Jordan Riley Swan, Hero Bowen
Narrators: Hillary Huber, Anthony Mark Barrow, Michael Crouch, Sarah Mollo-Christensen, Erin Spencer, Graham Halstead, Andrew Eiden, P.J. Ochlan, Peter Berkrot, Ray Porter, Adenrele Ojo, Andi Arndt
Length: 10 hours 17 minutes
Publisher: Story Garden⎮2021
Genre: Mystery
Release date: Mar. 10, 2021
Synopsis: These actors are going to steal more than the show. 
This full-cast audiobook, featuring 11 different voice actors, and narrated by Hillary Huber, take on the roles of the Tandem Players, a group of community theater actors that love their community theater almost as much as they love the sweet old landlady who gave them a home to perform their plays in over the years. But when she passes away, and the will that was to leave the Broadtown Theater to the acting troupe disappears, they don’t even have time to mourn their loss. Her son comes in like a wrecking ball, brandishing a 20-year-old will and an ultimatum: leave, or be buried under the rubble when he has the place demolished. 
The ragtag group of actors – a street magician, a former stuntwoman, an IT student, an FX specialist, a leading man, and their stage manager – will have to pool their talents and steal the will back. And they’ll have to act fast, because the next wrecking ball that swings in is going to be a real one.
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Author Interview –

Jordan Riley Swan
Jordan Riley Swan is a wild word hunter living in the far and dangerous reaches of rural Ohio. He spends his nights tracking down big-game stories, capturing them in paper cages, and training them to be better tales.
He would like to list a cavalcade of awards and best selling titles into this bio, but alas he only has two books in the field as of yet and was always a late bloomer…
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  1. If you had the power to time travel, would you use it? If yes, when and where would you go? 

To quote Beverly Jenkins “I’ve seen enough time travel movies to know you don’t ever go screwing around in your past lest you want to end up married to your grandparent or something.” So, thats a hard no for me. LOL

  1. If this title were being made into a TV series or movie, who would you cast to play the  primary roles? 

I would just cast a group of complete unknowns, but only ones who have done community theater. The result is either going to be spectacular or a train wreck. Either way it’ll be entertaining.

  1. What do you say to those who view listening to audiobooks as “cheating” or as inferior to “real reading”?

I’ve never met someone who has said that. Perhaps I keep better company. hahahaha

  1. How did you celebrate after finishing this novel? 

Got on a zoom meeting with my co-writer Hero Bowen and our editor Diane Callahan and toasted with non-alcoholic champagne. 

  1. What gets you out of a writing slump? What about a reading slump?

For a writing slump you sometimes just have to walk away altogether for a while. Let your back of brain mind work out the kinks. Everybody deserves some rest, including the little monkeys in the back of your head hammering away on all those keyboards trying to come up with the next Shakespeare sonnet.

  1. In your opinion, what are the pros and cons of writing a stand-alone novel vs. writing a series?

As a self published author I can’t afford to do a stand-alone novel. We live and die in the series. We have to be willing to lose all kinds of money on book one just to get noticed so we can (hopefully) get the read through into book two onwards. I wrote one stand alone novel and will never see it make enough money to pay for the cover let alone the editing and marketing. But it was a hearts book so I’ll excuse its underperformance. 

The biggest con to that is there are several stories I have that only make sense as one off books. They will never get written as i can’t afford to do that more than once. Would one of those stand alones be a major success? Maybe, If I had the resources of distribution that only comes with being traditionally published… so maybe I’ll eventually try and be Hybrid just so some of these smaller stories can make their way out of me.

  1. Have any of your characters ever appeared in your dreams?
  2. What’s your favorite:
    1. Food
    2.  Song
    3.  Book
    4. Television show 
    5. Movie
    6.  Band
    7.  Sports team
    8.  City

Hmmm, are you trying to crack my online account passwords or something? These seem like questions my bank would ask if i lose my passwords… Hahaha

  1. Are any of those things referenced in appearance in your work? 
  2. What bits of advice would you give to aspiring authors?

You should always be learning craft. And it’s never too late to publish your first book. I was forty-five before I debuted my first novel (which I self-published and then had to take down again as I realized it was too soon to publish it and needed to work on my craft a WHOLE lot more).

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