Monday, October 30, 2017

Meet The #Narrator: James Watkins

As I've mentioned a few times lately, James Watkins is the narrator for my Degu Days Duo. He's also done the narration for my stand alone degu books, "Degu's Day Out" and "How To Trust Your Human" - all four of which are now available to buy in audio, as you probably know from my recent posts. Anyway, I thought you'd like to get to know him a little, so here's a little bit about James, in his own words:

Canadian born James Watkins spent a number of years wandering extensively, studying and working at a variety of exciting things, including surveying in the Yukon, fighting forest fires in the boreal of northern Ontario, sailing on the merchant schooner Avontuur through the Caribean, working as a singing cowboy, and teaching in Central America, to name a few, until finally settling in San Diego, California in 2011. He loves good music, good stories, good writing, fresh air, animals, and a healthy balance between action and quiet time.

Working from his home studio, James offers a full suite of services - from voice over production and scripting, to sound design with music and effects.

James currently has a podcast in production together with SC Watkins, that will feature original spooky stories, set to launch in late October, 2017. You can check it out at

James really enjoyed reading the Degu Days series, and couldn't be more proud to work with Victoria Zigler, who knows how to tell a great children's story.

If you'd like to contact James, he can be reached at

You can get to know James a little more by checking out his recent interview on Library Of Erana.


Intense Guy said...

I've been trying to catch up with reading your blog - I'm so glad I got to this post! James sounds like his voice and accent should be really cool! He sure has lived an adventurous life!

Victoria Zigler said...

He sure has! And he has a great voice. He originally auditioned for my Toby books, and when I didn't pick him for those - not feeling he was quite right for Toby - I immediately got in touch with him to offer him the contracts for my degu books instead. I wanted to work with him, and felt he was a good fit for the degu books. I'm glad I did since he was a real pleasure to work with and did a great job with my books.