Sion reading at Shakespeare & Co, Paris (Photo credit: Calvin Chan)

“Sion has a quick turnaround time for both communications and deliverables. She includes clear guidelines for her services, is thoughtful about asking for the desired delivery specs, and is extremely detail oriented, making sure she delivers exactly what our team is looking for.”

– Julie Candio Sekel, Director of Video Production at ACUE (Association of College and University Educators)


“Working with Sion was a wonderful experience. She was the perfect fit for our instructional education video. The project contained difficult medical terminology and technical language which she handled with ease. Very professional, knowledgeable, and confident with her delivery!”

– Briana Young, Project Coordinator, Western University of Health Sciences


“Sion was a pleasure to work with and provided the recording very quickly. I would be glad to work with her again!”

– Lee Legg, Visual Artist, Ghostwriters Inc.


“Sion was the voice actor in one of our lead roles for a virtual simulation project. She was prepared, professional and easy to direct during the session. She understood the character and role, reading with lots of energy and enthusiasm. She was very friendly, and a great communicator. Sion was fun to work with and I thoroughly enjoyed directing her. I highly recommend working with her!”

– Leanne Glasser, Senior Instructional Designer at Ascend Learning


“Sion recently worked with us as a voice actor on instructional videos for our providers, and it was an exceptional experience! Sion was professional, very talented, and able to work on our schedule with fairly short notice. We’re looking forward to working with Sion on additional projects in the future.”

– Josaleigh Pollett, Marketing Project Coordinator at CHG Healthcare


“It was a pleasure to work with Sion on a narration project for a training video – she was fast at delivering the audio. I would recommend anyone looking for a voice over artist to get in touch with Sion. She is professional and easy to communicate with.” 

María Poyatos, Creative Content Specialist, CloudPay




As a River, winner of the 2021 Crook’s Corner Book Prize for best debut novel set in the American South

As a River named a 2020 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award nominee in the Debut Fiction category

As a River named a 2019 Foreword INDIES Book Award Finalist

Honorary Writer-in-Residence, The Mount, Edith Wharton’s house, April 2016

Stone Court Writer-in-Residence, February-May 2016

Writer-in-Residence, Kerouac House, December 2013-February 2014

Short List for Finalists, William Faulkner Wisdom Competition, Novel Category, 2012

Semifinalist, James Jones First Novel Contest, 2012

Featured Panelist, Paris Writers’ Workshop, June 2012

Semifinalist, William Faulkner Wisdom Competition, Novel-in-Progress Category, 2011

Selected by easyJet Holidays as an “Ultimate Paris Travel Blogger,” 2011

Shortlisted, Paris Short Story Contest, 2011

Winner, 30-Word Story Contest, Smokelong Quarterly, 2010

Grant Winner, Fiction, Barbara Deming Award, 2007

Finalist, Ultra-Short Fiction Competition, The Binnacle, University of Maine, Machias, 2007

Honorable Mention, Fiction, UNO Writing Contest, 2005

Feel free to check out the “novel news” page for more information about reviews, interviews, and book prizes for As a River.