I've been nominated for an Audie Award!
Chuffed to share this with the rest of the gang behind Doctor Who: Stranded, including fellow writers Matt Fitton, John Dorney and Lisa McMullin.
The Audie Awards are probably the most lauded awards in audiobooks & spoken word entertainment, so to get nominated for Best Audio Drama in 2021 is a very happy state of affairs indeed!
The urban fantasy series Unseen (by the fine folks behind the celebrated Wolf 359) gave the podcast world a much needed dose of magic throughout the final months of 2020. Their stories involved dragons, detectives, people that trade in memories, and paintings that can eat you, all performed by some of the best acting talent in the audio drama space.
Having script edited the series, I was thrilled to write a guest episode - the Unseen Valentine's Day Special! Having rarely dabbled in romance before, I decided to take inspiration from one of my favourite authors, P. G. Wodehouse, and write a slapstick adventure in which our protagonist finds love almost by accident.
'How Dudley Took the Plunge' allowed me to write comic prose for the first time in an age, and it's brought to life by actor Leo Wan as Dudley Carmichael: a harpy from a long line of harpies, enmeshed in a marriage plot against his will, and battling the machinations of his formidable Grandmother Winifred.
Though Valentine's Day has been and gone, you can still enjoy this episode by searching and subscribing to Unseen on iTunes, Spotify, and wherever else you get your podcasts, or else listen to it right here. Recording scripts and transcripts are also available on the Unseen website.
David K. Barnes