Narrator Theresa Bakken is producing and hosting The Desideratum Podcast. Available everywhere in the vast podcast universe – on Anchor, Spotify, Apple, Google, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, Pocket Casts, Radio Public, Overcast, Castbox and more. Tune in to hear an author you love or find your new favorite storyteller.

Desideratum is Latin for things that are desired as essential. The Desideratum Podcast celebrates storytelling as essential – the art of telling and the journey of listening.  Join narrator Theresa Bakken for new episodes every Friday featuring writers and narrators doing what they do best and listen for what each guest desires as essential. 

Narrator Library

Upmarket Fiction

Exploring connotations of lucky and unlucky and sibling rivalry Click to purchase.

Young Adult Fantasy

A strong female protagonist with a magical ‘knack’. Click to purchase.

Memoir, Non-fiction

A true story of one couple’s adventure in a cabin off-grid in Alaska. Click to purchase.

Historical Fiction Novel

A WWII Brave Women Fiction, Book 6, raising profound questions about loss and motherhood. Click to purchase.

Colonization Science Fiction

Clever characters solving a complex riddle near an asteroid belt called The Briar Patch. Click to purchase.

Women’s Fiction, Novella

Part one in a three part wedding series featuring Dawn’s bee-loved characters. Click to purchase.

Historical Fiction

The unlikely romance of a small town Maine girl and a German on the eve of WWII. Click to purchase.

Cozy Mystery

Part of the successful Danger Cover Mystery Series. A murder in a small town has big consequences. Click to purchase.

Wealth Management

This engaging guide walks you through each phase of your financial life. Click to purchase.

Building partnerships with storytellers and publishers

Listening thoughtfully

Delivering professional projects on deadline

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What happened After Alice Fell – by Kim Taylor Blakemore, Ep36 Desideratum

Our conversation with author Kim Taylor Blakemore  begins and ends with how her stories come to her – sometimes it's dark.  We talk about gothic tropes, Gettysburg Battlefield ghosts, and the drive to find the voice of a lost loved one.  There are also some big ideas about sibling relationships and mercy.  Kim uses mercy – both how we show it and how we deny it. What you will not find here are spoilers. This historical thriller (with gothic roots) delivers a delightfully uncertain and sometimes weird ride and we deliberately navigated away from ruining it for anyone getting on after us. Enjoy award winning narrator, producer and actress Amanda Leigh Cobb 's performance of the audiobook scene thanks to Brilliance Audio,  Amazon Publishing.  Here is the website for the author Kim called the 'queen of gothic' – Laura Purcell.   As well as Kim's and Amanda's websites   Thanks to author Robert Gwaltney for encouraging me to reach out to Kim. You were right, she's talented AND fun!  — Support this podcast:
  1. What happened After Alice Fell – by Kim Taylor Blakemore, Ep36
  2. Other People's Things by Kerry Anne King Ep35
  3. The Rebellious Tide – Eddy Boudel Tan – Episode 34
  4. Freedom Lessons from Eileen Sanchez, Episode 33
  5. Runner by Tracy Clark Ep32
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