Earlier this year, I sat down and recorded an audiobook edition of my latest book, Sacred Coffee: A “Homesteader’s” Paradigm. After editing, I loaded it on my iPod, and listened to it several times over the past few months.
If I may say so, I think it’s great! But, I know I can do better, so I scrapped it, and started all over again last week.
I figured that such a move would completely blow my hopes for releasing the audiobook before Christmas, but that may not be so. I sat down and recorded the entire book in one day—a far cry from the first recording, which took many, many days. I’m editing it now; I’m unwilling to guess at a release date, but it is on its way.
This has been one of my most exciting projects this year. I’ve discussed before how valuable audiobooks are to us, because they allow us to indulge our passion for reading while still moving freely about the property, doing the essential work of the “homestead” (see Voices in My Head). I couldn’t neglect this medium for my book, in the hope that others will appreciate it as well.
While we’re waiting, and because I can’t resist belaboring a pun to death, would you like a taste of Sacred Coffee to go? Just a sip? Here’s a 48-second audio sample of the title essay:
In the meantime, it’s Halloween! ‘Tis the season for spooky stories, such as my Shy Ghosts Dancing: Dark Tales from Southeast Alaska.