Originally posted on S.G. Rogers, Author:
At the urging of a best-selling author friend of mine (mystery writer Lois Lavrisa), I went to Audiobook Creation Exchange (ACX) to see about turning my Victorian-era romance The Ice Captain’s Daughter into an audio book. After creating an account and preparing a short audition piece, I was ready to accept auditions from voice talent (producers). Days later, I signed a contract with an adorable New York-based actor/singer/voice-over artist named Rachel F. Hirsch. What a leap of faith, to entrust my baby to a virtual stranger! Nevertheless, Rachel has a very pleasant voice and seemed undaunted by the challenge of doing the various dialects the manuscript required.
Lois Lavrisa encouraged me to enter the audio book market because it has worked out very well for her and other authors of her acquaintance. Of course, her genre and mine are completely different. Perhaps mystery…
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