SUPERNOVA WAS SUPER-THRILLING!
So fantastic to be narrating the colossal conclusion to Marissa Meyer's latest trilogy.
Added bonus: getting to work with my award-winning buddy, Dan Bittner again!
GIRL POWER ON THE HIGH SEAS!
Voicing Caledonia, the captain of an all-female ship, through her battles for the Bullet seas was epic!
Loved narrating this second book from the SEAFIRE series
by Natalie C. Parker.
FINALE WINS AN EARPHONES AWARD!
"Soler provides a variety of timbres and accents for a growing cast of characters, but where she really shines is in the narrative. The magic, the fear, the betrayal, and especially the heartbreak are all magnified by her skillful narration."
Never Never Land, Wonderland, & Oz---Oh, My!
I had a blast narrating several characters in CHESHIRE CROSSING, the new graphic novel, by Andy Weir and Sarah Andersen.
But getting to voice The Queen of Hearts...was a fairytale!
THIS JOB WAS SUPREME!
As New York City’s first Hispanic federal judge, the third woman and first Hispanic Justice of the United States Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor is an inspiration to so many.
Narrating the story of her life was an absolute honor.
NARRATED PATRICIA WALSH CHADWICK'S HAUNTING MEMOIR.
Dwelling in the cult-like community of The Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary was absolutely heart-breaking.
And I only had to do it for a few days!
"Soler's range allows her to flow seamlessly between the story's unfolding mystery and its romance. Soler captures the mixed emotions of the curious yet doubting half-Latina protagonist. Soler's delivery highlights the poetic aspects of this story and downplays any predictably in Miranda's search for herself and her loved ones."
BOOK CON 2018!
What an amazing day at Bookcon 2018 for the Soler/Graves household.
Not only did Christopher have a huge line of people wanting signed copies of SINNER,
but then both of us performed on a panel for Macmillan Audio
for the Podcast/Narration of SADIE by Courtney Summers.
LEGENDARY BY STEPHANIE GARBER.
Stoked for day 1 of LEGENDARY by Stephanie Garber.
It is sooooo good, guys. I have been waiting for this sequel since I finished the last words of CARAVAL and it doesn't disappoint.
Also...I know something you don't know!
RENEGADES LAUNCH EVENT.
Once again celebrating the magical Marissa Meyer for her latest epic adventure, RENEGADES.
Especially thrilled to be helping launch her event in my hometown!
#Jointherenegades #LoveThatDirtyWater #BostonYou’reMyHome
BEHIND THE SCENES OF NIMONA.
I had so much fun recording the title role in NIMONA by Noelle Stevenson.
Every single monster roar is me, people (just pitched down in editing)! There is no cooler role to get to be than a kickass shape-shifter.
If you haven't read the graphic novel RUN to get a copy and listen to the vocal stylings of Jonathan Davis, Marc Thompson, January LaVoy, Natalie Gold, Peter Bradbury, and David Pittu.
HEARTLESS BY MARISSA MEYER.
This week I recorded Marissa's next thrilling novel, where we get to see how the Queen of Hearts became a head-offing, rose-painting villain.
We also meet the Mad Hatter, Cheshire Cat and other fun ALICE IN WONDERLAND alum – Lunartics will not be disappointed!
Guys, my job really is the best.
2016 ODYSSEY & AUDIE AWARDS WINNER!
"David de Vries, MacLeod Andrews, and Rebecca Soler take listeners from Germany to Pennsylvania to California with distinctive performances that give a sense of place and life to characters struggling with the rise of the Nazi party, the Great Depression, and then WWII itself. A riveting exploration of that which destroys and that which heals."
NEW CARTOON FOR WGBH.
This year is already starting with a bang! I just found out I will be voicing a character in WGBH's newest cartoon project.
WGBH has optioned the rights to PINKALICIOUS, the New York Times bestselling children’s book series by Victoria Kann, and will develop an animated television series for 3- to 8-year-olds.
Curious George executive producer Dorothea Gillim will oversee the production. The book series, which debuted in 2006 and now includes
nearly 40 titles, is published by HarperCollins.
And of course all things lead back to my hometown, Boston.
I grew up watching WGBH, so I could not be more excited!
YERMA workshop at the Huntington Theatre
Blessed to be reunited with the magical Melinda Lopez
as she adapts Lorca's, YERMA.
