When I was writing Lilac Girls I never dreamed I’d end up in LA at the Random House studios. Getting teary listening to the incredible Cassandra Campbell (above, center) bring the part of Caroline Ferriday to life. Standing starstruck in front of the wall of the fancy audiobooks that have come before mine. Stepping into the booth myself to record the Author’s Note. (A bit terrifying.) But thanks to producer Kelly Gildea (top left) the whole thing was just a delight. I even got to listen to the previous week’s sessions with Kathleen Gati as Kasia and Kathrin Kana as Herta, both SO good and got to share in the excitement of the announcement that both Kelly and Cassandra had just been nominated for Audies, the premier audiobook awards.
I head back to Atlanta well fed and excited beyond words to soon hear the three narrators braided together into one story. And happy to know Lilac Girls is in great hands.