I’m about to get in the recording booth and narrate a few chapters of Iron Shards by Jessi Kallison, an excellent young adult book featuring a young boy who suddenly encounters mysteriously creatures that look an awful lot like fairies. I’m really enjoying narrating the story–it’s exciting, has a great pace, and has very well-developed characters. Here’s the book blurb:
A key is forged to unlock us all…
John Jones, a fourteen-year-old in small town Alabama, finds himself thrown into the chaos of fairy conflicts as different factions search for the cure to their iron allergy. Armed with witty sci-fi quotes, exceptional speed, and a penchant for honesty, John finds his first days of high school far from dull as he’s attacked by enemies, questions his own sanity, and finds that only he can save his parents when an ancient prophecy leads a dangerous faction to pursue him. Unlikely friendships and John’s own humanity – particularly, his iron immunity – become crucial to his survival in the cutthroat fae world as they target their creator, the Weaver. The journey tests his mettle as he determines whether he is ruthless enough to bring his parents home.
The only problem is that today there are severe weather alerts all over the South. I just heard there’s a tornado near Atlanta, and outside my house in Tennessee, the skies are dark and forboding. I’m expecting the weather radio to start going off any minute with some kind of severe weather watch so I’m about to get into the recording booth before the bad weather hits.
No matter how quiet and insulated your recording space is, it’s important to stay weather alert while you’re in your isolated recording booth. If you expect severe weather in your area, take your cell phone into the booth with you and silence the ringer, but prop it up somewhere where you can see any alerts. Although I guess if you’re in a small room in the middle of your house while recording your books, you might be in the safest place to ride out a storm!
If you live in the South, be careful today!