From the Writing Loft | Audiobook News

First let me say a big thanks to the readers who’ve contacted me on social media, through email, and via the Contact page here on my website. I’m overwhelmed at the responses to my writing. I love that you love the paranormal stories I somehow manage to pull from my brain and get onto the page. Again—thank you!

Where I’m at with the last book in the Lost Trilogy

I’m doing my darndest to get Lost Time published before the end of the year. That means I’ll be scarce around the ‘Net, focused on the final draft and edits. So, please bear with me while I keep my attention where it needs to be—the story which comes full circle to end the journey.

2020 has been a doozy for all of us, playing havoc in ways we never could have imagined. As my granny would say, “Life has been a tough row to hoe.” Most of us are hanging in there, though, finding ways to adapt. As for me, my creative schedule has been completely blown, but my family has managed to stay safe and well. I hope you and yours have done the same.

News on Lost Souls Audiobook

Last week I had a nice phone chat with my narrator. Her schedule was also thrown into chaos due to the obstacles 2020 brought. She’ll have the recording for Lost Souls wrapped up around mid-December. Sorry folks, but that’s the best we can do. I’m in the process of proofing each chapter recording as she completes them (my night job 😉), so there shouldn’t be much lag, if any, on getting the audiobook submitted for publication.

*Word in the publishing realm is that there may be a longer than usual delay on the approval and distribution end as Audiobook Creation Exchange (ACX) works through its backlog to get audiobooks published to Audible and iTunes.

Meantime, here’s a sample!

A note on Audible:

You may have seen posts on social media about an issue with Audible allowing subscribers to return audiobooks, no questions asked—easy exchanges, and the like. What most listeners don’t realize is, each time an audiobook is returned, those royalties are taken away from authors and narrators. In other words, we get no payment for our audiobooks, even if it has been listened to in its entirety.

If returns continue along the current scale, many of us will not be able to afford to continue producing audiobooks, and eventually, you’ll notice a decline in content available on Audible.

Through this current situation, my narrator and I are committed to bringing you Lost Souls in audiobook form. We have faith that the current issues surrounding Audible returns will be resolved. Hopefully, we will then be able to carry forward with the recording of the next book, Lost Time, and the new series I’ll bring to readers next year.

If you have a moment, please take some time to read the letter to Audible by the Authors Guild, explaining in more detail what authors and narrators are having to wade through. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

You’ll find the letter here: Authors Guild Advocacy


Stay safe. And thanks so much for reading,