Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick 033: A Reading From My Latest Work of Fiction
This episode of Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick, I’m pleased to offer a brief reading from my latest work of fiction, “The Perfumed Air at Kwaanantag Bay,” a tale of the Shaper’s World Cycle. The release date for this novelette is April 6, 2021, but if you’re reading this before then, I hope you’ll place your pre-order right now!
The reading is not an excerpt from the upcoming audiobook edition, but rather just something I produced to give you a taste of the novelette. I hope it entices you to pre-order (or, if it’s after April 6, 2021, purchase) this intimate, character-driven fantasy story.
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- “The Perfumed Air at Kwaanantag Bay” is my latest work of fiction: a novelette set in my Shaper’s World storyworld. Click here to pre-order the novelette from Amazon and receive it automatically on April 6, 2021! Why pre-order? When you do, you won’t be charged until April 6, but those sales will count toward the e-book’s ranking in its various categories on Amazon. Help “The Perfumed Air at Kwaanantag Bay” make a splash right out of the gate! Thanks!
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The opening theme song of Sonitotum is “Anastasia” written, performed, and recorded by yours truly, Matthew Wayne Selznick. You can hear or buy the full song on YouTube, Spotify, Amazon.com, iTunes, or just about anywhere you can buy or stream music online.
The closing and interstitial music is a little ditty I call “Gwinton,” also by yours truly, Matthew Wayne Selznick. It’s super-short and really just a looping thing, so it’s not available outside of the show.
On both songs, I play a 1972 Gibson Ripper bass guitar and a Fender “Bullet” Squire electric guitar. On “Anastasia,” the drums are performed on an Akai Professional MPD218 MIDI drum pad controller. For “Gwinton,” the drums are royalty-free loops found in the excellent Mixcraft Pro Studio software, which was also used to record, mix, and master both “Anastasia” and “Gwinton.”
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