CrossMark Studio is an all-online, independent studio that produces and publishes classic, public domain children's stories as chapter podcasts to Spotify and streaming affiliates.
In more detail, CrossMark Studio is primarily run by Christina Roberts. Her love of children's classics and her desire for her own child to enjoy high-quality, fun stories has caused her to launch this venture.
All stories are published as one chapter per podcast; or, if very short, a whole story as one podcast or multiple chapters as one podcast.
The stories are driven by an engaging narrator, enlivened by a fun cast of voice actors playing the roles.
Right now, our focus are Thornton W. Burgess's animal stories, Beatrix Potter's animal tales, and a scattering of other animal-focused stories. We will be branching out and intermixing other classics focused more on humankind, as well, to give variety to our productions.
Thornton W. Burgess
Thornton W. Burgess's beloved children's classics educate and promote children to be aware of, to appreciate, and to take care of nature and animals. Thornton W. Burgess was an American naturalist that greatly loved animals and nature and sought to raise awareness with children by writing his cherished classics, which include a plethora of beloved characters, including Peter Rabbit, Old Mother West Wind, Grandfather Frog, Sammy Jay, Lightfoot the Deer, and Old Mother Nature.
Helen Beatrix Potter was an English self-taught naturalist, illustrator, and children's "picture book" author. She's most well-known for creating the mischievous Peter Rabbit. Throughout her life, she illustrated and wrote over 20 books for children, many with moralistic undertones of teaching or warning children not to behave badly. She was a lover of nature and sought to preserve the lovely English countryside of more rural living.
British author and father Kenneth Grahame penned many of the characters and stories he told to his son Alistair into his beloved children's classics. His best known work, The Wind in the Willows, is a story that both charms and instructs people of all ages to this day. Grahame was a lover of ancient literature and lore and wove such themes into his books, with Pan in the The Wind in the Willows one of the best-known cases of such.
A Note Concerning Classics:
As all stories we produce as audio narratives are older, they may contain any of the following content that we do not alter:
- Phraseology significant to the culture(s) of the time, now outdated
- Opinions, politics, beliefs, sensitive circumstances relating to race and culture, etc potentially sensitive in nature to today's values
- Words often used during the time, but no longer used today
CrossMark Studio attempts not to produce pieces from stories that, when published, even then were meant to incite any form of negativity.
Our Voice Talent
CrossMark Studio's voice talent come from anywhere and everywhere, covering any age range of 18+. They are a beautiful sundry ensemble of the newer to the very experienced talent, all self-directing from their independent studios; a chorus of any and all people in the world who enjoy children's stories and want to help create something that will bring a smile and a giggle to the face of a child.
Our talent roster is currently open if you're interested to join us!
Please note ALL voicing is UNPAID at this time.
Have a Question? Ask here!
If you do not fill out the optional fields, we will only be able to answer you on the website.