When the lockdowns began in early 2020, Broken Keys Publishing was right in the midst of promoting and launching its first forte into an anthology. (Thin Places).
Timing couldn't have been worse. And with the following Provincial Ford government imposed cyclic lockdowns, it became an ongoing struggle. With retail and bookstores closed down, what was a fledgling company to do?!
Well...we waited. And while we waited, we attempted to remain relevant, alive and in the eye of those around us with various and numerous narrations and readings from local TV and radio personalities, singers and celebrities and voice actors!
Maximillian Alexandre, Voice actor - narrates This Quiet Earth (Thin Places) as well as voicing Nyarlathotep. Also reading Sins of Omission (A Dark Corner of My Soul) and The Man Downstairs (A Dark Corner of My Soul).
It cannot be overstate how much these incredible individuals helped. (And Thin Places went on to win the Ottawa Award 2021 Book of the Year).
Well, we may very well have some more exciting news brewing!
It looks like Broken Keys Publishing will have the honour and pleasure of Maximillian's voice narrating a few short stories from the award-winning (Ottawa Awards 2023 Book of the Year) Ghosts and Other Chthonic Macabres! (And possibly some other incredible voice talents, but it's too early to announce yet!)
Stay tuned. Likely candidates are Monsters and Running Water.
Monsters is a story of a man obsessed with an unmarked grave, and the frightening revelation that some of the most terrifying monsters are ourselves.
Running Water: The world has fallen from an unspecified plague. But will The Wanderers get him or his own isolation?
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