Hello everyone! As the virtual blog tour for THE STAR PRINCESS Audiobook winds down, I thought I’d bring you an interview with the narrator of the story, Jon Filipko. If you haven’t had a chance to listen to the sample of the audiobook, you can listen below…
JF: I’ve been narrating audiobooks for the last two years. I love adding my own creative input on the already amazing stories that authors have written. I hope to be a working narrator for the rest of my life!
Very cool! How did you get started?
JF: I am a SAG-AFTRA actor and I attended an event that they held about book narration. I didn’t really know too much about it but after hearing the panel of narrators, producers, writers, etc., speak about the audiobook industry I was hooked. I met a few producers that day and I also signed up with ACX that night. I began building my in home studio the next day. I quickly fell in love with this new creative outlet.
What are your favorite types of stories to narrate?
JF: I’m still fairly new to narrating, but so far I have enjoyed reading any type of adventure book the most.
What are your favorite scenes to narrate?
JF: I like scenes when the characters get extremely passionate about something. In these moments I sometimes find myself getting lost in the scene and truly feeling the emotions that the character is feeling. At those points it really bugs me when I make a mistake because I feel there is a sense of realism in those moments and it’s really hard to imitate.
Oh, yes! Those are my favorite scenes to write, read, and listen to. What are your least favorite scenes to narrate?
JF: I don’t really like narrating scenes that are very explanatory, or technical.
I can’t blame you there. In The Star Princess, what was your favorite scene?
JF: I loved the scene where Ro’sa pretended to be drowning to get Prince Deion to “save her”. It was loaded with passion and playfulness. It was very fun to read.
Thank you so much! What format of books do you prefer to read or listen to?
JF: I have become a fan of listening to audiobooks myself, but I still like carrying around a paperback version of whatever book I’m currently invested in. To me, nothing will ever beat a physical, paperback book.
Who is your favorite author?
JF: It’s cliché, but I love Ernest Hemmingway.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
JF: I’m a very creative person. I’m usually keeping pretty busy with creating content for youtube, or trying to find my next well paying acting gig, which can be very hard sometimes! However, when I find myself working too hard I relax and unwind with a night of Netflix.
What projects are you working on next?
JF: I’m not currently narrating any books, but I am working on producing/acting in an upcoming horror movie my crew and I are planning to shoot up in Big Bear this summer.
Fabulous! All the best with this project! Where can readers, listeners, and authors find you?
JF: My Twitter and Instagram is @jonfilipko, my youtube channel is called “beanball productions” and you can also find me on Facebook by searching my name, Jonathan Filipko!
Thank you so much, Jon, for visiting and for the wonderful work you did in narrating THE STAR PRINCESS!
THE STAR PRINCESS
A Beyond Fairytales audio book
By Jessica E. Subject
New Adult Erotic Sci-Fi Romance
In one week, Princess Ro’sa will board a spaceship, leaving her home on Minjet to be with her betrothed on Earth. The only problem is, she detests the prince’s selfish and arrogant ways, preferring to spend time with his personal aide, a man who stirs her desires in ways she never imagined possible with his radiant blue eyes and smouldering lips. And oh, the way he touches her.
Earth’s post-apocalyptic landscape offers little but the alliance offers much and a princess must do her duty, no matter the danger to her person and to her heart.
NOW AN AUDIOBOOK!
Narrated by Jon Filipko