In what will be the first of hopefully many new audio versions of my novels and stories, I’m happy to announce that my all-ages contemporary fantasy novel A Sudden Outbreak of Magic is now an audiobook!
The novel is narrated by Chicago-based actress Alyson Grauer. She did a fantastic job with all the wild action in the book, as well as giving each character a specific voice. When I first heard how she read Maria Haze’s chapters, for instance, I got chills –she nailed it.
2012 has turned in the Year of Contagious Magic. Who knew?
Work has been progressing slowly but steadily here, as I get back into the swing of the 3rd novel in the CM series. I’ve gotten the opening nailed down, and just last Friday finished up chapter three. Woo!
It may not make a LOT of sense if you haven’t read the first 2 books, but I try to get folks up to speed quickly. This happens mostly in chapter 1, which is available along with the prologue and chapter 2 from the A Lasting Cure for Magicmain page.
This is a novel I’ve wanted to write for years, but never had the time. I also think I needed to let it percolate a while in the back of my mind, until I had it right.
This time, I believe I’ve gotten it right.
I’m really excited about sharing this book with the world. It’s the next book in my “Contagious Magic” series, the first sequel to A Sudden Outbreak of Magic. It’s a lot of fun — magic, ancient Sorcerers, secret histories, road trips, and even a little romance here and there.
I think of these Contagious Magic books as “all ages” books — there’s some magic-related violence, but no f-bombs, sex, or other R-rated material: a PG rating, I’d say.
Watch for the next book in the series, A Lasting Cure for Magic, coming in late 2012!