Emily Dane of Puretalon Productions was the individual that jumped out to me as the best choice for the role of Meredith Gainey. She does not just read the story to you. She becomes Meredith, and she has a chilling world to show you. Emily takes up the story in the first Zomblog and carries it through Zomblog II and Zomblog: The Final Entry (coming soon to Audible!).
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She was nice enough to take a few minutes with me.
So, what led you to doing voice work for audio books?
I have a background in acting and I've done a little voice over in the past, so when Erik Bryon suggested that I record some samples, and submit auditions, I did and discovered that I took to it naturally. It just went from there!
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Share some information about your individual work on projects besides the ones you are doing for me:
What is one question you are sick of being asked—not in interviews, but by individuals who know you are in the entertainment industry?
So, let’s talk a little about the Zomblog series. What are your thoughts on the project, and do you have an interest in the zombie genre apart from this work, or is it simply part of the job? What (if anything) do you think sets it apart from other stories in the genre.
To be honest, I'm not a big fan of zombies. I find them repulsive! With that said, the Zomblog series is very captivating, and in my opinion at least, it makes the zombie genre more palatable for an audience of a fainter heart such as myself. The first-person structure, particularly from a woman's perspective, gives it a softer, more sympathetic side that many zombie tales seem to lack.
What are some other projects where fans can find your work?
You can find my voice in PacMan the Musical and Tetris the Musical, and you can actually see me in some of their live action shorts, but I'm not going to tell you which ones.
How would you describe Zomblog to friends?
What is one thing about you that would surprise individuals who do not know you personally?
What do you look for when choosing to narrate an audio book? Or are they simply acting jobs that you simply take as they come along?
One of the biggest criticisms regarding Zomblog is that it paints humanity in a negative light? Did you get that vibe? How did you see it?
How do you see humanity dealing with a scenario such as this? (Removing the idea of how unlikely it is, of course.)
Did anything stand out for you?
My thanks to Erik and Emily (and--coming soon-- Laura), the great people at Puretalon Productions for bringing these stories to life.