Julia Whelan uses her background as an award-winning audiobook narrator to write her romance novel, Thank You for Listening. Join me today for an interview to learn more about her writing process and the behind-the-scenes of an audiobook narrator’s life.
I had no idea when I shared last week’s episode on the best audiobooks for your reading life that I would be sitting down with one of my favorite featured audiobook narrators today.
If you listen to audiobooks, today’s voice should be a very familiar one.
Julia Whelan is a screenwriter, lifelong actor, and award-winning audiobook narrator of over FIVE HUNDRED BOOKS. Her debut novel, My Oxford Year, garnered a Society of Voice Arts award.
Today we sit down to discuss her romance novel, Thank You For Listening which I loved and shared in our June FULLY BOOKED podcast episode.
This steamy romance read dishes up some surprising routines in an audiobook narrator’s life, from their narration preparation to snack routines.
We also talk about the need for pseudonyms in the romance industry. It’s an absolutely FASCINATING discussion.
Discover Julia’s proudest moments in her career, what she learned by slowing down on audiobook projects, and what she would tell her younger self about her wildly successful career path.
About Thank You For Listening:
THANK YOU FOR LISTENING is an uplifting book telling the story of a former actress turned successful audiobook narrator—who has lost sight of her dreams after a tragic accident—and her journey of self-discovery, love, and acceptance when she agrees to narrate one last romance novel.
This novel is available on August 2nd, 2022.
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The Julia Whelan Interview You Need to Hear (Podcast)
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Mentioned in this episode:
My Oxford Year by Julia Whelan
Thank You For Listening by Julia Whelan
These Walls Can Talk by Erin Mallon
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More Audiobook Fun:
this episode on the best audiobooks for your reading life is such a fun one!