The NoNap Podcast

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About the Project

Inspired by the strange year of 2020 and my own honorary nieces and nephews, I wanted to create a special kids’ audio fiction special for parents and children that are seeking Halloween celebration alternatives to trick or treating (as in many cities it has been cancelled). I presented the idea to several horror writers and sought submissions. Originally conceived as a half hour special, the project quickly grew into its own “podcast” as many writers were inspired to submit and write stories specifically for the event. With a good selection of stories, voice actors, sound designers, artists and music makers all excitedly jumped in on the project as well. Finally, the illustrious David Cummings also gave his blessing to use a name that pays homage to the top horror podcast and the creative inspiration behind the project – The NoSleep Podcast.

I encourage you to support, patronize, hire, etc. the creators that volunteered their time and effort for this project. Their information is provided below for ease.

Thank you listeners! Thank you kids! And thank you creators!

♥Erin

How To Listen

The podcast can be enjoyed as one continuous show by starting with episode 1 and continuing until the final episode in your podcatcher of choice. Alternatively, each story is broken into one episode and the suggested age range for each episode’s story is in the title. Parents and guardians, it is recommended that you either pre-listen to the stories or review the spoiler included in the episode’s show notes to decide whether or not the story is appropriate for your children.

We have made our best efforts to be inclusive of race, gender and sexual orientation where possible as our team of creators includes many races, genders and sexual orientations however those topics are not the central element in any story. The stories are themed around Halloween, mild horror and, in some cases, death and the paranormal. Regarding accessibility, where possible, story transcripts will be included but in most cases, the stories themselves will not be available as text on this site as the authors retain the written rights.

For a full transcript of the host’s wraparound story go here: http://www.erinlillis.com/thenonappodcast-transcript/

How To Support the Show

This show is a gift to you and your loved ones. We are not asking for support. However, many people have asked how they can contribute. The best way to do so is by supporting the contributors. Buy their books, art and music. Listen to their shows. Follow them on social media. I have done my best to gather information from everyone as to just how you can support them best – please check that out below in the Contributors section.

I have also set up a “Buy Me a Coffee” page here for anyone that just wants to throw some money in a hat to say thank you. I will do my best to distribute anything donated there as fairly as possible. And I also have a Ko.fi page if you’d just like to thank me for putting it all together. http://ko-fi.com/ravenwolfprods

Or just follow me on Twitter/Instagram @Ravie13 and say thanks!

Contributors

The NoNap Halloween special was a group collaboration between a collection of wonderful people from around the world of audio fiction and podcasting. Everyone involved volunteered their time and efforts. If you loved the show, want to say thank you or want MORE from these talented folks, please visit their pages, follow their social media, buy their books/songs/art and support them in any way you can.

WRAP AROUND STORY (All ages)

Transcript: http://www.erinlillis.com/thenonappodcast-transcript/

Author:
Erin B. Lillis

Voice Actor/Corpcelia Cadavra:
Erin B. Lillis

THE TINY PUMPKIN (Ages 3-6)

Transcript:
https://authorshcooper.com/2018/09/24/the-tiny-pumpkin-a-childrens-story/

Author:
S. H. Cooper

Voice Actors:
Narrator – Sarah Ruth Thomas
Patch – Camber Stitches
Boobury – David Ault

Sound Design:
Kristina Manente

I HEARD A BIRD (Ages 3-6)

Author:
Micah Edwards

Voice Actor:
Narrator – Owen McCuen

Sound Design:
Kathryn Stanley

THE MAGICAL HALLOWEEN NIGHT (Ages 5-9)

Transcript: http://www.erinlillis.com/magicalhalloweennight/

Author:
Immanuel Burney

Voice Actors:
Narrator/Mom – Sarah Golding
Matt – Misty Brooke
Diego –  Sam Cavalcanti
Sam – Tal Minear
Lee Hwa – Erika Sanderson

Sound Design:
Erin B. Lillis

THE WITCHES’ BREW (Ages 5-9)

Author:
Manen Lyset

Voice Actor:
Witch – Erin B. Lillis

Sound Design:
Anna Rodriguez

THE TOWN WITHOUT CANDY (Ages 5-9)

