About Audio Book Connection - Behind the Scenes with the Creative Teams

Engaging conversations with Authors, Narrators, Post-production audio engineers, Marketing teams as well as audio book listeners and fans. Go behind the scenes with audiobook creators as host Becky Parker Geist guides the conversation to discover the surprises, victories and challenges in publishing and producing audiobooks. Ideal for indie authors, small publishers, audiobook fans, and anyone interested in a behind-the-scenes peek into the audiobook world - as well as authors and publishers looking for tips from the pros on production and marketing. Behind-the-scenes interviews with audiobook creators as well as audiobook production and marketing tips - with episodes every other week.
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    Behind-the-scenes with Chris Shockowitz, author of Silent Invasion (book one in the Zalthuras Series), s well as the novel Colonizing Trappist. Joining the interview host Becky Parker Geist (also the narrator of Silent Invasion) is long time colleague, friend and fellow science fiction enthusiast Rajeev Nanda, author of AI.gov (also sci-fi) and RISE: Essential Soft-Skills For Career Management. Discussion includes: trends of classic sci-fi and the infiltration of fantasy and dystopian elements; Chris' take on the technological advances he's researched for the second book in the Zalthuras Series and the problems they may solve; the audiobook production process for Silent Invasion; and what's up next for Chris.

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  • Behind-the-scenes with Chris Shockowitz, author of Silent Invasion (book one...
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    Creator Margot Elaine Jones pulled together a brilliant team of voiceover talent, musicians and more in the creation of Beneath the Dragonwood Trees. Hear about the inspiration that drives her forward and her vision for this creation. From stage play to audiobook to film to Broadway, Margot is on a mission to bring this musical masterpiece to families everywhere.

    To learn more about the author visit https://margotelainejones.com.

    Entertain the whole family with this original, orchestrated, magical adventure! Imagine meeting up with some of your favorite fairy tale characters in an enchanted forest that casts a spell of mayhem, mischief, magic and fun. A musical fairy tale, Beneath the Dragonwood Trees: In the Beginning - the first in the Beneath the Dragonwood Trees trilogy - takes us into the woods on a journey reminiscent of The Wizard of OzAlice in WonderlandHansel and GretelPeter and the Wolf, and even a hint of Jaberwocky by Lewis Carroll. What lies ahead in this enchanted forest of wacky witches and a lost boy and stalwart furry and feathered friends? Original songs, score, and a wild-haired storyteller guide us on our way - in this Broadway style escapade of a boy's quest - with his talking animal pals, to catch the dreaded Wolf and win a badge of honor.   

    In the end, Peter learns a great lesson - that the love between family and friends is far greater than a badge of honor.   

    Nationally-acclaimed director, composer, choreographer, independent filmmaker and 30-year veteran of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) and The Screen Actors Guild (SAG), Margot Elaine Jones brings us this Broadway style musical comedy in an audiobook.   

    The audiobook includes a bonus interview with author/creator/performer Margot Elaine Jones.  

    Full cast of narrators includes: Margot Elaine Jones, Charles Moselle, Buffy Ford Stewart, Rebecca J Nile, Corrine Kason, Esther Clyman, Jeanne Lauren, Oscar Salabert, Benjamin Bossi, and Ken Kramarz. 

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  • Creator Margot Elaine Jones pulled together a brilliant team of...
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    Author Wendy Bartlett interviewed by Host Becky Parker Geist - also the narrator of Bartlett's audiobook. Wendy's book, The Flood: the Dangerous Exploits of Three Girls, a Cat and a Boat (The Elizabeth Books Series, Book 4), is geared for kids ages 8-12. Hear about what the audiobook production experience was like for this author as her book was brought to life in audio.


    When 11-year-old Elizabeth is left to babysit her four-year-old sister one rainy night, neither of them expect the adventure that unfolds. Their parents don’t return home, and by morning there is a flood that fills the first floor of their house. Elizabeth must take initiative and make an agonizing decision: whether to stay put where her parents might find them, or to be brave and leave home to go in search of their parents. Dangers loom in either scenario. 

    Then Elizabeth and her sister Amanda rescue a neighbor, seven-year-old Maya, and her cat. In this adventure for girls, the three lost children and the cat together set out in a little red boat, looking for their mothers and fathers. As they struggle to survive the flood waters, find food, and make their way among the ruins left behind by the rising tides, the quest forces Elizabeth to rise to new levels of courage, bravery, and resourcefulness she didn’t know she had. But will they find their families before it’s too late?

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  • Author Wendy Bartlett interviewed by Host Becky Parker Geist -...
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    Interviews of audiobook creative teams - authors, narrators, audio engineers, marketing teams, even listeners - as well as audiobook production tips. An overview of what we'll be doing on Audiobook Connection.

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  • Interviews of audiobook creative teams - authors, narrators, audio engineers,...

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