Everyone has their plan; what they’d do to survive if and when the zombie apocalypse happens. But every plan shares one great flaw–there’s no way to test it until it’s too late. Until now…

Mixing creative world-building with practical know-how, and using my background as a former military officer and writer, I’ve  designed a system where you get dropped right into the thick of an outbreak. Discover if you’d survive the zombie apocalypse–without any pesky side effects (like getting your face eaten off). 

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What people are saying about INFECTED:

“INFECTED is quite simply a welcome evolution to an old format that just begs to be enjoyed. The zombie apocalypse is an instantly identifiable and enjoyable setting to many, especially us gamers who have spent hours in conversations with friends about the topic. With the internet being leveraged to share stories, the e-reader bringing even more accessibility, and the more mature theme; James Schannep has truly managed to bring choose your own adventure into this generation. The future looks bright for this subset genre of books and I can’t wait to read more from this promising author, in this format or any other.” -Daniel Flatt,
“Chuck Klosterman meets George A Romero… Witty pop-culture savvy writing makes this a highly enjoyable read and since it has multiple plot-lines it’s easily re-readable. If you like ‘The Walking Dead,’ ‘Dawn of the Dead,’ or ‘Shaun of the Dead,’ then INFECTED is definitely the kind of book you’re looking for.” –Amazon reviewer
“It was a super fun read and it made it all the better that it had quality writing. None of the choices were kitschy and the zombie theme totally worked! It was a great time, I’d recommend it to anyone. It has a fun social aspect too because you can compare ways you died with your friends. I know some people who even turned it into a drinking game!” –Amazon reviewer
“Infected. Is. So. Good.” -A girl just like you.
“Holy $#*% this is awesome!” -A guy more or less like you.


I’ve been trying to crack audiobooks for the better part of ten years. AND I’VE FINALLY DONE IT. Look at this:

Partnering with award-winning narrator R.C. Bray (that’s his voice in the teaser) and the fantastic team at Cubus Games, I give you Click Your Poison: INFECTED. The first audiogamebook of its kind, designed for your smartphone.

It’s available now on iPhone/iPad and Android devices.


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If this project is successful, there will be more. So, if you like it, share the hell out of it. Here are those links again:


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SPOILER ALERT: Caution, if you want a true Monet Experience, avoid these questions until after you’ve read through the book several times.

Take 1-2 weeks, progress through as many iterations of INFECTED as you can, while keeping the following questions in mind. Then, meet up with your reader’s group and discuss:

1)      Would you want to live forever? Why or why not? What does the book say about our society, that the obsession with eternal youth proves our downfall?
2)      Are you the kind of person who flees from civilization, or one who thinks the city is safer? Why?
3)      How did you first die? Share your experiences with the group.
4)      Did you make it all the way to the end? Talk about your path to survival.
5)      There are certain expected norms in zombie fiction. To what extent did INFECTED uphold these traditions? What might have Schannep added to the genre?
6)      Once you’ve progressed far enough, you may have noticed that no good can come from traveling alone. What do you think the author was trying to say here?
7)      There are several vignettes off the beaten path. What was your favorite “hidden gem”?
8)      It appears that each of the survivors we meet have some kind of emotional baggage. What, if any, significance does this carry? What does it say about the human spirit?
9)      In what ways does a cure change the social mores of a post-apocalyptic zombie world?
10)   How did you feel about being “in control” of the story? Did you feel more or less involved than you do with traditional books? What about the influence of videogames?
11)   Did you feel you were rewarded for altruistic or selfish actions? For reserved or brazen choices? Defend your positions.
12)   What are the possibilities of a real zombie apocalypse? Do you think the book could serve as a cautionary tale, or is it mere entertainment?


The rules are simple. Invite some friends over, fire up your ereader (Kindle, iPad, tablet, etc.) with INFECTED loaded, or grab your paperback, and you’re ready to go.

Sit in a circle and begin to read the book aloud. When you get to a decision point, decide as a group which path to take. The narrator, however, has final say. Once the choice is made, click the link and pass the ereader clockwise.

That’s it! There are some hard choices to make, and this should spark a lively discussion–like the “Questions” games such as “Would you rather?” except now you get to read the consequences of your choice.

Want to make it more lively? Add these drinking rules, if you’re so inclined:

“A book drinking game? That’s just crazy enough to work!”

There’s the spirit!

-Beer whenever you kill a zombie.
-A shot whenever you die.

Things will start off slowly, so feel free to make toasts and sip at your leisure until the pace picks up. Play until you survive the apocalypse or you’ve died so many times you’re no longer able to read (please drink responsibly).


*If you’re not of legal drinking age, chug Mountain Dew (Code Red) and take shots of hot sauce.

Trust me, whoever’s parents are hosting the slumber party will love this idea

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Will YOU Survive the Zombie Apocalypse?

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