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

“We recently worked with Sion on back-to-back projects. She’s very talented and such a pleasure to work with. The quality of her work is amazing and she communicates very well. Would love to work with her again.”

– Senior Videographer, Ultimate Medical Academy

“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. We have been so pleased with her work and hope to continue collaborating in the future.”

– 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 has a unique, bright, and engaging delivery which is reflected in any recording she submits. She has a great voice and a wonderful ear for adding the right nuance to whichever text she is presented with. Always friendly, professional, and highly responsive, Sion is a proactive and conscientious collaborator.”

– Tuleka Prah, Content Team Lead, Blinkist

“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.

“We recently worked with Sion on a project that needed a voice-over within 24 hours and I can honestly say she nailed it AND was there for last minute edits. Sion’s experience was clear from the outset and I’m sure we will work together in the future. I would 100% recommend Sion.”

– Nina Cooper, Design Director, Beyond Local

“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 is a true pleasure to work with. She is an excellent communicator, always exhibits professionalism, and turns out quality voice work. We have used Sion to produce both storytelling-style explainer videos and more run of the mill eLearning for our clients, and they are always happy with the outcome – as are we. I would recommend Sion for your voiceover needs without hesitation.”

– Nicole Papaioannou Lugara, Founder, Your Instructional Designer

“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

“Sion is great! She gave us lots of good options, was very fast to deliver and great to work with. We highly recommend Sion.” 

– Jay Irwin, Co-owner, Match Frame Creative


As a River, winner of the 2022 First Novel Prize from The Writer’s Center

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.