Sparky and Officer Helmet
The narrator, Tobias Silversmith, also narrated Vanessa North’s Blueberry Boys, and Anne Tenino’s Too Stupid To Live. They’ll be recording Hell On Wheels for me in the future.
For years, I’ve dreaded putting this book in Audio. I wanted a younger, California-sounding narrator. I wanted someone with decent comic timing. I wanted someone who feels the rhythm of my words. And there are always cash flow issues. I mean, I originally wanted Ryan Reynolds for the role, but he was busy with that Deadpool project.
And to put a cherry on top of that, I positively HATE, HATE, HATE hearing my own work read out loud by anyone but me. (‘Cause I’m a control freak.)
So this wasn’t an easy task. I’d never even heard of Dark Night Sound until they read for Hell On Wheels. But as soon as I heart that reading, I couldn’t get Tobias out of my mind. I told Amelia Vaughn from Riptide, (who is the most awesome person ON EARTH) that I thought Tobias was absolutely perfect for Crossing Borders, and she agreed.
So, with regard to my little control freak problem, we created a new side job for Amelia. Audiobook Midwife!!! Fellow authors, I seriously cannot be the only person who feels this way. Who can scrape together the cash but dreads the process of creating audiobooks. Hit me up via email, and I will share the magnificent Amelia’s email address, so she might be able to help you too.
Thanks to Amelia, Crossing Borders was produced without me getting bogged down in minutiae, or tearing off my ears and shoving them down the in-sink-erator. And I still had time to write My Cowboy Freedom. (Which is available for pre-order and is coming soon. November, I think.)
To check Crossing’s sample out, simply click on Tristan. You’ll find it on the Amazon page.
See what you think. This is the book that started everything.