Fright Train

Category : Kids
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Spooky
Performance Notes
The third book in the Weirdville series. A young boy is trapped on a train and where is it going and what kind of scary characters will he encounter along the way?

House of Horrors

Category : Mysteries & Thrillers
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Frightened/Terrified
Performance Notes
Trapped inside a haunted house three young teenage children need to learn to overcome their fears. Are the demons they face inside real or just imagined?

The Doll Maker

Category : Kids
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Child-like
Performance Notes
Annie's mom buys her a doll at a doll shop, but there is something strange about the creepy doll whose name is Tim. Once it arrives, all sorts of weird occurrences begin to happen in Weirdville. Her brother, Derek wants to get to the source of the problem. What does Mr. Weird the new doll shop owner have to do with all of the disappearing and missing children?

How To Petition the Government

Category : Nonfiction
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Informed
Performance Notes
Informative document on how to petition the government regarding grievances.

Miriam K. Blum- How To Use Freedom of the Press to the Max

Category : Nonfiction
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Engaging
Performance Notes
Freedom of the press is one of the greatest blessings our civilizations have known! This book helps you to understand how to honor and rejoice in this precious freedom.

Miriam K. Blum- All About Giraffes

Category : Nonfiction
Language : English
Gender : Female
Accent : American-General American
Vocal Style : Child-like
Performance Notes
Would you like to learn all about giraffes? They are a very special one of a kind animal and this book is filled with fun facts about where they live, the interesting ways in which they groom themselves and how they get rid of the parasites on their fur. This books Is a must read for all giraffe lovers!

The youthful sound of my enthusiastic voice has mesmerized elementary school children for almost four decades and every Friday afternoon is story hour. We shut out the lights and gather to giggle at my zany improvisations. I stop the story at the cliffhanger and the kids have to sweat it out until the next Friday to see how the chapter ends. The bell clangs and the buses are being called. Children are clamoring in the halls, but my students are still seated and begging to stay to finish the book. A memorable character becomes a new friend; a new book becomes a cherished childhood memory. My storytelling skills can turn any textbook into an attention grabber and the suspense in my retellings can leave you gripping the edge of your seat. The new reader is an avid listener and I cannot wait to share my dynamic voice. Here I am! My voice experience began over 40 years ago when a visually impaired High School friend needed someone to read his textbooks to him. Four years and thousands of textbook pages later, he became the first Visually Impaired student to attend Harvard! Over the years, I have continued to spend my evenings recording textbooks for blind students and helping them to see through the enchantment of my voice. My tone can be childlike, playful, stern, sincere, fast talking, or informative. My flexibility allows me to deliver what you are seeking in voice tone and quality. The testimonial lies in the number of kids who tell me every day that I am really talented. I will deliver a great product and sound; my style is organized and prompt and I work well under deadlines. I am great at multi-tasking. If you are publishing a series of books at the same time, I can deliver! How do I know that my voice is memorable? Last year, that Visually Impaired High School friend “noticed” me at a Bon Jovi concert after 41 years. How did he find me in that loud rockin' crowd? He said he followed the sound of my voice!
-Voiceover artist- "The Doll Maker; A Weirdville Book," by Majanke Verstraete, acx.com; March 2014, available on iTunes and Amaon.com; -Voiceover artist- "House of Horrors," acx.com; Evolved publishing, April 2014 -Voiceover artist- "Fright Train," acx.com April 2014 Radio announcer, New Jersey State Library Talking Book and Braille Center- Trenton, NJ, Audiovision volunteer and broadcaster for the Trenton Times news, January 2014- present Council Rock School District- Teacher of the Gifted and Talented, Reading Specialist, ESL Teacher, H.S. Teacher, Reading and Mathematics, Social Studies Teacher- Middle School, 1985-2013 Published Author- Miriam K. Blum -"I'd Rather Eat Bugs: The True Story of Internet Dating"- cartoon book that displays my playful sense of humor and the trials and tribulations of Internet Dating (http://bookstore.xlibris.com/Products/SKU-0052949037/Id-Rather-Eat-Bugs.aspx) -"Now, That's A Great Shoe"- For shoe lovers everywhere this children's book explains the predicaments of a little old woman trying to raise all of her children inside her fancy shoes (http://bookstore.xlibris.com/Products/SKU-0052948017/NOW-THATS-A-GREAT-SHOE.aspx) -"Rapunzel, You Need A New "Do"- Why didn't Rapunzel climb out of that lofty tower all by herself and how did she keep busy all day? What kind of shampoo did she use and how did she dry her hair with no electricity? Perplexing photos to make you laugh and ponder what it would be like to live a lifetime of bad hair days! (http://bookstore.xlibris.com/Products/SKU-0052950017/Rapunzel-You-Need-a-New-Do.aspx) "Daphne- Tell Us About That Duckling- Sally the Duckling spends a lifetime with a poor self-concept until she goes on a tv talk show and learns that she is not a duckling but a swan
Ode To A Great Teacher- To Mrs. Blum (reprinted from the Bucks County Courier Times-a Traveling Poem written by my students- Here are some excerpts!) "There's a teacher we have had who I will miss more than the rest, A woman who leads with passion and fiery heart. She reads to us at her very best. And inspires us to work hard and be smart." "Mrs. Blum what can I say? You make learning feel like play. In all our years of educational fun and activities, You made Social Studies great, your voice put me at ease." "We simulated immigrants poor and rich, We read how coming to America was not a cinch! With all the things we tried and did. You made us feel like the luckiest of kids." "We've grown and stretched and reached much higher. Because of how magically you can inspire." "Although my years with you are coming to an end, You have been an amazing teacher, and an even better friend." "I remember when Mrs. Blum would tell us a story, We were reliving history with all of its glory!" Gwynedd-Mercy College MS, Mathematics 1985 – 1986 GPA: 4.0 Roosevelt University MS, Reading/Psychology 1977 – 1979 GPA: 4.0 Syracuse University BA, Elementary Education/Psych 1973 – 1975 GPA: 3.8 Philadelphia University 2 year course in Interior Design, Interior Design 2003-2005