My name is Therese Plummer and I am an actor and Voice-Over Artist living and working in NYC. My awesomeness comes from surviving being one of eight kids growing up and getting to do what I love for a living.
1 – How did you get involved in recording audiobooks? I fell into this by accident when Robin Miles (voice artist extraordinaire) told me I should be doing this for a living and helped my journey begin. I started with Audible about ten years ago and have since recorded for Recorded Books, Penguin, Random House, Harper Collins as well as cartoon and independent films
2 – What is your favorite thing about recording books? I love playing characters so the more colorful the author makes them the more fun I have. I recently finished Helen Childress’s OLD GIRLS IN LOW COTTON, a short story about two women living in a trailer park in Arizona and I did not want it to end. I had a blast!!
3 – Do you have a favorite genre or author to record? I adore my Robyn Carr books because I have been doing her series for so many years now I have an intimate relationship with each book and all the characters. My absolute favorite genre is Young Adult. Julie Kagawa’s Vampire series was a thrill ride for me.
4 – What do you think is the most important part of the recording? Prepping. If I am prepared with who my characters are and where the story is going to go then I can go into the studio and just get lost in the creativity part. That and a great nights sleep!!
5 – Do you have a narration superpower? Awesome accents, infusing emotion, super-fast read? What is your best trick? I would say my superpower is infusing emotion into each character whether it is a guy, girl, old or young…I see them in my head and my body and voice becomes them. It’s really fun.
6 – What was your favorite book to read so far? And why? This is hard because there have been so many great ones. I would have to stay from start to finish it would have to be FAITH by Jennifer Haigh. The story had my heart from beginning to end.
7 – What was your most challenging read? What made it so difficult? I was asked by the Fitzgerald estate to record Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald. I found it to be a huge honor and my ego of course was titillated. As I prepared though I realized there was an abundance of accent and foreign language work which is not my specialty. I needed to ask for extra help. That made the record challenging but I feel I also grew as an artist and narrator by taking the challenge. Super blessed for the experience and to have recorded a classic!
8 – Is there a book out there that you desperately want to do the narration for? I would love to narrate WILD by Cheryl Strayed
9 – Do you have a ritual or routine when you are recording a book? In my studio I have water, espresso, tea and tissues and my iPad. I do a series of vocal warm ups at home and take breaks throughout the day to shake off the energy of being so many people and sitting or standing for long stretches. Weird animal noises usually come out at that point as well as a plethora of eighties ballads. My engineer and I have a blast.
10 – What is a fun fact people might not know about you? I love tattoos and have quite a few☺
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