*At the end of this post is the INSECURE WRITERS SUPPORT by Neil Gaiman.
“As a breath on glass,
As witch-fires that burn,
The gods and monsters pass,
Are dust, and return."
― George Sterling
I have come to Meilori's where the bronze ghosts of her mists sweep across the interior of the haunted jazz club like veiled women to their prayers.
In a sense, I have come home again, and I go now,
not to the rune-carved table where Samuel McCord waits in vain to see slanted jade eyes smiling at him one more time --
No, I go to the table of Robert Rossmann.
He is the distinguished voice actor who narrated HER BONES ARE IN THE BADLANDS
and is, even now, recording
DEATH IN THE HOUSE OF LIFE.
Robert and Emily Rossmann
But Robert is much more than a voice actor.
He has been a theater actor most of his life. And had a career in 3D animation, mostly for video games. Your pasttime was his employment!
Most of his theater experience was in the San Francisco area. He now lives in the gold country of the Sierras.
In fact, he now helps run a theater company called Sierra Stages in Nevada City.
His Voice Over career has included video games, commercials, documentaries, audio books,
and live readings with an orchestra (PETER AND THE WOLF, SOLDIER'S TALE).
Working on HER BONES ARE IN THE BADLANDS was an exceptional challenge even for such a professional as Robert --
due to the number of dialects, historical figures, and "otherworldly" pronuncitions.
In fact, the last is why Robert asked to see me.
I sit down and frown at his worried face. "What's up, Robert?"
"Your way to pronounce that incantation we talked about was dead on, Roland."
"Really? I'm glad."
"Oh, yes ... DEAD on ...
Now, tell me how to get rid of Anubis. He's eating me out of house and home!
Dead things are knocking on the door all hours. And he's starting to flirt with Emily!"