Sunday, September 18, 2011

Union of Renegades audiobook and podcast coming soon

The appeal of listening to a good story goes far back into our preliterate past. Modern audiobooks capture this age-old way of storytelling, and they offer consumable entertainment for people with vision issues or who are busy with mind numbing tasks like housework, data entry, and driving. Many people enjoy audiobooks, and I've wanted to enter that arena for some time.

Well, I finally (sorta) had the money to reinvest in my business and sent it off to DarkFire Productions. I needed to pay for professional sound production and hire voice talent because my little girl voice totally does not suit my material. This outfit is run by some indie author gentlemen who also have some audio skills. The upcoming audio version of my first fantasy novel Union of Renegades: The Rys Chronicles Book I was read by Chris Snelgrove. In many ways I think he did a magnificent job. My novel has numerous characters. Maybe I did not like how he interpreted every one of them, but the scale of his effort is commendable. He did very well with the main characters, and I still have trouble believing that it's actually him doing the voice of the heroine Miranda.

Union of Renegades will be presented as both a free serial podcast and a paid audiobook. The very first podcast of Chapter 1. In the Service of the Empire is already scheduled at for September 26th.

This project has been months in the making. The podcast will be a full 40 episodes. The audiobook clocks in at 19 hours. I really mean it when I say I write EPIC fantasy.

Please follow this blog so you will see the announcements related to this fantasy podcast and the release of the audiobook.