8 – Bonus Conversation with Artist and Author Ellie Jalbert
8 – Bonus Conversation with Artist and Author Ellie Jalbert
Today’s episode, is not your typical Art Ink episode. And… I’m going to be honest with you… experimentation is definitely in the cards for the future of this show, so get used to it. But, before you go anywhere thinking you got screwed out of a story this week, I want you to know that you're getting two episodes today... [If your podcast app isn’t showing the featured art for this episode above visit rebekahnemethy.com/artink8 to check it out. and are both apps I recommend that do show episode specific art.] Links from the Show at a Glance: Artist: Ellie M. Jalbert (She wrote, AND painted the covers for, the Storm of Ages series!) The first 2 books are available as audiobooks via Audible and narrated by yours truly (and you can get them for free with a 30 day trial on Audible)! And if you want more when you’re done with those, the third book in the Storm of Ages series is available to read on Amazon. Follow Storm of Ages on social media: Instagram: Facebook: Art Ink Submission Guidelines: Art Ink Podcast Transcript: [Intro:] Welcome back everyone, I’m your happy pappy host, and I’m so excited to let you all know that I finally have my elevator speech down. Go ahead ask me what I do for a living? ::in robotic text to speech:: What do you do? What? I don’t have a co-host and my boyfriend refuses to get behind a mic. Anyway… the next time I have someone trapped in an elevator with me and they ask me what I do for a living I’m going to say: Well I work in a padded room and I talk to myself all day… can you guess what I do for a living? Then they’ll either move to the farthest corner of the elevator assuming I must be schizophrenic, or they’ll be intrigued and ask me for more. Oh, what am I if not schizophrenic? I’m an audiobook narrator. I know, I crack myself up… and I don’t often find myself in elevators talking to strangers so I just felt the need to share here. You’re welcome. But yeah, it probably shouldn’t surprise those of you listening that I’m an audiobook narrator, the truth is reading another writer’s work is so much more fun and less stressful than writing my own books. But I’ve also been a writer my entire life; journaling, blogging, and dabbling in fiction here and there. So far all of the stories you’ve heard have been written, and obviously, performed by me, but today that’s going to change a lil bit. Today’s episode, is not your typical Art Ink episode. And… I’m going to be honest with you… experimentation is definitely in the cards for the future of this show, so get used to it. But, before you go anywhere thinking you got screwed out of a story this week, I want you to know that you’re actually getting 2 episodes today. In just a few minutes I’m going to dive into a conversation with an author friend of mine, and then you’ll get a chance to listen to the first chapter of book 1 in her Storm of Ages series, narrated by yours truly. And I’m telling you this because after editing our conversation I noticed that there may be a few spoilers up ahead - so before you move on, you might want to pause this, listen to the next episode (episode 9) and see if Nightmare pulls you in, and if it does go download the audiobook, listen, and then come back here for some behind the scenes about the inspiration behind the book! The best part is you can get it absolutely free by signing up for a 30-day trial at Audible and as usual, you can find that link in the shownotes. Ok, now that you’ve been warned… or are returning after you took my advice and listened to the book (wasn’t it awesome!?!) I can now lead you into our conversation. It’s been almost exactly a year since I met Ellie Jalbert, and it’s taken me nearly as long to learn how to pronounce her last name (did I get it right Ellie?!). Ellie was one of the first authors I got the chance to work with when I impulsively quit my day job and decided to launch myself into audiobooks full time. She was also the author I’ve bonded with the most. I think if you printed and stacked our emails back and forth to one another we’d have at least a novella, if not a novel. She lovingly signed books for me and mailed them to me along with a pile of Storm of Ages bookmarks. I feel fortunate to say that my job feels more like play than work most days, and with Ellie’s books I felt that even more so, as I got to read the physical copies while I was all snuggled up on my couch. So even before I officially launched this podcast, and despite the fact that I didn’t want this show to be interview based, I knew I’d have to have Ellie come on the show, not only because she’s an excellent storyteller, but also because I just had so many questions for her… and how fun would it be, I thought, if I recorded the very first conversation we ever had?! [Story: Our conversation is not transcribed… guess you’ll just have to listen =P] [Conclusion:] Ellie and I have a lot in common. Those of you who have been listening from the beginning of this show know that it took me 2 years to bring this podcast to your ears, so I think it’s safe to say that I get in my own way too. So I want to take a moment to thank those of you out there who support us fumbling creative geniuses. If it weren’t for Ellie’s supportive family and friends Storm of Ages might never have been created and what a tragedy that would be! So thank you to Ellie’s Mom, Pop, her brother Tony, Sister in Law Sarah, and at least one of her BFFs Maggie. I’m sure there are many more of you I don’t know by name, but ya’ll are awesome! By supporting Ellie you also ended up supporting me… doesn’t it feel good to know you all are such gracious patrons of the arts? To those of you who haven’t supported us yet, but really want to you can download your free copy of Storm of Ages: Nightmare by clicking the link in the show notes… and even though it’s free for you, Audible still pays us, so you can support us without even having to open your wallet. Again, you can hear the entire first chapter in the very next episode of this podcast right now, so give it a shot… what do you have to lose? Alright, that’s a wrap… thank you for listening!