Interview with an Author: Augustus Vaughn

IHS: Welcome, Augustus. Thank you for being with us today. I’m really excited to have you here! Would you please tell our followers who you are, what city you're from?

Augustus: I am Augustus Vaughn (Augustus V.). I currently live in Beverly Hills. It is beautiful!

IHS: Okay, Great!  What is the title of the book you just completed with us?

Augustus: The Bad Boy (Complete Set)

Augustus Vaughn, Author and Narrator
Augustus Vaughn, Author and Narrator

IHS: Interesting title for an intriguing book. Now, please tell us, what was your favorite part about listening to this book come to life?

Augustus: The testimonies in the reviews for the series, I kind of teared up on some of them. Have your Kleenex ready if you read them! lol

IHS: I know what you mean! Those are really great reviews! Now, whether fiction or non-fiction, books are truly inspired work from authors.  What was your inspiration for this book?

Augustus: That's certainly a good question. My inspiration was watching some beautiful relationships with the most beautiful people you can know, turn into fuel for the next Tyler Perry productions. I had to do something about it. And not with jargon, but actual result bringing solutions.

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

Augustus: I understand the question in full, and hope this answers the question... But writing is not a business for me, I do this as a calling, a ministry, and... well... yeah, for fun too!

IHS: Yes, that answers the question. Writing is most definitely a calling. Ok now, many authors are not audiobook listeners by nature.  Are you?  Have you ever listened to an audiobook before your own?

Augustus: This is a good question. One day, I was in a debate with someone concerning biblical matters, and of course, things got real. So I felt the need to inform them that I've read the entire Bible more than 10 times! And they stumbled and asked; "how? how could you do that and be so young" I gently replied... "Youtube" lol

IHS: You narrated the book yourself, which is quite a task. What was it like to hear your book come to life by giving it a voice?

Augustus: This one will be fun to answer, I did have to become a different person narrating this book, I think all authors should narrate their own work from time to time.

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

Augustus: This audiobook was my first, so I was terrified! And Audible did not help lol. From the sound check, to the quality, I had to record the entire series over 3 times just to get it on Audible. But I have library now, so you can say it was worth it.