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Heather Simms

Heather Simms

Heather Simms has appeared in many films, including Stream, Broken Flowers, Head of State, You Belong to Me, and The Nanny Diaries.  She has appeared on several episodes of The Good Wife, Law & Order, As the World Turns, and Friends.  She played the role of Denise Robinson in the Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas computer and video game and lent her voice to the video game Red Dead Revolver.  Along with Chadwick Boseman, Simms read Kalisha Buckhanon’s Upstate, which won an AudioFile Earphones Award and a 2006 Audie Award.


<a href="">Upstate by Kalisha Buckhanon--Audiobook Excerpt</a>

Upstate by Kalisha Buckhanon--Audiobook Excerpt

Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Kalisha Buckhanon's novel Upstate, an absolutely stunning, powerful coming of age novel filled with tragedy, struggle, love and triumph—a modern The Color Purple. Set in New York in the 80's and 90's, Upstate tells the story of two young lovers, Antonio and Natasha, torn apart by tragedy and struggling to survive against all odds. When a horrific tragedy sends Antonio to jail, their worlds turn upside down.