It's my pleasure to host Karina Fabian, Author and fellow "Broad" from Broad Universe, and Becky Parker, narrator, the women behind the new audiobook release of I Left My Brains in San Francisco. I've asked them to talk about what "the fun part" of this project was for them. -SB
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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.
The Fun Part, according to the author, Karina Fabian
|Karina Fabian, Author|
For I Left My Brains in San Francisco, however, I think the best part was the Give Back Memorial Gardens and Fish Preserve. This combination artificial reef and cemetery allowed people (with enough money, of course) to “give back” to the earth by letting their dead bodies be dumped at sea to become fish food. Of course, it’s wasn’t just, “Dearly Beloved, we are gathered here to…” SPLASH! They were put on a beautifully decorated raft, set out to float where the birds got first choice, then scuba divers escort the body to its final resting place, a reef made of sunken artifacts of different religions. (Not that the religions of the world were too keen on it. The Catholic section has a broken Popemobile. But the Sacred Materialists have a yacht.)
Give Back is central to the story, so I got to incorporate a lot of its history and motive – and ulterior motive – into the story. Scuba divers give us a look at it from below sea level, and of course there are soggy zombies!
You may find the Give Back Memorial Gardens and Fish Preserve funny or sick or just a little weird. Any reaction is fine by me. It’s one of the many aspects that makes the whole book a fun ride of social satire, zombie slapstick, and high and low humor, with a more serious story line tying it all. It’s a great book to listen to, thanks to the narration and sound stylings of Becky Parker.
Karina Fabian is an award-winning fantasy, science fiction author writes comedic horror that will make you die laughing and come back for more. Check out her latest at http://fabianspace.com
The Fun Part, according to the narrator, Becky Parker
|Becky Parker, narrator|
Creating the soundscapte for ILMBISF was the most challenging and fun I've done to date. The highlight for me was the creation of a song that is part of a plot point - that really took a lot of time, energy, creativity and work to build - but such fun!
Becky Parker Geist owns Pro Audio Voices, serving clients internationally with exceptional voiceover for audiobooks, advertising & animation. She loves creating audiobooks with sound effects! Married with 3 adult daughters, Becky lives in San Francisco and New York, working Off Broadway regularly.
Link to the music video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jCwHhMmguQ
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Website: http://fabianspace.com, http://zombiedeathextreme.com
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Find I Left My Brains in San Francisco at:
Damnation Books: http://www.damnationbooks.com/book.php?isbn=9781615727643
Amazon: http://amzn.to/Nzm01L (paper) http://amzn.to/OBBmkL (Kindle)
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