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1. Top AudioFile Reviewer Praises Tavia Gilbert’s ‘Maggie’

There’s more great news in Grain Valley, Kansas! Voice actress Tavia Gilbert’s performance of Maggie Vaults Over the Moon has earned high praise from one of the world’s most respected reviewers at AudioFile, the standard of excellence in the audiobook … Continue reading

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2. Reviews: Aspiring Vaulter, Mom, Relish Road Trips with ‘Maggie’ on Audio by Tavia Gilbert

There’s a 40-minute, 31-mile stretch of Kentucky highway between Katie Wright’s home in Prospect and her pole-vault practices at Fuzion Athletics in Shelbyville, but the round trips were over waaay too soon for Katie and her mom Jennifer as they … Continue reading

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3. More Praise for Maggie Storyteller Tavia Gilbert!

How did you spend your summer vacation? A huge highlight for Margaret (Maggie) Wheatley was her dream visit to Grain Valley, Kansas. The South Florida resident traveled there by listening to Maggie Vaults Over the Moon on audio book performed … Continue reading

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4. ‘Maggie’ is No. 1 Athlete Girl Book!

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5. Take Flight this Summer with ‘Maggie’ on Audio!

Thanks to superstar voice actress Tavia Gilbert, every month is Audiobook Appreciation Month here in Grain Valley, Kansas! To honor Tavia and all the awesome voice actors and actresses out there, we’ve been giving away Downpour.com downloads of Tavia’s performance … Continue reading

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6. ‘Like’ this Post to Win ‘Maggie’ on Audio by Tavia Gilbert!

We’ve been giving away free downloads of Tavia Gilbert’s stellar performance of Maggie Vaults Over the Moon every week during Audiobook Appreciation Month. With one week to go, we’ve got one more download to give away! The lucky winner will … Continue reading

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7. Oprah Taps Tavia’s ‘Saint Maize’ for Summer Listening!

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8. Win ‘Maggie’ on Audiobook Every Monday in June!

June is Audiobook Appreciation Month, so plug in your earphones and get caught listening, to Maggie Vaults Over the Moon! We’re giving away a Maggie audiobook download to one lucky listener every Monday over the month of June, beginning today, … Continue reading

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9. ‘Fabulous’ Review for Tavia Gilbert’s ‘Maggie’

Voice actress Tavia Gilbert has received another outstanding review for her performance of Maggie Vaults Over the Moon by Grant Overstake, this time from prolific reviewer Jennie Mortarotti on her blog, Narrator Reviews and Audiobooks — FULL REVIEW If you … Continue reading

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10. The Billy and Monster Collection Audiobook is LIVE!


It’s been a while since my last blog post and a lot’s been happening in my personal and professional life as an authorBilly and Monster Meet the President… all good stuff by the way and I hope to share more with you over the coming weeks.

So, I have 2 BIG morsels of news for you today.

First of all, my illustrator has finished the illustrations for the next Billy and Monster book titled – Billy and Monster Meet the President.

I subtly deal with an ever present danger in the world we live in today – terrorism.

I hope this book will be a springboard for grown-ups to share with their loved ones how to deal with strangers and practice good etiquette in public places. This should be out mid June and I’ll let you know when its live.

And now for (perhaps) the more exciting news…

The Billy and Monster Collection Audiobook is now LIVE and I’d like to offer you a free copy in exchange for a review.Billy Combo Cover Red brick

Simply follow the instructions below to get a copy

1. Go to my book’s page on Audible.com or audible.co.uk

2. Add the audiobook to your basket

3. If you are prompted to sign in, please create a new Audible.com account or log in. Otherwise, proceed by clicking “Do you have a promotional code” beneath the cover artwork of the audiobook.

4. Enter the promo code, and click “Apply Code”

5. A credit for the audiobook will be added to your account. Click the box next to “1 Credit” and click the “Update” button to apply the credit to purchase.

6. Complete checkout, and start listening to a free copy of the book.

I have 12 free codes to share today. Simply leave a comment below and let me know what you love best about the Billy and Monster books and I’ll send you the code asap.

This audiobook contains the five books in the Billy and Monster series and J.B. Burgess – the narrator – did a wonderful job with the sound effects and accents and brought each story to life. My wife and two bambinos were in stitches when we listened to it for the first time.

This audiobook can be purchased on Audible, iTunes and Amazon.

Thanks for all your support and do have a great day.

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11. Reader and Writer Share Spotlight in Stellar ‘Maggie’ Review

Prolific voice actress Tavia Gilbert and first-time author Grant Overstake share the spotlight in a 4.5-star review of the audiobook version of Maggie Vaults Over the Moon.  The reader and writer make “a great duo” according to reviewer Kira Moody, … Continue reading

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12. Today’s the Day! Maggie on Audio by Tavia Gilbert!

GRAIN VALLEY, Kan. (March 31, 2015) – The audiobook version of Maggie Vaults Over the Moon, narrated by voice actress Tavia Gilbert, has been released today by distribution giant Blackstone Audio to major internet platforms and download sites around the … Continue reading

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13. The Audiobook is Live!!

I’m so excited to tell you that the audiobook of WISH YOU WEREN’T is live! I didn’t realize after approving the final version that it would take Audible nearly two weeks to listen to it to make sure the quality was up to par, but I’m glad they did. Because that ensures that anyone who […]

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14. GOING OVER and Audible. On launch day I listen to another read my words.

