Curiouser and Curiouser… or Do You Have Any Questions for Rhys and Greg?

Just a reminder, Greg Tremblay and I will be hosting a LIVE event on Google Events and Youtube on Sat JULY 2 at 4-6 PM PST / 7-9 PM EST. Prizes! Readings! Questions answered! Coffee!
The broadcast will be uploaded for viewing afterwards!
Now, we need QUESTIONS for this event! Comment on my blog post or Facebook and let us know what you’d like answered! You’ll also be able to ask questions during the event if something comes up but why wait? Get in the queue now! πŸ˜€
Event Details

Celebrate author Rhys Ford’s 5th anniversary with Dreamspinner Press, with a look back at the Cole McGinnis β€œDirty” series and a sneak peek at things to come from Rhys’ Murder and Mayhem series as well as her Kai Gracen series with DSP Publications. Log on for conversation, reader questions, prize drawings, and live readings of the β€œDirty” short segments by narrator Greg Tremblay.

Join Rhys Ford and Greg Tremblay for on Sat, July 2, 2016 at 4-6 PM PST / 7-9 PM EST for a live chat on Google Events and Youtube. Links to go live on chat date and time.

22 thoughts on “Curiouser and Curiouser… or Do You Have Any Questions for Rhys and Greg?

  1. While I have plans for July 2nd, I hope to be back home in time to catch the end of the LIVE event (and Greg assured me that the event is being recorded so that I can watch/listen later if I’m not back in time!).

    For Rhys: On average, how much research goes into writing a particular book – culture, language, food, gun types, tattoo info, etc. and besides using the internet to learn some of this, what others things do you do for research? Also, do you write (even if just mentally create) scenes that never make it into books, just for the sake of trying to learn more about who your characters are/how they react, or do you just ‘know’ them that well, that you don’t need to ‘see’ them in other situations?

    For Greg: What steps do you go through to learn/practice different accents & foreign phrases? How difficult is it to switch voices in a conversation? What do you do to help you remember what each character sounds like from scene to scene and book to book? And…since this is called ‘talking dirty,’ what kinds of prep do you do (if any) to narrate/perform an intimate scene (Alexa Land recently wrote about writing such a scene, just curious how you approach it as the narrator/performer).


    1. Aislinn

      Lol dam well there went my question for Greg. I have to admit I like your version better. Much more in depth than I would have asked. So I will just toss in that I too would like to hear Greg’s answer to this one.

  2. Jan

    Ron did an awesome job! I’ll just follow up on asking Rhys a few more questions.
    How are you able to get the nuts and bolts of police work portrayed so realistically?

    Can you give us a big picture view of future releases that are being finalized and what you are working on now and in the near future?

    Do you write full-time? If not, how are you able to be so very, very productive? What does your process look like? Do you edit as you go or just get it down? Do you do a detailed outline or let the story unfold? What were your initial experiences with
    being published? How do you silence your inner critic?

    I’m also curious about how much input you have about the choice of narrator.

    Greg–I’d love to hear how you prepare and stay so on point with characterization.

  3. Kendra Patterson

    Absolutely love your books! My question is: Will Miki (my favorite of your characters) ever find out who his parents are, where he came from? πŸ˜€

    1. Kendra Patterson

      Sorry I don’t have a question for Greg since I don’t listen to books on CD. πŸ˜•

  4. lisa44837

    I love your stories & I love having Greg read them to me while I’m working. It makes my day so much more pleasant & it’s like I have a secret my coworkers will never know. πŸ˜‡ How did you & Greg begin working together? And did/do you get to choose your narrators for your audios. How can you tell someone will be a good fit for a particular book/series?

  5. Jean Reads OK. I’ll play. Questions for Greg. Hmm. 1) Favorite character to narrate? 2) Hardest character to narrate? 3) Do you read the books before you narrate them? (I’ve always wondered that about narrators).

  6. Well, Rhys, your turn… Who is your favorite character so far? Which character has been the most difficult to write? Which has been the easiest?

  7. Cyn-d Gobatie
    June 27 at 3:04am

    For Rhys: how do you know so much about woodworking? I’ve been listening (again!) to Sinner’s Gin and all those details about Kane working the lathe are amazing! Do you write what you know or did you research? πŸ™‚

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  9. Val

    Greg: How did you get started doing audible books. How do you keep straight all the voices? You are remarkable at them!

    Rhys: Do you ever get writers block and how do you get out of it? Great job on your books. You are by far my favorite author!!:-))

  10. meep

    Questions – angles light better – adopts serious mien (spoils it by laughing)
    I’m hoping to be there for some of the talk but going to throw a pile of questions here, so I can better focus on squeeing πŸ˜‰

    Can we talk you into writing Braeden — Fireman-Morgan?!!
    Will we find out what baby-Morgan Ryan’s mysterious career plans are?
    Babies – perhaps a little soon but Connor with a likkle baby all mama-bear. A snippet maybe?

    Do you plot out the whole series before starting? And, how much changes as you write?
    Do you have a sneaky favourite among your characters or any that have refused to cooperate? I could see some answering back πŸ˜‰
    Dirty series – how did you keep all those tangles straight in your head?
    Has any moment or line been special to you?
    You’ve wandered through murder, fantasy, steampunk – have you found any series/book more challenging to write? Any other genre you’d consider trying?

    First a big thanks – yours are the first audiobooks to work for me and I’ve enjoyed the journey.
    How do you form each character’s voice? Do they start coming naturally or do you have to work on what they’d sound like? – in the clip of you reading Dirty Heart I was impressed how easily you appeared to switch voices.
    And is there any you’ve particularly enjoyed doing? Your Bobby always makes me grin πŸ˜€
    Any amusing edits?
    How much author input is there?
    And do you have to research all the names/language? I wouldn’t have the first clue how to pronounce most πŸ˜‰

    And *breaths* time for coffee πŸ˜‰
    Thanks for writing Rhys – for reading Greg, and both for spoiling us with this event.

  11. Okay, I thought of a couple more…

    Rhys & Greg: Does the Author & narrator typically meet/talk about the story and such before the recording begins?

    Greg: About how long will you record in a single session (i.e., how long before your voice gives out)?

    Thanks again for doing this!!

  12. Elizabeth

    This is very small, but I’ve always wondered, so . . .

    Rhys: did Ichi do Damien’s back piece? I’ve noticed your universes cross over a little and Damien mentions it was done in Japan.

    Thanks to you and Greg for taking the time to do this!

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