Author Interview & Book Giveaway: Anything is Possible by Thomas Bahler

Welcome to Author Thomas Bahler.

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’s 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.

If you could travel in a Time Machine would you go back to the past or into the future?
May I split it please between the past (approx 600BC, so I could experience firsthand, the genius of my man ÆSOP) and the future to experience firsthand, his wisdom which has only gained importance and character.

If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you want with you?
My lady, and my children. . . Wait! that’s four…oh well, I’ve always pushed the envelope

What is one book everyone should read?
The Alchemist

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
31 Flavors Praline and Cream

If you could meet one person who has died who would you choose?

Pet Peeves?

Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects?
Yes, the next book following Anything Is Possible which begins where this one ends

Tell us your most rewarding experience since being published.
Working with my team of partners

Favorite Food?
Prime Ribeye Pittsburgh Style

If you were a super hero what would your kryptonite be?
My Agent

If you could have a signed copy of any novel what would it be and why?
The Alchemist – signed by Paulo Coelho – he inspired me to expand my horizons and become an author

You have won one million dollars what is the first thing that you would buy?
An all expense paid trip to Samos, Greece for my family and my team

What TV show/movie/book do you watch/read that you’d be embarrassed to admit?
It is pretty difficult to embarrass me…

Finish the sentence- one book I wish I had written is….
How To Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

Spontaneity or Planning Ahead?
Spontaneity – My instincts have yet to fail me…my plans fail me way too often

What is something people would be surprised to know about you?
That I play the flugelhorn

Anything is Possible: A Tale of Æsop

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.

Giveaway Details
1 Paperback copy open to US & Canada
Ends 2/1/12

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