Sunday, February 24, 2013

Introduction---Brenna's Guide to Surviving the Apocalypse

Here is the introduction for book 1 of my new series, Brenna's Guide to Surviving the Apocalypse, which will be coming out in a month or two.  For progress on the book, I still need to proofread it, figure out a title (which I am still struggling with), and get the cover together.

Thanks for reading the intro...

I don't know who you will be, the person who is still around to read this. Maybe you're my kids, twenty years from now, or maybe you're some other survivors who found my body the day after I wrote this. I guess in the end, it really doesn't matter who you are. What matters is that if you are ready this, I am now dead.

Reading my words will help you learn from my experiences, and continue to survive in this new world we now face. For that reason, I'll keep writing as long as I can. If all of the sudden my writings end, with no explanation, assume that they got me before I could write any more.

By the way, my name is Brenna, and I'm one of the initial survivors. I was completely unprepared when the apocalypse fell across the world. I made a lot of mistakes along the way, but also made a fair number of good decisions as well. I lost several friends, including my best friend Gina. I also made quite a few new friends, and then lost many of them to the scourge we now fight every day.

Yet I'm still here, which says a lot for me I guess. I had a lot of close calls, and a few times when I didn't think I was going to make it. I even lost all hope at one point, but something kept me going and helped me find my hope again.

So learn my lessons, and improve your chances of living through this calamity.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Brenna's Guide to Surviving the Apolcalypse

Amber Starks is proud to announce the series title for her book series. 

Brenna's Guide to Surviving the Apocalypse will be a series of 3-6 young adult books.  They will be first person narratives that will follow the efforts of the heroin, Brenna, as she works to survive a grave calamity that has befallen the planet. 

Humanity is a risk of extinction, yet small bands of survivors struggle to protect themselves.  Brenna's family is scattered when life as she knows it changes forever, leaving her alone to fend for herself and her younger brother.

Look for the first book to come out on April 23rd of this year.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Tech Items for Surviving Zombie Apocalypse

PC Magazine, in recognition or the return of season of of the Walking Dead, has posted some key items that will be needed in order to survive the zombie apocalypse.  You can view the article here:

3 of the5 items are currently available on Amazon (use my link to Amazon please if you want to buy on).  The backpack with a solar charging station built is in uber-cool, but expensive.  The radio that can be powered by crank or solar power is a must have, as is the hand axe.

May is Zombie Awareness Month

I just found this online, courtesy of the Zombie Awareness Society.

May is Zombie Awareness Month.  Concerned citizens are encouraged to wear gray ribbons during the month of May to show their preparedness for the upcoming zombie scourge that will plague our society.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Zombie Research Society---Free Membership

Link here

This is an internet-based group that communicates about zombie research.  Membership as a "social member" is free, or for $25 you can become a lifetime member.  the paid membership included a t-shirt, as well as eligibility for leadership positions.

This group appears to believe that a zombie apocalypse in inevitable.  Here's some info about their organization, from their own webpage:
ZRS members are known as One Percenters (1%ers), because we are committed to being among the one percent of people likely to survive a global zombie outbreak. Though we represent diverse backgrounds, interests and theories, we are unified in our support of the Zombie Research Society’s three foundational principles:
  1. A zombie is a relentlessly aggressive human or reanimated human corpse driven by a biological infection.
  2. The zombie pandemic is coming. It’s not a matter of if, but a matter of when.
  3. Enthusiastic debate about zombies is essential to the survival of the human race.