Yes! I’ve had voices in my head for nearly four years now. Not just one voice, but many. They are the sounds of my fictional family—Bradley, Derek, Cate, etc.—all the characters from my Bradley Whitman novels.
When I wrote the books, I could see and hear a movie reel in my head. I could describe to you what each character wore or what they had for lunch because I imagined it completely. I was the fly on the wall of their lives.
So, when I set out to find a narrator for my books I was, to say the least, anxious! To hand over your friends and family to a stranger is a risky prospect. How will they ever hear what I’ve heard? Or feel what I’ve felt?
But an amazing thing has happened. Not only did they hear it, but they also brought my family to life! And I say they because there are many incredible artists who seem to have grasped the nuances of each character with clarity and passion. Which leaves me with the daunting task of choosing a favorite.
The process also involves another industry learning curve, a common theme in my life these past several years. As exciting as it is, it is a huge responsibility. My fictional family has done so much for me that I just can’t let them down.