Last week we brought you an exclusive interview between narrator Karen White and author Ellery Adams. This week we bring you a twist on the interview with the fans of Ellery Adams asking Karen White some questions!
Ellery did a Facebook post asking her fans for questions about audiobooks. Several people asked similar questions, so we grouped those together in the post.
Laura, Terry and Donna all had questions about how Karen got started as an audiobook narrator: When and how did you decide that narration work would be something you wanted to do? How did you get started? Do you consider yourself to be a performer or actor and did you “plan” to be a narrator? I think this interview will be fun! How did you get into this business?
Karen White, narrator of Ellery Adams Books by the Bay series, recently had a few questions for the author. Read on to find out some interesting facts about the author, her processes, the series, and even her take on audiobooks!
Dixie! What a character! Is she completely sprung from your imagination or was there a human inspiration? You describe her movements so clearly it makes me feel like you must have seen someone of her stature skate around inside a diner somewhere! (And I was kind of sad she was not around for most of this book – though I made her voice a little bit difficult to do, so I was also kind of relieved.)
Dixie is totally fictitious (though there are times she seems so real to me that I can imagine her skating around my kitchen). I was a big fan of the movie Xanadu when I was a kid and later, of the play, Starlight Express. Dixie brings all the flair and color of those stories—and on roller skates!
You mix some real life events into these books. For instance (p.11) a crewman on the ferry to Palmetto Island tells Olivia about the lady that was killed in a boating accident at the Quarantine Pad. I remember when this happened a couple years ago, since I live quite close by. How do news events like this work their way into your stories? And might there be some shark attacks coming in future books since they were the big news in coastal NC this past summer?!
Here in New England, fall is beautiful; the leaves start turning, the air is crisp and there is always a lingering smell of cinnamon and spices. After a day of mulling cider on the stove, I love to curl up with a good book or listen to an audiobook in the background.
With Halloween approaching, I am trying to get my hands on everything vampire! The Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris is one of my favorites. They have everything from vampires to werewolves, shape shifters and fairies. I love holding the much treasured books in my hand. I get so excited to flip onto the next page to see which supernatural creature is waiting for me and what the next big scandal will be in Bon Temps, Louisiana. As some of my top books, I was delighted to find out they were already on audio. Narrator Johanna Parker confirms everything that I imagine when reading the series. Her southern drawl for Sookie and her emotions really bring my visions to full force. Listening to the audiobook brings my imagination to a whole new level, and I enjoy the story much more. I listened to the first three books in the series in one week. That is a record!
It is great when one of your favorite books gets made into an audiobook. What is your favorite book that you love even more on audio?