I am super excited to announce that I signed a deal to produce an audio book version of Spheria! The narrator, James Highfield, of Mr. Biggs Productions, is highly versatile and will record a great rendition. I think the theatrical style of Spheria will lend itself well to an audio book and will open this novel to a whole new audience.
James is an Voice Over Actor living in Michigan. He has been cast in several professional and fan based projects with high audio standards. He has been doing his own audio recording and production for several years with the exception of a few cases. Along with voice over he has experience from several years of theater productions, worked for a few years as a college radio DJ, and he graduated from Northern Michigan University with a bachelors degree in psychology.
You can listen to a sample of James' work here:
I am now officially half way through working on my second draft. I also have a line editor working on the book concurrently, so good progress is being made. I have to say, seeing some chapters again as a "reader" I personally love the book. It's fun, interesting, and thought provoking. I am biased, I understand, but this is the book "I want to read". And that was my goal.
So I think I am on target for a final draft in July. The time from then to publication is still foggy, since I am lining up "beta readers" to look through for any continuity issues. I don't know how long that will take.
My tentative goal was to have Print On Demand ready to go by September so I could man the booth at the Big E. But that is going to be tight. Cross your fingers.