Sheacon 2021 has sadly come to a close. I had so much fun hanging out with you Champions, and I hope you enjoyed yourselves!
For those who weren’t able to come, the Sheacon Planners are hoping to have recordings of the panels up. (No promises until they know everything recorded correctly. They tried their best, but as we all know…tech happens.) So you can still listen to the panels! I’ll have a link for them in my upcoming Sheacon 2021 blog.
But, as I announced during my FAQ panel, I have an exciting announcement! Hall of Blood and Mercy will be releasing later this year as audiobooks!
Yay! Audio has been something you Champions have been asking for for a long time, so we decided to test the process out with Hazel, Killian, and the Drake/Medeis gang! All three books will be available at once, though I can’t give any release dates because Amazon has a review process that can sometimes take weeks or months to approve. (Generally, though, we’re hoping for a late autumn release.)
We worked with the UK company Bee Audio to produce these novels, and they were such a joy to work with that we’re hoping to use them for our next audio project, Court of Midnight and Deception! (Which we will hopefully begin working on in early winter, after I get a head start on Pip’s series.)
After Court of Midnight and Deception is recorded, next we’ll probably work on either the Retha books, or Fairy Tale Enchantress, or maybe even Elves of Lessa since Red Rope is already an audiobook.
For the record, it’s my goal not to start working on recording a book into an audio book until at least six months to a year after ebook publication. This gives readers plenty of time to submit errors–and I know because of my dyslexia that my books do have errors. It’s inescapable given that I can’t tell d and b apart. But this way audio books will be recorded as cleaner copies, and will be more enjoyable to listen to! (Because once something is recorded and released in audio, we will never, ever be able to change it. It is forever finished, and we won’t be able to accept errors.)
Are you excited for audio? Which series would you most like to hear? 😉 Thanks for reading, Champions. Until next time!