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Interview with an Author: Abigail Gazda


Author Abigail Gazda

Abigail Gazda just completed Giving Up Giving Up. This audiobook was self-narrated. It is available on iTunes, Amazon and Audible.


Hi Abigail,


Thank you so much for connecting with us today! We are excited to learn more about the woman behind this book!


First, some particulars:

Your Name:

Abigail Gazda


Title of the Book You Just Narrated For Us:

Giving Up Giving Up: The Memoir of a Quitter


What City do you live in?

Scottsdale, AZ


IHS: What were you most worried about when starting out with this audiobook process? Did the worry happen or was it unjustified?

Abigail: My original worry was the complexity of the process! I was intimidated by the idea of doing it on my own. Enlisting the support of a recorder, producer, and publicists eliminated that worry!



IHS: And, as a follow up, was there anything that you probably ACTUALLY should have been worried about instead?

Abigail: No, worry steals joy ;)


IHS: What was your favorite part about listening to this book come to life?

Abigail: The Friday night you let me know it was live. I was jumping on a plane to Chicago! I got it RIGHT on time for take off. I started it up and wheels went up. My heart was soaring. I cried at the sound of my own voice reading my own book that I downloaded on Audible! I also cried about the book being in my audible library next to my previous downloaded books written by personal heroes. I became one of my own heroes that night :)


IHS: Whether fiction or non fiction, books are inspired work from authors. What was your muse for this book?

Abigail: Sharing transformation and self love. Sharing what is possible when we give up what holds us back and grab onto our power.


IHS: Is your primary business writing? If so, what do you do for fun? If not, what do you do “in real life”?

Abigail: I took a "job" here in AZ to fund projects and chase dreams. I am currently focused on being well known as an author, keynote speaker, and life coach. What I do for fun is roller blade! I also love ANYTHING adventure! I love discovery and exploration. I also highly value quality time with quality people.


IHS: Many authors are not audiobook listeners by nature. Are you? Have you ever listened to an audiobook before your own?

Abigail: OH YES! I LOVE AUDIOBOOKS! For the pace I move at, reading is a challenge. Audiobooks keep m