I’ve had a lovely week.
On Wednesday, I went to Quince Studios for the recording of Flight to Freedom. Flight to Freedom is a prequel chapter I’ve written to Love & Freedom, preparatory to Love & Freedom being published on 1 June. So, through the good offices of Ian Skillicorn of Short Story Radio and National Short Story Week, actor Penelope Rawlins was engaged to read Flight to Freedom and I went down to London to the Quince Studios for a photo call. I really enjoyed the entire experience and it was eerie to hear Penelope bring Honor, Love & Freedom‘s American heroine, to life. Penelope was the perfect choice, having been brought up both in the UK and the US – and she can switch between the two accents effortlessly.
Flight to Freedom will be available as a free audio file and download, in due course, as part of the promotion for Love & Freedom. A great application for the emerging technologies – and a freebie for readers.
Matt Walters, who owns Quince Studios, was really welcoming and let me into Mission Control, as you can see (but I didn’t touch anything, honest).
And, of course, to Penelope Rawlins, who, apart from being incredibly sweet and lovely to meet, is Talented with a capital T.