#TGIF Fridays: Thank You, Greg Tremblay 16

It’s easy to get caught up in all the things that seem to be going wrong in our lives. That’s why it’s so important to stop every now and then and think about what we’re grateful for. And what better day for gratitude than Friday?

Dear Greg Tremblay, 

Thank you.

It’s been a little over a year since I first sat down with a borrowed microphone in a small closet stuffed with clothes, and tried this whole “narrating audiobooks” out.

When I found some narrator facebook groups and started asking naive questions and looking for advice, you were there for me. You didn’t care that I was new, or clueless, or that I was “new competition.” You just wanted to help. And you did.

We started talking directly via messenger, united not just by our career efforts but the sharing of Dreamspinner as a major client, and a love for quality gay romance. You let me vent when things were frustrating, and celebrated with me when things went well. You were honest, and frank, and funny.

When I decided to take the leap and build a professional quality recording space (largely inspired by your own upgrades), you gave me tons of advice and answered all of my questions. When I couldn’t figure out how to get the door to hang straight, you even went on a video call with me and walked me through it.

When we both talked our way into the Dreamspinner Author’s Workshop, you offered to split the costs of a room with me, and didn’t mind when it took me FOREVER to actually pay you back for it. We stayed up, drinking gin and tonic, talking life and business, narration and dreams.

When I hit a major dryspell, you reminded me to breathe.

You have been an incredible friend and ally. Confidant and role model.

Thank you for everything you have done and continue to do for me. I know our journeys still have many miles ahead, and I look forward to all the times and ways in which those journeys will intersect.

Here’s to you friend!

With gratitude,

Derrick McClain

To keep the spirit of gratitude going, I’m including a little giveaway! Enter to win ONE free audiobook of your choosing, selected from any Audible titles narrated by Greg Tremblay or his steamier pseudonym Greg Boudreaux. Must have an email address to win.
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16 thoughts on “#TGIF Fridays: Thank You, Greg Tremblay

  • Jules 'Lovestoread' Bowersox

    This made me smile. <3 I agree that Greg is fabulous. 😀 You and I are new FB 'friends' but, as far as I can tell, so are you!! 🙂 Also, I'm getting ready to start the How to be a Normal Person audio….. Squeee!

  • Carol Workman

    I am thankful for any author brave enough to but their words in print so I can read them and the narrator’s with strong enough voices to speak their words so I hear them. Thank you!!

  • Sam

    Gratitude is entirely underrated. I don’t know why. Genuine thanks not only makes the person being shown the gratitude shine, it makes the person thanking shine too. Double halos or double bright shining lights. Greg is a great example of a GREAT MENTOR (or Boss)–one that knows that lifting people up, encouraging to follow the dream, gives directions when you took that left turn off that dream path, will drink with you, laugh with you, and most of all, care for you as a human being and making sure you reach your full intentional. Greg is a good guy. Okay, great guy. And you, Derrick, are a great guy too for sharing. Much success to both you and Greg in your voice that will live forever careers. 🙂

  • Sadonna

    I agree – Greg is fantastic. He was a total delight at GRL last year and I was honored to listen to him read the books I love and then sign them for me 🙂 Dreamspinner does a fabulous job with their audiobooks and I’ve loved all of Greg’s narrations to date. I really enjoyed your narration of Kate Sherwood’s More than Chemistry 🙂

    I’m grateful for so many things. My good job that affords me the ability to enjoy the things I love – like books and travel and indulging my family and time to spend with my friends. I had a bad experience with my first audio book and just about gave up. I’m glad I didn’t because there are a lot of great ones out there!

    Best of luck with your career!

    • voiceofderrick@gmail.com Post author

      Ahhh…thanks for mentioning “More than Chemistry” — that was my VERY FIRST audiobook.

  • Bonnie Herbert

    Love Greg Tremblay and Boudreaux!!!! I could listen 24/7. I have met Greg and he’s not only talented but also a very nice person.
    I’m in the middle of How to be a Normal Person right now – AMAZING!!!! You just might be a new favorite for me too!

  • Greg Tremblay

    I really cannot express how honored, flattered and misty eyed I am at this Derrick. I am so blessed to be able to tell these amazing stories, to touch people’s hearts, and to share my profession with colleagues like you.

    I hope to look back on many many years and hundreds of fabulous books with you in the days to come. All my best!

    With admiration and gratitude,

    Greg T. (And B)