Narrator - Eric is a full-time audiobook narrator performing upward of 50 full-length titles per year whose career began in 2009 for Brilliance Audio in Grand Haven, Michigan, an Amazon.com company. Since his start with Brilliance, Eric has joined the rosters of many publishers including Recorded Books, Audible Inc., Dreamscape Audiobooks, Bee Audio, Penguin Audio, Recorded Books, and Blackstone Audio, as well as independently producing audiobooks directly for numerous authors. Eric has voiced over 300 titles by popular authors such as Mark Twain, Jack Schaefer, J.R. Ward, Stephen Coonts, Stephen Hunter, Greg Iles, W.E.B. Griffin, Robert Bailey, and many many others. Eric has become well known for his wide range of accents, characterizations, and conversational style as well as his wide range of genres, regularly narrating titles from sci-fi to thrillers to romance to historical fiction.
Musician – Eric has been a performing musician since 2003 and was a full time musician for many years before audiobook narration began to demand most of his time. He began his vocal career as a singer/guitarist in the Central Ohio area with the popular Ohio State Campus alt rock band, Gingley Joh, then moving on to a solo career, eventually opening for numerous national acts such as Sugarland, Jason Aldean, Little Big Town, Josh Turner, and many more. He won the Detroit Regional Finals to advance to the final 40 contestants for the 2006 season of USA Network’s “Nashville Star”. At the same time he became a successful songwriter for Writer Zone publishing in Nashville, which helped him land multiple song cuts with Nashville music artists. In recent years he has performed with the Eric Dove Trio with long time band mates Chico Lee on guitar and Ed D’Angelo on upright bass. He is also an accomplished engineer beyond just vocals, having produced and engineered four studio album releases of his own, his most recent, “All Kinds Of Reckless”, having just been released in the Fall of 2017.
Author – Eric is also an author himself with his recent release of “Ghosts of Royston – a thriller”. This is simply the most recent natural step in his wide-ranging career path. With the vocal training and stamina that came naturally from his musical career, as well as a deep technical understanding of vocal recording techniques, audiobook narration became a logical second step. Having a day-in day-out connection with dialog and story arc, plus the creativity and story-telling ability of a successful songwriter, creating gripping fiction of his own followed naturally.
A New Chapter - Born of Eric’s and wife, Loren’s mutual love for and extensive experience with sailing, they have embarked on a brand new project, “Sailing SV Layla” which is now a viewable YouTube channel with episodes uploaded weekly. The series documents the family’s purchase of a 35-foot sailboat, delivery back to Charleston, then their travels further south (with a permanent stay in the Caribbean in the near future). It’s chock full of fun, sun, sailing, and adventure, as well as the realities of spending long chunks of time living on a sailboat and features heavy doses of Eric’s original music.