Happy Friday all! As my title might suggest, many exciting things are happening with regard to Author Roz. I would like to share some of them with you today.
Before I get into today’s blog, I want to let everyone know that I finally finished reformatting the e-book. For everyone who had a previous version, you should receive an update. Now back to our regularly scheduled program.
First of all, I am looking for the right male voice talent for The Wages or the Gift. Yes, that’s right, my next step for the novel is to make it into an audio book. I am super excited to get started, but first I need to find the right guy for the job. I have invited numerous voice actors to audition, but the auditions are trickling in slowly. At this point, I have no clear trajectory as to when audio book enthusiasts can expect to listen to The Wages or the Gift, but as soon as the voice has been chosen, I will update.
I have started working on the next book in my Life Choices series: God or Mammon. I am super excited because this book is going to be a medical thriller. This is a fun genre that will require a lot of research. I am studying everything from medical terminology to hospital administration. Fun stuff!
Right now my second novel (completely unrelated to The Wages or the Gift) is with a wonderful group of people called Beta Readers! My Beta readers include my publicist (Jen Thomas), my editor (Martha Lowe) and a group of around 7 or 8 random lovers/readers of Christian Fiction. Most of them are still in the process of reading the book, but I have gotten a few of the results. So far, the general consensus is that I am on the right track (ie. they already really like/love the book), which is good. After I hear back from everyone, I will start working on draft two.
I am super excited to draw your attention to The Voice of Literature Ezine at www.voxlit.co.uk. It’s a great publication out of the United Kingdom that features book reviews, excerpts from novels, author articles, and a section called Writer’s Notes. I am excited to share that an article I wrote on the technique of zooming is featured in this month’s Writer’s Notes section! It’s the first one you’ll see. Check it out! If you are a writer, or a person who loves literature, this is a great e-zine to follow.