Feminism fuels fantasy in this genre-busting collection by "master of the fantastic" (Roxane Gay) Amber Sparks.
Exciting fans of such writers as Kelly Link, Karen Russell, and Carmen Maria Machado with prose that shimmers and stings, Amber Sparks holds a singular role in the canon of the weird. Now, she reaches new, uncanny heights with And I Do Not Forgive You. In "Mildly Happy, With Moments of Joy," a friend is ghosted by a simple text message; in "Everyone's a Winner at Meadow Park," a teen precariously coming of age in a trailer park befriends an actual ghost. At once humorous and unapologetically fierce, these stories shine an interrogating light on the adage that "history likes to lie about women"—as the subjects of "A Short and Speculative History of Lavoisier's Wife" and "You Won't Believe What Really Happened to the Sabine Women" (it's true, you won't) will attest. Blending fairy tales and myths with apocalyptic technologies, all tethered intricately by shades of rage, And I Do Not Forgive You offers a mosaic of an all-too-real world that fails to listen to its silenced goddesses.
Chelsea Stephens has a longtime love and appreciation for the performing arts, with experience in on-stage acting, singing, and voice-over. Her love for reading books and the pursuit of the story led her to narration. She enjoys unfolding characters and bringing listeners into new worlds.
Chelsea is an experienced voice actor with a talent for mystery, sci-fi, and YA novels. She's a mom to a gaggle of young ones living in the Midwest with her lumber sexual husband.
Wayne Mitchell has been an actor all his life and has been described as a big guy with a big voice. He competed on the Forensics (Speech) Team in high school and college, doing mostly interpretation events (prose interpretation being a favorite). Since getting involved with audiobooks, Wayne feels like he's back doing Speech Team once again, and it's a welcome return!
As an LA based (Meisner trained) actor of twenty yearrs, he has appeared in a dozen TV shows, loop grouped over a hundred TV episodes and numerous movies, and in 2015 cowrote/directed an independent feature film called SOLEDAD, which is available on Amazon Prime.
Wayne brings versatility to any project. He's comfortable with a variety of voices and accents, but most importantly he brings a knack for conveying the truth. The truth of the words on the page. The truth of the experience the listener is being asked to participate in. Be that truth intergalactic in scope, or as familiar as Sunday brunch with Grandma.