Making an Audiobook - part 1
The story is finished. I’ve researched on the subject of publisher vs. self-publish and decide that the way has been paved by many before me, so I’ll try the self-publishing road. My day-job is grahic design and advertising, so I should be able to handle the marketing part. Now, if I can only get my hands on 20k for printing and distributing. My genius music producer husband, Michael Woodrum, suggests we turn the book into an audiobook. That’s just brilliant. With MP3 downloads and electronic data, I won’t have any out of pocket expenses. By this time in his career, he’s worked with several amazing voice over artists, so we ask 2 of them to get involved. After reading the manuscript, they’re hooked and can already hear the voices in their heads.
Colleen O'Shaughnessy and Steve Blum come into the studio and give my characters life. Their voices are amazing. I am so giddy I can’t stay in my chair. I don’t know how they do what they do. The two of them create all 13 voices. At times, they have conversations with themselves. I’m truly a part of art in the making.