When I first wrote Grandmother Moon and the Homeless Child I wrote it for this blog. An author friend suggested I start a blog with free short stories for families. At the time I didn’t consider that it could eventually be on an audio book.
Working with an audio book actor and producer for me is very similar to writing commercials in radio. When writing radio commercials I often had a particular announcer in mind, and character voices as well as sound effects and music, so I would add all of that information to the instructions on the script.
When you are writing a story that you know is going to be an audio book it is helpful to give the actor/producer instructions, but they also have their own knowledge and expertise that brings a story to life. Such is the case with Becky Parker Geist’s talent. I am very pleased with the way that Grandmother Moon and the Homeless Child turned out. Have a listen:
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Becky Parker Geist: http://proaudiovoices.com/
Illustration by Natasha Tasiyana Kolida: http://www.tasiyana.com/
Design by Andy Parker: http://andyparkerdesign.com/