Friday, August 30, 2013

Celebrate the Small Things - Exciting news edition


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This week, I'm celebrating a bit of news I received last weekend.  I got an email from a woman who explained she was the narrator for the audiobook version of DEADLY CONTACT, and asked if she could call and speak to me about some facets of the book.  I was really surprised, as I didn't know the book was going to be recorded (it's through Audible, in case you're interested), and I made arrangements to call her the next day.

We had a lovely conversation about accents and character motivation, and she told me a little bit about herself and how they go about recording books.  I really enjoyed talking to her, and before we hung up, she said she was going to use my accent and speech patterns as the basis for Kelly, the heroine of the book.  I thought this was very cool (if mildly embarrassing), and I can't wait to hear what she thinks I sound like. :)

Anyway, she has a great voice, and I'm quite excited to hear how she brings the characters to life.  If anyone else is interested, I'll post a link to the audiobook as soon as I have one!

How was your week?

26 comments:

  1. That is really awesome, Lara!!! And yes, I'm interested! I mean I don't really listen to books, I like reading them, but I'm intrigued :)

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    1. Thanks, S.K.! I have no idea how long the finished product will be--this is all so new to me!

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  2. I love audio books and would really like to have mine done. A friend has been asking for it for awhile, but it always comes down to money. I think that is so awesome! Congratulations! If she spoke with you shouldn't she have a pretty good idea of your voice? She sounds like a talented lady!

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    1. Thanks, Yolanda! I hope you get a chance to have your books recorded as well :)

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  3. That's great news, Lara! I'm so thrilled for you. I don't understand how you have an "accent" though. Aren't you from around the Washington, DC area? If so, you shouldn't have a accent... Regardless, it'll be delightful to hear your characters speak. :-)

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    1. Hi Lexa! I lived in the D.C. area for several years, but I was actually born and raised in Texas. I don't have much of an accent (unless I'm angry), but I do have a bit of a twang on certain words. :)

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  4. How exciting! I've recently listened to an audio book while driving, I loved it, and my daughter listens to them all the time. Great news,Lara!

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    1. Thanks, Cathrina! I listen to audio books while driving to work all the time--it's a great way to make the time go by faster.

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  5. How cool is that! I'll have to look it up on audible when it comes out.

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  6. How exciting to speak to the narrator of your audio book, WOO!

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    1. Thanks, Vik! Hope you had a good weekend!

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  7. I'm smiling for you. Having a book on audio is great news.

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    1. Thanks, Nana--that's very sweet of you! :)

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  8. That's awesome! OMG, I'll be able to download your book. Your book. Your. Book. Your book in audio. Expletive!

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    1. ANNEE! My favorite Annee! I can't wait to see you in a few weeks! :)

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  9. You must be so excited to hear your own book! Congratulations!

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    1. Thanks, Heather! I can't wait to listen to the finished product :)

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  10. Wow. That sounds really cool! (no pun intended). I'm really enjoying these tidbits of your author experience. Good fun!

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    1. Thanks, Deb! Can't wait to see you in a few weeks! You, me, and Annee--it'll be like a re-cap of RWA 2012! :)

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  11. That's so neat! It gives it such a personal touch.

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