Current Projects

 

 

For BookCon 2015 at the Javits Center in NY Recorded Books made Narrator Trading Cards.  This was mine.

 

The Callahan Cousin Series by Elizabeth Doyle Carey

Book 1 of the Callahan Cousins series by Elizabeth Doyle Carey

Book 2 of the Callahan Cousins series by Elizabeth Doyle Carey

Book 3 of the Callahan Cousins Series by Elizabeth Doyle Carey

Book 4 of the Callahan Cousins Series by Elizabeth Doyle Carey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REVIEW from AudioFile Magazine:

This charming, old-fashioned girl’s story is perfectly suited to put young listeners in the mood for summer vacation. Four 12-year-old cousins follow the family tradition of having a parentless summer on Gulf Island, off the coast of Maine, where they stay with their grandmother. Stina Nielson manages each girl’s distinctive personality skillfully and does an especially convincing Irish accent for cousin Neeve. A subplot of the book has the cousins in a rivalry with another family to plant a flag on an island, but mainly this is a story about sailing, swimming, picnicking, and comradeship. Nielsen conveys this upbeat and cheery story with subdued enthusiasm that is a perfect fit. D.G. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/ JUL 06]

http://www.audiofilemagazine.com/reviews/read/23743/

The Land of Shining Water Series by Tracie Peterson

Book one from Tracie Peterson’s Land of Shining Water series, THE ICECUTTER’S DAUGHTER was nominated for an Audie Award.

REVIEW of THE MINER’S LADY Land of Shining Water #3) from AudioFile Magazine:

Family feuds and forbidden romance combine in this gentle listen. The Panettas and Calarcos have been enemies for years. When Chantel Panetta’s sister becomes involved with Orlando Calarco, Chantel tries to stop their romance but knows there’s no hope. Narrator Stina Nielsen offers an overall soothing pace but adds tension to the narration when the families are faced with accidents and tragedy. She seamlessly blends Italian accents, giving charm to the characters. The production is crisp and clear, and Nielsen’s narration is relaxing and enjoyable–perfect for listeners of inspirational romance. S.B.T. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2014]

http://www.audiofilemagazine.com/reviews/read/86581/

Nominated for an Audie Award

 

 

The Amish Vines & Orchards Series by Cindy Woodsmall

 

Book 1 in Cindy Woodsmall’s Amish Vines & Orchards series

Book 2 of Cindy Woodsmall’s Amish Vines & Orchards series.

book 3 of Cindy Woodsmall’s Amish Vines & Orchards series.

Book 4 of Cindy Woodsmall’s Amish Vines & Orchards series.

 

“The Enchanted Life of Adam Hope” by Rhonda Riley

The Enchanted Life of Adam Hope by Rhonda Riley for Harper Audio.

Review from AudioFile Magazine Nov ’13:

At the end of WWII, Evelyn Roe is living alone, farming her aunt’s North Carolina land. After a flood, Evelyn rescues a man she finds buried in the mud. Stina Nielsen uses a Southern accent to recount the story of the mysterious Adam, who becomes Evelyn’s husband. Elements of this tale are drawn from the biblical Creation story. Nielsen delivers the story steadily, enticing the listener to savor the descriptions of farming, life, and love. Nielsen uses subtle variations of tone and inflection to differentiate the characters, especially Adam. As Adam evolves, Evelyn must protect his secret–until the day she begins to recount this unusual tale for her children. M.B.K. © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2013]

http://www.audiofilemagazine.com/reviews/read/82223/

 

“Princess Posey and the Next-Door Dog” by Stephanie Greene

Princess Posey and the Next-Door Dog

July 2013…

July 2013… Princess Posey and the Next-Door Dog by Stephanie Greene for Recorded Books, LLC.

Although no one else knows, Posey has been afraid of dogs ever since she was knocked down by a big dog when she was tiny. Whenever Posey feels challenged, she dresses in her
princess outfit featuring a pink tutu. When she hears loud barks coming from the new neighbor’s yard and decides to meet the dog, she dresses appropriately to help overcome her fear. Posey successfully rises to the occasion – with a little support from her clothing.

This early chapter book is practically perfect. The text is understanding of a child’s viewpoint without being patronizing. The print is large with generous white space between the lines and around the pages. The soft pencil illustrations are humorous. This is just one of a fine series of gentle adventures.

