Season 3 Episode 19: D Wallace Peach Reading Liars & Thieves, Unravelling the Veil Book One

Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia.

Thank you for listening in.

Bookstores, libraries, and coffee shops are great places for book readings. There is something extraordinary about hearing the voice of an author reading their stories. Their voice and intonation are nuanced by the many hours of effort putting pen to paper.  They created the characters, structured the plot, and lived every twist and turn that creates bumps in the storyline. 

Living in the reality of Covid-19, book readings at public libraries and bookstores have been curtailed.  We are learning to embrace technology in new ways.  Welcome to the podcast series, “Authors Reading their Books”, which will recreate the reading spaces in a virtual venue.  I invite you to put the kettle on and join the conversation on Tea Toast & Trivia. I am your host, Rebecca Budd, and I am looking forward to sharing this moment with you.

I am thrilled to introduce D Wallace Peach who has graciously agreed to be our guest author reading from her novel, “Liars & Thieves, Unravelling the Veil Book One”  is available on Amazon.   I am looking forward to meeting up with Diana and entering a world of fantasy and imagination.   I am ready for the adventure! Are you?

Thank you for joining Diana and me on Tea Toast & Trivia. Authors reading their Books.

And a special thank you, Diana, for sharing your insights and philosophy of writing.  You have inspired me, and I know that you have inspired readers and listeners to embrace a creative journey.

I invite you to meet up with Diana on her blog, Myths of the Mirror. It is a place where life and fantasy merge to ignite our imaginations and inspire our personal journeys into the unknown.

Until next time we meet, dear friends, keep safe and be well.

D. Wallace Peach Reading Liars & Thieves, Unraveling the Veil Book One Tea. Toast. & Trivia.

123 Replies to “Season 3 Episode 19: D Wallace Peach Reading Liars & Thieves, Unravelling the Veil Book One”

  1. Wow. That was a fun reading. The music really enhanced the excitement. Well read and very engaging.

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    1. I love when authors read their books – they capture the energy and spirit of the unfolding narrative. Diana has an excellent reading voice. She carries us off on the adventure.

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      1. Having stories read and told to us is some what of a lost art. I guess TV and movies have replaced reading and telling stories, but it’s just not the same. I appreciate your reads.

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    2. Thanks for taking the time to listen and comment, Timothy. I have to say that Rebecca makes this process easy and the music was her doing. So professional. I was tickled to say the least. Have a lovely day.

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      1. Rebecca has a really loving an caring way about her. Her interviews are wonderful. I have ADHD and usually can’t listen for much more that 5 minutes unless I’m driving, but I find Rebecca’s interviews are so fascinating and entertaining that I always look forward to the next one.

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      2. Thank you for your heartwarming comments, Tim. We are on a grand adventure – and we have many kindred spirits that walk with us.

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    1. I was thrilled that Diana graciously agreed to read her book. I’m looking forward to her new book that is due out this month. So glad that you listened in, Marina! Sending hugs!

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  2. It is always nice to hear an author read their book. Thanks for giving Diana a platform on which she could share some of her wonderful story.

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    1. Diana’s voice energizes, doesn’t it? I owe a debt of gratitude to writers, Dan. They have given me stories that have inspired and comforted me over the years. Writers remind me that we are not alone, that we are active participants in a greater narrative. Thank you for listening in – very much appreciated.

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    2. Thanks for visit and for taking the time to listen, Dan. It’s an adventure doing these, but Rebecca makes it easy and she’s so fun and professional. Have a wonderful afternoon. 🙂

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  3. It’s lovely to listen to Diana reading her book, Rebecca. She has such a sweet voice, it fits her perfectly. I have not read this series yet so it is good to learn more about it. I’ve read other books by Diana and they were exceptional.

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    1. Magic happens when writers read their books for it allows us to see the narratives more clearly. A book is an extension of an author’s life, the combination of intuition, their experiences, and the way in which she or he has connected with themselves and the world around them. Voices a personal, identifiable and memorable. I am delighted that I have connected with you on your YouTube channel. I have enjoyed listening to your recitations and readings.

