Over the past couple of weeks, I have been working with my narrators to get the first two books of my series on audiobook. As a long time Audible user and listener, this whole process has been both daunting and thrilling. I didn’t know what to expect and in the back of my mind, I didn’t expect this.
I listened to auditions to choose the narrators I wanted. They were different because book one is read by Calder, and book two, Sierra. So I had to choose a guy and a girl. The auditions I received were overwhelming at first, very surreal to me to hear a professional narrator read my work back to me, but nothing prepared me for what came after.
Once the auditions ended and the narrators I chose got underway, I had to wait for their first submissions: chapter one of each book. Fittingly, I received chapter one of book one first. I listened to it, but didn’t hear it because I was in awe. Kind of freaked out. Like before, hearing your own work read back to you with effort and feeling, it’s surreal. And as someone who listens to her favorite authors on a daily basis during my long daily commute, it’s even more surreal to hear it coming out of your car speakers.
As I listen to the chapters, it makes me excited about my own story and sounds so great, I don’t remember writing that well, LOL. Truth be told, I wondered if they had the right book initially. But no, it’s mine. And I am so anxious to hear them in their completed formats.I’d like to thank Shawn and Stephanie both for making this such an awesome process and for doing such a great job with my books. Looking forward to working with them both much more in the future. Keep checking here for release dates, as I will post as soon as they are available on audio and where.