Upcoming Writing Projects

As the holidays approach, I am involved with several new writing initiatives. I have bulleted them here and provided additional details below. Here is what’s happening now:

 
  • Live Internet-radio Interview this Friday, November 22
  • New Amanda’s Room Audiobook will be Whispersync ready
  • Audiobook will feature the voice of professional narrator, Russell Jonas
  • Details coming on how you can get the Amanda’s Room audiobook for free.
  • Amanda’s Room paperback is now being distributed by Pear Tree publishing
  • Injured Angels book readings start Dec 3 at the Bristol Senior Center
  • Injured Angels is being developed on Scrivener authoring software
  • Amanda’s Room book signings, December 14 at the Willington Public Library
Now here are the details:
 
  • Live Internet-radio Interview this Friday, November 22
I am being interviewed on internet-radio by author, speaker and radio-host David Ewen. The interview will be broadcast this Friday morning from 9:00 to 9:30 a.m. You can listen to the interview live or anytime on-demand by setting your browser to http://tobtr.com/s/5683141  If you have the “Tune In” app you can also access the broadcast on “Your World Discovered.”
 
  • New Amanda’s Room Audiobook will be Whispersync ready
Do you find that you prefer reading to listening but can’t seem to find enough time and you lose track of the story line in-between reading sessions? That will not be a problem with the new audiobook for Amanda’s Room. That’s because it will be Whispersync ready. Imagine that you start reading the book in bed and bookmark it just before nodding off. The next morning, you bring your I-pod, I-phone or book reader into the car, plug it in to the audio system and listen to the audiobook version on the way to work and back home again. You bookmark your place again as you leave the car and that evening you continue reading from where you left off in the audiobook. That’s Whispersync, and Amanda’s Room will be published in this exciting new format within the next couple months. 
 
  • Amanda’s Room Audiobook will feature the voice of professional narrator, Russell Jonas
A focus group of nine listeners reviewed each of the narrator auditions for the new audiobook. The decision came down to two finalists and I selected Russell Jonas. Russell is an experienced, professional narrator. He has an outstanding voice and is expert at changing his vocal inflection to portray a wide variety of characters of different ages, ethnic backgrounds, and male vs. female roles. Russell has narrated other books and does television, commercial, and theatrical acting. Samples of his work will be included in future announcements. 
 
  • Details coming on how you can get the Amanda’s Room audiobook for free.
Thanks to a special promotion from Amazon and Audible.com, you will be able to download Amanda’s Room and up to two more audiobooks for free. I will provide specific details just prior to the release of the audiobook.
 
  • Amanda’s Room paperback is now being distributed by Pear Tree publishing
I published the first and second editions of Amanda’s Room under my own name. The third edition, which has been completely re-edited, and now includes a Library of Congress catalog number, was published by Hitchcock Lake Publications and, as always, is available on Amazon.com, Smashwords.com and Barnes and Nobel.com. Now the paperback version of Amanda’s Room is also being distributed as in Independent Publication by Pear Tree Publishing at http://www.peartreepublishing.net  While you are on their site, check out their wonderful book on New England Wineries.  
 
  • Injured Angels book readings will start Dec 3 at the Bristol Senior Center
Members of the Bristol Senior Center will get a unique opportunity to help shape my upcoming novel, Injured Angels. This new book is a literary novel and late-in-life romance. Much of the action for the new book takes place at the senior center and I have been writing it on-site there for the last several months. Beginning Tuesday, December 3, I will be reading a chapter each week from the draft manuscript and soliciting comments and recommendations from the center members with a goal toward publishing the new book summer of 2014.
 
  • Injured Angels is being developed on Scrivener authoring software
While I have an I-Mac with Story Mill authoring software on it, I do most of my writing on my Windows-based laptop computer. Unfortunately, Story Mill, which is simple and intuitive, is only available for Apple computers. After reading a review of Scrivener software recently, I downloaded a trial copy and am going through the tutorials now. While it requires a steeper learning curve than Story Mill, the Scrivener package provides a robust set of authoring tools (kind of like MS Word on steroids) including Screenplay writing. Thus far, I am very impressed thus far, and looking forward to exploring this promising tool further.
 
  • Amanda’s Room book signings, December 14, Willington Public Library
Autographed books make great presents. I will be joining a couple dozen other authors for a holiday author’s book signing event at the Willington Public Library from 9 am to 3 pm. The event is open to the public and several authors will be doing readings from their books throughout the day. The Willington Library is conveniently located on Route 74, with easy access off I-84. If you are in the area, stop by, say hello, and cross off another couple items from your Christmas gift list.  
 
That’s it. Best wishes for a safe and joy-filled holiday season.
 
Warmest Regards,
 
Chuck Miceli
 
AuthorChuckMiceli.com

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