I’m a Catholic writer, yet I (like Declan) write for Damnation. Damnation Books that is. It’s one of my favorite publishers: Kim always pays me on time, looks for ways to promote my books, and is producing my books in audio. (Which is why I’m writing today – read on!)
Best of all, I get to write funny stories about a kick-butt zombie killer, Neeta Lyffe, Zombie Exterminator.
Neeta is an exterminator in the 2040s. She traps raccoons and sprays for ants, but she also has a unique specialty. She takes out zombies. For reasons unknown, the dead have started reanimating, but in ones and twos rather than thousands. So if one finds its way onto your yard, intent on eating brains or selling you a magazine, Neeta will come over with her chainsaw and behead it before it eats your family. All part of the job.
In the first book, Neeta Lyffe, Zombie Exterminator, Neeta trains up novices in a reality TV show that makes Survivor look like a cakewalk. In I Left My Brains in San Francisco, she and her business partner/boyfriend Ted are taking a break in San Francisco when an entire horde rises from a watery grave to attack the City by the Bay and neighboring Richmond. The zombies are silly – one is a mime, which didn’t turn out to be such a terrible thing to waste after all. The people are even sillier: radical environmentalists, survivalists, California lawmakers…. You don’t need Walking Dead to have a world gone insane. But my insane is more amusing.
It’s even funnier in audio. Damnation Books hired award-winning narrator Becky Parker to bring the Neeta Lyffe books alive with great voices and even funnier sound effects. She is the Tsar of Timing, as my character Roscoe would say. They’re PG-13 level comedy that will melt away the hours in a cross-country drive – or a California commute.
So, I confess: I’m a Catholic and I write for Damnation. But all things considered, if making people laugh is a sin, it’s one I can live with.
Find I Left My Brains in San Francisco at:
Damnation Books: http://www.damnationbooks.com/book.php?isbn=9781615727643
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