Actress Emily Gray grew up in a military family moving to locations around England. She remembers mimicking the regional accents from each locale as a way to blend in with new friends. Stories either invented by her mother or read aloud as a family were always part of her life. Emily could easily relate to Nancy Springer’s ROWAN HOOD, daughter of Robin Hood. Emily’s first audiobook, MASQUERADE by Walter Satterthwait, came about in 2001 when her husband Matthew was a sound engineer at Recorded Books studios in New York. Lately, we’ve heard Emily bring alive the adventures of Becky Bloomwood in Sophie Kinsella’s Shopaholic series. In this issue we celebrate Emily’s work in SOMETHING ROTTEN by Jasper Fforde. Two years ago Emily and her husband started the Classics Acting Company in Dallas where she’s appearing in “The Cherry Orchard” this spring.