I have to be honest and say that the idea of putting my books into audio has been a bit overwhelming. I've toyed with the idea since Through Smoke was published back in 2011, but I kept putting it off, using the excuse of "no time" to avoid messing with it. Recently, I have tossed around ways to promote and expose the books to different audiences - and the audio book world has gotten popular. I know of many people who prefer them for various reasons - listening on a long jog, during their commute to work, or while they are cleaning house - audio books give a person a chance to "read" while multitasking, because let's face it, we live in a time where it is customary to do more than one thing at a time.
So, the big announcement is this -
Both Through Smoke and Beckoning Souls are in production as we speak! I submitted them to ACX, had people audition with a small part of the book I provided, and I chose who I felt fit the voice of the book the most. On Wednesday I extended offers, and they were accepted. Chris Okawa of Cricket Sound LLC is taking on Through Smoke, and Allan Conley will be doing Beckoning Souls. They both will be released by the end of the year. Chris has agreed to stay on for Backfire and Fire Escape (I really feel it should be consistent) and Allan will be doing the sequel to Beckoning Souls (Wayward Souls, which will be released in the next few weeks).
It's been a busy time for J Tate Publications! With a new release coming out soon and audiobooks in production, I am excited to get more exposure on these books. Also, if you didn't notice, Beckoning Souls got a new cover that will go along more with the cover for Wayward Souls, seen below -
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And as always, thanks to all of you readers! You breath life into the books and make this enjoyable for me!