Authors Matt Dorff and Suzanne Dunn had a unique vision for their newly released novel: “The podcast that’s an audiobook. The audiobook that’s a podcast.”

Dorff and Dunn, under the pseudonym LR Dorn, wrote a novel and an audiobook in the form of a true-crime podcast. One of the main characters, Ryanna Raines, is a podcast host who sleuths out a murder case of a husband and wife in Santa Barbara. The primary suspects are two UC Santa Barbara theater students who tell their side of the story exclusively to Ryanna on her podcast.

On this episode of The Indy, hear from Dorff and Dunn about the release of their novel, their creative writing process and why the audio experience is important to them.

The authors are holding an event at UC Santa Barbara on Saturday, July 15. RSVP with this link.

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