Category Writing

10 Questions With… Daryl Mayfield

When I first decided I wanted to do an audiobook of my novel, Little Idiots, I was approached by a lot of producers, but either they just couldn’t get the voices right, or they missed the timing on my writing, causing the jokes to fall flat (But you should’ve heard the British producer; she did a good job, but it was weird hearing Samm with a strong accent). When Daryl Mayfield sent in his audition, I was taken by how he instantly picked up the timing of my writing, which is actually not as easy as you might think. And then I heard him do the main female character’s voice. I had to replay it several times to figure out if it was him, or an actual female, or sound editing. Right then, I knew I had to work with Daryl and I was right; the audiobook sounds amazing...

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Children of Time: The Companions of Doctor Who now available

Children of Time: The Companions of Doctor Who has been released. Essays from 80 different writers have been collected in this compendium of the companions that have traveled with the Doctor. Christopher Minori was was excited to have been invited to contribute an essay to the non-fiction book.

“I’ve had an unhealthy obsession with Doctor Who since I was 12, so to get a chance to be part of this project was a dream come true.”

Children of Time is available here at Amazon.com.

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Little Idiots now available

Christopher Minori’s new novel, Little Idiots, is now available. The novel picks up where the novella, Devil’s Advocate, left off. Samm is a lower-class demon who’s having the worst day of his millennia: banished from Hell, his powers stripped from him, caught in the middle of a demon turf war, and an escaped demon-hunting soul has Samm in its sights. Satan has promised to allow him back into Hell; all he has to do is capture the soul and discover who helped it escape. The good news is he already knows who it is. The bad news is it’s him. Samm will have to wade through the middle of this insanity if he ever wants to see Hell again. With the help of human detective Barney Little, fellow demon Jude, and a young witch-in-training, he might just make it. But probably not.

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Texas Chainsaw Musical soundtrack available

The long-awaited studio soundtrack to The Texas Chainsaw Musical! stageplay, written by Christopher Minori, music and lyrics by Cory Bytof, is available now! Recorded at Extradimensional Studios by the cast from the Arts After Hours production, the soundtrack includes all 16 songs from the stageplay, plus a bonus holiday track, “A Texas Chainsaw Christmas”, written and performed by composer Cory Bytof. The soundtrack is available in digital format HERE.

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Meeting Zach Galligan

While at Monsterama 2016, ran into Zach Galligan, star of the Gremlins moves and the cult Waxworks series. He was incredibly nice to his fans, and hosted a couple of the best panels, describing his first meeting with, and subsequent crushes, on Phoebe Cates. As you can see from the photo, even Zach Galligan has a Dirty Little Secret!

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Dirty Little Secrets Audible audiobook now available at Amazon.com

Christopher Minori’s horror-comedy anthology, Dirty Little Secrets, is now available in audio book format at audible.com and Amazon.com. Fifteen of the original stories are performed on the 8 1/2 hour recording by actor/producer John O’Hearn. The sixteenth story, Jurassic Lark, was not recorded for the book as it did not translate well to audio. The book is selling briskly, with great reviews. You can purchase the audio book here. There’s three ways to purchase it:

1. If you’re not a member of audible, it can be purchased using credit card, PayPal or with an Amazon gift card.
2. If you’re a member of Audible’s subscription service, you can either purchase it using your monthly credit, or can purchase it using a credit card, PayPal or with an Amazon gift card at a $5.00 discount.
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10 Questions With… Producer/Actor John O’Hern

With the audiobook version of Christopher Minori’s Dirty Little Secrets near release, we thought it was a good time to get a little close and personal with its producer and actor, John O’Hern.

John is an Actor/writer and master storyteller. He has performed off-Broadway and in national commercials, written two plays including his one man show, a tart examination of his wife’s first pregnancy and his experience as a stay at home dad titled, A Rooster in the Henhouse. He is also the author of the hilarious golf addiction novel, Sweetspot:Confessions of a Golfaholic, available on Amazon. His latest work is a memoir of growing up in an Irish Catholic family of ten in the 50’s and 60’s titled,  “Not the Kennedy’s.”

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Dirty Little Secrets Audiobook To Be Released

Christopher Minori’s anthology, Dirty Little Secrets has been picked up by producer John O’Hern for an Audible audiobook production. The audiobook will contain fifteen of the original sixteen stories.

“I wanted to include them all,” Minori says, “but we found that Jurassic Lark really didn’t translate to audio.”

The audiobook is expected to be released as an Audible.com exclusive and should arrive in June.

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So, You Want To Self Publish?

I’m a self publisher. My book, Dirty Little Secrets came out September 2016 and my new novel, Little Idiots, has just been released. One thing I’ve always striven to do is make certain my books are as professional as possible, and that I’m not skipping any steps that a storefront publishing company would use. I read a lot of other self published authors, because you can often find some real gems out there, but what I’ve found is that so many of them skip those steps. You only write one draft? You had your four year old create your cover design? You don’t need no steenking editor?

The truth is, if you are skipping these steps, if you’re rushing your books out to press, then your book is going to suffer for it, regardless of how good the story idea might be...

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Christopher Minori’s Dirty Little Secrets available for free on Amazon Kindle 8/29 – 9/2

Texas Chainsaw Musical author Christopher Minori has pre-released his new horror anthology, Dirty Little Secrets. The paperback is being released September 4th, but the book is now available on Amazon Kindle for download. As part of a promotion to celebrate the release, Dirty Little Secrets is free to download from 8/29 – 9/2. Once the promotion has ended, the Kindle version will return to its regular price of $2.99. The book is available for download to Amazon Kindle and Kindle app HERE.

Dirty Little Secrets is also available on KindleUnlimited, for readers who subscribe to that service.

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