The audio book of Confessions of a Predatory Lender is completed.
This was my first time having a novel recorded as an audio book. It was an interesting journey. Hours of listening and comparing the spoken to the written word. I remember being up one night until 2 a.m. doing edits. Mostly, it was fun. The frustrations came from the fact that my narrator Anne Damman and I live in different parts of the country. And, in addition to producing this audio book, we have so much else going on in our lives.
Anne is a narrator, voice teacher and theater actress. She also tours for Chevrolet . . . and she's planning her wedding!
I am a novel and short story writer and independent publisher. In addition, I 'm a German translator for PBS Newshour and Amara Art21, and a volunteer for South Sudan Community Restoration Project. We've already brought clean water to two rural communities and are now working on raising funds to build a school in Malual.
Now that the audio book is finished, my two protagonists Christy and Megan are doing the chicken dance, and I'm publishing my new Kindleshort, Piano Lessons, while planning a special event for my 18th wedding anniversary. And Anne? Maybe her fiancé is doing the chicken dance as well, now that Anne can find the time to get married.
But it's not all celebration as yet! We're still 14 to 20 days from show time when the completed audio book reaches retail outlets like iTunes, amazon.com & audible.com. While this has been a learning experience, altogether it's been a joyous trip. I'm definitely looking forward to doing it again!
Causes Irma Fritz Supports
Music of Remembrance, Seattle, WA; Compass Center, Seattle, WA; Seattle Opera, Seattle, WA; Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA; KCTS 9, Seattle, WA (PBS)