Tuck: "Mama, you need to use your computer voice."
Nicely, played, Tuck. Nicely played. My computer voice *is* much calmer.
He's referring to the voice I use to record the stories for our podcast. Besides this blog, Chris and I produce a podcast called Night Light Stories. This is where we write our own children's stories, edit, record, edit them some more, and post them on our compendium blog and iTunes for free. We just celebrated posting our 50th story. In honor of that, I'm going to tell you a quick story about some exciting news we have!
Once upon a time, about 7 months ago, we got an email from a children's story app called Flying Books. The queen of Flying Books was Hana. She asked us if we'd be interested in publishing a few of our stories as e-books with them. After some extensive research, Chris and I agreed that we should give it a try. We sent two of our manuscripts to Queen Hana and she paired us up with their royal artist known as Regina Silva. With her talent, brilliant color schemes, and great insight into our story, she brought "Dragonfly, Dragonfly Show Us The Way" to life. I added my voice to narration. Queen Hana assisted us with the edits. And viola! We present to you:
We would love for you to join us for our book release at Flying Books
and let us know what you think!
Where: Flying Books App on the iPhone or iPad
When: Now...or whenever is convenient for you. No pressure.
How: Visit the App Store on your iPhone or iPad to download Flying Books. The app itself is free. Their library of books inside the app range in price from $1.99-$3.99. You can browse the library for "Dragonfly, Dragonfly Show Us The Way". There is also an option when you purchase a book to "gift" it to someone. Simply put in the recipients name and email address and send the gift of imagination on its way!
What: The app has some great ways to personalize the stories you buy. You can choose to listen to the set narrator's voice OR you can record your own voice as you read the story. We thought this was a great idea for grandparents or traveling parents to still be able to read a story to their grandkids and kids. It also has a "Playroom" where you can find puzzles, coloring pages and other activities for each story.
We hope you'll join Chris and I on our new adventure! As always we look forward to watching the glow grow brighter with the many stories...
and e-books we can share together.