“Secrets From The Past” by Barbara Taylor Bradford

Secrets From the Past

April 2013… Barbara Taylor Bradford’s Secrets From The Past for Macmillan Audio

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author comes a powerful and emotional novel about one woman’s quest to uncover long-buried secrets about her family–secrets she will stop at nothing to uncover, no matter the consequences. At thirty, American photojournalist Serena Stone has already made a name for herself with her unique and dramatic coverage of wars in the Middle East, following in her famous father’s footsteps. But after his unexpected death in France, she ends her job at the renowned photo news agency, weary of years of danger. Leaving the front lines behind, Serena returns to New York where she starts work on a biography of her celebrated father. When Serena discovers that her former lover Zachary North is in trouble overseas, she’s forced to leave the safety of her new life, and head back to a place she was trying to escape…and her life will never be the same again. As she brings Zac back to health in Venice, she discovers a shocking secret in the archives of her late father’s work. It is a secret that will propel her back to war-torn Libya, risking her life looking for clues that she hopes will piece together the mystery surrounding her parents’ marriage and the part of their life together that she never knew.

Well-kept secrets, passionate love, obsession, betrayal, redemption, and the power of the past to control the future propel Secrets from the Past, the explosive new novel from The New York Times bestselling author Barbara Taylor Bradford

“The Unfaithful Queen” by Carolly Erickson

Cover Art - The Unfaithful Queen by Carolly Erikson

Dec 2012…


December 2012…The Unfaithful Queen by Carolly Erikson for Macmillan Audio.

Amid the turbulent, faction-ridden late reign of the fearsome Henry, eager high-spirited Catherine Howard caught the king’s eye—but not before she had been the sensual plaything of at least three other men. Ignorant of her past, seeing only her youthful exuberance and believing that she could make him happy, he married her—only to discover, too late, that her heart belonged to his gentleman usher Tom Culpeper.

As the net of court intrigue tightens around her, and with the Tudor succession yet again in peril because of Prince Edward’s severe illness, Queen Catherine struggles to give the angry, bloated and impotent king a son. But when her relations turn against her, she finds herself doomed, just as her cousin Anne Boleyn was, to face the executioner.

The Unfaithful Queen lays bare the dark underbelly of the Tudor court, with its sugared rivalries and bitter struggles for power, where a girl of noble family could find herself sent to labor among the turnspits in the kitchens or—should fortune favor her—be exalted to the throne.

Recording “Courting Cate” by Leslie Gould

November 2012

Today I begin recording Courting Cate by Leslie Gould at Recorded Books, LLC.

 

When Amish farmer Pete Treger moves to Paradise Township, Pennsylvania, seeking a better life, he meets sisters Cate and Betsy Miller. Both are beautiful, but older sister Cate is known more for her sharp tongue and fiery temper than her striking appearance. Betsy, on the other hand, is sweet and flirty–and seems to have attracted most of the bachelors in Lancaster County!

However, the sisters’ wealthy father has made one hard and fast rule: elder sister must marry first, before the younger can even start courting. Unfortunately for poor Betsy, and for the men who want to court her, her older sister, Cate, doesn’t have any suitors–until Pete comes to town, that is.

Though he finds both sisters attractive, something about Cate’s feisty demeanor appeals to him. Soon the other bachelors in the district convince Pete to court Cate. She hardly seems receptive to his overtures, though. Instead, she’s immediately suspicious of his interest.

“Whispers in the Wind” by Lauraine Snelling

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Whispers in the Wind at amazon.com

Listen to an excerpt of Book 2 of Lauraine Snelling’s Wild West Wind series, Whispers in the Wind produced by Recorded Books, LLC

From the Dust jacket:  After fleeing North Dakota and the now defunct Wild West Show, Cassie Lockwood and her companions have finally found the hidden valley in South Dakota where her father had dreamed of putting down roots. But to her dismay, she discovers a ranch already built on her land.Cassie’s arrival surprises Mavis Engstrom and forces her to reveal secrets she’s kept hidden for years. Her son Ransom is suspicious of Cassie and questions the validity of her claim to the valley. But Lucas Engstrom decides from the start that he is in love with her and wants to marry her.Will Cassie be able to build a home on the Bar E Ranch and fulfill her father’s dream of raising horses, or will she be forced to return to the itinerant life of her past?

Book 3 of Lauraine Snelling’s Wild West Wind series.

Book 1 of Lauraine Snelling’s Wild West Wind Series