Rated T for Twang

there+you%27ll+find+meCongrats to Abbigail, winner of the Oasis Audio of There You'll Find Me. Even if I hadn't randomly drawn her name out, she deserved to win for having to read Billy Budd. Poor girl.
Abbigail, use my webpage contact form and send me your snail mail addy please!

So when I heard they were doing an audio for TYFM, I was really excited. I contacted the folks at Oasis and asked to audition to read. I was born for this! They said, “Sure.”
Then I mentioned, “I'm a little nervous about the different Irish accents though.”
“Irish accents?”
“Yes. Old lady Irish accent, old man Irish accent, middle aged man accent, teen guy who has lived in America half his life Irish accent.”
“Invitation to audition rescinded.”

Sigh. It could've been my big breakthrough. First an audio book, next a starring role beside that Ryan Gosling fellow.
Guess I'll have to stick with writing.

But to make me feel better, the kind folks at Oasis did an interview as audio bonus material. Against my better judgment I'm sharing it today.
A few things I must let you know.
1. The big bad secret is when we do radio or audio interviews, we usually have the questions or general talking points ahead of time.
2. I did not have any questions or talking points ahead of time.
3. Therefore, I did not get to practice.
4. I'm a practicer.
5. When I just go freestyle, I cannot control my accent. I'm too busy thinking.
6. You can tell every time a thought leaves my head or I'm watching the 3 Legged Kitten climb up my curtains and I can't even remember the question.
7. Listen at your own ear-peril.

And in case you were brave or bored enough to stay til the end, you might've caught my mention of the fact that I'm on a Writing Break. Half-way through Draft 103984958 of There You'll Find Me, God said, “Put the pen down for a while.” So I did. In fact, I have for most of 2011. That was a hard book in a hard year, and I just need to recharge.
So far…I like recharging. I like it a lot.
And I'm excited to see what good comes from it.

Have a lovely weekend.

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Katers - October 14, 2011

It’s such a cute interview though! I love your accent. My friend from Mississippi has such a great accent, I wish my mid-western, American-as-apple-pieness came with a cute accent! ..Instead,all I have is I have New England sass. Oh well. How is your Irish accent, by the way? Atrocious?

I’d heard a rumor that you were taking a break this year. Good for you! I suppose you have ideas stirring about though, right? How can you not? Sometimes I have dreams (nightmares ha) about work.. do writers have dreams about writing? Maybe about your mac crashing and losing a manuscript.. or your editor calling you with terrible news? I can only imagine.

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Kristin - October 14, 2011

I loved the interview! =) It made me smile.

~Kristin

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Morgan - October 14, 2011

I love this!!! 🙂

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capillya - October 15, 2011

I still have high hopes…if you ever get a role beside that Ryan Gosling fellow I will pee my pants.

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Alyssa - October 15, 2011

I wish you are my teacher, haha. Your accent is so cute. Anyone ever told you it sounds kinda like Carrie underwood’s? :p

Anyways, loved there you’ll find me. I really needed that message right now. Thanks! 🙂

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Alyssa - October 15, 2011

Oops. Wish you *were* my teacher, lol.

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bookwyrm14 - October 15, 2011

Great interview, Jenny! Your accent was adorable. 🙂 I hope your break/recharge is all you hope it will be…and that you will be able to write another amazing book again when you feel you’re ready!

BTW congrats, Abbigial!

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Rissi - October 17, 2011

Great interview. Cute title post, too! (And your accent didn’t affect anything.)

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Olivia - April 6, 2012

Cute accent!

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