Q&A with Traci McDonald, Soul of Stone

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Do you believe certain types of writing translate better into audiobook format?

The sound of a human voice telling a suspenseful, action, or thriller works, for me to help feel the suspense is alive.

How did you select your narrator?

The setting of this story includes a well-educated, traditional southern belle. Amanda Striplings voice was intense, articulate and had a hint of ‘southern’ without being ‘Hick’.

How closely did you work with your narrator before and during the recording process? Did you give them any pronunciation tips or special insight into the characters?

Amanda and I didn’t cross over into each other’s expertise. I write, she brings the characters alive. The only tips I gave her were to be aware of pronunciation of words, to balance her speed and accuracy and to keep the characters sounding like their age.