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Finding time to write – Guest Post

Guest Post from Val Griswold-Ford.

Hello, readers! Laura Nicole was kind enough to let me hijack her blog today to talk about writing and time and my newest book, Winter’s Secrets, which comes out on May 27! It’s full of magical cats, tea, and a musical Advent calendar, which you should seriously check out. And you can head over to my blog to see what she’s been up to recently. Continue reading

Stonebriar Casefiles: Bad Alchemy – Episode 06

Stonebriar Casefiles 182: Bad Alchemy Episode 06

Wherein Beatrix Stonebriar meets another member of The Watch and they continue their investigation in the Silver Bark

Written and Read by Laura Nicole. Audio Editing by Laura Nicole. Audio Produced by Michael L Stokes Recorded at Cool Audio Productions

Music featured in this podcast:

“Evening of Chaos” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

“Controlled Chaos” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

To hear more of the world of Beatrix Stonebriar,
please consider becoming a patron at 
Patreon.

Stonebriar Casefiles: Bad Alchemy – Episode 05

Stonebriar Casefiles 182: Bad Alchemy Episode 05

Wherein Beatrix Stonebriar makes the journey to Silver Bark and meets someone she did not expect.

Written and Read by Laura Nicole. Audio Editing by Laura Nicole. Audio Produced by Michael L Stokes Recorded at Cool Audio Productions

Music featured in this podcast:

“Evening of Chaos” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

“Controlled Chaos” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

To hear more of the world of Beatrix Stonebriar,
please consider becoming a patron at 
Patreon.

Stonebriar Casefiles: Bad Alchemy – Episode 04

Stonebriar Casefiles 182: Bad Alchemy Episode 04

Wherein Beatrix Stonebriar and her mentor observe the gruesome crime of 7 baby fae left dead in their tulips in front of Trix’s home.

Written and Read by Laura Nicole. Audio Editing by Laura Nicole. Audio Produced by Michael L Stokes Recorded at Cool Audio Productions

Music featured in this podcast:

“Evening of Chaos” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

“Controlled Chaos” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

To hear more of the world of Beatrix Stonebriar,
please consider becoming a patron at 
Patreon.

Stonebriar Casefiles: Bad Alchemy – Episode 03

Stonebriar Casefiles 182: Bad Alchemy Episode 03

Wherein Beatrix Stonebriar makes the journey back to the Eldar Wood while awaiting the trial of her attacker.

Written and Read by Laura Nicole. Audio Editing by Laura Nicole. Audio Produced by Michael L Stokes Recorded at Cool Audio Productions

Music featured in this podcast:

“Evening of Chaos” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

“Controlled Chaos” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

To hear more of the world of Beatrix Stonebriar,
please consider becoming a patron at 
Patreon.

Stonebriar Casefiles: Bad Alchemy – Episode 02

Stonebriar Casefiles 182: Bad Alchemy Episode 02

Wherein Beatrix Stonebriar catches up with her friends and co-workers after the attempt on her life.

Written and Read by Laura Nicole. Audio Editing by Laura Nicole. Audio Produced by Michael L Stokes Recorded at Cool Audio Productions

Music featured in this podcast:

“Evening of Chaos” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

“Controlled Chaos” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

To hear more of the world of Beatrix Stonebriar,
please consider becoming a patron at 
Patreon.

Stonebriar Casefiles – Bad Alchemy – Episode 01

StonebriarCasefiles 182: Bad Alchemy Episode 01

Wherein we meet Beatrix Stonebriar, CSI; a three inch tall pixie who has escaped death at the hands of her co-worker. Now, she faces the mundane pressures of administrative leave.

Written and Read by Laura Nicole. Audio Editing by Laura Nicole.
Audio Produced by Michael L Stokes Recorded at Cool Audio Productions

Music featured in this podcast:

“Evening of Chaos” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

To hear more of the world of Beatrix Stonebriar, please consider becoming a patron at Patreon.

GITA S2 EP01 – Audio Quality

It is a new Season, and GITA has been hosted by the exceptionally talented Michael L Stokes of Cool Audio Productions, and we talk about making audio sound really good. He also gives some great tips as we gear up for con season and interviewing all of the interesting people that we encounter.

Going forward this podcast will also host Stonebriar Casefiles 182: Bad Alchemy, the podcast novel by yours truly, Laura Nicole.  They will be appropriately labeled in your feed.
Thank you for listening.

Picking Music

The Voice Actor in her natural environment.

Here’s a thing you may not know about the creation of a podcast novel.  There are a lot of steps that you don’t think about too often. For example: what do you say in your intro and credits for each episode? Do you start each subsequent episode with “the story so far”? What music are you going to have lead the listener in to the episode?

Working with Mike Stokes at Cool Audio Productions this weekend was a blast. Even though we are friends, he provided me with a professional atmosphere to work in.   Continue reading

Studio Time

Hiya friends and followers,

Tomorrow I head into the studio to get started recording Stonebriar Casefiles – Bad Alchemy.  I’m very excited to work with Michael Stokes of Cool Audio Productions to put the podcast novel together. Soon, (hopefully within 2 weeks) I will be able to start releasing Continue reading