Petrea Burchard

Readers Theater: The Joy of Reading Aloud, Sunday, May 7 at 2:00pm and Narrating Your Own Audio Book, Sunday at 3:30pm, Mt. View Mausoleum

Author and narrator Petrea Burchard has narrated more than 50 audiobooks: for Penguin Random House, Macmillan, Deyan Audio, HarperCollins and more. She’s known as the voice of Ryoko the space pirate in the anime classic, Tenchi Muyo! Burchard narrated her novel, Camelot & Vine. A failing Hollywood actress approaches her 40th birthday in a panic when a lightning strike and a horse that might be magical send her through a gap in time to the age of King Arthur. She goes from prisoner to the king’s confidante, earning the enmity of powerful men. Caught in a love triangle and secretly attracted to the king, she’ll need more than a magic horse to get back home. Burchard’s comic essays, compiled in Act As If: Stumbling Through Hollywood With Headshot in Hand, are based on her experiences as a journeyman actor in Hollywood. Coming in audio in 2023, narrated by the author.

Books That Make a Difference: Le Morte d’Arthur by Sir Thomas Malory, The First Folio of Shakespeare, The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron.