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By Erik Schubach
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About

The Valkyrie Chronicles

 The Valkyrie Chronicles is a book series that follows a Valkyrie named Kara who was stranded on Earth five thousand years ago as she fought the Ragnarok horde on Earth to ensure the escape of Valhalla and the Asgard race to another planet.  She held the line for centuries until she met a Seattle Police Detective, Kate, who fights with the same conviction and valor as any Valkyrie.  Together they hold the line to herald the return of the Asgard.

The first three books in the series have been published and are available as eBooks and paperbacks online.  All three books have spent time on Amazon's top 100 bestseller lists in their category.

Help me to convert this series to Audio Books

I want to share my stories with people who enjoy listening to audio books on the way to work, people with learning or physical disabilities who find reading difficult or impossible, and people who simply prefer audio to the written word.

But producing an audio book is a daunting task.  I wish to hire a professional company and professional audio book firm and voice talent to narrate the books and bring my Valkyrie and their worlds to life.  Prices can range from $1000-$2000 per book depending on length of the book, the amount of time the narration takes and any special formatting (like background music or multiple narrators).

I need your help to realize this dream.  I wouldn't be able to fund this on my own.  I have helped fund dozens of artistic projects on KickStarter and love the people and the community here so I thought I would see if the wonderful backers here could help my project become reality as well.

Audio Teasers

I think what got me so excited about getting audio books made from my stories were the audio teasers I had done by a professional voice talent.  Below are two sample audio teasers for the first two Valkyrie Chronicles books.

Return of the Asgard audio teaser
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  Bloodlines audio teaser.

Stretch Goals

If we top $7,000 USD I would license music and special effects to play behind the narration of the books to give them more atmosphere.

Risks and challenges

As with everything, projects like this hinge upon securing the right resources to make things happen. The biggest obstacle is securing an audio book studio and voice talent to do the narration and formatting of the audio book to prepare it for publishing on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes.

This won't be too difficult to do, but we may or may not hit our June 2014 timetable if the studio I hire is backlogged. Best case scenario, everything goes according to schedule, worst case, there is a small delay in production of the audio books.

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