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KWL Ep#168 – The Author and Narrator Relationship with Rachel Grant and Greg Tremblay

#168 – The Author and Narrator Relationship with Rachel Grant and Greg Tremblay

Author Rachel Grant and her narrator Greg Tremblay shed some light on the process of creating an audiobook. Rachel discusses the working relationship she has with Greg and how his narration has influenced her future work. Greg shares his experience as a narrator, and the process for creating audiobooks.

Author Rachel Grant and her narrator Greg Tremblay shed some light on the process of creating an audiobook. Rachel discusses the working relationship she has with Greg and how his narration has influenced her future work. Greg shares his experience as a narrator, and the process for creating audiobooks.


This week on the podcast, Tara and Stephanie interviewed a duo: author Rachel Grant and narrator Greg Tremblay.

They discussed the processes of writing and recording audio

  • Greg explains how he got his start in acting then narrating audio books, which is now his full-time career.
  • How Rachel went from archeologist to author, and how her former career informs her writing.
  • Both discuss the level of emotional engagement required in an audiobook, from both author and narrator, and how much stage direction is implicitly written into the narrative of a novel.
  • How Greg deals with different accents and vocal styles, and his advice for authors considering doing their own narration.
  • Rachel explains why she never considered narrating her own audio titles and what she looks for as an audiobook listener.
  • How they individually approach marketing and how they engage with readers and with other authors
  • The stylistic difference between an eloquent read vs. a dramatic read.
  • Why Greg loves narrating Rachel’s books!
  • And lots more – listen in for details!

Trained in vocal and stage performance, Greg Tremblay brings a passion for storytelling to every aspect of his life and work.

Critically-recognized and listener-beloved, Greg’s work has been praised by Audiofile Magazine’s “Earphone” award, numerous blogs, and is the recipient of the GoodReads Reader’s Choice award for Best Narrator – 2016 in M/M Romance.

Rachel Grant’s books have been bestsellers at Kobo, iBooks, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble. Her novel, Body of Evidence, has been optioned for film by Nancy Cartwright’s Spotted Cow Entertainment.

Rachel worked for over a decade as a professional archaeologist and mines her experiences for storylines and settings, which are as diverse as excavating a cemetery underneath an historic art museum in San Francisco; surveying an economically depressed coal mining town in Kentucky; and mapping a seventeenth century Spanish and Dutch fort on the island of Sint Maarten in the Netherlands Antilles.

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