Some exciting news: The Middle of Somewhere is now available on Audible! With me reading! I recorded my award-winning novel with Dog Ear Audio a few years back and it was available on CD. But now you can download it onto your iPhone, iPod, whatever. And to celebrate, I’m giving away a download for free. Just comment on this blog before April 10th and I’ll enter you in the drawing.
I can’t tell you the fun I had recording my first novel. Coming up with voices for those two “old maid sisters” Piggin and Heifer, for snarky Silas Milsap and his lock-picking son Crash, for the sweet heart Buddy Bud who has Downs Syndrome, for heartthrob Cadence with her lime green cats eye glasses…. it was a blast! If you’re planning on a road trip any time soon, let Eadie T. Pratt’s road trip gone awry join you. Also great while cleaning house. Or on your daily commute.
Listening to a book is different from reading one. At least for me. I experience it in a much deeper way. Especially if it is read well. I hear the rhythm of the sentences, the sounds of the words, and I can’t rush ahead to see what happens. I have to settle in and let the story take me on its ride. It’s also a much more visual experience for me; I see the people and places in ways that I don’t when I read. I don’t know why this is true, but it’s probably why I’m a sucker for radio drama and podcasts like The Moth and Snap Judgement.
And for those of you who know me, I have a not-so-secret dream that someday someone’s going to produce a movie of The Middle of Somewhere. It could happen, right? It did win Foreword Magazine’s Book of the Year, two Rainbow Awards, and was a Golden Crown finalist. I figure getting it up on Audible just gets me that much closer.
So thanks for listening. Keep your fingers crossed. And keep on reading.
I would so Delight in sitting near Moonlit campfire, bundled close to Earth while Companioning Sky……..Listening…
Hey Nivee, I like your vision! Good luck.
Great to have more audio books! Totally agree with you on being read to versus reading a book. I’ve enjoyed many, many books in my lengthy driving life that I never would have read otherwise. And I get more out of listening to a story, especially well-read. I’m glad you’re reading your own, perfect casting! 🙂
Thanks Jeff! So far, you stand a pretty good chance of winning. We’ll see how many more folks write comments.
I love this book and owned it once but lent it out to someone and no longer have it.
I’m thinking this would be a sweet birthday present and I would love to hear someone else reciting besides myself sharing poetry! At any rate, no matter who wins, I would like to say congratulations on your writing success!
I have never listened to a book before, but the way you describe yours sounds fabulous and I would love to listen to you if I won a copy.
I love this book – want to give it to my niece
I would love a copy. Have the paperback and it was a hoot.
Nivee! Your “delight” has been granted. I have sent you an email in regard to your win. Congrats!