Author:
Meredith Morgenstern

Voice Actor:
Narrator – Nichole Goodnight
Kids – The Zappulla Kids

Sound Design:
Kristina Manente

THE PARENT TAX (Ages 5-9)

Author:
N.M. Brown

Voice Actors:
Narrator – Dan Zappulla
Allen’s Mom – Jen Zappulla
Allen’s Dad – Dan Zappulla
Allen – Zappulla Kid 1
Ricky – Zappulla Kid 2

Sound Design:
Kathryn Stanley

RALPH (Ages 5-9)

Author:
Marcus Damanda

Voice Actors:
Narrator – Desdymona
Ralph – Desdymona
Grandma – Erin B. Lillis
Grandpa – Graham Rowat

Sound Design:
Kathryn Stanley

THE HALLOWEEN FRIEND (Ages 5-9)

Author:
Elizabeth Davis

Voice Actors:
Narrator – David McKee
Ghost Child – Erika Sanderson

Sound Design:
Seng Phengdouangdeth

SHADOW ON THE SOFA (Ages 7-10)

Author:
Karl Melton

Voice Actors:
Narrator – Uri Sacharow
Grandpa – David Cummings
Mom – Nichole Goodnight

Sound Design:
Anna Rodriguez

BLOODY MARY AND BLOODY MARVIN (Ages 7-10)

Author:
Jennifer Winters

Voice Actors:
Narrator – Peter Joseph Lewis
Rudy – Celina Mauti

Alex – Erin B. Lillis

Sound Design:
Erin B. Lillis

PUMPKIN AND … SPICE (Ages 8-12)

Author:
K. M. Bennett

Voice Actors:
Narrator – David S. Dear
Hattie – Danielle McRae
Jamal – J.V. Hampton-Van Sant
Elle – Tal Minear
Grandma McCutchin – Alexis Bristowe

Sound Design and Music:
Chris Burke

AVOID THE MAPLE WOODS (Ages 8-12)

Transcript: http://scottsavino.com/avoid-the-maple-woods/

Author:
Scott Savino

Voice Actors:
Narrator – Elie Hirschman

Sound Design:
Ken May

THE MOON IS FOLLOWING ME (Ages 8-12)

Link to story text: http://www.erinlillis.com/themoonisfollowingme/

Author:
Erin B. Lillis

Voice Actors:
Narrator – Erin B. Lillis

Sound Design:
Erin B. Lillis

THE COUSINS (Ages 8-12)

Author:
Charlie Davenport

Voice Actors:
Narrator – Uri Sacharow
Dad – Owen McCuen
Randy – David McKee
Kids – The Zappulla Kids

Sound Design:
Kristina Manente

THE PARTY (Ages 8-12)

Author:
John Harrison

Voice Actors:
Narrator – David Ault
Mum/Sad Child – Erika Sanderson
Thomas – Matthew Bradford
Tyler – Elie Hirschman
Sarah – Danielle McRae
Staff Member – Erin B. Lillis

Sound Design:
RCBG Editing

ARTWORK

Podcast art – Desdymona
“The Tiny Pumpkin” art – Thea Arnman

SPECIAL THANKS

Mary Buelow (For assistance, cheerleading and emotional support)
Kevin Hartnell (For donating his music library)
Johnny Stitches (For facilitating the recording/directing of Camber Stitches)
The Zappulla Kids (For being awesome kids)
Manen Lyset (For being a project sounding board)
Melody Grace (For allowing the inclusion of stories from the Mother Ghost’s Grimm Volumes 1 and 2)
David Cummings (For allowing me to reference his successful show and promoting it)
Chad Himmelspach of the DISTURBED podcast (for promoting the show)
The Grey Rooms podcast
Brandon Boone
Slice the Kitten (For all the purrs and humor)
All my nieces, nephews, cousins and friends that I borrowed the names of for Nanny Cadavra’s missing souls.

ALEXIS BRISTOWE

Alexis Bristowe

Voice Actor

Alexis is a voice actress, digital artist, and demon mom. She enjoys her Halloween nights full of frights and sweets.

Highlighted Projects

Less is Morgue – An absurdist comedy podcast where a ghost and a ghoul, Riley Almanzor (played by Alexis), talk about stuff.

ANNA RODRIGUEZ

Anna Rodriguez

Sound Designer

Anna is a Sound Designer who got her start in fiction podcasting. With a decade of sound editing under her belt, Anna has had remarkable opportunities to work on several Audio Fiction podcasts, short films, and most recently, a feature-length documentary.

Highlighted Projects

The Right GirlsAnna was the Re-Recording Mixer for this documentary that follows three transgender women from a migrant caravan as they journey to the United States, seeking asylum. The documentary is now available on streaming platforms.

CAMBER STITCHES

Camber Stitches

VOICE ACTOR

By the age of 5 Camber was a recurring voice in the Sirenicide Audio Drama and she was the was also the child narrator in the award winning short film “What If….” by Noah Berlow. Now at age 8 she is a recurring voice in the anthology audio drama Hearing the Haunted. 

Highlighted Projects

What If…

Sirenicide S3E12 “Nightmares” as Young Jasmine Flowers 

CELINA MAUTI

Celina Mauti

VOICE ACTOR

Celina Mauti is a Pittsburgh native, pursuing comedy and voiceover in Los Angeles. Her YouTube Channel has become a passion project where you’ll find tons of unique characters and fun comedy sketches.

Highlighted Projects

CHARLIE DAVENPORT

Charlie Davenport

AUTHOR

Charlie discovered the power of storytelling early on, listening to his own mother terrifying neighborhood children on Halloween night, recounting classic folks tales like The Golden Arm.

Highlighted Projects

CHRIS BURKE

Chris Burke

SOUND DESIGNER

Composer Chris Burke, aka Glomag, helped create the sound of 80s horror, scoring and contributing music to such films as “Splatter University” (1984), “The Toxic Avenger” (1984) “Blue Vengeance (1991), “The Refrigerator” (1991) and many others. In addition, he worked on set with some of the most creative talents in contemporary film and theater, including directors Robert Altman, Lucio Fulci, Enzo Castellari and Peter Sellars and more.

In 2016 C​hris released a compilation of his early soundtrack work entitled ​Confessions of An 80s Low Budget Horror FIlm Composer​. In 2017 he followed that up with a release of brand new horror film music called T​omb Box​. Mandible Judy (July 2019) continues his exploration of the synth-horror genre and contained the seeds of the story Chris would later expand into the podcast series of the same name.

Highlighted Projects

Mandible Judy Audio Drama series

DANIELLE MCRAE

Danielle McRae

VOICE ACTOR

Danielle McRae is a voice over actress in Los Angeles for animation and video games, including League of Legends, World of Warcraft, Skullgirls, Pokemon Journeys, Final Fantasy VII Remake, Monster Prom and so much more!

DAVID CUMMINGS

Danielle McRae

VOICE ACTOR

David Cummings is a Toronto native who is the host/creator of The NoSleep Podcast. His voice acting can be heard on numerous fiction podcasts floating in the ether.

Highlighted Projects

DAVID S. DEAR

Danielle McRae

VOICE ACTOR

David S. Dear is an Audible Approved Producer who has narrated over 30 audiobooks. He is also the Creator of the sci-fi audio drama “A Ninth World Journal”, co-creator and producer of the mock-talk format podcast “Deconstructive Criticism” and has lent his voice to numerous other audio dramas

Highlighted Projects

A Ninth World Journal – Producer, Creator, Writer, lead role
Oz-9 – cast member: Dr. Theo Bromae
Deconstructive Criticism – Producer, Creator, Writer, Director

DESDYMONA

Desdymona

ARTIST & VOICE ACTOR

Artist who reviews books and podcasts and makes random podcast appearances.

Highlighted Projects

DAVID AULT

David Ault

VOICE ACTOR

David is a voice actor from Britain who likes science and tea.

DAVID MCKEE

Danielle McRae

VOICE ACTOR

While David (aka ViRIX Dreamcore) typically focuses on music and sound design for video games, he can do a bit of voice acting every now and then.

Highlighted Projects

Vaporware Audio Drama

Vaporware on Twitter

ELIE HIRSCHMAN

Elie Hirschman

VOICE ACTOR

Elie’s the guy who will read you stories and do all the voices! But if you ask nicely, he’ll read it normally.

