Meet Voice Over Actor, Singer Songwriter and Sidewalk Stories Creator -
Wendy K Gray!
SidewalkStoriesByWendyKGray.com - Problem Solving For Kids
Kids all over the world played the STOP-THINK-ACT game during my guest speaker visit at https://www.synthesis.is/ developed by request of Elon Musk. Using Kate Shannon's illustrations from the Sidewalk Stories Series Hardback of the first three stories.
When I got into voice over I wanted to utilize all my skills - singing, songwriting and writing. One day, I was out on a walk in Studio City, California. That particular day I sat down on the sidewalk and noticed a whole world going on around me.
On the sidewalk!
I started singing...
"It's been in your front yard and you didn't know it.
It's just about time and we're gonna have to show it.
It's the Sidewalk Stories!"
Sidewalk Stories was born from a song. Ideas are where you start!
Singing the Stop-Think-Act song activates the Magical ABC Sidewalk which transports Bethany Butterfly and friends to a safe and magical version of the ordinary world. Now they can STOP and THINK up ideas to solve their problem and then ACT them out in an alternate ending format.
Which Sidewalk path will they choose?
My biggest, long term goal is to make Sidewalk Stories into an animated series. In 2008 I pitched SS to Seth MacFarlane, who helped connect some dots. I was devastated when SS didn't get picked up. And I almost gave up! It has taken me eleven years (and a lot of voice over money) to return to my dream, to the beginning with these two amazing people,
Co-author Kian Ahmadian and illustrator Kate Shannon! I could not have done it with out them! Or Joee Corso, Randy Hoffman, Kate Higgins, Barry Young and Ryan Drean. Along with my biggest supporters in life, my sister and Jessica Anne Bogart.
Read, Watch, Listen and Sing. Welcome to Sidewalk Stories!