“Run for Alan” Sponsorship

Almost 18 months ago, one of my Air Force Academy classmates was hit by a drunk driver. He was lucky enough to survive but recovery has been difficult. Alan lived just down the hall from me at USAFA, so when I learned that his family was raising funds for his recovery, I knew I wanted to help spread the word.

Per-Mile Fundraiser, Jan 8 - Feb 28

Now through the end of the month, you can go to the Run for Alan fundraiser site and pledge support for Alan or get others to sponsor you through running or walking throughout February. New people who join and raise at least $25 I will send a signed book.

Just to reiterate, if you raise at least $25, I will sign a copy of either MURDERED or INFECTED and mail it to you, free of charge. If you already own the book, I’ll send it to whoever you’d like.

From the website:

In September of 2012 Alan Martinez (US Air Force Academy C/O 2006) was hit by a drunk driver on his way to work. He suffered serious brain and body injuries. Over a year later, Alan has been making incredible strides towards a full recovery. In order to get to his physical therapy treatments, however, his family is in great need of a handicapped-accessible van.

This fund-raiser will directly support the family in purchasing the much needed van. The proceeds will go through the local non-profit church, enabling your contributions to be tax-deductible.”

If you’re unable to donate yourself, please spread the word by sharing this blog post or the direct link to the charity event: https://www.athlete.com/events/177/run-for-alan

Thank you!

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Zombies & Spirits Unite!

Welcome zombie blog walkers and internet shamblers! This post is a special one, made for the “2012 Virtual Zombie Walk” hosted by zombieseverywhere.org Undead aficionados are joining their bony, fetid hands for one day only, in celebration of all things zombie. You can see a full list of the blog walk (and follow the tour yourself) at this bottom of this page.

For my own contribution, I’d like to highlight a drinking game I created for my gamebook, INFECTED. It’s Friday, it’s zombies, lets adult this thing up and make it a zombie stumble. You can play the book by yourself, seeing if you have what it takes to survive a full-on apocalypse, but it’s a hell of a lot of fun with a group too. The full rules have a permanent home on my page, but for those just visiting, the quick and dirty version is below:

Gather ’round, friends. For this book will help you forget how to read…

1) Load INFECTED on your ipad, tablet, ereader, etc.

2) Pass the book in a circle, each person reading aloud until you reach a decision point, and decide as a group what path to take. Narrator has final say for that choice.

3) Chug every time you kill a zombie, take a shot every time you die.*

4) Try to survive.

That’s it! Enjoy. Annnnnd please be responsible.

*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.

Want to intensify your game? DRESS UP AS ZOMBIES!

If you’re into parties, this is a great way to start one. And what better season to give it a go than right before Halloween? Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the zombie walk!

PS — Not into parties? Take the high road here.

Virtual Zombie Walk 2012 list of blogs:

Zombies Everywhere

[Retro-Zombie]

Halloween Blues

The Southern Northerner

Martha’s Journey

Annie Walls

GingerRead Review

App’y Talk

Kweeny Todd

Jenny’s House of Horrors

Bubba’s Place

Fictional Candy

herding cats & burning soup

Author Sherry Soule Blog

Paranormal research Group Blog

Adult Urban Fantasy by Sherry Soule

Moonlight Publishing Blog

Candid Canine

Ghost Hunting Theories

Above the Norm

A Dust Bunny In The Wind

Faith McKay

Zombob’s Zombie News & Movie Reviews

Flesh From The Morgue

The Living Dark

Some One Else’s Cook

Stumptown Horror

Forget About TV, Grab a Book

Zombie Dating Guide

Strange State

The Paranormalist – Renae Rude

Idée Fixe

Random Game Crafts

WhiteRoseBud’s Tumblr

Gnostalgia

Book Me!

Carmen Jenner Author

Sarasota Zombie Pub Crawl

Not Now…Mommy’s Reading

Love is a Many Flavored Thing

Its On Random

Ellie Potts

Attention Earthlings!

Horror Shock LoliPOP

The Spooky Vegan

The Story In…

DarkSide Detectives Blog

Something wicKED this way comes….

Julie Jansen: science fiction and horror writer

[You are here] Author/screenwriter James Schannep

The Zombie Lab

Creepy Glowbugg

Pickleope

Sharing Links and Wisdom

Midnyte Reader

This Blog Has A.D.D.

Carol’s Creations

Jeremy Bates

Vanessa Morgan