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Press Release: Neeta Lyffe, Zombie Exterminator Wins Best Horror in Global E-Bo
Kim Richards, Publisher
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Neeta Lyffe, Zombie Exterminator wins the Global E-Books Award for Best Horror
Layton, UT: Neeta Lyffe, Zombie Exterminator won best horror last week in the 2011 Global E-Book Awards. The Global E-book Awards is a judged contest of books published electronically in 2010 and covered 64 categories of fiction and non-fiction.
Author Karina Fabian wrote Neeta Lyffe, Zombie Exterminator at the request of Damnation Books after her story, "Wokking Dead" in The Zombie Cookbook drew fan attention. "I'm actually not into zombie fiction all that much, but the character was a lot of fun, as is the world, so when Kim (Ricahrds, the publisher) asked, how could I say no?"
Neeta Lyffe, Zombie Exterminator is Fabian's second published novel; her first, Magic, Mensa and Mayhem, won the 2010 INDIE award for best fantasy. In Neeta Lyffe, the zombie apocalypse meets reality TV as Neeta is recruited to train zombie exterminators in a reality TV show that makes Survivor look like child's play. In fact, the book opens with Eidelberg getting eaten by the undead--the price he paid for showing off and wearing homemade exterminator's outfit.
Although winning in the horror category, Neeta Lyffe is a satire, with political trends gone wild--from the government making cars like The Entitlement and The Deficit (which has faulty brakes), to the Undead Rights movement, to environmentalism embracing the Global Cooling theory. Tribute Reviews said, "Neeta is to zombies like Buffy is to vampires."
Fabian is working on the second Neeta Lyffe novel, I Left My Brains in San Francisco, and has an idea for a third book. "As long as I come up with unique ways to take out zombie pests, I'll come up with more ideas."
Tue, 27 Sep 2011 18:23:27 GMTPress Release: Zombies: National Disaster, or Local Pest?
Layton, UT 84041
Kim Richards, Publisher, Damnation Books
PO Box 3931
Santa Rose, CA 95402
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Zombies: National Disaster, or Local Pest?
Layton, UT: When it comes to handling the zombie apocalypse, author Karina Fabian has a little more faith in the government than its own Center for Diseases Control. While the CDC assumes an overwhelming contagion of Zombieland proportions, Fabian's book, Neeta Lyffe, Zombie Exterminator, postulates a country where private and government resources rally to tackle the problem.
"Look at how we handled H1N1. As soon as we recognized the problem, we mobilized. From public service announcements to vaccinations, we were on the problem like ugly on the undead," Fabian said.
In Fabian's zombie-infested world, thirty years in our future, zombies had gone from international threat to local pest. How? Federally mandated spine severing to prevent the reawakened brain from making the body move and private- and government-funded research institutes to not only seek a cure, but find more effective ways of battling the shambling undead. (Incidentally, "undead" becomes the official legal moniker for zombies, and the government issues professionals licenses to "re-kill.") Also in the private sector, extermination companies have found a new niche market: zombie extermination.
Of course, Fabian notes that she put in a few parameters to control the spread of zombie-ism.
"I didn't have a widespread sweeping contagion that took everyone at once," she said. "It didn't make sense to me. For the most part, diseases don't work like that, anymore, thanks to human knowledge and intervention. Also, my zombies have a few unusual characteristics that make them easier to manage. They aren't just brain sucking monsters. They have just enough brain function to retain bad habits. A smoker in life will take a pack of cigarettes over brains. TV will distract most zombies. Cleaning products repel them. It's ridiculous, I know, but so are zombies."
Fabian extends that "ridiculous" to include the world's reaction to zombies: zombie rights activists; conspiracy theorists, self-help videos ("You CAN Survive the Zombie Apocalypse!") and the reality TV show, Zombie Death Extreme. (Check out the website at http://zombiedeathextreme.com)
Neeta Lyffe, Zombie Exterminator, published in December 2010 by Damnation Books, stars Neeta Lyffe in the first season of Zombie Death Extreme as she deals with maniacal directors, bickering trainees, lawyers out for blood, and zombies out for brains. She's working on the second book, I Left my Brains in San Francisco.
Fabian said she realizes the CDC issued its release as a fun way to draw attention to disaster preparedness. "It's an important subject, especially with all the extreme weather we've been having. However, my vision of a 'zombie apocalypse' is just a bit different--and a lot more fun."
