In July of this year, Joseph McLean Gregory, well-known local author, released on iTunes his latest book, The Hope Diamond, in audio book  format. The audio book was produced by Joseph and Tom Gauger, and narrated by Lisa Stewart . Last week, Joseph learned that the audio book has been nominated in the Grammy Spoken Word Category.

When contacted about the nomination, Joseph was ecstatic. “To be recognized in this category with such great writers and artists is an honor. Sharing my family’s legacy and the history of the Hope Diamond was truly a labor of love and couldn’t have been realized without the hard work and talent of Tom and Lisa” said Gregory. “Throughout the production of this book, all of our efforts were inspired by my great-grandmother, Evalyn Walsh McLean, and her incredible life story…it’s what dreams are made of!”

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