Hi everyone –
Thanks for stopping by Castles & Guns! This is my first blog of 2012 here on Castles & Guns and look, I remembered to post it! LOL Go me! (Don’t ask how many times I forgot last year! *blush*)
Okay now that I got my cheer out of the way, I’m really curious about how you feel about author readings.
I’m not a big audiobooks listener. In fact, the only one I’ve ever listened to all the way through was Stephen King’s LT’s Theory on Pets.
I bought the tapes (ugh that makes me sound old! LOL) Because Stephen King did the reading himself, and I LOVE listening to him reading his own work. He’s passionate about it, and hearing him tell me the story always makes me eager to go read it. I guess maybe I feel closer to the book because he “told” me the story.
Does that make sense?
I attended World Fantasy Con in 2011 and was lucky enough to attend Neil Gaiman’s reading. Not only does he have a cute accent, but seeing him read his own words made the stories come alive for me. Maybe it goes back to our caveman roots? Like the author is sitting around a campfire and we’re the first souls to ever hear this tale…
What do you think? Do you enjoy author readings? Would you attend live readings?
When Night Walker was first released, my publicist scheduled me to be on a few blogtalk raido programs. One of the programs wanted me to give them a 10 minute reading from the book. OMG was I ever nervous. It surprised me because I can sing and act on stage no problem, but reading my own words out loud felt like running naked across the superbowl stadium! LOL
But when I finished the host was choked up with tears. From my words. Wow! Maybe I misjudged author readings?
My first short story anthology just released and I’ve been contemplating reading one or two of the short stories and posting the sound files on my website. Is that something readers would be interested in? Do other people love hearing a story told to them like they’re sharing the same campfire?
What do you think? I’m really interested to hear your opinion, and if you have reader friends, will you send them over here too? Inquiring minds want to know…. LOL