Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Just Released Novel, Anything is Possible, By Thomas Bähler


Click here to read an excerpt from the book.

Thomas Bähler has just released his first novel, Anything Is Possible.  This inspiring and heartwarming story follows the life of Æsop.  For centuries the world has studied Æsop’s Fables.  Whether you’ve read The Tortoise and the Hare, The Lion and the Mouse, The Goose Who Laid the Golden Eggs or so many others, we have all enjoyed the magic of his words.  But it may come as a surprise to learn that Æsop was, for much of his life, a slave.  A beautiful, richly wrought story, it re-imagines the life of the great storyteller, Æsop.  Born a slave in the house of Theseus, Æsop understands early on that though the world may see him as a slave, in his heart he is free.

Through countless hardships, cruel masters and the loss of everything he loves, Æsop holds fast to those immortal words his mother taught him and finally finds a way to achieve his dreams of Freedom.  So rarely does a story like this cross our paths, with such a perfect message for these difficult times.  Powerful though simple, it is a profoundly inspirational tale that teaches us… Anything is Possible

About the Author:

Thomas Bähler has enjoyed a career in entertainment that few can claim. He has had the privilege of working with numerous icons of our time. He was both Music Supervisor and Executive Producer of the soundtrack album for “The Color Purple”, working with Oprah Winfrey and Whoopi Goldberg, directed by Steven Spielberg and produced by Quincy Jones. He was both lyricist and composer for Michael Jackson’s She’s Out of My Life, as well as Michael’s principle vocal arranger throughout his career. He composed, again both lyrically and musically, The American Dream for Barry Levinson’s “Wag the Dog, starring Robert DeNiro and Dustin Hoffman.

Thomas served as Creative Director at Radio City Music Hall, and for numerous Super Bowl Half Time Shows, and also composed the music for Siegfried and Roy’s thirteen-year sold-out show at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas. He served as Music Director and Producer for many Diana Ross events, including her television special Red Hot and Blues, as well as for her appearance in the opening of World Cup 1994. Thomas provided voices and vocal arrangements for Barbra Streisand, and was also chosen as vocal arranger for Billy Joel’s album Innocent Man.

Thomas’ long history of collaboration with Quincy Jones reached a new level when he was asked to be Associate Producer and Vocal Arranger for We Are The World, which reunited him with many artists with whom he had worked as a singer, arranger and/or producer, such as Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Tina Turner and Billy Joel and Bette Midler.

Thomas has composed music for countless television shows and films. His score for The Object of Beauty, starring John Malkovich and Andie MacDowell garnered much critical acclaim. He has received the coveted Alumni Merit Award from the University of Southern California, and was also honored by his Alma Mater’s Thornton School of Music with a Special Commendation Award. He served a vocal consultant and music conductor for the movie The Wiz, and  also served in that capacity  with  the added moniker of Music Director for many events sponsored by the White House, including America’s Millennium, Points of Light  and President Clinton’s Inaugural Concert. Thomas has also served as Music Director and arranger for The Kennedy Center Honors”. Thomas penned another hit record for Cher entitled “Living In A House Divided”, and Nora Ephron chose his song “Cowboy Reggae” to introduce John Travolta on-screen in her movie “Michael”.

Thomas’s  novel “ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE, A Tale of ÆSOP”, has been endorsed by Quincy Jones.

Disclosure:  I was not compensated in any way for this post.

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