Highlighted Projects

ELIZABETH DAVIS

Erin B. Lillis

AUTHOR

Elizabeth Davis is a writer because she never properly grew up. She writes stories that your parents and older siblings may like at deadfishbooks.com

ERIKA SANDERSON

Erin B. Lillis

VOICE ACTOR

Erika trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London, UK. She works as an actor, director, and voice actor

Highlighted Projects

On Halloween 2020 Erika will be performing in a 24 Hour Live Stream for Queens Park Arts Centre

ERIN B. LILLIS

Erin B. Lillis

AUTHOR, VOICE ACTOR & SOUND DESIGNER

In addition to her now regular character work appearances in audio fiction and podcasts, Erin has voiced several commercials, video game characters, audiobooks, eLearning courses, corporate videos and more. Besides voice acting, Erin also writes fiction, directs paranormal documentaries, consults for entertainment marketing companies and does web and graphic design.

Highlighted Projects

GRAHAM ROWAT

Kevin Hartnell

VOICE ACTOR

Graham is a New York based actor working in film, television, and stage, most recently appearing in the Broadway production of Steve Martin’s, “Meteor Shower”. He’s an award winning audiobook narrator and regular guest on such podcast audio dramas as NoSleep, The Grey Rooms, Copperheart, and The SCP Archives.

While in high school, Graham was briefly suspended from performing the morning announcements because of “inappropriate sounds”.

Highlighted Projects

IMMANUEL BURNEY

Immanuel Burney

AUTHOR

Immanuel Burney is a children’s freelance writer and published author of two children’s books: Kidd Panda: There Is Nothing to Worry About and Kidd Panda’s Show-and-Tell Fright.

Highlighted Projects

  • Immanuel Burney’s Writing Gig on Fiverr

JENNIFER WINTERS

Jennifer Winters

AUTHOR

Jennifer Winters lives in a totally haunted 250-year-old mill town in Central Maryland with her husband, sons, several bee hives, and a good dog named Bubba. Please follow her on Twitter @wordywinters.

Highlighted Projects

All Roads Lead story collection by Jennifer Winters COMING SOON (Nightmare Press)

JOHN HARRISON

John Harrison

AUTHOR

John Harrison lives in Lancashire, England in the shadow of the famous Pendle Hill. He lives with his wife and two young children and escapes into his writing whenever he gets the chance.

J.V. HAMPTON-VAN SANT 

Kevin Hartnell

VOICE ACTOR

JV is a writer and voice actor who works in an actual haunted building and entertains the ghosts in said building with piano and showtunes.

Highlighted Projects

JV Reads The T, a tarot reading chat show

KARL MELTON

Kevin Hartnell

AUTHOR

Karl Melton writes horror stories for kids and adults alike. His tales often involve the outdoors, childhood adventures, finding inner strength, and supernatural forces that dwell in dark and remote settings. Karl has been featured in several publications, including The NoSleep Podcast, Mother Ghost’s Grimm: Vol. 2, and three different volumes of Scare Street’s Night Terrors Series. He currently lives in Alexandria, Virginia with his boyfriend John.

KATHRYN STANLEY

Kathryn Stanley

SOUND DESIGNER

Kathryn is a self-taught audio engineer of almost two years now, specializing in dialogue editing and sound design. She hopes to voice act a character in the Assassin’s Creed franchise one day.

Highlighted Projects

“The Dichotomy” Audio Drama

“The Mistress Files” Audio Drama

  • Kathryn Stanley on Twitter

KEN MAY

Ken May

SOUND DESIGNER

Ken May lives in SoCal, and enjoys all things horror, especially acting and doing voiceover work in scary projects. He has 4 kids of his own, and loves sharing spooky stories with them.

KEVIN HARTNELL

Kevin Hartnell

COMPOSER

Kevin Hartnell’s love for horror films and audio drama was the primary inspiration for learning how to write music. Starting off on an old Amiga 500 computer, he began creating music “mods” with a tracker program as well as learning how to sample and edit digital audio. This was the spark that began the lifelong obsession with synthesizers and writing music over the next 30 years. The first complete collection of original tracks was released in 1999, which subsequently kick-started the indie label, Overlook Hotel Records.

