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“May is the month of expectation, the month of wishes, the month of hope.”
- Emily Brontë
This week's featured 
Narrated by Ryan Lee Dunlap & Aubrey Vincent
Narrated by Samantha Brentmoor & Jason Clarke
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This week's interview:
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SFN: Do you remember your first? (audiobook, that is!)
GKB: I believe it was a Bernard Cornwell installment in his series, "The Last Kingdom." My husband and I were going on a long road trip (without the kids!) and decided to try it out. What a game changer!
SFN: How did you find the narrators for your most recent audiobook? What made you choose them?
GKB: When I first decided to get my romance books into audio, I listened to narrator after narrator. I kept a running spreadsheet (still do) of the voices I thought might "fit" one of my characters. I also joined several Facebook groups and jotted down names of narrators whom listeners liked. Last, but certainly not least, I asked for recommendations from other authors and narrators. Ryan Lee Dunlap was one I heard on my own and starred on my spreadsheet. He's done four for me so far, and I love how he "gets" the characters, even though they're all quite different personalities. Aubrey Vincent was recommended to me, and I loved her voice from the start. Like Ryan, she's done multiple productions for me and "becomes" each character, nailing their individual personas and quirks.
SFN: What or who inspires you as an artist?
GKB: Stories are always circling in my head. A seed might get planted by a song or a line in another story. Sometimes it comes from a memory or a current event that has me thinking, "What if ..." There's a story behind everything.
SFN: What are your writing rituals or habits?
GKB: I wish I knew! They constantly shift, despite my desire to put some structure around them. I will say this: I have a home office where I spend most of my time, but when it's time to sink into a story, I take my laptop into the bedroom and type on a lapboard while I sit propped up in bed. I usually have instrumental music going in the background as well. Jazz, funk, Celtic melodies, and movie scores work best with my brain. I find utter quiet extremely distracting.
SFN: Do you find it productive to sprint with author friends or do you work best solo?
GKB: I work best solo. For the same reasons I'm a pantser, I don't do well in structured situations when it comes to writing.
SFN: Is there a genre you love but haven’t written yet?
GKB: Mystery. I've always loved mysteries, especially when there's a romance woven in, and I'm awed by writers who can pull it off. Even as a writer myself, I'm not sure how these authors spin their magic. Honestly, I'm not sure I could pull it off, though I may try one day.
SFN: What's the oddest object in your office or writing spot?
GKB: It's either a warhammer (I guess the mace and sabre next to it are pretty strange too) or this goofy little daisy that dances when the sun hits it in the morning.
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Be sure to check out GK's latest release, Line Change by Ryan Lee Dunlap and Aubrey Vincent, and follow her on Instagram or Facebook @authorg.k.brady!
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