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Tuesday, March 14, 2017


By Anna Jeffrey/Dixie Cash

Hi, Fellow Readers...

A couple of weeks ago, I released YOU CAN HAVE MY HEART, BUT DON'T TOUCH MY DOG as an audio book. It's available at Amazon and iTunes. You can listen to it on an MP3 player, your phone, your tablet, your laptop or your PC--anywhere you can listen to music. 

If you haven't tried listening to a book read aloud, you should give it a try. I've listened to audio books for many years, all the way back to when they were available only on cassette tapes or CDs. I've often listened to books I've already read and I have never listened to one that I didn't hear something I missed in the reading.

This is the 3rd audio book I' produced. I would love to have all of my book available in audio, but unfortunately, the cost is prohibitive. The performers who do the narration are actors and they draw anywhere from $150 to $500 per hour. The performers who read books written by the heavy hitters in the writing world get more than that.

Audio books can range from 5 or 6 hours to 15-20 hours, so you can see that the costs can add up in a hurry. My plan is to eventually narrate the books myself if I can ever get organized well enough. 

The first audio book I produced was another Dixie Cash book, OUR RED HOT ROMANCE IS LEAVING ME BLUE, read by an actress named Holly Adams.

The prior Dixie Cash books are available as audio books also, but they were produced by the original publisher, Harper-Collins. All of them are for sale at Amazon, and iTunes.

If you aren't familiar with the Dixie Cash books, they are zany comedies with a splash of mystery and romance. 

Soon after the first Dixie Cash book, I produced THE LOVE OF A COWBOY, a romance I wrote as Anna Jeffrey. It's a totally different kind of book in that it is a more or less classic romance novel. It, too, is available at Amazon, and iTunes. ..... So surf over to one of the retail sites and listen to a 3 or 4-minute sample. I'll bet you'll enjoy them.



  1. I love your books, as I've often told you, and think the narrator for YOU CAN HAVE MY HEART BUT DON'T TOUCH MY DOG does an especially good job.

  2. I love audio books. I listen to at least 1 each week. Congratulations on the new release. I really enjoy your Dixie Cash books.

  3. Thank you Caroline and Joan for your support. This books was fun to write and fun to research, plus I watched hours of videos of parrots on YouTube. I think Jake will be a permanent character in future books. I mean, parrots outlive people, so what else can I do with him except give him a role?


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