Meeting Raquel Gliss, the voice behind Courage of the Heart

Hello, today voice actress Raquel Gliss is joining me in the Potpourri Parlor.

 Raquel recently did a superb job of recording my novel Courage of the Heart. Thanks Raquel, I gave a listen to the audio book and wow, that opening scene sure sounds steamy!

CotH audio

Have a cup of cappuccino and let’s introduce you to your fans, Raquel.

What three words do you think describe you as a human being?

Smart, creative, positive

How would others describe you?

Smart, creative, positive, sexy

Please tell us what you are most passionate about.

I am passionate about dancing, acting, yoga and other creative endeavors.  I am passionate about spending time on my boat with my boyfriend.  I am passionate about raising my teenage daughter.

Do you have any pets? If so, introduce us to them.

I have 3 cats, Benson, Sierra and Billy.  Benson is 21 years old!  Billy is an orange tabby who acts like a puppy and follows me everywhere.  Sierra is a very neurotic female cat who likes to steal everyone’s food.

Do you prefer fiction or non-fiction?

I love both!  I particularly like historical novels and “self help” type books.

How many books are in your office or home?

Most of my books are on Kindle now!

When you were a child, what was your most treasured type of story or book?

I used to love fiction about the Pioneers.  Little House on the Prairie was probably my favorite series.

Has someone been instrumental in inspiring you as a voice actor?

My father, who passed away 5 years ago, was definitely instrumental.  He worked in advertising.  He encouraged me to take acting lessons and signed me up with a casting agency to do commercials when I was 8.  I landed the part of the voice of “Lucy” in the Peanuts cartoons when I was 9.

Can you describe your recording studio?

I have a home studio in my closet with padded walls!

What reaction do you get from strangers when you tell them you are a voice actor?

They love to hear more, especially when I tell them about acting as “Lucy” and then the revival of my career when I became an adult.

What other projects have you worked on and where can customers buy them?

I have done several commercials through Stars Agency in San Francisco, and also several audiobooks which can be found on Audible either at:  or

Tell us about your background. Are you a full-time voice actress?

I am a mom and a real estate agent.  I also do some acting work with a hospital in their “Standardized Patient Program” where I play a sick person to assist medical students in their training.

What do you do to unwind and relax?

Yoga and dance.

Do you use a pseudonym? Why did you choose it?

Yes, Raquel Gliss is a pseudonym.  I decided to take it on to take on more romantic and erotic projects, so I could have more freedom and not mix with my work as a real estate broker and mom.

Can you tell us where to find more information about you? Do you have a website or a blog?

To hear samples by Raquel Gliss, please check out my page on ACX:, and  you can also check out my work under my real name at and .

Where can readers reach you?

What do you like most about narrating audio books?

I love reading aloud and have read to my daughter since she was little.  I actually read the entire “Harry Potter” series to her aloud.  I enjoy the acting challenge of playing different characters including men.

Do you have anything that you would like to say to your readers?

Your fantasies can be your reality.  Discover your creativity and indulge in your imagination!