Jack Calverley lives in Central London in the most densely populated local authority in the United Kingdom [2001 census]. He is surrounded by people, activity and noise.
He says, “I like making things. I enjoy the crafting process whether making virtual goods like software (the day job) or make-believe worlds made from words and pictures. Hosting CrimeCityCentral is a great opportunity for me to share my love of the storytelling art with as many people as can grab a few minutes’ listening time.”
He firmly believes in cross-over between mediums since he has been heard reading for StarShipSofa, writing for The Friday Challenge, and has been seen at exhibitions trying to flog his Photoshop’d holiday snaps.
Editor Cher Eaves graduated 9th in her class from John Marshall Law School in Chicago many years ago. She has worked as a narcotics prosecutor and as a capital defense attorney, Cher retired from criminal defense after 15 years. On April 2, 2012 Cher was sworn in to practice before the United States Supreme Court. By day Cher works as a social security and workers’ compensation attorney with Caslin & Cecil Law firm, securing the rights of injured workers in Western Kentucky.
Cher’s MS in library science from the University of Illinois has come in handy in her work for Crime City Central. Her BA in political science from the University of Louisiana really serves no purpose.
For fun Cher judges mock trial competitions for Eastern Kentucky University; sits with dying people for Hospice of Western Kentucky; serves meals at Warm Blessings Soup Kitchen; acts in theater and film projects at Western Kentucky University; takes random college classes; and edits this marvelous podcast. Cher started out as a narrator for Starship Sofa and Tony, recognizing her magically endless supply of time and energy, roped her into the Crime City Central project. Her husband of 14 years spends his free time as a blacksmith.
Cher’s favorite TV show is “off” – she hates TV and never watches it. Her favorite authors are Terry Pratchett, Richelle Mead, Maya Angelou, David Vann, fellow Kentuckians Sue Grafton and Keven McQueen, and any author who agrees to participate in Crime City Central.
Contrary to popular belief, Audio Engineer Jim Phillips does not kill people for a living. Rather, he travels the globe teaching other people how to kill. Although he makes his home somewhere on a mountaintop in Southern California, he can be found just as often beating tracks through barren deserts in the Middle East, fording rivers in the Caucasus, hacking through Indian jungles, or trying not to be stampeded during Tokyo’s rush hour.
When he is at home, Jim can usually be found playing in the park with his young son, bombing through the mountains on a motorbike, or wondering why his daughter’s university education is so bloody expensive. He holds a few different engineering degrees, and is conversant enough in five languages to generally stay out of unwanted trouble. But, let’s be honest here, rather enjoys the trouble when in does come around.
Darren lives on the other side of the river to Tony and has the same accent. He’s been listening to the sofa since the early episodes, as well reading science fiction and fantasy from an early age. Now he’s finally helping out, using his latest interest and hobby, as well as his camera to provide photographs of crime scenes for this podcast.
See more of Darren’s photos, including the ones used for this podcast on his flickr pages at http://www.flickr.com/photos/demonsub/
Tony C. Smith
Host/Editor/Producer of Hugo Award winning StarShipSofa podcast