Em attends Dr. Spencer’s funeral and people in the village are starting to panic. Plus, I have my own quarantine wobble and get some sound advice from my mum.
Dr. Spencer is dead and Em’s friend Deb has information. Plus, I take you on a scenic tour of Eyam.
You can see my slideshow tour of Eyam here: https://youtu.be/vpVFEHJQ48A
In this very first episode of THE SMALLEST THING, Em has a plan to leave her dull English village. But something strange is going on and Em’s plans are about to be derailed.
The new audiobook of The Smallest Thing is heading out on tour next week!
From September 12-18, you can follow Em as she visits audiobook bloggers and reviewers. I’ll be doing interviews and Q&As, as well as sharing some Top Ten lists. some of the bloggers will be sharing their reviews of The Smallest Thing.
Here are all the stops Em and I will be making:
Locks, Hooks and Books (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Giveaway)
The Book Junkie Reads . . . (Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Giveaway)
Turning Another Page (Review, Spotlight + Audio Excerpt, Author Interview, Giveaway)
As the tour progresses, I’ll be updating these links so you find each blogger’s post. I do hope you’ll join me; it’s going to be a lot of fun.
You can find out more about the tour—and sign up to be a host stop—at the Audiobookworm Promotions website.
Now that The Perfect Sister is out of my hands (for now), it’s time dive into something new. I’ve hung blank white boards on my office wall and opened a new pack of index cards to start planning out my World War II novel. I have two strong characters—Dora and Kurt—and the beginnings of a story about what happens when their paths cross in 1940. I’ve planned a trip to England and Central Europe in the fall, so my goal is to have a rough enough first draft to know what additional details I need to research while I’m there.
I’m also eyeing an old manuscript that’s been sitting on my shelf for a couple of years. The book never fully gelled but the story keeps calling to me, so I’m thinking it might be time to dust it off and figure out how to make it work. I have a few ideas. I’ll keep you posted.
My third big project is the production of the audiobook for The Smallest Thing. While I won’t be doing the narration myself (although I considered it for a short while), I’m auditioning voice talent and assembling all the information the actor will need to bring Em and her village to life. I’ve been listening to the actor’s voice samples and I’ve sent them an excerpt of the book to read for the audition. I am a little silly with excitement about hearing Em for the first time. I’m looking forward to sharing it with you.
If you have a second, I’d love to learn more about your audiobook habits with a quick question. Please let me know in the comments where you usually get your audiobooks.
I’ve been trying out some new marketing ideas to spread the word about my books. If you want to take advantage of my experimentation, you’ll find The Smallest Thing on sale, on Amazon only, for $2.99 this week.