Summer is here! It’s the perfect time for a bedtime story I based on my numerous tubing trips down the Shenandoah River. Take a leisurely drive south from the D.C. area and pass through Luray. You’ll end up floating for hours through calm currents on the river, enjoying the views and the sunshine. This is beautifully read by TK Kellman. Enjoy!
June 7, 2023 by asteffann
October 22, 2022 by asteffann
Just in time for Halloween, we have an atmospheric fireside tale for you!
Our lighthouse researcher, Emma, is making another stop in midcoast Maine, where she will learn all about the spirits who faithfully tend Owls Head Light. If you like this story, be sure to check out the previous ones in this series, about the Portland Head Light and the Rockland Breakwater Light. Stay tuned for another one coming up at the end of the year!
For links to all my other stories, including fairytales, nostalgic memories, and travel tales, check out my Bedtime Stories page!
If you’d like to find Get Sleepy as a podcast, just search it on your favorite podcast platform.
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September 26, 2022 by asteffann
Continuing the tale of Emma, who is researching lighthouses along the coast of Maine, this story brings us to the city of Rockland. The lighthouse there is interesting, but it’s the mile-long breakwater walk to its front door that will really capture your imagination. To learn more about Rockland and the midcoast of Maine, visit my other website for our vacation rental, Sadler House.
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August 24, 2022 by asteffann
I am really excited about this story, which is the first in a series that will be coming out over the next few months. Part travel, part history, you will be able to join Emma, who is researching the historical lighthouses of the Maine coast. I am really privileged to have the fabulous Abbe Opher narrating, and I feel optimistic you may not be able to stay awake to the end.
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August 6, 2022 by asteffann
My latest bedtime story is close to my heart! Like the characters in this story, I was 10 years old in 1982. So this story is for all of us who are turning 50, but my hope is that anyone who grew up in the seventies or eighties will find fond memories in this tale of Brian and his friends.
Whether it’s a BMX bike, some tetherball, sitting on the curb at the convenience store, or a pile of baloney sandwiches, my guess is that part of your childhood summer made in here. Sweet dreams, X’ers! Listen to it at this link on YouTube or find it on the Get Sleepy podcast on any podcast platform you may use.
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July 7, 2022 by asteffann
My latest reimagined fairy tale is on the free podcast feed and the YouTube channel! This one is also narrated by the soothing TK Kellman and it’s sure to whisk you off to dreamland.
Travel to a beautiful, faraway city on a river, where a king has a problem almost nobody can solve. In the end, we’ll find that a little bit of reading and a lot of courage can make all the difference.
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June 10, 2022 by asteffann
I loosely based this relaxing sleepy story on a real antiques market near where I live in Loudoun County, VA. The narration by TK Kellman is perfect and I truly hope you can’t stay awake until the end. Enjoy!