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      1. Hi Rebecca, it is wonderful to hear an author read their own works. I always remember Diana saying that the way the reader of her audio book Sunwielder read the story and sounded was totally different to how she imagined it. I would love to hear her read that one and see how she would have read it. I’m grateful for your comment about my YT channel. Every form of social media requires hard work to get going and you need to keep posting often.

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    2. Thanks for listening, Robbie. It’s strange to hear my voice and I’m glad it comes across well. I sounded like I was 10 years old until I was about 40. Lol. I hope that you enjoy the book when you get there. Happy Reading!

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  4. Thank you so much, Rebecca, and your talented techie Don, for the wonderful opportunity to read from my book. Woo hoo. I feel like I’ve finally entered the 21st century. Lol. I shall reblog in a few days to share the fun. You make this whole experience immensely rewarding and take all the nerves and pain out of the process. Hugs!

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  5. What a treat to hear the author read her own words, it gives added meaning, for sure. Thank you for this new feature “Authors reading their own writings”, so original and captivating. I am looking forward to the next episode, and her new book. The author reading her written words (and in her interesting kind voice) was truly and new and original feature. Thank you! !

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    1. I knew you would enjoy this podcast, Frances!!! I love hearing the voices of authors – they add depth to the reading experience. It is like having them in the same room with you, sharing a cup of tea!

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    2. Thank you for the lovely comment, Frances. I’m so glad you enjoyed the reading, even it I can’t do a goblin voice very well. Lol. Rebecca is a wonderful host and I’ve loved her ideas for sharing our work. It’s an honor to be reading here. Have a lovely day.

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  6. It was was listening to your reading of Liars and Thieves, Diana. You added the expression of the story the way you intended it to be. You have a pleasant voice and an expressive reading voice. It makes sense the author makes his/her own audio book. Thank you, Rebecca for inviting Diana to read her own book!

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    1. I am delighted that you listened in and for your heartwarming comments. My gratitude goes to Diana, who graciously joined me to discuss her books. Writers are the protector and archivers of our stories. With new technologies available to writers, I hope that more will add their voices via audio and visual venues.

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    2. Thanks so much for the lovely comment, Miriam. I think there’s an art to reading that I haven’t quite mastered but hope to with some practice. I’m glad you enjoyed my voice and the snippets from the book. Of course, Rebecca and Don did all the polishing up of the recording and made me sound like I knew what I was doing! Lol. Have a lovely afternoon, my friend.

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      1. You’re right, Diana. Broadcasting and podcasting are a whole branch of an art by itself. I had fun doing volunteer broadcasting in my crazy young age doing all kinds of things.

        Now I know what you can add to your trailer!!

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  7. I’ve read the first two books of this trilogy and it’s fascinating to hear the author’s voice speaking the words. Diana’s brilliant use of language is showcased beautifully here and I already have the final book in the series. The world she creates is vivid and intelligent and I’ve been gripped by the characters and plot. Now, thanks to you, I can hear Diana’s voice in my head as I read the next book.

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    1. I am thrilled that you listened in and very much appreciate your comments. Diana’s voice adds richness to the story, doesn’t it? I love hearing the voice of authors reading their books. It all began when I listened to audios of poets reading their poems. Listening to Robert Frost read “The Road Not Taken” was a remarkable experience for me. It awakened me to the power of voice.

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    2. Thanks so much, Trish, for listening here, as well as for the kind comments about the series. I hope you enjoy the third book! This was super fun and Rebecca is a generous soul to invite all these indie authors to participate. She makes it so painless. And I hope you don’t hear my voice in your head too much! Lol. Have a great day and Happy Reading.

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  8. What a wonderful treat listening to Diana read from her well-praised book. Diana’s voice sounds like a young girl! ❤

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    1. I am delighted your listened in!!! I agree – Diana’s voice is young and perfect for the timing of the adventures. Over the past years I have enjoyed reading audiobooks and have found that voices add dynamics to the narrative. Many thanks for your visit – very much appreciated.

