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I'd offered some of my fics as possibilities for the [livejournal.com profile] hp_podfic_fest, but I had no idea that anyone was recording Beekeeping until today, when to my surprise and delight this beautiful recording by [livejournal.com profile] semperfiona was posted to open the fest! It's such an honor that someone would take the time and care to make a podfic of my work, and she's done a terrific job - I especially love how she reads the dialogue. And she found and put in the music! There are scraps of songs in it, as well as the Malawian national anthem, and she put them in! I teared up when I heard the instrumental bits of it between scenes.

This fic has had fewer readers than my others, but it's close to my heart. Harry's job, home and cat in Malawi (though not, alas, his romance with Draco) are all based on the ones I had there. I was living there when book 7 came out, and I reread the whole series there while I waited for it. (There were enough Peace Corps volunteers who'd been sent copies from home that it made the rounds.) This fic was the first one I began to write (though not the first I finished), after I came home, stumbled into fandom, and got inspired reading H/D Travel Fair fics.

And maybe after this a few more people will know a little more about Malawi, "the warm heart of Africa."

Thank you, [livejournal.com profile] semperfiona, so much. Zikomo kwabasi.
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