I decided to produce the Henry Rios Mysteries Podcast because I want to bring Rios to life in a different medium and give readers of the book another experience of the stories and the character. Why a podcast? Because unlike TV or film, podcasting is an entertainment platform where there are no corporate gatekeepers deciding whose stories get told. Potentially, it’s a medium where LGBTQ characters and characters of color can occupy center stage and not be not relegated to the margins as in TV and movies.
Season 1 presents Lay Your Sleeping Head, the first novel of the series in an 18-episode audio-drama brought to life by wonderful actors, a skilled director, a brilliant composer and a veteran sound engineer. It was a great joy to work with them. I hope to produce season 2, Carved in Bone, in a slightly different format, as an enhanced audiobook, in 2020.