Thank you Ella for a wonderful write up and sharing my journey as an author.
Are Audiobooks Worth It for Authors?
It’s not enough that Mary Ann Pérez released a paperback, hardcover, and e-book of Running in Heels, her autobiography of grit and grace in the shadows of her mother’s choices and her own abusive marriage. And it’s not enough that she has been visiting book clubs and appearing at book signings around Houston since its release in 2016.
Her audience wants more. They want an audiobook.
But is an audiobook worth the investment for an author?
Some say yes . . .
The popularity of audiobooks is on the rise – and not just with Pérez’s followers. Fifty percent of consumers say they’ve opted for an audiobook in the last year. They like the ease and ability to multi-task. Seventy-seven percent of people say audiobooks help them finish more books.
Advocates of audiobooks point out that… (Read more…)
July 26, 2016 · 8:03 PM
My interview by the talented and fabulous Ella Ritchie of Stellar Communications Houston.
October 13, 2015 · 6:22 AM
I wish to thank Eleanor Parker Sapia for graciously interviewing me and helping me share my message of survival against all odds!
The Writing Life Blog
The Writing Life is pleased to welcome Mary A. Pérez, author of ‘Running in Heels: A Memoir of Grit and Grace’, her debut memoir of the turbulent and uncertain childhood she survived.
Born in the Bronx, raised in Miami, relocated to Houston – Mary is of Puerto Rican descent, a mother to four grown children, “Mimi” to a couple of gorgeous grandchildren, and happily married (the second time around) to a phenomenal man for twenty-one years.
Mary was born to a Puerto Rican immigrant family in the Bronx of New York and moved to Miami, Florida in 1962. Her childhood story played out against the backdrop of constant social change which defined the 1960s and forever altered the landscape for future generations. With political tensions of the time raging during the Vietnam War, there was a personal war within Mary’s own family dominating her life. Her future held little hope…
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