So excited to get to play with Christina Pumariega and Marianna Basham again.
If I could only be in plays with those two women
for the rest of my life, I'd be a happy gal!
Just finished recording BRUTALITY, the third installment of Ingrid Thoft's detective series set in my hometown of Boston.
It's a wicked-good summer read filled with twists and turns. Grab an iced cold Dunkies, plop down on Nantasket Beach and pop in the earbuds for a fun ride.
Don't forget the SPF!
BACK AT THE HUNTINGTON FOR THE BREAKING GROUND FESTIVAL
Psyched to be reunited with M. Bevin O'Gara (my director from Becoming Cuba) to work on NON-PLAYER CHARACTER by Walt McGough.
It's a dark comedy inspired by #gamergate and
highlights the dark side of the gaming community.
BECOMING CUBA: 1 FAMILIA CUBANA, BUT 3 IRNE NOMINATIONS!!
So proud to announce that my hermana, Christina Pumariega (Best Actress), my hermano, Juan Javier Cardenas (Best Actor) and myself (Best Supporting Actress) were nominated for awards.
Cubans representing in New England, guys!
WITH FRIENDS LIKE THESE: 1ST SEASON SCREENING!
One Year/ One Season screened at the historic SUNSHINE CINEMA in NYC. A celebration of self-funded, self-produced, self-created work.
Here's a shot of me and the show runner/ series lead, CHRISTOPHER GRAVES. (He also happens to be my hunky hubs).
I am one lucky Executive Producer.
Episode 4 of WITH FRIENDS LIKE THESE is wrapped.
Now to get our post-production on.
Here's a candid of Writer/Star - Christopher L. Graves,
Director - Matt Scott, and DP - Jason Whitaker
making it happen.
BECOMING CUBA: REVIEWS!
"Martina, played by an ebullient, Rebecca Soler." BOSTON GLOBE
"Rebecca Soler, as pert, man-hungry Martina, supplies plenty of spark." THEATRE MANIA
"Aided by her younger sister (a Feisty, Rebecca Soler)." BROADWAY WORLD
"OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCES! Martina is played passionately by Rebecca Soler." BERKSHIRE FINE ARTS
"Adela is assisted by a younger sister — Rebecca Soler as the saucy, sassy Martina, full of herself and full of life, not yet ground down by the vagaries of war." BOSTONSTAGES.COM
FA-LA-LA-LA-LA, I'M SELLING PHARMA!
I am back in FRONT of the camera again this week for INVEGA.
There is nothing better than a pre-XMAS commercial booking to make Santa Soler even more generous to all she loves.
**This post may cause the following side-effects: delirium, greasy food cravings & a need to listen to salsa music. If symptoms last longer than 2 days, grab some good Cuban food and a mojito ASAP!
WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS, MY FRIENDS!
ONCE A LOSER cleaned up at the NYC 48 hour Film Project:
Best Film, Best Director, Best Writer, Best Score, Best Performance by an Ensemble & Audience Favorite!
Looks like we might be be heading to CAANES!! (Note to self: up cardio 1000% and remove cheese from diet.)
Episode 2 of WITH FRIENDS LIKE THESE is in the can!
Now to edit, orchestrate, sound design, color correct and ... eat Thanksgiving Dinner.
Check out the view from the swanky set that I secured – yup I am a producing phenom!
OH MY GAWD, IT'S BECKY SOLAH FROM BOSTON!
Before you ask, no you cannot call me Becky...unless you have seen me in my red Sally Jessy Raphael glasses and the Catholic School uniform!
LOYALTY, the debut novel by Ingrid Thoft, was a real treat.
Nothing is more fun than narrating a book set in your hometown.
THE BUTCHER @ THE THEATRE PROJECT
I love working on new plays – especially poignant, smart works that are well written and thought provoking.
Combine that with a cool cast and you have a good night at the theatre.
Support Gwydion Suilebhan's, THE BUTCHER.
PAID TO EAT ICE CREAM?!
SKINNY COW needed an improvising, ice cream
sandwich-eating machine this week. And they got one.
Yes, I ate 40 sandwiches in one day, while chillaxing on a chaise lounge in some shee-shee at home clothes (as my gram used to call them).
Don’t hate, people...It's my job.