Meet the granddogs!

    October 25, 2020

In this newsletter:

— Happy Thanksgiving!


— Have you ever wanted to know the secrets of an audiobook voice talent?

The Chosen Ones compilation

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wait, wait, Christina, you say in horror — we haven’t even celebrated Halloween yet!

As with so many of you, it’s a year of flexibility in our family, and when everyone was available to gather for Thanksgiving in late October (daughters, son-in-law, and granddogs who have all been in isolation), we grabbed that chance.

But it’s important to pull out all the stops when family is coming, so we’re stocking the house with fresh crab and salmon on top of the usual turkey and dressing and all the sides. As you’ve all probably experienced, it’s tough to get together with friends and family this year, so we intend to celebrate!

Did I know at the time we scheduled this family time that we’d be getting our first freezing temperatures? No. Neither did our younger daughter and her husband who now live in Arizona and are driving our grandpuppies up to visit.

[cover: Peggy Sue]

Penny Sue

[cover: Rocky Eugene]

Rocky Eugene

And while they’re driving for 24 hours, they’ll be listening to a range of audiobooks, including…

Audiobook now available for REVENGE AT BELLA TERRA

I may a little biased, but REVENGE AT BELLA TERRA is one of my favorites. Who doesn’t love a tortured hero, a smart and snappy heroine (who’s an author, no less), and an arranged marriage? If you haven’t read the second book of my Bella Terra series, now you can carve a pumpkin, prepare a turkey, or drive 1500 miles to the Northwest corner of Washington state while listening!

Interview with a Narrator

Have you always wondered what it takes to be an audiobook narrator? What preparation goes into creating an audiobook? I was privileged to choose the narrator for the Bella Terra series, and everything about Khristine Hvam’s intensity and voice acting talents made me think she would be perfect for this romantic suspense series. Before she started she emailed to ask questions about the characters, and I got the idea to interview her and share it with you. Yes, I do ask what you’ve always wanted to know — is it embarrassing to record those love scenes?

Enjoy this interview with voice talent Khristine Hvam!

The Chosen Ones — Together at Last!

For those of you who persist in thinking Halloween is the next holiday , I want to share the good news about The Chosen Ones paranormal romance series. There is an eBook compilation of the first four books that sells for $21.99, a $2.00 savings!

— The Goodreads WRONG ALIBI contest ends October 31. Enter now!

— Thank you to everyone who ordered an autographed copy of WRONG ALIBI from the Poisoned Pen. I’m also autographing books with Washington state bookstore Page 2 Books, and bestselling romantic suspense author Jayne Ann Krentz and I will be hosting each others’ signing sessions. It’s going to be fun!

Both are wonderful, supportive independent bookstores with great reputations and wonderful staff. FYI, all bookstores are expecting massive disruptions in printing and distributing books, so please please order your copies now!

Finally, I made a video about the new special effects Zoom has created. It’s in Beta right now; not everyone has it. But as you can see, this video is the cat’s meow!

Take care and be safe, and Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Halloween, no matter when you celebrate those holidays!


Christina Dodd

New York Times Bestselling Author

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My printable book list sorted by genre/series/in order.

My Books by Series list with clickable covers.

“Never eat more than you can lift.” —Miss Piggy