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    2. Ha ha ha. Until I was about 50 I sounded like I was 10, Debby. Hopefully, I’ve matured to about 14?? Lol. Thanks so much for reading and for the laugh. I’m delighted that you stopped by. Hugs, my friend. ❤

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  9. I do follow Diana. She’s lovely… with her delightful smile and I Ching earrings. She has metafantasy written all over her.
    Diana’s voice is perfect for reading, and I enjoyed the passage she read. The BG music was mixed behind her voice, perfectly.
    The book cover is wonderful. I’ve always admired the book covers on her blog.
    Diana… where do you get your art? Do you do it, or a friend. Whatever, it’s rich and gorgeous.
    Thank you to both of you for this wonderful reading!

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    1. I am thrilled that you joined Diana and me on this adventure, Resa. I especially enjoyed the “changing” transformation. I felt my bones creak along with Diana’s reading. This is the first time that I heard a “transition” described. Usually, all we know is when the change happens. Consider the Hulk – we know he changes, but the actually physical description is no where to be found. Moving bones and shape takes great effort – not that I have experienced it, but with Diana’s reading, I could certainly imagine the reality. Sending many hugs!!!

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    2. There you are, Resa. Thank you so much for stopping by to listen and for the lovely comment. The music was a wonderful addition, wasn’t it? Most of my covers are done by professionals (Deranged Doctor won an award for the cover of Catling’s Bane). This one, however, I did myself since covid was taking a toll on the family finances. Perhaps that’s only an excuse though, since I love playing with visual images and can do it for hours, when I should be writing! Ha ha. And I love writing fantasy. I’m glad I wear it well. Hugs ❤

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      1. You wear it beautifully!
        I understand about wanting to do drawing when you should be writing.
        Like right now, I should be doing dishes and vacuuming, instead of blogging.
        I think I should now go work on my new Art Gown, instead of dishes and vacuuming! Great idea!
        LOL… anyway the book cover for this book is FABULOUS!!!!! {{{hugs}}} ❦

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  10. Yes, Diana, it’s great fun to hear you reading from your own work again. Your youthful voice does indeed relate well to the genre! And it seems to me your work in this imaginary world is much like Paul Andruss’ in that you show these beings are not all sweet fairy dust. You are a brilliant descriptive writer. A strong sense of place is important to me as a reader. And I agree the experience of podcasting with Rebecca and Don is so much fun and educational. 🙂

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  11. Thank you for the wonderful comment, Mary Jo. This was great fun and I’m glad you enjoyed it. I do like reading and writing fantasy that’s a bit on the dark side with varying degrees of flawed protagonists. Interestingly, over the years my villains have become less evil and more nuanced, probably the biggest change, which also makes the stories more interesting to write (and hopefully read). Thanks for the lovely compliment regarding my writing style. You’ve given me a giant grin this morning. Have a wonderful creative day..

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  12. Diana has such a lovely voice for reading- so listenable, she could do it professionally. Her incredibly descriptive writing is brought vividly to life through shifts in mood and pace throughout the narrative. The transformation scene was brilliantly written. Her voice does full justice to all the nuances in her writing. A great listen from a professional and accomplished author.

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    1. Thank you Paul for your thoughtful comments. I agree wholeheartedly about Diana’s voice holding the nuances of the storyline. I am looking forward to having you return to the TTT Reading Room.

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    2. Thank you so much for the wonderful comment, Paul. I don’t know about narrating a full book, but I did a few children’s books for the local library so that kids could still have weekly story-time during covid when the library was shut down. That was great fun and I’d love to do more of that someday. I’m so pleased that you enjoyed the transformation scene. There’s no dialog in there, so I think it worked well from the singular pov. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely, creative weekend.

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      1. It worked very well Diana. The word that comes to mind is visceral- which probably is the very think you set out to achieve when describing the shapeshifter.

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    1. Thanks for taking the time to listen, Jacqui. I know exactly what you mean about the difference between what readers hear or see in their heads and what even the author sees or hears. It’s one of the reasons why turning books into film is so tricky. I’m glad you enjoyed this. It was a fun challenge, and Rebecca made it easy. 🙂 Happy Weekend, my friend.

