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Celebrity Endorsement

Cover - Lost Girls Audio

We’ve all got our favorite actors, musicians, and celebrities. Hopefully yours aren’t Real Housewives or something similar, but hey, if that’s what you need to numb your brain after a hard day, so be it. Me, I prefer alcohol, it’s kills fewer brain cells.

But one of my favorite actresses isn’t nearly as famous as she deserves to be. She’s had co-starring roles in numerous TV episodes, including a few flavors of Law & Order on top of other popular shows. The name of this up and coming star? Kate Udall.

So where’s the endorsement? Well, it’s funny how this works. Bear with me and share in my amusement. You see Kate happens to enjoy my Lost Girls series. She’s enjoying them so much that she’s narrating them as audiobooks. The first one is already out and available on Amazon / Audible (see those blue underlines? That means click on them to check em out and pick up your own copy. Go ahead, I’ll wait for you). She’s hard at work on the second book and then there are a couple more after that.

But wait, there’s more. I happen to like Kate so much that I’m hoping she’ll sign on for a couple of other books I’ve got out there too. But don’t tell her, she doesn’t know any of that yet and I don’t want it going to her head. Or worse, her thinking I’m some creepy stalker guy trying to win her favor. For the record she knows I can be creepy, she’s read my books, just not that kind of creepy!

Now here’s the really cool part (yeah, I know, like the stuff I already mentioned wasn’t cool enough!). She sent me a concise and to the point email just today with text, “Dude. Check it out. Can we use this to sell more books?!”

What followed was a review of her reading another writer’s book. The review follows:

THE CURIOSITY 
Stephen Kiernan
Read by Kate Udall, George Guidall, Jason Culp, Erik Bergmann

This mesmerizing book is well written and superbly narrated–a possible best audiobook of the year. Scientists are shocked to find a man frozen in a massive iceberg. The story is told from the perspective of the four major characters, with the flawless narrators alternating chapters. Massachusetts Judge Jeremiah Rice perished in a 1906 Arctic expedition and is eventually reanimated. Experiencing Boston through his eyes is deeply moving. Highlights include hearing Jeremiah’s 1900s vocabulary and perspective, and Dr. Kate Philo’s bittersweet romance with him. Portraying the doctor, narrator Kate Udall is astonishing as Kate acts as Jeremiah’s protector. Her delivery is deeply moving yet believable. When Udall portrays Jeremiah, his voice is deliberate and dignified, an approach that makes his quaint words sound perfectly in context. This splendid account is perfect for audio. S.G.B. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2013]

Now first let’s examine just how cool it is to be referred to in such a casual way. I almost felt like the Big Lebowski. After that read that review again. She’s got the talents to practically part water with only her voice. Imagine if she had a beard and a couple of stone tablets! Um, on second, though, nix the beard idea.

Anyhow, my response to her, on top of congratulating her, was to say, “I don’t know but you can bet your buns I’m going to try!” Celebrity buns, might I add. And who doesn’t like celebrity buns? Some celebrity’s got their buns in a couple of magazines every week at the grocery store.

So make Kate happy. Make me happy. Make yourself happy! Go check out these audiobooks that she’s done, but pay special attention to the ones listing me as the author. And maybe enjoy some buns while you’re at it.

I’ll even help the first two people that contact me and give you a promo code for a free copy of the audiobook. I was only given a very limited number though, so first come, first serve!

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