On the last day of the year we are delighted to have author Jordan Castillo Price over to talk about her new project
Releasing her famous PsyCop series in audiobooks!
She also shares a great surprise with her fans
Hello, Dani and everyone else at Love Bytes, I’m so thrilled you’ve invited me to talk about my latest project, M/M audiobooks. I began producing audiobooks this year, and so far I’ve made the first three books in the PsyCop into audios.
For a long time I’ve been hesitant about producing PsyCop in audio because I knew the vocal performance would make or break the audio. But I couldn’t have asked for a better Victor Bayne than Gomez Pugh, and he was kind enough to answer some questions about what it was like bringing PsyCop to life.
Jordan: You have a really versatile voice. Are there any challenges to voicing multiple characters?
Gomez: Funny you should ask that! I just wrapped recording on another title which was dialogue heavy, switching back and forth between a Cuban hitman educated in Oslo and a Jamaican drug dealer. That one gave me a run for my money! Usually things are not that crazy. I have always loved doing voices, characters and accents, so most of the time it is just a really fun challenge. I would say the main challenge with multiple characters in an audiobook is when there are many minor characters who are a similar type. Finding a main character’s voice is easier in that you have more information, and more time with them to get it right. But if a character only says a few lines, it can be difficult to figure out who they are and how to make them different from the other similar roles.
I was so grateful for your input with Marks and Gutierrez. Just like when you are non-voice acting (theatre, tv and film), you do your preparation and bring in your ideas about the character, but it is the collaboration that I find exciting. I always like having the writer in the room for rehearsals. So working with you reminded me of that.
Jordan: Was there anything special you thought about to keep you in a Victor Bayne frame of mind?
Gomez: Not really. I have to say, as soon as I started reading the book, I instantly identified with Bayne. I just love his character. Plus I have always been a huge fan of Noir and he definitely has that feel to me. So, it was a really good fit and I loved getting to explore this world you have created through his eyes.
Jordan: Who was your favorite minor character in Among the Living and why?
Gomez: Hmmm . . . that’s tough. Hard to pick just one. I really liked Warwick. I love playing with that dialect and he is a fun no nonsense kinda guy. So different from Bayne (and me). I will always have a sweet spot for Jackie the Loudmouthed Prostitute. 🙂
Gomez did a stellar job of bringing all of these characters, and more, to life. (His Miss Mattie is really touching.) But don’t just take my word for it, check out the samples for yourself!
Stream a sample from each book at the PsyCop site
Coming Soon – Body and Soul (PsyCop #3) on Audible, iTunes and Amazon
And my gift to all of you, Thaw, PsyCop Short #1.1, free for download or streaming
Author and artist Jordan Castillo Price writes paranormal sci-finthrillers colored by her time in the midwest, from inner city Chicago,
to rural small town Wisconsin, to liberal Madison.
Her influences include Ouija boards, Return of the Living Dead, “light as a feather, stiff as a board,” and boys in eyeliner.
Jordan is best known as the author of the PsyCop series, an unfolding tale of paranormal mystery and suspense starring Victor Bayne, a gay
medium who’s plagued by ghostly visitations. Also check out her new series, Mnevermind, where memories are made…one client at a time.
Facebook (general chitchat): http://facebook.com/jordancastilloprice
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Jordan Castillo Price www.jordancastilloprice.com