Lawson Found, a novel by veteran New Hampshire journalist Roger Wood, is now in the audio-book format. Wood, who used the main character Derek Lawson to mirror his own life, produced and narrated the audiobook for Audible, which will now distribute it there and on Amazon.com.
Wood said that he is pleased that his narrated version of the novel will be available to interested readers.
“It is fairly rare for authors to narrate their writings,” Wood said. “It is more common to hire professional voice artists to put their works into downloadable audio, which can be listened to on computers, smart phones, tablets and other devices. I myself have narrated over 32 audio-books written by writers from all over the world.”
The plot revolves around Derek Lawson, a young adult in the turmoil of the mid 1960s, who finds himself at a crossroads in his life, torn between his unfulfilled love life and his other passion, that of becoming a broadcaster.
Wood says that he hopes listeners will find Derek’s experiences interesting and eventful, sometimes hilarious, at other times reflective. Lawson Found was first written as an e-book, and is available in that format as a download from Amazon.com and B&N.com.
He is also in the editing phase of a second book about Derek Lawson’s roller coaster ride through life, and is starting to write a third, as well. He was asked why he chose his own life to chronicle.
“Urged by other notable authors to write about what you know, I took their advice, and these novels are the result,” he said.
Roger Wood is a 40-year veteran of broadcasting and print, working mainly in news and feature reporting, writing, producing and voicing of content, live and recorded. A graduate of Temple University, he has spent all of his career in New England, and resides in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Wood has won many reporting and news anchoring awards, from Associated Press, United Press International, as well as state and local competitions. He has produced news content for CBS Radio, NPR, public radio networks throughout New England and community station WSCA in his city of residence.
He was an early adopter of podcasting, and serves currently as associate publisher and director of podcasting and multimedia content for the New Hampshire Center for Investigative Journalism. The non-profit, launched in 2015, produces daily stories and podcasts on its website InDepthNH.org