Audio Sampler: The Best of Our Past, the Worst of Our Future

In honor of my first fiction collection appearing on The 2023 Bram Stoker Awards® Preliminary Ballot, here is an audio sampler! Eleven of the seventeen stories have been podcasted, enough that I think we have an excellent representation of the book!

I am an avid podcast listener and audiobook listener, and it remains my dream to one day have an audio version of one of my books, but I love being able to present them in the varied voices here: Addison Peacock, Dagny Paul, Corinne Bachaud, Heather Thomas, Mary Murphy, Tori Danner, Sarah Ruth Thomas, Bryce Dahle and Sarah Mehra, Tina Connolly, Dani Daly, and Sofia Barker. Thank you to the narrators as well as the editors, producers, and hosts such as Meredith Morgenstern, Alex Hofelich, Kat Day, Chelsea Davis, and many more!

I am forever grateful for podcasts such as PseudoPod, Tales to Terrify, The Wicked Library, Centropic Oracle, Toasted Cake, and Escritoras de Urras and for being so welcoming to my stories! PseudoPod also published a long review of the book as part of updated production of “Resilience”.



“Unschooled” narrated by Addison Peacock for The Wicked Library

In the Country

“In the Country” on PseudoPod, narrated by Dagny Paul and hosted by Andrea Subissati and Alexandra West of Faculty of Horror.

The Best of Our Past, the Worst of Our Future

“The Best of Our Past, the Worst of Our Future” on Tales to Terrify, narrated by Corinne Bachaud

You Will Make Me Strong Again

“You Will Make Me Strong Again” narrated by Heather Thomas on Tales to Terrify

The Pelt

“The Pelt” narrated by Mary Murphy on The Wicked Library

Mirrorhouse (no audio available)

A Children’s Treasury of Windows and Doors (no audio available)

Swarm of Pan

Swarm of Pan narrated by Tori Danner on Centropic Oracle

The Gestures Remain (no audio available)

I Entered Veda’s Dream (no audio available)

Cinnamon to Taste

“Cinnamon to Taste” narrated by Sarah Ruth Thomas on The Wicked Library

Move-in Weekend

–Part of the “Christi Nogle Double Feature” “The Portrait of Basil Hallward” and “Move-in Weekend” narrated by Bryce Dahle and Sarah Mehra on Tales to Terrify.

Packet C

“Packet C” narrated by Tina Connolly on Toasted Cake

I Came Back (no audio available)

The Porches of Our Ears (no audio available)


–The updated production of “Resilience” with a review of my collection The Best of Our Past, the Worst of Our Future. Dani Daly, Kat Day, and Chelsea Davis.

–The original production of “Resilience” on PseudoPod, narrated by Dani Daly and hosted by Kat Day.

“Resiliencia” (Spanish Translation) narrated by Sofia Barker on Escritoras de Urras

The Old Switcheroo

“The Old Switcheroo” on PseudoPod, narrated by Sheila Regan and hosted by Kat Day