Audiobooks come with their own special magic. The first time an author hears her characters speak is a joyous moment. Tucked in the delights that come with creating audio books are often little surprises.
What I am about to share is so precious; think of it as long distance love.
During the process of producing an audiobook, the narrator customarily sends the author chapters to listen to and review. When Jannie first began narrating for me, I noticed my kitty’s ears would perk up at the sound of her lovely British accent. Isis would jump into my lap and stare lovingly at my computer screen.
She continues to do that through each audiobook Jannie produces. The moment she hears her beloved’s voice, Isis leaps up, barely conscious of her wobbly seating. The sweet kitty will sit enthralled whether I am listening to one chapter or more.
When the clip is over, Isis will wait a few minutes to be sure there isn’t more coming, then leap down and go about her business. There have been times when she is at the far side of my home and hears Jannie’s voice. She literally gallops to the computer, not to miss a single special word.
Jannie is currently narrating Darcy, Lizzy and Emma – coming soon! Enjoy!
BTW: Jannie’s birthday is tomorrow. Please join me in wishing her a very happy birthday!
With love & laughter,
What if Emma Woodhouse, Jane Austen’s most tenacious character, arrives in Meryton to visit her Bingley cousins and determines to perform a little match making? Emma has a fortnight to meet her promise ~ three matches for her three friends, Elizabeth, Jane, and Charlotte. What could possibly go wrong? What could possibly go right?
Take a full cup of humor; add a sprinkling of angst and stir. Bake for a fortnight, and presto: three happy endings, or maybe even four? This is a full length Darcy and Elizabeth Regency novel.
Who knew mash-ups could be such fun to write? Jane Austen’s characters seem to fit like pieces of a well-designed puzzle. After the joy of writing Darcy, Lizzy and Emma, the next Regency mash-up was a natural. Darcy, Lizzy and Lady Susan was published this week. It is one of those novels where I did not know what the characters were going to do. At first I panicked—until Darcy took control.