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My Undead Mother-in-Law by Andy Zach - Audio Book Tour


Author: Andy Zach

Narrator: Phil Blechman, Raven Perez

Length: 6 hours 10 minutes

Series: Life After Life Chronicles, Book 2

Release date: Jan. 18, 2018

Publisher: Jule Inc.

Genre: Science Fiction; Humor




My mother-in-law's a zombie. And she has anger-management issues.

My mother-in-law, Diane Newby, zombified by accident. She still volunteers at her church bake sales and cooks pot roast for her daughter and son-in-law, Ron Yardley. What ticks her off is when people don't treat her like a normal human being - with glowing red eyes and super strength and speed. And if she doesn't get her own way, look out. She explodes and leaves broken plaster and body parts in her wake. Nothing stops her: not brick walls, the federal government, or middle-aged spread.

But the world's most powerful criminal plans to control zombies. His only problem with zombies is that they have way too much free will. He has a solution for that. But will it work with Diane Newby?

The world divides into pro-zombie and anti-zombie factions. Battles break out everywhere. Which side will you take? Who will live and who will die?

You might not survive this audiobook. But at least you'll die laughing.

Andy Zach was born Anastasius Zacharias, in Greece. His parents were both zombies. Growing up, he loved animals of all kinds. After moving to the United States as a child, in high school, he won a science fair by bringing toads back from suspended animation. Before turning to fiction, Andy published his Ph.D. thesis "Methods of Revivification for Various Species of the Kingdom Animalia" in the prestigious JAPM, Journal of Paranormal Medicine. Andy, in addition to being the foremost expert on paranormal animals, enjoys breeding phoenixes. He lives in Illinois with his five phoenixes.

With his first book, "Zombie Turkeys" Andy blazed new ground in paranormal humor. The second book in his Life After Life Chronicles, "My Undead Mother-in-law" expands the zombie plague from turkeys to humans, with hilarious results. You can find both volumes on Amazon Kindle, Createspace print, and Audible audiobook editions.

Not content to keep in zombies earthbound, Andy puts them afloat in his third book, "Paranormal Privateers". Just when you thought every funny zombie trope had been explored, new humorous horizons open up. You can get "Paranormal Privateers" in Kindle and print formats. The audiobook is available now on Audible.

Having conquered paranormal animal humor in his first series, Andy Zach launches into middle school superhero genre with Secret Supers. Four disabled seventh graders all get superpowers. Who knew a disability could be so useful for hiding a superpower? But the four friends, Jeremy, Dan, Kayla, and Aubrey confront problems that can't be solved by superpowers.

Narrator Bio

Phil Blechman is a mystical voice wizard from the New Yorkian borough of Queens. His narration and audio production work is supplemented by professions in sports journalism, theatrical writing and direction.

Sam Melvin and Lisa Kambacher plus:
Protagonists
  1. Diane Newby - 5' 3" 140 pounds, middle-aged woman, brown hair with blonde highlights, the late 40s. Housewife and volunteers at church.  Bubbly, positive and outgoing, with a bad temper. Became a zombie with her son Donald and husband George.
Main traits - friendly, outgoing, talkative, takes charge and initiative, wants to please people
Secondary traits - Christian morality,, quick-tempered, likes baking, dislikes cleaning
contrary traits - must be in charge, domineering, romantic
  1. George Newby - 5 10" 250 pounds, quiet, easy going, even as a zombie. Always supports his wife. Incredibly strong even before he becomes a zombie. Former football player.
Main traits - wants to get along in peace, likes helping others, logical and deductive,
Secondary traits: Christian morality, likes solving problems, answering questions
Antagonist
  1. Vik Staskas - villain Long black hair, he keeps greased back, trying to look like the actor Steve Seagal. He's an amoral genius, who thinks of himself first and foremost. Paranoid. Born in Belgrade, of Serbian parents. Currently a billionaire, a mobster, who steals and murders using remotely controlled insects and animals.  The first cyborg controlled animals were Theodore and Alvin, a pair of chipmunks he still uses for spying.
Major traits: genius, perfect memory, completely self-centered on goal of world domination, introverted, secretive, perfectionist,
Secondary traits:  compulsive planner, paranoid, unfeeling toward people, amoral
Contrary traits: sentimental, nostalgic, misses having a family, needs a home, wants to be distinctive, affectionate to his pets

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