I am so incredibly excited to announce that Red Dirt Heart will be my first ever audio!! As you may or may not know, being an Australian author who self-publishes, I was never able to use ACX (the audio division of Amazon) to get my books into the audio market. I mean, I have 30+ books, and NONE in audio. Even my books I have with a publisher will never be put into audio… but that’s a whole other conversation for another time.
Anywhoooo, I tried to outsource it myself, but got nowhere. I queried publishers in strict audio rights options, but they never even replied – not even a ‘sorry, but no’. I contacted several narrators who I thought might be able to help, but again, they never replied.
It was/is incredibly frustrating and I was ready to give up on it all together.
But then, with the help of RJ Scott and Love Lane Books, I had a spark of hope. Another author friend Nic Starr put me in touch with a narrator who could wrangle the Aussie accent, and things started to move forward.
RJ Scott’s presshouse, Love Lane Books, will be the platform on which this gets released, and the lovely Joel Froomkin has graciously agreed to give Charlie Sutton a voice.
I will post more when I know more, but for now, I’m so thrilled to say this is actually – finally – happening. <3