The Ex Lottery will be featured on the Publisher’s Best Book Hour by the Georgia Radio Reading Service (GaRRS) from December 29, 2014 through January 8, 2015. My novel will be read by Matt Robbins over ten one-hour episodes at 10 o’clock each evening.
I was unaware of GaRRS until Robbins contacted me and asked to read my novel on air. What a wonderful organization! GaRRS is a nonprofit, closed circuit, radio station that broadcasts to the visually impaired and to individuals who are too weak to read or unable to hold a book. For more information about this wonderful program, go to www.garrs.net. If you know someone in Georgia who might benefit from this service, the information is on the website
Robbins is just one of over 500 volunteers working for the radio station. He reads and records novels for listeners. Reading is like breathing to me so I’m glad to learn that there is a group offering this service to those in need. According to the radio station’s website, more than 800,000 people in Georgia alone are legally blind or visually disabled. I was more than happy for my novel to be read to this group, but I did have one concern. I explained to Robbins that my novel contained some “racy” scenes—The Ex Lottery is a contemporary romance, after all. He laughed and told me that listeners had requested Fifty Shades of Grey also so my novel’s content shouldn’t be a problem. The reading of The Ex Lottery begins today. I hope the GaRRS listeners enjoy!