Today we’re back with part 4 of our Featured Finalist series, in which actor Derek W. Shetterly stops by to talk about his audition for the Audible Studios/ACX production of APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur, and branching out from radio to audiobook narration. You can visit Derek’s profile and listen to his samples here.
Name: Derek W. Shetterly
Number of titles currently on Audible: 14
What drew you to audition for APE?
Thousands of people self-publish every year, and even more are researching how to do it. I wanted to be their guide as they researched and acted upon their dreams of one day being a published author.
Less than a year. However, I’ve been a voice talent for two decades. My experience began, as with so many, in radio. I was a production/creative services director and fell in love with creating characters and compelling advertising. That led to working in voiceover as my exclusive career, and I narrate for eLearning, corporate presentations, commercials and other projects on a daily basis.
At what genre’s/vocal styles do you excel?
So far, I’ve narrated for self-help, management, and special-interest genres. I’m a big fan of historical narratives, and with my degree in theatre, hope to get more work telling true stories.
Favorite title you’ve produced or voiced?
I just finished a book called “Savage Will”, a true account from World War II of 23 medics & nurses who crash-landed in Nazi-occupied Albania and had to trek their way out of the hostile territory. It’s a truly inspiring account of determination, courage and, as the title states – savage will.
Check out Derek’s profile on ACX and invite him to audition for your title today!