What's new in Dwight's world?
In his own words. 


Adding music themes, joining chapters, starting to learn to edit mistakes.
I'm in the process of turning my novel, THE HOPE STORE, into an audiobook recorded in my own voice. I've set up my recording studio at home with a cool Meteor Mic, a popscreen and headphones.  I'm excited about doing an audiobook because I've gotten some good experience doing my personal essays on WBEZ radio. And these books are booming these days. I myself have found that I'm more drawn into books when listening to them. The audible world pulls me in more seductively somehow than when I read. And having a good audiobook can sometimes reach more readers than a printed book. 
It's not that I think I'll get rich (though I'm open to that!), but because as I listen to these books, I can see how immersive they can be.  Also I've gotten good feedback from my audio appearances on WBEZ Radio also.

I'm thrilled to share than I sent a clip from the audiobook to author Neil Gaiman (Coraline, American Gods, The Graveyard Book). Firstly I was stunned that he even replied, and the next morning no less.  Secondly I was over the moon that he wrote: "You're a good reader."  

* To listen to a draft of the  OPENING MINUTES OF AUDIOBOOK WITH LATEST MUSIC CHOICES, click on the screen below -- and wait a few seconds.
Please tell me what you think.  (I know I can make the tech part better.)

I'm trying out some new music theme choices for Jada's and Luke's chapters of THE HOPE STORE.  Will fine tune to sound imperfections later.  Click the link below to listen to 5 minute excerpt on Soundcloud.  Thanks!


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