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Meet The Talented
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The founder, creative director, and talent of Bluebird Audio, LLC. I work with traditional publishers and indie authors to bring their audiobooks to life with dynamic storytelling. I am a SAG-AFTRA Audiobook Narrator based in Kansas City specializing in YA, Sweet Romance, Cozy Mysteries, and Non-Fiction. I also love anything Sci-Fi/Fantasy. I work out of my StudioBricks OnePlus VO Edition professional home studio in Kansas City and have narrated almost 50 books since June 2020.
I began listening to audiobooks in the early 2000s and have dreamed about becoming a Narrator for years. Inspired by other Narrators and my own life circumstances, I made the move into audiobooks in 2020.
Hispano by blood, Midwestern by upbringing, I have a unique cultural heritage, not quite fitting into traditional molds, but rather "ni de aquí ni de allá". To learn more about my Hispano background, check out this interview with Dr. John Nieto-Philips:
FUN FAQS ABOUT ANDY
Crocheter & Knitter
Creator of Organic Product Line
True Crime Fan
I have a background in vocal performance (contralto) singing in ensembles and choirs. I was also a competitive monologue performer and have done training in long-form narration. For coaching, I completed Sean Pratt's intensive Non-Fiction program (#GingerYodaDojo). I've spent many coaching sessions with Shannon Parks and PJ Ochlan and have also coached with Tanya Eby, Karen White, and Andi Arndt. I've also participated in two rounds of the Deyan Masterclass series and APA Speed Dating. Additionally, I graduated from Elise Arsenault's programs: The Great Audiobook Adventure, Momentum Club, and Power Group.
I am an Enneagram 7 (also called "The Enthusiast") and an ESFP-a ("The Entertainer") on the MBTI. I'm an extrovert with tons of energy and have never met a stranger.
As a "Jack of all Trades", I have tons of random knowledge, making me excel on trivia teams! I love playing tabletop games, cards, and online gaming. In fact, my online gaming community is part of my support system, and even joins as I narrate live on my private Discord server.
I also narrate live on TikTok, Discord, and YouTube. I'm also very active on most social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, Clubhouse, LinkedIn, and Twitter.
In a former life, I worked as a Paralegal (because I grew up watching Law & Order and thought it would be like the show---It.Was.Not--; then I became an assistant cruise ship director for Carnival Cruise Lines (which was a blast!) followed by short career stunts as a wedding planner, caterer, and matchmaker. I've spent a lot of time over the years as a conference organizer and in sales (which I love). I was also a Director of B2B (business development) and specialized in branding, marketing, and social media, in addition to my decade-long career as mental health therapist and addictions counselor (where I worked in a variety of settings over the years including: prison, rehab, outpatient, psychiatric hospital, private practice, etc.).
I have diverse interests in everything from sports (I was a college athlete--volleyball and cheerleading--plus I love the NFL #GoChiefs), to fishing to opera to DIY crafting. In undergrad my sorority was Alpha Gamma Delta, and in grad school I was in numerous honor societies.
I am truly the most random, does-not-fit-in-a-box person, but that's okay because I am 100% genuinely and unapologetically me.
I look forward to working with you! Click on the "Book Andy" tab, submit an inquiry, or email me directly to connect.
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STUDIO & GEAR INFO
Studio: StudioBricks OnePlus VO Edition Professional Home Studio
Microphone: Telefunken TF47 Large Diaphragm Condenser Tube Mic
Audio Interface: PreSonus Studio Channel & PreSonus Studio 26c
Headphone: Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro & Sony MDR7506
Cables: Mogami Gold STUDIO-25 XLR Microphone Cable,
Software and DAW: Studio One & iZotope RX8 Standard
Computer: HP Pavilion x360 Convertible 14m Intel Core ™ Windows 10 & HP Desktop Monitor
StudioBricks OnePlus VO Edition
OnePlus VO Editio
THE PROOF IS IN THE REVIEWS! SEE WHAT LISTENERS HAVE TO SAY
OVER 4.68/5.00 RATING AVERAGE
ANDY GARCIA - RUSE
"Great taste of what is to come"
Andy Garcia-Ruse is Tinsley and she is fantastic! New to me, I was excited to hear a new adult voice that is realistic in its emotional pull, drawing me in and keeping me engaged. She easily transitions between characters with distinguishing voices and the performance is amazing!
"Loved this story!"
The narrator had the perfect voice for the story and combined with the author's writing style, I was immediately cast into the fantasy world, journeying alongside Clara, and her bitter step-sister, Griselda.
"Unbelievably engrossing tale!"
This story was FLAWLESSLY narrated by Andy Garcia-Ruse. She does a PHENOMENAL job performing each character to perfection! Her haunting voice only upped the ante on this beautifully wrought tale!!! Can’t wait for the next in the series!!!
“Never have I been so glued to an audiobook!”
Andy Garcia-Ruse was phenomenal as the narrator. She invoked all the emotion the author poured into this story. I cannot wait to dive into the remainder of the books in the series.
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"The Author's Guide to Audiobooks"
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