Playing ‘catch up’


A lot has been happening since I posted last, so I’m going to a Pot Pourri entry today.

Just a reminder that I’ll be interviewed on Blog Talk Radio with Dawson Vosburg & Stacey Cochran tonight at 8:30 EDT. You’ll be able to call in with questions or comments, so get them ready! (I would LOVE it if you guys would call in.) I’ll be Tweeting about it throughout the day, and will post the phone number when I get it. Or I’m sure it will be made available during the broadcast.

The Editor Unleashed/Smashwords Anthology is now available to download – for free! – at Smashwords in a variety of formats. You may remember that my piece, “Reflections,” is included. Check it out!

Speaking of checking things out, Waiting For Spring is now available in the Maine State Library system.

And finally, last week I shared my attempts at making an audiobook of Waiting For Spring with you all. The resulting video was a big hit. Unfortunately, the audiobook itself wasn’t. One might even say it sucks. A wise person is able to recognize their weaknesses, as well as their strengths, and – shockingly enough! – I’ve decided to act like a wise person with regards to my weakness in the art of voice acting. In other words, I’m canning the audiobook files I recorded.

Do not dispair! A very good friend of mine, Dr. Robin Altman (who is a child psychiatrist extraordinaire, a stand-up comedian, the author of Shrink Rap – An Irreverent Take on Child Psychiatry, and co-host of Movie Mavens) has VERY graciously offered to do the audiobook in my stead. She’s recorded up to chapter 4 so far, and I am very pleased with the results. She is simply amazing! Last night I was in tears while listening to the latter part of chapter four, which is exactly as it should have been. I’ve been playing around with it a little, experimenting with adding music and crap like that, so it’ll be a few weeks before it’s available to download. Keep in mind that we’re both working with home equipment, not studio-quality stuff…but I still think you’ll be pleased.

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About R.J. Keller

R. J. Keller is the author of Waiting For Spring. An avid independent movie enthusiast, she was Managing Editor of The Movie Fanatic website and created episodes of the writer-centric YouTube series, Inside The Writers' Studio, with author Kristen Tsetsi. She co-hosted Book Chatter with Stacey Cochran from 2011-2014. She lives in Central Maine with her family, where she enjoys gardening, collecting geeky memorabilia, and watching other people cook. View all posts by R.J. Keller

6 responses to “Playing ‘catch up’

  • Kit Courteney

    Ooooooooooh… smart arse!

    You seriously rock :0)

  • robinaltman

    I can’t wait to hear the interview! We made the kids go see a 14 year old daughter of a friend perform at a coffee house, so I missed it. The boys were so bored they threatened my life repeatedly. I should have stayed home and listened to the interview.

    Your book is fantastic, and it’s fun to do an audio. It’s a privilege. When you’re really famous I want the right to sell your old socks on e bay.

    And thanks for the shout out! 🙂

  • kristentsetsi

    1. The audio book sounds like it’s going to be outstanding. Nice of your friend to read it for you – how cool!

    2. i missed the interview! Will there be an archived podcast?

  • R.J. Keller

    @ Kit…who, me? 😉

    @ Robin…I’ll send you some socks right now so you can be prepared.

    @ Kristen…the podcast is available right here:

    http://www.blogtalkradio.com/Dawson-Vosburg/2009/07/25/JJ-Talk-with-RJ-Keller

    (Oh, and I plugged your book and Backword too! I hope I didn’t murder your name.)

  • Peggy

    One of the Maine State Library’s copies of Waiting for Spring is available to circulate. The other is part of our permanent Maine Author’s Collection. We keep a copy of every Maine book for posterity.

  • Jana

    Re: “Speaking of checking things out, Waiting For Spring is now available in the Maine State Library system.”
    This means you have arrived. If I get this accomplished prior to my glorious leap off the planet a piece of my soul will have been sated. Kel – this is wicked bleepin’ kool!

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