wait for the next episode.
It’s officially December, which means that NaNoWriMo22 has come to an end. I still have a lot to do for this novel, however it’s been so much fun to write, edit and develop the world of this story. I also got a lot of work done on the next books in The Vermin Series, and am preparing lots of fun content for that.
On Friday we wrapped up recording the newest season of Matchbox, which was fantastic! I can’t wait to see it fully animated in the new year. I have a lot of fun imagining what each scene will look like, and it was so much fun recording in studio with my co-star Julian this season. He’s a fantastic actor, and I can’t wait for you all to hear him as Kayla’s little brother Mason James. I’ll be sure to share the episodes when they come out.
Speaking of shows, on Thursday night I attended the premiere of Stay Tooned hosted by Eric Bauza aka the voice of Bugs Bunny. I love cartoons, and I love documentaries and film studies so this show was right up my alley. The premiere was so much fun, and nostalgic. I felt like a kid again seeing clips from the shows I grew up watching. When I got to thinking about it afterwards, a lot of these cartoons helped shape me, and inspired me to to do what I’m doing today. Stay Tooned is fun, informative and it is so clear that everyone who worked on the show put lots of love into it. It’s available to stream on CBC Gem.
I also released some new music, and have more coming very soon. My most recent releases are all songs my niece asked me to release, and the future ones are based on my favourite game, and stories I’ve written with my niece and sister. Hope you’ll check them out!
I had so much fun watching this. It’s so cool seeing the episode, after imagining it in my head while recording the lines for Kayla and Emerson Felix. Seeing the teams vision come to life, and getting the opportunity to be apart of it is so cool.
I love the music, the transitions between reality and the kids imaginations. It seriously captures what it’s like to play, and how your imagination really does open up these fantastic worlds full of adventure.
I loved reading the map clues in each episode, that was always super fun. I learned some really neat new facts about places around the world! It was nice, pretending to travel all over as Kayla while recording from home.
I can’t wait to watch the next episode, and I hope everyone enjoys the show as much as I do.
Matchbox Adventures is back! Mason James is a world-famous adventurer, and his next mission will see him traveling all over the Earth to find the World’s Greatest Treasure! Follow along as Mason and his new partner Kayla go from country to country in the world’s coolest cars, completing epic challenges along the way!
I play Kayla, Mason’s big sister, along with another fun character named Emerson Felix. I’ve had so much fun playing these characters. This show is fun, exciting and the cars are super cool! I wish I was better at drawing cars haha. Kayla and Mason get so many neat cars this season, and travel all over the world!
I’m so excited that I finally get to share one of the projects I was working on! I play Margot on Mattel’s Polly & Friends!
This series was so much fun to record. I loved getting to talk to them team about Margot, and going over her lines. Seeing her in action is awesome, and her HAIR! They told me she had cool hair while I was recording, but oh my gosh…it’s adorable!
I saw the Polly Pocket doll of her on the weekend too! She’s so cute! I absolutely adore her!
Thank you so, so, so much Mattel for this opportunity!
I am happy to announce that I have joined the team at Deyan Audio Talent as one of their Canadian Young Adult Narrators.
I adore reading and was ecstatic to hear from my agent that I was offered a spot on their roster.
If you click the link above, you can listen to a sample of me reading an excerpt from one of my favourite middle grade novels, Deep Down Popular. I highly recommend reading this book if you ever get the chance!
“Ted, the 5th grade genius and Veronica, his arch-rival, are constantly pranking each other. When the pranks spill over and ignite a grade-wide war, the teachers organize a girls vs. boys competition.”
This is a project I’ve been working on during 2020 with author Jamaal Fridge! I absolutely loved voicing his characters and discussing his work with him. It was so much fun and such a great learning experience as both an actor and an author!
You can find the audiobook on audible and read along!
I just watched the trailer for one of the shows I’m on and it is so cute! I absolutely adore it.
I loved recording with this cast pre-covid (miss you all!) and working with everyone at the studio. I had a blast. I can’t wait for everyone to meet my characters. I hope you’ll love them as much as I do!
The show is for ages 4-8, but I think older kids around 10 will enjoy it as well. It’s warm, colourful and fun!
Plus, MAGICAL GIRL TRANSFORMATIONS!
Yep. It’s so cute.
You can check out the trailer here and listen to the theme song!
I decided to request an ARC copy of a book I auditioned for earlier this month and was accepted. I loved the passages for the little sister that I got to read for my audition.
I love audio book auditions because I get a sneak peak at new books before they’re even offered as ARCs and before I unbox them at work. One of my favourite things to do at my part-time job is unbox the new releases. It’s so exciting seeing that final cover design, and…the new book smell. It is a thing! It is so comforting. Old book smell is its own comfort, but to me the most comforting thing about an old book is the bends in the spine, the gently crumbled pages and the slight browning of the paper.
I’m so excited to read this book. I was actually going to buy it when it released and review it anyway! It was already on my TBR.
I was also accepted for a bunch of other ARCs, but I’m currently reading the one and am hoping to finish it by the end of the week so that I can post the review. I’m going to be reviewing the Anne of Green Gables manga sometime this month as well, since I was accepted for that.
Fun fact: I’m that typical Canadian who loves L.M Montgomery. Anne, Emily. My favourite adaptation of Emily was the anime actually! I liked the live action show and I’d actually love if Netflix picked it up and revamped it…but they should definitely do it the way the anime was done because it followed the books. No one was turning into a kelpie. I mean, yah I’m Scottish on my Dad’s side but like…the random Scottish folklore being thrown in during those later seasons was…out of genre for how the series started. If they’d always talked about her having second sight and such earlier on, it wouldn’t have been so random. I liked it, but the genre switch was completely random.
Anne with an E was definitely well done in my opinion. I know of a handful of people who didn’t like it because it wasn’t as light and cheery as the previous adaptations (I own a bunch of those on VHS). I have yet to see a version of Anne that I can say I absolutely hate. The films and Anne with an E in my personal opinion, captured Anne, Diana and Gilbert well. Actually, I’ve found that the show versions of Diana truly grasp how important her friendship is to Anne in a way that the films (mainly because of the time length) aren’t able to capture.
Well, that’s enough about Anne.
I’m looking forward to reading these ARCs! I have high hopes for several of these books, but I’m also a bit nervous. I’m always open to reading new authors but I’m not always open to delving into new genres. I read a fair amount of different ones and will read anything ranging from Middle Grade to General Fiction. I love comics. If I’m being 100% honest, I adore them. Still, for me its all about the authors writing style and how quickly I connect with the characters. The plot draws me in and entices me to read but the character’s are what keep me invested.
Fingers crossed I like them all! I’ve already had one disappointing review for this year and I definitely need to read something to make up for it!