I was very fortunate and excited that Jen Carmody accepted the offer to record the audio version of my second book, Raina. I was amazed at how she brought each character to life with her voice styling, tone, and range. As she narrates, you can picture each scene in the book as if you were there.
Jen has extensive theater and vocal training, having graduated from The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She is well-versed in different theater styles, ranging from Shakespearean and Restoration, to contemporary and musical theater. Jen spent years performing with multiple theater companies throughout Southern California and even dipped her toes into film. She is a master graduate of Voices for All voice acting. She is also an accomplished visual artist having sold many paintings and sculptures via gallery showings as JPN Laux. Below are Jen Carmody’s media outlets.
The story starts when Raina Willoughby met her Aunt Nancy’s friend and coworker, Dr. James Posey, for the first time at the cinema in 1939. Both women enjoyed the company of the charming, delightfully funny man throughout the evening, but it wasn’t long before Raina and Aunt Nancy discovered James wasn’t nearly as genial as they had thought.
The vicious and violent finale to their night finds the Willoughby family trying desperately to heal, but with James’s actions and family secrets looming, the task becomes seemingly impossible—especially when tragedy cripples the family once again. As James repeatedly dodges repercussions courtesy of his wealthy, influential family, Raina struggles to cope with the injustices threatening to break her lovely, youthful spirit.
But Raina won’t break—Raina wants revenge. She’s going to right the wrongs done to her pastor; her friend; her patients; her family; herself; and, most importantly, Nancy Willoughby. Raina will do anything, use anyone, and say anything to avenge them—and she’s going to enjoy it.