When I first heard STAY was going to be an audiobook, I thought it was pretty cool, but I also thought it might be strange to hear someone else reading my work. I honestly wasn’t sure if I’d want to listen to it.
Then, I heard Brilliance was doing the audiobook, and well, when it comes to audio books, it doesn’t get better than Brilliance. And then I got to talk with Julia Whelan before she recorded STAY to go over name pronunciations, etc. From our talk, I could tell that she really “got” Van, and all of a sudden I couldn’t wait to hear the audio version.
At the risk of sounding completely sappy, I am so so thankful to Brilliance and Julia. Because of them, I got to HEAR my characters. Julia’s reading of STAY is what Van sounds like in my head. And getting to hear her read my words is an absolute gift. So, I‘m going to add the Stay audiobook to the STAY Reader Photos project prize! If you haven’t submitted a photo of STAY, do it!
AL:How did you get started recording audio books?
Me: The dog doesn’t give her advice, does it?Laura: Nope!Me: I’m in!