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Hadley Rille Books continues on its path

As I write this, Eric is still in the hospital, mostly sedated to control his blood pressure. He does wake when the sedation is lightened, but because the BP spikes, they don't let him stay awake long. We are still in a wait-and-see scenario, but so far, so good. Small steps, but encouraging ones. Because he got such good and immediate care, the doctors are feeling fairly optimistic about his recovery.

Hadle Rille Books is still working at a mostly normal clip. There are some things that must be put on hold, but Karin Gastreich, Kim Vandervort, Julia Dvorin, Heather McDougal and I are getting things cleaned up, done, and moving what we can along. One of those things moving right along is the audiobooks that were in the process of being created.

We've contracts signed for The Song and the Sorceress (Kim Vandervort,) Eolyn (Karin Rita Gastreich,) Beyond the Gate (me!) The Poets of Pevana (Mark Nelson,) Finder, and A Time Never Lived (me again!) There are also pending auditions that I won't mention until contracts are signed. All in all, pretty exciting!

Alors, since I now have contracts and due dates and samples and all that fun stuff, I can announce the following:
Brittany Morgan Williams will narrate Beyond the Gate, due out at the end of March.
Dave Thompson (of Podcastle fame) will narrate Finder, due out at the end of August.
Benjamin Isaac Armstrong will narrate A Time Never Lived, due out at the end of August as well.

(Not sure these links are going to work for you.)

I got my first fifteen minutes from Brittany last weekend (it's part of the process) and, wow...it's just so cool to LISTEN to your story, interpreted by an actress who chose YOUR book out of the countless books up on Audibles to work on. These actors aren't simply voice-over artists, but voice-over-artists who also love books. It is a truly spectacular combination, and it makes all the difference in the experience.

You might be wondering why all three of my books are in production; well, there is a reason for that. I'll save it for the next post. :)



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Feb. 19th, 2014 02:06 pm (UTC)

All this sounds so great regarding the business I'm really happy for you.

I hope all the best for Eric. I have a friend years ago who was in a coma came out o.  of it. She had no memory of the coma itself and didn't like talking about it, she was upset about how time seemed to be to her, and how  the world had gone on without her.

Though, sorry, I bet you're hearing stories like this a lot.  it's a hard time.

Feb. 19th, 2014 02:23 pm (UTC)
Actually, he smiled yesterday! He's sitting up in a recliner and responds to voices. Yesterday, a call from a college friend brought a smile. Later, his wife read him a text from me and he smiled again. He seems to be coming out of it, so we're all cautiously optimistic. Yay!
Feb. 19th, 2014 02:12 pm (UTC)
Continued good thoughts for Eric.

Continued good vibes for you.

Yay audiobooks!

Very quick question... did you get my e-mail from last week? I know you are juggling chainsaws right now, but i also know my mail server will occasionally divert things into the ether.
Feb. 19th, 2014 02:21 pm (UTC)
First, thank you from me, and on Eric's behalf. :)

Second--email? No, I did not get an email. That's strange. Can you resend?
Feb. 19th, 2014 03:32 pm (UTC)
Will do.
Feb. 19th, 2014 07:30 pm (UTC)
Resent from both Webmail and GMail to your AOL account.
Feb. 19th, 2014 07:32 pm (UTC)
got it and responded!
Feb. 19th, 2014 05:26 pm (UTC)
I'm grateful you are there, keeping things going. :)
Feb. 19th, 2014 05:26 pm (UTC)
<3 and XX!
Feb. 19th, 2014 07:00 pm (UTC)

Oh wow that truly is wonderful, hooray indeed :-)

Feb. 19th, 2014 11:29 pm (UTC)
Sending lots of good thoughts for Eric!

Wow, some very exciting stuff happening on the book front :)
Feb. 20th, 2014 06:53 pm (UTC)
Dave Thompson has a great voice! Congratulations! And I'm delighted to hear Eric seems to be improving.
Feb. 20th, 2014 08:15 pm (UTC)
I'm glad things are going well - it must really help him in his recovery to know he has you all there for him...
Feb. 21st, 2014 02:02 pm (UTC)
Awesome indeed!

And yes, the BP complications from strokes are fairly typical, but I am so glad there's been progress.
Feb. 21st, 2014 03:11 pm (UTC)
And now he's out of ICU! Huzzah!
Feb. 22nd, 2014 06:16 pm (UTC)
(very glad to see this)
Feb. 22nd, 2014 06:16 pm (UTC)
I missed this post--when I tuned in to LJ, my recent entries were already on your next entry. But I'm glad you guys are able to keep Hadley Rille ticking over--that will make Eric very happy as he improves. And he will improve. It may take some time, but he will.
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