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    1. Maybe children’s books, Jill. Wouldn’t that be fun? I’ did a few for our local library during covid-time. I’m glad you enjoyed this. I loved choosing the excerpts and giving it a whirl. Have a lovely weekend, my friend. ❤

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    2. Thank you, Jill for your comments and for listening in. I hope that more writers will consider using their voices to read their stories. Writing is in transition with more venues opening for exploration – digital, audio, videos and interactive. While books will always be a part of our lives, we have the technologies, including translators, to expand the reach of narratives. I am delighted that we connected!

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    1. I’m pretty sure that Rebecca is going to add “authors reading their work” as a regular feature, among all the other things on her plate. I was totally thrilled to participate and she is such a professional. I’m so glad you enjoyed this. Have a great weekend, and Happy Writing.

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    2. I am delighted that you listened in and enjoyed Diana’s reading. I’m thrilled that she joined me for a reading of her book Liars & Thieves. Sending many thanks for your heartwarming comments.

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    1. Thanks for listening, Sally. Blogging has expanded so much beyond reading posts, hasn’t it? I’m glad you had fun with this and that it brought back memories of reading the book. Have a lovely evening and gorgeous Sunday. 🙂

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    1. Thanks for swinging by, Cath. That changeling scene was fun to read. I had images of the two skeletons side by side and imagined how the bones and joints would have to reshape. Another reason why writing fantasy is a hoot. I’m glad you enjoyed the snippet and the reading. Happy Writing!

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  13. Loved listening in, Diana and Rebecca! ❤ For those who haven't read Liars and Thieves, it's a must-read/listen for Fantasy lovers. Diana's writing will pull you into the world of Elves, Goblins and Changelings and have you wanting more! Well done.

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    1. How very well said, Bette! I was swept away into the unknown by Diana’s voice and the force of the narrative. Thank you for listening in!!!

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    2. Thanks so much, Bette, for the beautiful comment and for all the support for my love of stories and writing. I’m glad you enjoyed the reading and appreciate the visit. Rebecca makes the process easy and fun and pulls together a wonderful product. Cheers, my friend. Have a lovely Sunday and week ahead. ❤

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  14. I really enjoyed listening to Diana read the excerpts from her book. I’ve been following her blog, and this is the first time I’ve heard her voice. A whole new world came alive as she read!

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    1. How very well said, Liz: “A whole new world came alive as she read!” The power of voice cannot be underestimated because we are meeting the writer. Once we hear the voice, we will continue to feel the writer’s presence as we read the book.

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    2. Isn’t it interesting to hear each other for a change? Reading blogs is a bit like reading stories… I tend to give the author a voice in my imagination. And then when I hear the read voice, it’s a surprise. Thanks so much for stopping by, Liz, and taking the time to listen. Have a lovely day, my friend, and Happy Writing!

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  15. A wonderful listen ….you really bring your story to life, Diana… a marvellous way of promoting books as it gives a real feeling about the stories …Loved it! x

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    1. Thank you for listening in, Carol. I love hearing the voice of authors reading their books. There is added depth that comes through the reading. Always appreciate your company!!

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    2. Thanks for the visit and the listen, Carol. You were so kind to take the time. And I’m glad you enjoyed it. This was my first reading ever so I’m glad it came out well and did the story justice. The whole experience was fun and an honor, truly. Have a wonderful Sunday and week ahead. ❤

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    1. Thanks so much for listening, Andrea. It’s strange to hear my own voice, and I tease myself about sounding young, but I couldn’t be happier with the way the whole thing came out. The music was a lovely touch, and Rebecca made the experience fun and easy. Have a wonderful week, my friend, and Happy Writing. 😀 Hugs.

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      1. Yes, the whole thing felt completely professional.
        Speaking of writing, how’s the you-know-what coming along?

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      2. The what? Ha ha. I have a lot of you know whats. Lol. If you mean bookbub, it’s going and somewhat stressful. It’s still working through. It definitely made sense to do a series. Innerscape would be perfect. I’ll post about it in about a month, but you can always email me if you have questions. 😀 Hugs.

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  16. I loved hearing the two excerpts! Great writing and recitation by Diana! The first excerpt’s confrontation was beyond exciting, and the second excerpt was also gripping in its own way. The music and production Rebecca and Don provided were superb.

