When Vela Roth manifested unstable writing powers, a curriculum of fantasy books with strong heroines taught her to wield her abilities. Then she discovered the forbidden tomes of romance. She has practiced the dark arts of fantasy romance ever since, but uses her magic only for good. She lives in a solar-powered writer’s garret with her familiar, a rescue cat with a missing fang and a big heart.
I am the bookworm daughter of an American father and a Norwegian mother, who grew up in Bahrain and Dubai going to a British school. I spent summers in Norway, and speak Norwegian almost fluently. We moved to Wisconsin for high school, and with the desperation of any teenager, I worked hard to fit in by losing that English accent.
Moving all over the midwest after a BA in theatre, I began in acting in Chicago where I also co-founded a storefront theatre company. Then Ohio, where I continued acting, and designed, taught, and directed in the theatre department at Antioch College. After Yellow Springs, we moved to Dublin, Ireland where I taught improv to kids at the local community center. Next was London, and I retrained and began teaching English as a second language. It was in Washington DC that I discovered audiobook narration, and all my careers came together!
Now we’re back in London, which feels like home. A cultural mutt, whose love of language, words, and books began in childhood, led to a facility with accents, and shaped several careers. Perhaps this is why I’m drawn to memoir, coming of age, and origin stories of all genres. I am dedicated to bringing each book to life with authenticity and true to the author’s vision.
_A student of neuroscience and speech pathology, Kale has translated his understanding of human behavior and vocal performance into a career in storytelling. His classical training and versatility with dialects have helped to create distinct and varied characters across many genres. In addition to narrating over 250 audiobooks under various names, Kale has been seen and heard on film, television, video games, and stages in New York City and across the country. When not in the booth, you can find him buried in genealogy research._