I wrote a post recently for writing.ie about the process of recording an audio book. After connecting on Twitter with LA-based Irish actress Alana Kerr, who recorded much of the audio book of THE GIRL WHO CAME HOME, I asked her to give me an insight into the recording process. You can read the interview here. I found it really interesting to learn how she auditioned for the job and how she converts an author’s words into a narrated piece with different characters and accents.
It has been a very unexpected – and exciting – part of the publication process to hear my words narrated, so I was thrilled to see a free sample of the audio book is currently being promoted on the Ambling Books website. The sample is from the opening pages of Chapter One and I think Alana has done a really wonderful job. Have a listen here!
I was also very interested to read in the news over the weekend that a letter, written by survivor, Esther Hart, on the day Titanic sank, was sold at auction for €145,000, which breaks the record for the previous highest price of a Titanic letter which was sold for £94,000. Titanic memorabilia continues to attract huge attention and this latest letter just goes to show how our interest in Titanic and her legacy is far from diminishing. Read the full story on the journal.ie
With letters forming a large part of the story in THE GIRL WHO CAME HOME, I was particularly intrigued by this latest piece of Titanic memorabilia. It seems that, even 102 years on, Titanic still has a lot of secrets to reveal.