New Podcast Novel from Award-Nominated Author Tee Morris
Date: 21 February 2007 /
Tee Morris challenged both publishing and audiobook conventions in January 2005 by giving away his fantasy novel, Morevi: The Chronicles of Rafe and Askana, as a podcast. Done as a serial, each chapter of the novel was made available to mp3 players everywhere. The co-author of Podcasting for Dummies officially returns to the podcast fiction arena with Billibub Baddings and the Case of the Singing Sword, now playing at TeeMorris.com and Podiobooks.com.
"If Morevi is described as Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon meets Pirates of the Caribbean, then Billibub Baddings is The Lord of the Rings written by Mickey Spillane. Instead of the pirates, sword fights, and swashbuckling adventure of my first podcast, I'm offering an axe-wielding dwarf standing toe-to-toe with the mob in 1929 Chicago."No one in either the hard-boiled detective or high-fantasy genre is safe in Billibub Baddings, and in this production Morris is bringing a few friends along for the ride.
"Billibub Baddings will showcase an international cast, contributing their voices to my novel."His cast includes podcasters Leann Mabry of Tag in the Seam, Paul S. Jenkins of the U.K. podcast Rev Up Review, and Chuck Tomasi of Technorama. Morris' voice talents also include award-nominated authors Scott Sigler (EarthCore, Ancestor), J.C. Hutchins (7th Son), and New Zealand author Pip Ballantine (Chasing the Bard); award-winning author Paul Levinson (The Silk Code) and New York Times Bestseller Tracy Hickman (The Dragonlance novels).
"Podcasting Morevi was a lot of hard work, but it was also a lot of fun. Bringing friends into this production has just stepped everything up a level, and I could not be happier with the end results."Tee Morris launched the Billibub Baddings podcast on St. Valentine's Day, February 14 and is now available on Podiobooks.com, iTunes, Podcast Pickle, Yahoo! Podcasts and other podcast directories. If you can't wait to hear the end, the print version is also available at leading retailers, online in digital formats, or directly from the publisher.
Regarded as a pioneer of podcasting, Tee Morris was the first author to podcast a novel in its entirety and now hosts The Survival Guide to Writing Fantasy, a podcast about marketing and self-promotion for writers. For more information on the author and the Billibub Baddings Mysteries, visit www.teemorris.com or www.dragonmoonpress.com.