Neeta Lyffe, Zombie Exterminator, is available in print or electronic formats.
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Photos, press packages, and more available upon request.Thu, 19 May 2011 15:48:07 GMTCover Art for Neeta Lyffe, Zombie Exterminator
Here it is--the hard-worked for cover art for Neeta Lyffe, Zombie Exterminator!
Many thanks to the talented George Silliman, whom I drove crazy with my suggestions. He may never ask my opinion again! George is the resident zombie artist for Damnation Books. You can find more of his art here.
Neeta Lyffe, Zombie Exterminator comes out December 1. Read more here.Mon, 04 Oct 2010 14:22:55 GMTContract for Neeta Lyffe, Zombie Exterminator
I'm very excited to announce that I just got a book contract for "Neeta Lyffe, Zombie Exterminator."
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 child's tag game. 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?
The publisher, Kim Richards, told me that she was laughing so hard in some spots, she couldn't breathe.
It comes out in March from Damnation Books. Kim is a friend from another group. They publish mostly dark horror, but Neeta appeared in an anthology I participated in, and they had requests for a novel with her. I'll let you know when it's out.Wed, 11 Aug 2010 01:49:37 GMTMagic, Mensa and Mayhem Wins an Award
Magic, Mensa and Mayhem took the grand prize for best fantasy in the Next Generation INDIE Awards of 2010.
To celebrate, the publisher is having a sale. Print copies are $9.99 and e-book is $1.99 (multiple formats). Check it out at http://www.swimmingkangaroo.com/mensa.html
More about Magic, Mensa and Mayhem and the whole DragonEye, PI, universe at www.dragoneyepi.net.Thu, 13 May 2010 06:42:07 GMTFinal Issue of Faith-Filled Fiction is up
The final issue of Faith-Filled Fiction is now up at http://faithfilledfiction.karinafabian.com/.
I've had a fun two years putting this little e-zine together, but it's not getting a lot of interest, and I need to cut down obligations. I'd like to thank all the wonderful people who contributed over the years. They made the 'zine unique and, I thought, helpful to writers wanting to incorporate real religions into their fiction without resorting to stereotypes.Wed, 21 Apr 2010 02:49:48 GMTSample issue of 30-Minute Marketer is up
I've placed a sample issue of the 30-Minute Marketer on my website for those that might be interested but aren't sure about committing their marketing dollars. View it here.
This isn't your usual tip-driven publication. This is a weekly newsletter with four marketing tasks, complete with step-by-step instructions. Each should only take about 30 minutes. Whether you do one or all four, you're making steady progress toward getting your name and book out into the world. I also lead you through projects that you can do again and again for each books.Tue, 16 Feb 2010 20:22:06 GMTMagic, Mensa and Mayhem Takes 4th in P&E polls
Magic, Mensa and Mayhem, the first DragonEye, PI novel, placed 4th in the Preditor and Editor Polls for best sci-fi/fantasy novel. W00t! thanks, everyone!
Preditor and Editor Polls
Learn more about DragonEye, PI here.Sat, 30 Jan 2010 18:54:04 GMTVirtual Book Tour De Net Blog Ending
For several years now, I've had a book tour blog, where people could advertise their books. I posted information and interviews and some reviews. However, much as I've enjoyed it, it wasn't getting a lot of traffic, and I really need to focus my efforts, so I'm closing that blog down.
I may on occasion review a book on my blog Fabianspace, but they'll be ones I happen to be reading. Mostly, I'll be concentrating on my writing adventures. Currently, I'm blogging about writing zombie horror-humor.
Thanks to all who were a part of VBTdeNet.Wed, 27 Jan 2010 19:31:00 GMTRegistration Open for Virtual Book Tour and Video Book Trailer Classes
Registration is open for Video Book Trailer and Virtual Book Tour classes. Registration ends Jan 4. Classes run Jan 4-Feb 5.
Classes cost $30 each, and you will have a finished product when you're done (if you do the homework.)
Also, my marketing newsletter, 30-Minute Marketer, has been reorganized and updated for 2010. Get a comprehensive marketing schedule with tasks and how-to, for only $12 a year!
Register and get details at Marketing Mentor Programs.Mon, 07 Dec 2009 20:42:11 GMT