Tomorrow Morning

Do you have Discord? As many of you know, Travis Baldree is our narrator for the Amaranthine Saga. Currently, the first four books & Governed by Whimsy: The Anthology (Songs of the Amaranthine, #1-4) are available in audio format. Fumiko and the Finicky Nestmate will release on November 9. As it happens, whenever the publisher/author allows, Travis streams while he works. He’ll begin streaming Meadowsweet (Galleries of Stone, #1) by C.J. Milbrandt tomorrow, so I’m inviting you all to join us on the Cryptid Audio server. Maybe you’ll only be able to sneak a few peeks. Maybe (like me) you’ll be camped out for every single session. Here’s the link:

Why would I be so excited that this series is coming to audio? You can read more about the Galleries of Stone trilogy on this post. (Spoiler: I wrote these books. That this is another of my pen names.) ::twinkle::

Keeping it simple:

  • Get Discord (desktop edition is spiffy, but of course there’s an app, too)
  • Click the link to join Cryptid Audio
  • Choose a nickname for use on that server (especially if you want me to recognize you) – to do so, click the Cryptid Audio drop-down menu (top left on the desktop edition) & select “change nickname”
  • Choose a role (as a “Listener,” you’ll receive a notification when Travis begins his sessions)
  • Show up & join the #listeners-lounge to chat
  • When it’s showtime, Travis will show up as LIVE & sharing his screen. I usually pop out the video so I can also chat, but I’m on a laptop, so I have the luxury of space.
  • Schedule! Travis generally works from 8:30-11am & from 1-3pm PACIFIC. But sometimes he starts early, so make sure to secure “Listener” status if you want a ping when he’s starting up again.
  • He’ll be reading Meadowsweet beginning tomorrow, Friday, October 15. Yes, the other books in the trilogy are on his schedule.
  • How long? Oooh, I think Travis will need 4 days (give or take), so it’ll be a Meadowsweet kind of weekend.
  • Leveling Up. There’s a sort of mini-game that runs on the server. If you chat, you gain XP, and when you attain sufficient XP, you level up. Whenever that happens, Travis will congratulate you. And this is quite wonderful. Chatting is highly encouraged.
  • Fair Warning. You can definitely chat with me during these sessions, but I have DMs and Friends Requests turned off. I mostly use Discord to stay in touch with my kids. If I started chatting with my readers, too, I’d never get any writing done! ::twinkle::

Reminder! Travis also reads Bard & Barbarian, my Patreon exclusive story. Narrated chapters post every other Wednesday over there.

If you have questions that google/faq lists can’t answer, nudge me in comments or email me (if that’s more comfy). I’m looking forward to introducing all of you to Freydolf & Tupper.

Listen In

Narration Sessions. Over the next few days (beginning tomorrow, 9/22), Travis Baldree will be creating the audio edition of Fumiko and the Finicky Nestmate (Amaranthine Saga, #5). If you are so inclined, you can sneak in and listen to him creating the audio book LIVE on his Discord server: Cryptid Audio.

Usual start time: 8:30 – 9:00 am (Pacific)

On the plus side, it’s FUN to watch Travis work. And you’d be getting to hear the book a whole month before it releases. But if you can’t set yourself down and listen straight through (it’ll take 3 days to record the whole book), you’ll either end up with a piecemeal account or (le gasp) spoilers.

Choose wisely!

Release Day

Governed by Whimsy: The Anthology, which contains the first four stories in the Songs of the Amaranthine collection is now available as an audio book. Travis Baldree narrates:

  • Marked by Stars
  • Followed by Thunder
  • Dragged through Hedgerows
  • Governed by Whimsy

Don’t forget, you can still pre-order Mikoto and the Reaver Village‘s audio edition, which releases next week! ::twinkle::

Governed by Whimsy: The Anthology

Pre-order! Travis Baldree’s narration of the first four stories in the Songs of the Amaranthine collection will be releasing on August 10, 2021. You can pre-order the anthology now! Titles include …

  • Marked by Stars
  • Followed by Thunder
  • Dragged through Hedgerows
  • Governed by Whimsy

Pre-order on Audible >>

Mikoto and the Reaver Village

Today’s the Day. If you want to sneak into the booth with Travis Baldree while he narrates Mikoto and the Reaver Village (Amaranthine Saga, #4), he starts today. Join Travis’ server on Discord to get in on the fun >

If you need them, there are more details on this blog post from last week. Hope to see you there!

Bard & Barbarian

Narrated Edition. Bard and Barbarian has been posting slow and steady over on my Patreon account. Reading along is great, but supporters on some tiers can now listen to the first few chapters of Bard & Barbarian. Ch3, “Enter the Sun Elf” just went live. Audio installments will unlock for more tiers next month.

Twinkle Press Presents | art by FoxOfTwilight

New narrated chapters will arrive every other Wednesday, which means … there’s always something more to look forward to! Learn more about my Patreon here >>