I Left My Brains in San Francisco Audio Release is Live!

I Left My Brains Promo Art

I am keeping this post up because Karina’s Audio Book is Live..

Here is where you can buy your copy…  I Left My Brains in San Francisco. 

Come back Next Week to Visit With the Narrator of this Audible Release.  

Welcome to Writerly Wednesday.. this site has been quiet far too long.  I can’t think of a better way to reboot the activity of Writerly Wednesday than having Karina Fabian come back as a Guest.

I Left My Brains in San Francisco Audio Release

An Interview with Karina Fabian

  1. Neeta Lyffe, Zombie Exterminator and I Left My Brains in San Francisco released through Damnation Books and now both are available in audio format. Could you tell the story behind writing the first Neeta Lyffe Novel?

It all started with a mutual friend, Becca Butcher. When Kim wanted to launch Damnation Books with a zombie anthology, Becca nagged me to write a story. I don’t like zombies much. So I wrote a pun-filled story about a team of exterminators taking out a zombie infestation in a Korean restaurant. “Wokking Dead” was a big hit, as was the lead character Neeta Lyffe. People asked Kim when Neeta would get her own novel, and the series was born. It’s been a lot of fun. My zombies are far quirkier and more slapstick than most, and the political and social satire is very cathartic!

  1. What can you share with us about yourself? You are very busy and multi-talented. Does your mind ever go quiet?

No, it does not, and I always have several creative, marketing and writing guild irons in the fire. However, after this tour is done, I’m making a concerted effort to BACK OFF. I need to concentrate on family until the kids are out of the house. I have few precious years left with them.

  1. Tell us about your writing space. You favorite tools for writing, software, pen, paper, voice recorder, picture window? 

I have my own study, which features a black desk with a green backing that picks up the green in the Celtic dragon curtains. My two bookshelves are also black and green and crowded with books mostly about faith and writing or that were written by my friends. I have a desktop computer with two screens because I got spoiled on the two-screen set-up at work. On the wall next to the curtain is a big white board which has my life priorities in the form of a jar with rocks. The big rocks are the things I need to concentrate on. I also have in one corner of the board a 4-quadrant organization of goals and activities. I’m hoping this will help me keep more focused. I just started this method, though, so time will tell!

  1. Where can we stalk you?

 

  1. Many of us do not have a clue about the process involved in taking a novel from print to audio. Can you share a little bit of the behind the scenes experience?

In a nutshell:

  • My publisher says, “I want to make an audiobook and I’m hiring an award-winning narrator to do it.”
  • I do the happy dance.
  • Becky (said award-winning publisher) calls me and we chat about voices.
  • I do more happy dancing because this is going to be so freaking awesome!
  • Becky starts the narration. She writes to ask about voices or words or to point out typos and make sure they are typos. (I cringe here.) She sends me the chapters to listen to, to critique.
  • I spend many hours marveling at my own words coming back at me in a different way. It is amazing how a different reader can change even the tone of a scene. It’s a whole new novel in some ways.
  • I happy dance because it is still freaking awesome.
  • The publisher takes care of the production, cover, loading on audible.
  • I recruit Becky for a book tour and we have a ton of fun with interviews, making videos and she even turned my TREE song into a real tune.
  • People buy the audiobook and post reviews saying how freaking awesome it is. (OK, guys – that’s your role!)
  1. Does Neeta ever touch anything sharp?

Only when taking out a zombie is involved. In fact, I thought of you when I wrote the opening line of the third book, Shambling in a Winter Wonderland: Neeta’s mother had told her the only time she should run with scissors was when a zombie was involved. Neeta wondered what her mother would have said about surfing with a katana.

I am keeping this post up because Karina’s Audio Book is Live..

Here is where you can buy your copy…  I Left My Brains in San Francisco. 

Come back Next Week to Visit With the Narrator of this Audible Release.  

Cover art for Neeta Lyffe
Neeta Lyffe

Neeta Lyffe, Zombie Exterminator  is available at Amazon in Trade Paperback, Kindle and Audible Formats

By the 2040s, the shambling dead have become and international problem. While governments and special interest groups vie for the most environmentally-friendly way to rid the world of zombies, a new breed of exterminator has risen: The Zombie Exterminator. When zombie exterminator Neeta Lyffe gets sued because a zombie she set afire stumbles onto a lawyer’s back porch, she needs money, fast. So she agrees to train apprentice exterminators in a reality TV show that makes Survivor look like a game of tag. But that’s nothing compared to having to deal with crazy directors, bickering contestants and paparazzi. Can she keep her ratings up, her bills paid and her apprentices alive and still keep her sanity?

I Left My Brains Cover ArtI Left My Brains in San Francisco (Neeta Lyffe Book 2) is available at Amazon as Trade Paperback, Kindle and Now as Audible Format.

Sequel to Neeta Lyffe, Zombie Exterminator

Zombie problem? Call Neeta Lyffe, Zombie Exterminator—but not this weekend.

On vacation at an exterminator’s convention, she’s looking to relax, have fun, and enjoy a little romance. Too bad the zombies have a different idea. When they rise from their watery graves to take over the City by the Bay, it looks like it’ll be a working vacation after all.

Enjoy the thrill of re-kill with Neeta Lyffe, Zombie Exterminator.

I am keeping this post up because Karina’s Audio Book is Live..

Here is where you can buy your copy…  I Left My Brains in San Francisco. 

Come back Next Week to Visit With the Narrator of this Audible Release.  

Stalk Karina at …

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/10981939-karina-fabian

Thank You Karina for letting me have you as a guest, again.

Come back on 21 October when Becky Parker Geist, the narrator of both of Karina’s books, submits to an interview!

I am keeping this post up because Karina’s Audio Book is Live..

Here is where you can buy your copy…  I Left My Brains in San Francisco. 

Come back Next Week to Visit With the Narrator of this Audible Release.  

 

By Sally

Sally Franklin Christie Blogger and Author of If I Should Die and Milk Carton People.

2 comments

  1. Thanks for hosting me today! Sadly, the book’s still not up on Audible. We’re not sure what the holdup is, but we’d like to offer everyone something in the meantime, lest you all go after our brains! We have the first 3 chapters of I Left My Brains in San Francisco for you in audio. If you go to http://karinafabian.com/freezombiefiction/ and sign up, I”ll invite you to the shared drive and let you know when to book is live. PLUS, I’ll put you in for a drawing for a free audio copy of Neeta Lyffe, Zombie Exterminator.

    Becky & I can’t control Audible, but we can control what we do about it. Let us show you this is worth waiting for. http://karinafabian.com/freezombiefiction/

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