And so, after so much pre—pre-pub, pre-launch, pre-anxiety—Going Over goes out into the world today.

This morning, for the first time, I listened to Jessica Almasy read the story—brilliantly!—for Audible.

It had been many years and many books since I heard another read my words, and it is startling, truly startling. Someone else, I thought as I listened, wrote this story.

Thank you, Jessica Almasy. This could not have been easy to do. I learned from you, from listening to you.

The Audible edition can be found here. I highly encourage you to find it.

For more about the book, for a look at early reviews, for a link to a free download-able sample, and for another look at that terrific Chronicle-produced book trailer, please visit here. To bop along to some 1980s music as you do, please visit the Going Over Playlist. 

In the days to come I'll be linking to the bloggers who are kindly hosting interviews and my guest posts. Today (later) we will begin at home, with Chronicle Books.

Chronicle Books
 "Music in Our Bones"

My Friend Amy
"The first (first) page"

The Flyleaf Review
"It might not have happened: the beginnings of GOING OVER"

The Book Swarm
"East Berlin Escapees"

There's A Book

YA Romantics

Teenreads Blog
"The Berlin photo album"

The 3 R's Blog

Forever Young Adult
"The naming of GOING OVER"

Kid Lit Frenzy

Tales of the Ravenous Reader
"At the Core of the Novel: Truth"

Addicted 2 Novels
"Final day of our blog journey"

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15. Listen to Me

Okay, maybe not me (that sounds needy), but I do have something for you to listen to.

I've been working on a new series called the Defective Amish Detective. It is a humorous, without making fun, look at the misadventures of an Amish blacksmith and his Non-Amish friend. The defective detective is admittedly a repentant man with a questionable past. He has reached an age where certain parts (eyes, ears) don't work as well as they did. Through travels with his wife into Amish Country, the detective has become friends with Eli, who also happens to have a shadow over his past. Together, they work to help those that cannot help themselves. Things don't always go as expected and both of their pasts may come back to haunt them. These stories are full of slapstick, but they also share a message and have heart.

Now, it is a special treat for me to share with you that my publisher, Helping Hands Press, has taken a big leap in putting Volume 1: The Whoopie Pie Affair on audiobook.

You can get more information on Amazon: http://amzn.to/13PgsSR

Another treat is the voice you will hear on the audiobook. It is none other than Big Daddy Abel. Also known as BDA, he is the frontman for a band called the Amish Outlaws and a talented author in his own right.

If you enjoy audiobooks, I do hope you will give mine a listen.

Thanks for reading and please visit me at www.FB.com/MarkMillerAuthor

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16. In My Mailbox (12)

Sooo... It's been a while since I did one of these, and I was going to wait until after ALA to post, but, well, I kind of went a little crazy with books the last couple of weeks and it's just going to be too much for one post.

So this is just a teaser before The Big One!


The Game of Sunken Places by M. T. Anderson
Book 1 in the Norumbegan Trilogy - used up my last credit on Paperback Swap


The awesome costumes some of the Shadow and Bone partiers wore inspired me to go look up Russian art and design, so I requested these books from the library: Russian Art: From Neoclassicism to the Avant-Garde and Cultural Atlas of Russia & The Former Soviet Union. They are both huge and I'm so glad the Pasadena Public Library had them. I also got Shape Shape and One Drawing a Day because usually I regret it when I buy an art or craft book without perusing it first


Cinder by Marissa Meyer - I think you know what that looks like already, so here's a photo of the author looking like she's in the middle of a fairytale (appropriately, it's a bookstore called Once Upon a Time). Read Thuy's event recap 6 Comments on In My Mailbox (12), last added: 6/17/2012
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17. OMG tech division

Microsoft makes a bid for Yahoo! ($45 billion U.S.)
Amazon to acquire Audible.com! ($300 million U.S.)

Is this the market recession we keep hearing so much about?

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18. "Freed From the Page, but a Book Nonetheless"

Today's New York Times includes an opinion piece with a title that will resonate with audiobook addicts: Freed From the Page, but a Book Nonetheless. Although author Randall Stross uses the term to describe the Amazon Kindle, he makes some points that apply to the digitization of books in the audio format as well. I thought his argument that the Kindle may be the tool that will champion the eBook with an "irresistible combination of software and hardware for book buyers" connected with my desire for a crystal ball to predict the dominant format for audiobooks in a decade's time.
I am waiting for that combination of software/hardware that frees the audiobook from not only the page, but from the whole digital rights management murky mess. Will the cell phone be the distribution medium that will replace the CD? Audible does have their cell phone download option Audible Air, but the setup doesn't have a point-and-click simplicity that will allow universal ease.
And Stross' quote from Apple's CEO might explain why some of the DRM battles exist for audiobooks. Here's what Steve Jobs thinks about books and the need for a killer app for digital reading: "Yet, when Mr. Jobs was asked two weeks ago at the Macworld Expo what he thought of the Kindle, he heaped scorn on the book industry. “It doesn’t matter how good or bad the product is; the fact is that people don’t read anymore,” he said. “Forty percent of the people in the U.S. read one book or less last year.”" Read Stross' article for a rebutal to Job's numbers.
And Stross' conclusion praising Amazon's support of the eBook is equally valid for the audiobook industry: "The object we are accustomed to calling a book is undergoing a profound modification as it is stripped of its physical shell. Kindle’s long-term success is still unknown, but Amazon should be credited with imaginatively redefining its original product line, replacing the book business with the reading business."

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