Going Public…in Shorts – 6/25

Another double feature today! Jeffrey Kafer offers The Monkey’s Paw, by W.W. Jacobs, and is featured over at Kent Holloway’s blog, and Peter Berkrot offers The Diamond as Big as the Ritz, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and is meeting up with Jen Forbus at Jen’s Book Thoughts. Be sure to check them both out!

Listening & Downloading 
The Monkey’s Paw is offered in full for online listening through July 1st. You can also purchase a download of this story via Downpour, with proceeds going to Reach Out and Read.



JeffreyKafer_Headshot_BWThe Monkey’s Paw, by W.W. Jacobs

The Monkey’s Paw by W.W. Jacobs is the classic frightening tale of being granted 3 wishes, but at an enormous price….

Jeffrey Kafer is an award-winning audiobook narrator and voice over professional living in Seattle. He has narrated over 100 titles from fiction to nonfiction, independents to bestsellers



Listening & Downloading
The Diamond as Big as the Ritz is offered in full for online listening through July 1st. You can also purchase a download of this story via Downpour, with proceeds going to Reach Out and Read.


peterThe Diamond as Big as the Ritz, by F. Scott Fitzgerald

When Mississippi born and bred John T. Unger is invited to spend the summer at his New England prep school pal’s home “in the west”, he discovers a home more grand than anything in his wildest imagination! That turns out to be just the tip of the diamond, in a story that quickly veers through the  brilliance of sun and stone into the darker corners of human nature.

A veteran of stage and screen, Peter Berkrot’s career spans four decades. Perhaps best known for his iconic role in CADDYSHACK, other screen highlights include LOOSIES, AMERICA’S MOST WANTED, ShowTime’s BROTHERHOOD and the ill fated series THE WATERFRONT opposite Mary Stuart Masterson. Berkrot was the Director of Narration in the Emmy nominated, THE TRUTH ABOUT CANCER. His voice is currently making the rounds in the documentary TWO WHO DARED And the animated film SILVER CIRCLE. He has recorded 130 audiobooks as well as over 100 for children and was nominated in 2012 for an Audie. He currently holds three Earphones Awards.

Today’s Blog Hosts:
J. Kent Holloway is an adventure author with a passion for edge-of-your-seat thrillers. A real-life paranormal investigator, his work explores the realms of the unknown. When not writing or scouring the southeastern United States for ghosts and cryptids, he works as a forensic death investigator. Kent’s best known series, The ENIGMA Directive features a wisecracking cryptozoologist and a shady government agency in search of the world’s most deadly creatures. These books include PRIMAL THIRST, SIRENS’ SONG, and DEVIL’S CHILD. He’s currently working on the second book in his Dark Hollows series, a paranormal mystery set in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains that tends to blend folklore, magic, and science to create mindbending mysteries.
femmebookcolor-250Jen’s Book Thoughts

Jen has been blogging at Jen’s Book Thoughts for five years and is now a full-time freelancer in a variety of areas: web work, social media, book reviewing and interviewing. In a previous life she taught high school English then worked with adult professional development at the National Association of College Stores. Besides her obsession with books and audiobooks, she loves animals, crafting, walking and warm weather. Why the stork dropped her in northeast Ohio is still a mystery!

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