I said I would have some surprises coming up didn’t I?
I am so so so so SO excited to announce that I am currently working with the ever talented Morgan Colleen to complete an Audiobook for Heart of the Fae. I’ll give you a sneak peek soon (we’re still working on it) but I can confidently say this is going to be an AMAZING book to listen to, and Morgan is a very talented voice actor who brings so much life to this story.
Crazy stuff happening lately. :P
So! Without further ado, let’s get to know Morgan!
How did you get into doing audiobooks?
I’ve always loved stories. I use to love to listen to my Mom read out loud to me when I was little. I wasn’t the best reader. I couldn’t sound out words very well and I forgot words a lot but despite all of this, I loved to read aloud. I liked hearing myself read. It was comforting. It was hard for me to concentrate when I was reading silently in my head. It just made things more real for me.
I liked to sing as a child and loved to watch movies & musicals. I was captivated by the actors and singers on stage and on the screen. I could feel their emotion when I watched them go through challenges, feel heartache and have a happy ending. I’ve always loved fairytales how good triumphs over evil. I wish the real world was more like that sometimes. I loved audiobooks because it allowed me to listen to stories that I had a hard time reading. I could understand the character’s emotions & meanings if I saw them act it out or have someone read the lines so I could listen to.
If I closed my eyes and listened, then I could go there and be with the characters, feeling their feelings as my own. I hadn’t actually started recording until recently (late September of this year) when I discovered ACX (Audio Creation Exchange). I’m really new at this and I’m still learning but I cherish that I get to do it!
What’s your favorite part about voice acting?
I love bringing characters to life! I have such a vivid imagination and I can be very dramatic at times! I love breathing life into the characters. It’s embodying the characters that I love best. Feeling their emotions, playing their role, there is so much emotion there that I can tap into and use to animate the characters and tell their stories. I can live their life through reading their words! It’s so exciting and thrilling to me!
Who is your favorite character in Heart of the Fae to bring to life?
I love Sorcha’s spirit and how she never gives up on what she believes in or doing whatever it takes to save her family but I also love Eamonn’s protectiveness of her and although he is this big brute of a guy, he still has insecurities about his looks which we can all relate to and he deeply cares about Sorcha and being a good king! I love that his heart is always in the right place even though he is a bit rough around the edges. Sometimes I can be grumpy like Cian though! lol Deep down he really cares! I think Oona’s voice is my favorite to say but ya definitely Sorcha’s voice wins for sure!
Oh gosh, that’s a really tough question! I love so many books! It’s like asking me to choose one color in the spectrum or one star from the heavens! I love fairytales being retold! I guess I’d have to say that my favorite book is a three way tie between Scarlet, Cinder & The Truth About Forever.
Do you listen to Audiobooks, and if so, do you have a favorite?
YES!!! All the time! There are so many amazing ones out there to listen to! A few of my favorites are Clockwork Angel, The Siren, Saint Anything, Monstrous Beauty, The Lunar Chronicles Series and Daughter of Smoke & Bone.
Other books you are narrating currently?
Pwned by Shannen Crane Camp
Miranda Moon by Janet England
Somewhere My Lady by Beth Trissel
Aisling: Narcissus Retold. by Eli Celata
Heart of the Fae paperback is behind schedule, my own fault with a silly mistake. I’m working on it peeps, I apologize!
Book #2 will have an official name release AND official blurb this week!
Cover art for Book #2 is underway and editing has been completed. Beta readers will be requested in 2.5 days (ish).
The very first companion novel for this series is also underway and about 30k into the story. I’m still fiddling with it, not 100% happy with the story I’m trying to tell, but we’re definitely getting there.