A Few Upcoming Convention Dates

More to announce soon!!!

 

Anime Los Angeles

Jan 27-29

http://www.animelosangeles.org/ala/

 

Not Just Another Comic Con

March 18-19, 2017

Little Rock, AK 

http://www.notjustanothercomiccon.com/

 

PortCon

http://portconmaine.com/site/

Portland, Maine

June 23-25

THANKS AUDIOFILE!!

Big thanks to Audiofile Magazine for these kind reviews! I love both these books so much!

SUGAR
By Deirdre Riordan Hall, Read by Tara Sands

Narrator Tara Sands deftly presents the sad and challenging life of 17-year-old Mercy Legowski-Gracia, who is Puerto Rican and Polish. Nicknamed Sugar because of her size and love of sweets, she lives in New Hampshire in a rundown house with her mother, who’s so obese she can’t leave her bed, and her abusive brother, Skunk. Sands convincingly renders “Mama,” whose bitterness and sarcasm are palpable, and warmly supportive Even Anderson, a new guy at school who befriends her. Skillfully displaying a wide emotional range, Sands portrays many personality types and delivers diverse accents. Being privy to Sugar’s counseling sessions may encourage teens to follow her lead. Listeners will be moved by an unexpected tragedy that Sugar endures while still celebrating her triumph over many obstacles. S.G.B. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine

RED: THE TRUE STORY OF RED RIDING HOOD
By Liesl Shurtliff, Read by Tara Sands

Shurtliff’s fairy-tale retellings (JACK, RUMP) give narrators a fine challenge, and Tara Sands fully takes this one on. When Red’s grandmother becomes gravely ill, she heads out on a quest to find the strongest magic, eternal life, to save her. While Red’s personality is determined and sassy, Goldie, her unexpected and initially unwelcome companion, overflows with an infectious innocence as she babbles every thought that pops into her head. Sands executes this contrast perfectly. The various other storybook characters are also well done, giving the production both depth and whimsy. The disdainful tone of their dwarf guide, the wistful howls of Red’s wolf friend, and the huntsman’s raspy voice—so edged in malice that your hair will curl—will win listeners of all ages. M.F.T. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine

Upcoming Appearances

Hey guys! Here’s my list of upcoming Convention appearances. See you soon!

May 7th
Anime Fan Fest
Somerset, NJ
http://animefanfest.com/

May 14-15
Fanboy Expo
http://fanboyexpo.com/nashville/
Nashville, TN

June 24-26
Fanboy Expo
http://fanboyexpo.com/knoxville/
Knoxville, TN

July 1-4
Florida Supercon
http://floridasupercon.com/
Miami, FL

July 15-17
Hoshicon
Charlotte, NC
http://hoshicon.org/

August 19-21
Matsuricon
http://matsuricon.org/
Columbus, OH

August 26-28
Akaicon
http://akaicon.com/
Nashville, TN

Tiny Piece of Sky Review

Thanks to Audiofile Magazine for the Earphone Award and the generous review!

Click here to check it out


A TINY PIECE OF SKY
Earphones Award Winner
by Shawn K. Stout | Read by Tara Sands, Shawn K. Stout
Children Ages 8+ • 8.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2016

Narrator Tara Sands offers a memorable performance with this story of three sisters, one restaurant, and a possible German spy. During the summer of 1939, things are changing. The Baum family has decided to open a restaurant, which means that youngest sister Frankie is always in the kitchen. When rumors that her father might possibly be a German spy start to circulate, Frankie knows she has to investigate and uncover the truth. Sands deftly portrays spunky Frankie, thoughtful older sister Elizabeth, and energetic middle sister Joan. She ensures that the sisters’ relationship–full of love and occasional frustrations–rings true. She also handles the supporting cast with ease, creating lively and engaging characters, and keeps the tension high as questions arise and tragedy abounds. S.B.T. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2016]

Upcoming Appearances

Here is a list of my upcoming convention appearances! Hope to see you soon! Check the schedule for signing and panel times!
February 20-21
MGA Con
Macon, GA
March 12-13
Fanboy Expo
Lakeland, FL
May 14-15
Fanboy Expo
http://fanboyexpo.com/nashville/
Nashville, TN
June 24-26
Fanboy Expo
Knoxville, TN
August 19-21
Matsuricon
Columbus, OH
August 26-28
Akaicon
Nashville, TN