An Introduction to a decade of shows on this network including the zombie horror serial HG WORLD, the pulp adventure HIDDEN HARBOR MYSTERIES, fantasy and horror fiction, and podcasts on writing, cosplay, ghost hunting, and more. All on one channel.  Like and subscribe for more adventures and check out Jay's web page - www.jaysmithaudio.com

  • Narrated by Tracy Hall
  • "De-evolving" - (Theme from HG World) by Jonathan Coulton
  • Hidden Harbor Mysteries intro by Bryan Lincoln and Dave Robison
  • Music by Kevin MacLeod

Our first episode has been remastered and re-recorded. This is an excellent point to jump into HG World as a new listener!

The zombie apocalypse has reached the remote parts of northeastern Pennsylvania and local high school students Gray (Stacy Dooks), Caitlin (M Sieiro Garcia), Derrik (DJ Breau), Hicks (Ryan Smith) and Ronni (Rebecca Rinas) are stuck for something to do. They meet at the Wishwell Community Center where Pastor Douglas Dawkins (Mark Zaricor) is petitioning the local seniors to come with him to higher ground where they can ride out the metaphorical storm. Gray decides a house party is the best way to handle the situation and enlists his friends to loot the local Pump’n Go convenience store for supplies. From there, the world changes. Features Bryan Lincoln as Carl with Scott Pigg and Tanja Milojevic, Keith DeCandido, Veronica Giguere, Eric Avedissian, Glenn Hascall, Caith Donovan, Jeremy Pinkham and Teresa Queen.

The episode was written and directed by Jay Smith. Show running and Voice Direction by Bryan Lincoln, Editing by Bryan Lincoln, Sound FX and Sound Design by Michael L Stokes, Engineered, Mixed and Mastered by Michael L Stokes, Musical Direction by Michael L Stokes and Jay Smith featuring original music by Michael L Stokes, Kevin MacLeod and Jonathan Coulton used courtesy of the Creative Commons License.

HG World is a production of 3015 North Studios, with content used with permission under the Creative Commons License. For more information on this production, visit us online at www.goodmorningsurvivors.com

HG World presents: "The Diary of Jill Woodbine" Chapter 1

This is the story of the rise of the undead from the perspective of a young college sophomore left on her own, on the road and forced into the HG World relocation center.  What she finds will destroy everything The Manager, The Mayor and the Brotherhood has hoped to build.  Jill Woodbine's experience will set the stage for the final season of HG World.

This story is part of a series which will be offered periodically between episodes of "The Googies".  Jill Woodbine's tale takes place during Season Zero and One of the HG World series.

This audio novel was written by Jay Smith read by Veronica Giguere, with music by Kevin McLeod and mixed by Michael Stokes.

Note: This episode has been re-posted due to a communications issue between Podbean and iTunes.

HG World presents: "The Diary of Jill Woodbine" Chapter 2 Jill Woodbine leaves her isolated rural college to reunite with family, but the sophomore finds the world much different than rush week. This audio novel was written by Jay Smith read by Veronica Giguere, with music by Kevin McLeod and mixed by Michael Stokes.

HG World presents: "The Diary of Jill Woodbine" Chapter 3 Jill copy/pastes her observations on the bus in a brief narrative interlude. This audio novel was written by Jay Smith read by Veronica Giguere, with music by Kevin McLeod and mixed by Michael Stokes.

HG World presents: "The Diary of Jill Woodbine" Chapter 4 You have to have perspective to understand why you have keep fighting.  If you don't keep fighting, you become like every other sheep penned into HG World... This audio novel was written by Jay Smith read by Veronica Giguere, with music by Kevin McLeod and mixed by Michael Stokes.

HG World presents: "The Diary of Jill Woodbine" Chapter 5 On the road, Jill and other refugees find a world of tents and soldiers, fear and destruction, a forced relocation to somewhere "safe".  At the camp, she clings to any shred of normal in what is proving to be a disaster of unparalleled magnitude. This audio novel was written by Jay Smith read by Veronica Giguere, with music by Kevin McLeod and mixed by Michael Stokes.

HG World presents: "The Diary of Jill Woodbine" Chapter 5 Traveling at night on a bus to "Site #2210" Jill and her fellow refugees discover the terrifying power of an eater herd. This audio novel was written by Jay Smith read by Veronica Giguere, with music by Kevin McLeod and mixed by Michael Stokes. Happy Easter from your friends at HG World!

HG World presents: "The Diary of Jill Woodbine" Chapter 7 The herd overwhelms the convoy and Jill fights to escape the bus with the help of members of the 82nd Airborne. This audio novel was written by Jay Smith read by Veronica Giguere, with music by Kevin McLeod and mixed by Michael Stokes.

HG World presents: "The Diary of Jill Woodbine" Chapter 8 The lead bus is crawling with eaters. Jill and four soldiers fight on its roof as eaters fight over each other to get at them.  A desperate rescue attempt is made. This audio novel was written by Jay Smith read by Veronica Giguere, with music by Kevin McLeod and mixed by Michael Stokes.

HG World presents: "The Diary of Jill Woodbine" Chapter 9 After a long absence from the show, Jill Woodbine re-introduces us to Constables David, Krantz, Jebediah and tells how Harris and his family reached HG World. This audio novel was written by Jay Smith read by Veronica Giguere, with music by Kevin McLeod and mixed by Michael Stokes.

HG World presents: "The Diary of Jill Woodbine" Chapter 10 Taking on the guise of a helpful newsletter copy writer, Jill begins her investigation of HG World and has an experience that shatters any illusions she had of safety or hope for leaving "Site #2210" alive. This audio novel was written by Jay Smith read by Veronica Giguere, with music by Kevin McLeod and engineered by Michael Stokes.

