Saturday, August 3, 2013

Janis Ian will narrate Book I of When Women Were Warriors!

I'm thrilled to announce that Janis Ian has signed with Dog Ear Audio to narrate the first book of my trilogy. Janis read the books in late 2011 and was kind enough to review them on Amazon. Then she wrote to me and asked for my autograph. [gobsmacked!]

We exchanged autographed goodies, but at the time I was between editions and didn't have any of my books to send her. When I learned she would be coming on tour to Santa Cruz, California, not far from where I live, I took her a set of paperbacks. She had just won a Grammy for narrating her own autobiography, so when I introduced myself, almost the first thing out of her mouth was, Are you going to do an audiobook?

I replied that I had just signed with Dog Ear Audio and we were looking for talent. And she said, I'd love to do it! Now, I am not one to let gifts from the universe go unrecognized and unappreciated. We were off and running!

We're raising money for the production through Kickstarter. Karen Wolfer of Dog Ear Audio has done a tremendous job of putting some great perks together. If you're at all interested in an audiobook, you can get an early release copy, either by download or on CD, by donating to the project.

I will be blogging about the whole recording experience, and for supporters of the project, I will be sending out a daily email with insider info and fun anecdotes, so you can follow along with us.

Here's the link to Kickstarter, with lots more information about the project: