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Josh Erikson doesn't have any fancy credentials to tell you about here. He lives in rural Nebraska (US) with his wife and two children, where he mostly reads, writes, and reads about writing. His many awards and accolades include some beautiful photoshopped certificates he printed at home and a yo-yo trick contest he once won at a fun fair in a grocery store parking lot.

His writing style has been compared to greats like Neil Gaiman, Joss Whedon, and Jim Butcher. Of course, that was in his dreams and should consequently be viewed with some degree of skepticism.

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Josh Erikson Hey, thanks for the questions! And the review, by the way. :)

I mostly decided to do my own narration because it sounded like a ton of fun. And I've…more
Hey, thanks for the questions! And the review, by the way. :)

I mostly decided to do my own narration because it sounded like a ton of fun. And I've spent a good portion of my life studying and performing in Music Theatre, so it seemed like a natural fit to put that experience to work. But listening to Neil Gaiman do his stuff really inspired me. Anything that puts me in the same ballpark as that guy can't be bad, right? (Okay, more like the parking lot of the burger joint next door to the ballpark, but still...)

The sound booth setup was trouble for me at first. I'm more of an "art before science" guy, so I just grabbed some foam and jumped in. That...didn't work. It actually took me four months of research and testing to get the booth and software bugs all worked out. A good friend hooked me up with the right equipment, and THEN I was able to record. I'm looking forward to actually knowing what I'm doing for the second book.

As for that, the next book in the series is in edits now and goes to my editor on 9.15. She'll tell me where I've been painfully stupid, and then I'll polish it all up. I'm hoping to be recording by early November and do a release in all formats by January. Book three is outlined and will start to take shape in a few months. The goal is to release at least two books in the series every year until people start throwing things at me to quit.

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Josh Erikson Hey thanks, Kristopher! You didn't miss the release date yet. My original hope was to have the audiobook out by the end of February, but the last few…moreHey thanks, Kristopher! You didn't miss the release date yet. My original hope was to have the audiobook out by the end of February, but the last few tracks gave me some trouble. (Read: I'm a hopeless perfectionist and had to edit the recording to within an inch of its life.) But it's all been submitted to Audible as of ten days ago, and it's just waiting for them to finish processing. Hopefully just a few more days to go! And even though I've been terrible about keeping people updated, I'll be sure to announce it here, on my website, twitter, facebook, and everywhere else I can think of. :) Thanks for checking and for being awesome!(less)
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Fate Lashed is live on Audible!

This is my first blog post on Goodreads, so I'm just going to pretend like I know what I'm doing...
After a much longer wait than I anticipated, I'm thrilled to say that Fate Lashed, the sequel to Hero Forged, is finally out on Audible today!

https://www.audible.com/pd/B07PQM3HGV...

I really wanted it to happen sooner, and there are all kinds of reasons why that didn't happen. But I can sum it up... Read more of this blog post »
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