HG World presents: "The Diary of Jill Woodbine" Chapter 11, Part 1 Calming herself near the "Mayor's Residence" - Jill meets someone who is about to change her life, and someone else who could end it. This audio novel was written by Jay Smith read by Veronica Giguere, with music by Kevin McLeod and engineered by Michael Stokes.

HG World presents: "The Diary of Jill Woodbine" Chapter 11, Part 2 Jill confronts Hank about his intentions for Red Molly.  Molly explains why she agrees to spend time with Manager Jack and shares a secret with Jill that makes a connection between the two on an intimate level. This audio novel was written by Jay Smith read by Veronica Giguere, with music by Kevin McLeod and engineered by Michael Stokes.

HG World presents: "The Diary of Jill Woodbine" Chapter 12 Hiding out in an empty classroom inside HG World, Jill tries to piece together what has been happening inside the warehouse while exploring why the world came to such a state in the first place. A new opportunity may hold the key to finding Red Molly. This audio novel was written by Jay Smith read by Veronica Giguere, with music by Kevin McLeod and engineered by Michael Stokes. (This version has been remastered and reposted)

HG World presents: "The Diary of Jill Woodbine" Chapter 13 Constable David has some news about Red Molly - good and bad.  At a driving range set up on the roof of HG World, David and Jill confront a rare but dangerous situation with one of the residents named O'Neal. This audio novel was written by Jay Smith read by Veronica Giguere, with music by Kevin McLeod and engineered by Michael Stokes. (This version has been remastered and reposted)

HG World presents: "The Diary of Jill Woodbine" Chapter 14 - Supplemental To be true to the story, Jill has to be true to herself. This audio novel was written by Jay Smith read by Veronica Giguere, with music by Kevin McLeod and engineered by Michael Stokes.

HG World presents: "The Diary of Jill Woodbine" Chapter 15 There's more to HG World than exists on the sales floor. This audio novel was written by Jay Smith read by Veronica Giguere, with music by Kevin McLeod and engineered by Michael Stokes.

HG World presents: "The Diary of Jill Woodbine" Chapter 16 Jill takes her first steps into the Down Under and discovers... This audio novel was written by Jay Smith read by Veronica Giguere, with music by Kevin McLeod and engineered by Michael Stokes.

HG World presents: "The Diary of Jill Woodbine" Chapter 17 Jill finds herself in a very bad place. This audio novel was written by Jay Smith read by Veronica Giguere, with music by Kevin McLeod and engineered by Michael Stokes.

HG World presents: "The Diary of Jill Woodbine" Chapter 18 "Where do zombie babies come from?" This audio novel was written by Jay Smith read by Veronica Giguere, with music by Kevin McLeod and engineered by Michael Stokes.

HG World presents: "The Diary of Jill Woodbine" Chapter 19 "Jill discovers the true purpose of the Down Under and her place in it." This audio novel was written by Jay Smith read by Veronica Giguere, with music by Kevin McLeod and engineered by Michael Stokes.

HG World presents: "The Diary of Jill Woodbine" Chapter 20

"Red Molly explains the importance of her recovered Bible and her ordeal crossing 500 miles of hostile territory to find safety."

This audio novel was written by Jay Smith read by Veronica Giguere, with music by Kevin McLeod and engineered by Michael Stokes.

In Chapter 21, Jill spends a long overdue evening with Molly and discovers that even the person she trusts most in the Down Under keeps important secrets from her.  Jill has to decide if she can trust Molly, or if she must look into matters for herself.

In Chapter 22, Jill learns the secret history of Paul Handsome and is set on the path to her destiny inside the Down Under of HG World.

This audio novel was written by Jay Smith read by Veronica Giguere, with music by Kevin McLeod and mixed by Michael Stokes.

In Chapter 23, Jill meets Lucille - and life will never be the same again.

In Chapter 24, Jill reflects on the choices she has made and must make for herself and everyone else inside HG World.

This audio novel was written by Jay Smith read by Veronica Giguere, with music by Kevin McLeod and mixed by Michael Stokes.

Everything changes.

This audio novel was written by Jay Smith read by Veronica Giguere, with music by Kevin McLeod and mixed by Michael Stokes.

The End. 

The Diary of Jill Woodbine was a finalist for a 2012 Parsec Award. The author would like to thank the cast and crew (past and present) of HG World for the inspiration and the support he's received in making this podionovel as a companion series to the Parsec-winning audio drama series.  Thank you to Michael Stokes, Bryan Lincoln, Kevin MacLeod, and of course the voice of our miss Jilly - Veronica Giguere.

"This novel is dedicated to those who inspired my love of audio theater.  Bob Crawford, Arch Oboler, Orson Welles, Douglas Adams, and Dirk Maggs.

Happy Halloween, my friends.  - Jay Smith"

This audio novel was written by Jay Smith read by Veronica Giguere, with music by Kevin McLeod and mixed by Michael Stokes.

Join Host Bryan Lincoln and Michael L Stokes in the late spring sunshine at BALTICON 46 with series creator Jay Smith, voice actors Laura Nicole (Shiva Vesta, Aaron), Keith DeCandido (Todd Rage), Carole Stokes (Narrator, Ruby),  M Sieiro Garcia (Caitlin, Sarge), Rebecca Rinas (Ronni), and Veronica Giguere (Jill Woodbine) for a talk on podcasting, audio drama and what is shaping up to be THE new media conference for audio dramatists, fullcasters and novelists for audio. We also talk about Googies, "In the Flesh" and Season 2 of HG World. Special thanks for Balticon organizers (especially Paul Fischer), Alex White, and the awesome podcasting community for its support. Recorded Sunday May 27th, 2012 in the courtyard of the Marriott Hunt Valley Inn.

An old man's last day at the park.

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