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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Listen Up!

I'm excited to announce that the audiobook for MAKING FRIENDS WITH BILLY WONG is now available. You can download it on Audible, HERE.

The fabulous folks at Scholastic Audiobooks, especially Paul Gagne, worked very hard to get Billy's voice right. Although it was hard to describe what I thought a Chinese American boy in the south sounded like in the 1950s, I think we nailed it. I say "we" very loosely. Though I did get to read the Author Note and the Acknowledgements, I wisely left the rest to the experts. 

From the first time I heard her reading, I knew Kate Simses was Azalea. She's such a pro.

It's strange hearing your words read by someone else.  
But it's lovely when they're so beautifully said. 


Lisa J. Michaels said...

This is fantastic! I can't wait to hear the rest! As always, it's as if I'm sitting next to you, hearing the words fall out of your very own mouth. The picture you paint is so vivid, it's as If we're there with you. Bravo!

Carol Baldwin said...

Congratulations! I love audio books. But as you know, I'm reading this one! 😀

Rosi said...

Very exciting for you, Augusta. Congratulations.

Augusta Scattergood said...

Thanks, everyone. I'm very proud of the hard work and creativity of my audiobook. Yes, very exciting!