The latest in projects, awards and reviews
The Audiobook of The Egyptian Princess: A Story of Hagar by KD Holmberg is a 2023 Selah Awards Finalist!
It was an honour to sink into ancient Egypt and this retelling of the origins of Hagar, Sarai’s handmaid from the Old Testament of the Bible. I am thrilled to be a finalist for this book!
Wired. Audiobook Narrators Fear Apple Used Their Voices to Train AI Spotify
With the rise of machine learning and AI, artists and creators speak out. Audiobooks make the news in Wired’s piece about Apple using narrators’ voices to train AI. I was pleased that Wired contacted over 30 narrators (including myself) to get our perspective, along with authors and SAG-AFTRA.
Audiofile Review: The Egyptian Princess – A Story of Hagar by KD Holmberg
Rachel’s performance adds a deeper level to Hagar’s story. Her careful pacing adds gravity to Hagar’s world. By breathing life into the residents of the pharaoh’s court, she ensnares the listener. As she deftly switches between their voices, including their accents, she captures the personalities of both major and minor characters. Rachel’s narration makes this production well worth the listen. [Published: SEPTEMBER 2022]
Met VO Big Dog Jim Cooper himself at the VO Hydrant!
Get a leg up for an Inside-The-Actor’s-Studio-ish video chat with today’s movers and shakers leaving their mark at the hydrant! Take a bite out of your Monday morning with each new episode of the hydrant.
Episode 44 – The Hydrant
For the second year in a row, awarded a Silver Peer Award
For Audiobook Narration from TIVA-DC. Awarded for The Sorrow Stone by Jane Ann McLaughlin
Interview with Owl Guru
If you’re curious what a typical day might look like for me when I’m in audiobook mode, check out this interview with Owl Guru!
About men and women from all walks of life doing the extraordinary in the everyday; their will to live, press-on & press-through this current climate of fear and move into a future filled with hope. Cheryl Holling and I chatted about life, family and work during and after the pandemic. What brings you hope? Find my stories with Cheryl and more at 19stories.com
The Art & Business of Writing Podcast
Chris helps authors with inspiring stories write and publish life-changing books. I had the pleasure of talking audiobooks with him on his podcast The Art & Business of Writing.
Winner of the 2020 SABA Book Awards
For Best Audiobook Narrator for Disenchanted by Kara Pleasants
Audiofile Review: Suddenly Mrs. Darcy
Suddenly Mrs Darcy by Jenetta James
Narrator Lillian Rachel does an excellent job bringing to life this twist on Jane Austen’s PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. …Rachel captures each character with a distinct voice and British accent, making each easily recognizable. Her timbre, and acting abilities remain front and center. … This is a lovely listen, beautifully narrated and well acted. A.C.P. © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2021]
Digital Download • Quills & Quartos Publishing • 2020
Audiofile Review: Felicity Carrol and the Murderous Menace by Patricia Marcantonio
British-born narrator Lillian Rachel deftly moves between the posh accent of London’s Detective Felicity Carrol and the accents of the American Old West in this new audiobook inspired by one of the most infamous unsolved crimes of all time. …Rachel keeps the main character’s responses sounding bemused and intrigued, leading listeners to lean in and hold onto her every word. Amid the constant action, Rachel brings each quip, and each twist and turn, to life. V.B. © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2020]
Podcast Interviews with Pitch to Screen Directors
• Edward Andrews talks to ‘Pitch to Screen’ about his film ‘Hecatomb’
• Tito Fernandes talks to ‘Pitch to Screen’ about his film ‘Kiddo’
• Claudia Myers talks to ‘Pitch to Screen’ about her latest feature film ‘Above the Shadows’
• Joey Greene talks to ‘Pitch to Screen’ about his horror film ‘Polaroid’
• Marc Zammit talks to ‘Pitch to Screen’ about his latest feature film ‘Homeless Ashes’
The Passive Voice
How to promote your audiobook interview on The Passive Voice blog
Silver Peer Award
Silver Peer Award for Audiobook Narration of The Sound of Your Soul by Anna Cookson
Interview with Val Kelly
Season 2 – Episode 5: “Live with Squacky” Featuring Special Guest Lillian Rachel
Talk with Anna Cookson
Author and Narrator discuss writing and producing The Sound of Your Soul audiobook
VO Meter episode 37: British Invasion!
Sean Daley and Paul Stefano are joined LIVE in studio with Chris Sharpes and Lillian Warkentin and remotely by Jamie Muffett and Mike Cooper. Plus Questionable Gear Purchases and a VO Meter Schtick by Shelley Avellino!
Prince William Living interview
Prince William Living interview “Taking Care of Business” by Katherine Gotthardt