Updated: Jun 2, 2018
Jae Huff just completed Laurel Hill, New Beginnings, Book 1, by Erin Mackey. It is available on iTunes, Amazon and Audible.
Thank you so much for connecting with us today! We are excited to learn more about the voice behind the book!
First, some particulars:
Title of the Book You Just Narrated For Us:
Laurel Hill: New Beginnings Book 1
What City do you live in?
IHS: What was your favorite part about narrating this particular book?
Jae: The sweetness of the story and such a loveable group of girls that I wish I had when I was that age.
IHS: How did you get into narrating audiobooks? Did you fall into it or was it planned?
Jae: Definitely a planned step by step process! I love acting, it’s my emotional outlet but after having a family I didn’t feel right leaving for all the rehearsals and performances that would be needed. I loved listening to podcasts and some mentioned voiceover and audiobooks. I started taking classes and eventually took the plunge and bought all the equipment, made a booth, and started auditioning!
IHS: Do you have a theater background? Is it something you think is necessary to be a
Jae: Yes, I started in middle school and can’t seem to stop! I think it would help considerably to have some theater experience. Some have success without training but it sure helps to have some depth to pull from in such an isolated profession.
IHS: Were you an audiobook listener before you started narrating?
Jae: Yes, I got hooked long ago on my commutes. I would get drowsy and no matter the music or the volume, I struggled. I found some my dad had in the garage and popped it in and it was so engaging. It put me in a totally different mindset when driving. I listen to them when I exercise too!
IHS: Narrators seem to each have their favorite niche or genre, and things they don’t like to
get into. What kinds of books do you stay away from?
Jae: Oh for sure anything romantic... or beyond shall we say? :/
IHS: Has anyone ever recognized you as a narrator from your voice?
Jae: No! Never even thought that could happen!