Highlighted Projects

K. M. BENNETT

Kevin Hartnell

AUTHOR

K.M. Bennett lives in the Midwestern U.S. with her husband, son, and Australian cattle dog. She writes software documentation during the day and pens spooky tales by night despite still being afraid of the dark.

Highlighted Projects

K.M. Bennett’s short story, “Black Butterfly,” is featured in the kids’ horror anthology “Mother Ghost’s GRIMM Volume 1.” 

KRISTINA MANENTE

Kristina Manente

SOUND DESIGNER

Kristina is addicted to stories as well as sound waves. A freelance audio engineer and writer, she’s an award winning broadcaster, sound designer, and overall audio nerd with a really cute dog.

Highlighted Projects

MANEN LYSET

Micah Edwards

AUTHOR

Manen Lyset is a horror author and frequent contributor to The NoSleep Podcast. By day, Manen is a web developer in Ontario, Canada. He lives alone with a cat, a sock-puppet, and a couple plants.

Highlighted Projects

  • Manen Lyset’s works on Amazon

MARCUS DAMANDA 

Micah Edwards

AUTHOR

Marcus Damanda lives in Woodbridge, Virginia with his ten-year-old cat Shazam. When not writing spooky stories, he teaches 6th grade language arts and watches way too much Star Wars.

MARY BUELOW 

Mary Buelow

ASSISTANT

Mary Buelow doesn’t know how she got drug into this. It’s probably because she lives with Erin and has to be quiet when Erin is in the closet recording weird screams. On this project, she was forced to assist with listening, website stuff and generally allow Erin to sacrifice a lot of their hang out time.

MATTHEW BRADFORD 

Matthew Bradford

VOICE ACTOR

Matt Bradford is a writer, editor, and voice-over actor based out of Barrie, Ontario (Canada) who’s fondest memories include staying up late to watch Tales from the Crypt as a kid and falling asleep to Art Bell throughout university.

MEREDITH MORGENSTERN

Micah Edwards

AUTHOR

Meredith is a member of HWA and an associate editor for Tales to Terrify podcast. Her pronouns are she/her/Mrs. Dameron, and she lives with her children in New Jersey in a house that’s probably haunted.

Highlighted Projects

MICAH EDWARDS

Micah Edwards

AUTHOR

Micah Edwards writes horror, fantasy and speculative fiction. He has an abiding interest in what lies beyond the seams of reality. From his home base in Richmond, Virginia, he uncovers monsters, mysteries and murderers and shares them with the world.

Highlighted Projects

RCBG Editing

RCBG Editing

SOUND DESIGNER

Highlighted Projects

MISTY BROOKE

Owen McCuen

VOICE ACTOR

Misty Brooke is a Christian author, writer and composer who enjoys storytelling through many artistic mediums. Having studied classical piano and English at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, she’s currently completing her studies in business and marketing at the University of Alabama and venturing into the world of screenwriting.

N. M. BROWN 

N.M. Brown

AUTHOR

N.M. Brown is a happily married mother of three. She chases monsters from under the bed before releasing the monsters from her head.

    NICHOLE GOODNIGHT

    Nichole Goodnight

    VOICE ACTOR

    Nichole always had a passion for voice acting, and has worked for small projects off and on through the years. She’s done things from small commercials, to little animated shorts on YouTube. In her spare time, she can usually be found speedrunning The Lion King on Twitch, playing games online, or reading!

    OWEN MCCUEN

    Owen McCuen

    VOICE ACTOR

    Owen McCuen is a voice actor whose expressive portrayals have earned him roles in radio, television, internet, and film. Drawing inspiration from legendary performers like Jim Henson and Mel Blanc, Owen has studied with exceptional coaches including Joanne Joella and Terry Daniels. Attention to detail, powerful work ethic, and passion for performing make Owen an important member of your creative team. Contact Owen and recruit him for your teamtoday. 

    PETER JOSEPH LEWIS

    S.H. Cooper

    VOICE ACTOR

    Peter Joseph Lewis is not to be taken seriously, lightly, or one hour before swimming.