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    1. Dave – Don and I thank you for your support and encouragement of the TTT Podcast. You were there from the beginning. Your ideas and suggestions have added to our knowledge and opened opportunities. I am thrilled that Diana read from her book Liars and Thieves. When I was listening to the complex dialogue and the description of the physical change, the first thought that came to mind was the time that went into these passages. Readers read through a paragraph in minutes, but the writer can spend days on writing this same paragraph. My gratitude goes to writers!

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      1. You’re so right about the contrast in time, Rebecca. The trilogy took me 2-1/2 years to write, and it can be read from end to end in about 15 hours! Yikes. Thank goodness authors LOVE what they do. 😀

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    2. Thank you for the wonderful comment, Dave. I’m so glad the scenes were exciting! They happen early in the book, so they’re supposed to hook the reader. The production quality made it all come together, of course. It’s such a relief for writers to have professionals to rely on, especially such kind and enthusiastic ones. Have a wonderful week.

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      1. You’re welcome, Diana! You indeed hooked the reader early on. 🙂 And, yes, podcast guests are always in great hands with Rebecca and Don. 🙂 Have a great week, too!

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  17. It was so great to listen to Diana read from her book. She has a lovely, youthful reading voice which matches her amazing imagination.

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    1. How very well said, Darlene. Diana has an amazing imagination. From all that I have read, she was the only one to describe what it was like to have a physical change. My bones were aching in response. Yikes!

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    2. Aww. Thanks, Darlene. I so appreciate your time and the lovely comment. It was a blast doing this, and my first time doing a reading from one of my books. I hope to do more in the future. Have a wonderful week, my friend. ❤

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  18. really enjoyed this – and what a good idea to allow us to hear the authors read their works – and Diana is so talented with her fiction – 🙂

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    1. I am delighted that you listened in and thank you for your thoughtful comment. I agree – authors reading their books allow us to experience the story through their voice. Exciting stuff!!

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    2. Thanks for taking the time to listen, Yvette. I’m so glad you enjoyed it and what a fun opportunity for authors to share how they hear their own stories. Our character’s voices are so vivid in our heads. Have a wonderful day and start to your week. Happy Writing!

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      1. I just read that Charles Dickens was doing some read aloud of his own works – and want to follow up more with it – and it truly is a nice way to enjoy a book – I think we need more author reads but it is not everyone’s “thing”

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      2. It is a nice way to enjoy a book. Over the past 4 -5 years I have been reciting poetry out loud to an empty room. There is something magical when we hear the words spoken. But I didn’t recite poetry online until quite recently. It seemed like the right time. I do hope that more authors consider reading their books, but again – it is only when they feel it is the right time.

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      3. Oh you rock for speaking that prose into the air – that was nice to think about
        and some poetry and some stories are better aloud

        my son listened to all of 1984 while he was in High School (not by the original author tho – ha) and he shared that it was quite an experience –
        and yes – for an author to do the read aloud it takes time – there are so many layers authors have to move through and maybe peel off as they find their comfort zone and grow and all that – hmmmm

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      4. I agree – reading is NOT easy. And the mic picks up a lot of noise. When I first started out recording, I would take huge breaths before sentences. When I listened to my voice, it sounded like I was hyperventilating as I read the words! LOL. I am looking forward to our ongoing conversations!

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      5. What a treasure that would be if we had the classics read in the author’s voices. Samuel Clemens comes to mind instantly, but also Hemingway, and the Brontes and Tolkien.

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  19. oh you sound at least 15 Dinaa and if you could read to me, I would have read them all by now. So much enthusiam and joyful in your reading. Loved hearing about your characters so magnifying and electric. A page turner alright❣️

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by to listen, Cindy, and for making me laugh! I’m glad you enjoyed the enthusiasm. It was a lot of fun and I couldn’t help enjoying myself. I appreciate all your kind support. Have a lovely day, my friend. ❤ Keep smiling.

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      1. Oh it was wonderful and so much better to be read to and now knowing I made you laugh is the icing on the cake❣️ It was notable that you were having fun which is so awesome❣️. You’re so welcome! Thanks, I appreciate that❣️

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