Thursday, May 26, 2016

Psyched to be a part of this cool new Gundam project! Check out the trailer here:
https://www.facebook.com/gundamglobalportal/videos/1013400838696058/
Hey New Zealanders!!! I'll be at appearing at Armaggeddon Expo from June 4-6!!! Come say HI!!!

http://armageddonexpo.com/nz/

Monday, April 11, 2016

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

Thursday, March 3, 2016

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]

Tuesday, February 16, 2016


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

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Narrating the Sammy Keyes series over the past 15 years or so has been such an honor. So, to get this lovely review is just icing on that cake!

SAMMY KEYES AND THE POWER OF JUSTICE JACK
Earphones Award Winner
by Wendelin Van Draanen | Read by Tara Sands
Children Ages 8+ • 7.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2012
Tara Sands's distinctive narration shows a deep understanding of Sammy Keyes, the multidimensional heroine of this series. Sands is attuned to Sammy's empathy as the young investigator tries to determine whether an eccentric crime fighter in her town is a fake and help her BFFs untangle their relationship problems. Sands's rich portrayal of Sammy's bright and inquisitive nature shines as the middle-school detective seeks a missing woman and the cash that's disappeared with her. Despite the story's many characters, Sands's portrayals are individual and complex, and she deftly transitions between them. In addition, she conveys the author's sly ironic humor and the story's high-speed pacing. New listeners will join in easily, and Sammy's fans will love seeing how she's changing and growing. S.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2016]


http://www.audiofilemagazine.com/reviews/read/103678/


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Thursday, December 10, 2015

Another big THANK YOU to Audiofile Magazine for this sweet review for this sweet children's book...

THE SECRET LIFE OF TUMKIT

by Billy Garrett | Read by Tara Sands

Children Ages 4-6 • 1.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2014

Tara Sands deftly conveys each interaction, whether warm and charming or frightening, with the many animals in this delightful tale. Because rabbit Tumkit is the runt of the litter, he must work hard to survive. His sweet baby voice immediately wins listeners. Sands zestfully portrays the sights, smells, and sounds as Tumkit emerges from his burrow. When he must fend for himself and nearly starves, his fear is evident. Soon Tumkit is rescued by Sands's best creation, Vella, a bossy but wise mockingbird who has a magic berry that will save him. As he thrives, Tumkit meets a croaky frog, a raspy grizzly bear, and a kind deer. The story demonstrates to young listeners that size is no indication of one's potential. S.G.B. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2015]