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What's New:

Miserere is now available at Audible.

My short story "Naked the Night Sings" is only one of the many fine stories in the urban fantasy anthology Manifesto: UF, edited by Tim Marquitz and Tyson Mauermann, Angelic Knight Press, 2013.

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"Filled with show me now and tell me later prose, [Miserere] was one of the finest debuts of 2011 and remains a novel that I remember details from nearly three years later." Justin Landon, Tor.com

Download an excerpt of Miserere here

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Monday
May092011

Miserere Book Trailer

As book trailers go, I don't think it will win any awards, but I did the best I could, and I'm pleased with it. I think the images and music set the right tone for the novel, and I guess that's what book trailers are all about.

My daughter, Rhi Reeder, helped me pick the music and get the beats to flow with the slides.

I certainly learned a lot. I now know how to loop .wav files, and I even inserted a two frame movie into part of it. In case you're wondering, I used PowerPoint 2010 to create the transitions and the slides. PowerPoint 2010 has a way to convert the file to a movie. I spent a great deal of time in a photoshop program that I have, picking the right RGBs of color for the text boxes. I also used the photo program to doctor the images.

Of course, having fabulous cover art didn't hurt the process any at all.

What do you think about book trailers? Have you done one for your novel? Do you intend to do one? Have you ever been enticed to buy a book based on the trailer?

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Reader Comments (13)

Teresa- I love that music! It's appropriately creepy- great job. It's harder than it looks to create a book trailer, and you did great!

I'm not sure that I've ever bought a book from a book trailer, but I haven't seen a lot of them, actually. Just for books I already knew I wanted-like Nightshade City, Tender Graces, etc. Authors I know on FB or blogs, so their trailers were magically in front of me.

May 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKelly Bryson

Hey, Kelly, thanks!

I think the hardest thing was coming up with a storyboard and images. After that, it kind of fell together!

May 9, 2011 | Registered CommenterT. Frohock

Great trailer! I love the music and images. :)

May 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer McFadden

Thanks, Jennifer!

May 9, 2011 | Registered CommenterT. Frohock

Love the book trailer! REally well done! The books seems amazing. Can't to read your teaser chapters, Teresa!

May 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer Neri

Thanks, Jennifer! The people who have read them have really said nice things to me. I hope you enjoy them too.

May 10, 2011 | Registered CommenterT. Frohock

Very exciting, Teresa. I also love the music and transitions -- it definitely has me intrigued about the book. July is coming up quickly! Best to you~

May 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda Hoving

I rummaged a bit through the "Fantasy Book Critic" blog and stumbled over his Robert Thompsons' post about your book there. After reading the post and viewing your video, I instantly ordered it at a German bookseller.

I very much liked the music to the video. Is there any chance to lay a hand on this music title. I am a rpg gamer and I would love if I could use it on my rpg sessions.

July 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNic

Absolutely, Nic, (and thanks for the kind words on the trailer)

I purchased the track from iStock.com. The title of the track is "It's Coming", and the number is: 0000085272201 Wav44100.

I used Audacity to loop the track.

Hopefully that will help you track it down. I don't have much more info other than that, but if you need more, feel free to email me via the link in the sidebar and I'll do what I can to help. Finding music is a real trial and error process (drives me crazy!).

That would be a cool track to having going during your rpg games! Good luck with it! And I hope you enjoy MISERERE.

T

July 5, 2011 | Registered CommenterT. Frohock

Thank you for the quick reply Teresa!

It will take about 4 weeks 'till I can lay my hands on MISERERE. Deliveries over the "big pond" will take that long unfortunately.

But I will give you feedback when I have read it. (If you want to have feedback ;-) )

Just tell me where...

July 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNic

Well, that's not a fun wait! Sorry it takes so long to get your way.

I'm always looking for feedback and you can leave it anywhere here on my blog and I'll see it. Or you can send me an email. Either way works. ;-)

Thanks again for stopping by and I hope the music works for you!

July 5, 2011 | Registered CommenterT. Frohock
Hello Teresa,

my copy of the book arrived earlier then I expected. I got it on monday this week, and finished it today (friday).

I liked it very much. It's an fantastic book.

The mixture ranging from fantasy to religious content fascinated me, and I think the idea alone / the backbone of the story: angels, the fallen, the "4" worlds, the foundlings and the Katharoi, is unique.
It has the right pacing, it is enthralling, it's lively...short I couldn't put it down 'till I was finished.

Will there be another book / story from you that will play in woerld / this setting?
July 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNic
Hi, Nic! Thank you so much and I'm so glad you enjoyed Miserere.

I do have three more books planned for the series; one for each season, so I hope we will be visiting Woerld again.

Thanks so much for taking the time to let me know that you liked it!
July 23, 2011 | Registered CommenterT. Frohock
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