I was thrilled when Brilliance Audio bought the audio rights to Neil Armstrong is my Uncle and Other Lies Muscle Man McGinty Told Me, and I've been anxiously searching their website for news of who's going to narrate my story. Last Sunday, I searched the sight and noticed they listed Emily Bauer as the person reading.
I did some quick research. Using all my librarian skills, I scoured the web for information. Okay, it wasn't really hard. Emily has her own website.
Here's a brief bio on Emily Bauer. She's performed in regional theater, Broadway and European National Tours as well as television, film and soap operas. She's in demand and highly-regarded as a voice over artist. You can hear Emily's voice on cartoons, commercials, networks, toys, video games and of course, audio books. If that's not enough, she teaches acting too.
I was so excited, I sent her a quick email. The very next morning, she gave me a call. She was at the studio with her director, and they were getting ready to do the recording of my book. After talking for a few minutes, I was certain the novel was in good hands. Emily and the director, Lisa, really got my story.
Lisa invited me to call back during my lunch hour. So that afternoon, I left work, jumped into my car, found a quiet spot on the side of the road, and called in. Lisa held the phone up so I could hear Emily read.
Emily was amazing! She was exactly what I thought the character should be. She sounded like a feisty eleven-year-old. I loved it.
I wish I could describe what it feels like to be sitting on the side of the road in a New Jersey town, listening on the phone to someone reading the words from your very first novel. I was so overwhelmed, I cried.
Every once in a while, you get to have a perfect day!