    Highlighted Projects

    S.H. COOPER

    S.H. Cooper

    AUTHOR

    S.H. Cooper is a Florida based author with a penchant for horror. She has penned short story collections, co-wrote the podcast, Calling Darkness, and is a regular contributor to the award winning anthology series, The NoSleep Podcast. When not writing, she enjoys spending time with her husband, pets, and a cup of Earl Grey.

    Highlighted Projects

    Calling Darkness Audio Drama series

    S.H. Cooper’s books on Amazon

    SAM CAVALCANTI

    Sarah Ruth Thomas

    VOICE ACTOR

    Sam Cavalcanti is a bilingual voiceover actor based in Los Angeles, CA. You can check out their website at https://samcavalc.wixsite.com/portfolio

    SARAH GOLDING

    Sarah Ruth Thomas

    VOICE ACTOR

    Sarah Golding is in a wonderful array of groovy audio fiction and writes produces and acts in her own shows with Quirky Voices. Pls Look out for and share Bogies and Ghoulies kids horror, Anyone F’Coffee women’s health podcast, and MADIVA – her how to voice act for indie audio podcast.

    Highlighted Projects

    The Quirky Voices podcast feed which contains a number of shows including:
    • Bogies and Ghoulies short kids horror
    • AnyoneFCoffee – women’s health podcast interview/fiction hybrid
    • MADIVA – Voice acting how to pod

    SARAH RUTH THOMAS

    Sarah Ruth Thomas

    VOICE ACTOR

    Sarah Thomas is a full time voice actress from Texas.  When she isn’t working on new scripts, she can be found playing outside with her corgi.

    Highlighted Projects

    The ‘Absolutely No Adventures‘ Podcast

    The ‘Naica‘ video game

    SCOTT SAVINO

    Scott Savino

    AUTHOR

    Scott Savino lives on Florida’s Gulf Coast with his best friend, Max, who is a dog, and his other best friends: a fleet of human murdering robots from the future. His hobbies include long tresspassive walks, wandering in the woods after dark, reading, and jumping fearfully from non-aggressive shadows (mostly his own shadow.) You can find more of his work on Amazon or at scottsavino.com

    Highlighted Projects

    “Avoid the Maple Woods” appears in the anthology “Mother Ghost’s GRIMM Volume 1

    SLICE

    Slice

    VOICE ACTOR

    Slice Marin is just getting his start in voice acting and was overjoyed to have the opportunity to play the part of the gremlin stowaway in Nanny Cadavra’s magical treat sack.

    SENG PHENGDOUANGDETH

    Thea Arnman

    SOUND DESIGNER

    American Actor, Writer, podcaster, and many of many hats, tricks, and stories.

    Highlighted Projects

    TAL MINEAR

    Tal Minear

    VOICE ACTOR

    Tal is a SoCal based podcaster who cannot be stopped from making things. They are the producer of Sidequesting, What Will Be Here, Light Hearts, and Someone Dies In This Elevator.

    Highlighted Projects

    Sidequesting – A fantasy podcast about avoiding the main plot

    THEA ARNMAN

    Thea Arnman

    ARTIST

    Thea Arnman is a creator from Sweden. She is currently studying art and working when she’s not creating, as well as being in a jury for a local film festival. Thea works primarily with ink but does colorful works with promarkers from time to time. Her favorite horror genre is psychological thriller.

    Highlighted Projects

    URI SACHAROW 

    Uri Sacharow

    VOICE ACTOR

    Uri Sacharow is a producer and writer who has worked on The Alexandria Archives and Kilt and Gore Play It Safe. He’s a bog-dweller with a big heart and mediocre voice acting capabilities. He makes drinks for fun.

    Highlighted Projects

    Less is Morgue – Executive Producer

    The Alexandria Archives – Voice Actor, Writer and Producer

    ZAPPULLA FAMILY

    Thea Arnman

    VOICE ACTOR

    Dan is a Boston-based voice actor most widely known for his work on “The NoSleep Podcast” and his own “The Death of Dr. John Parker.” This is Jen’s second venture into voice acting, previously playing Rachel on “John Parker.” The Zappulla kids join in on the fun making their voice acting debuts.

    Highlighted Projects

    The Death of Dr. John Parker audio drama