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Read My Writing…For Charity

Some of you may or may not know that I have written for charity anthologies where the proceeds go to a selected charity to help people or causes.

So, you can read my writing…for charity!

Below, I’ve listed all the books that are currently available, in case you’d like to feed your reading addiction while helping a good cause.

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Treasured Chests – A Zombie Anthology: For Breast Cancer Care – registered Charity in England & Wales 1017658

Treasured Chests – A Zombie Anthology.

A charity anthology of short Zombie Stories created in aid of the charity Breast Cancer Care (registered Charity in England & Wales 1017658). All royalties (100%) are to be donated to Breast Cancer Care.

Treasured Chests is a unique, intelligent and terrifying collection of short Zombie Stories. An eclectic collection of short stories brought to you by the Zombie podcast Good Morning Zompoc, featuring the finest authors in the Zombie and Horror Genres.

*Warning Explicit Content*


  1. Foreword – By Diane Coughlin
  2. Invasion A – By Peter Mckeirnon
  3. Run from the Dead – By Marc Moore
  4. Adam’s Birthday – By Claire C Riley
  5. Not the Main Character – By Devon C Ford
  6. A Flash of Light in the Darkness – by Marilyn Peake
  7. Scarecrows – By David A. Simpson
  8. To Walk the Halls – By Rebecca Besser
  9. Last Light – By Christopher Artinian
  10. Judgement Day – By Ricky Fleet
  11. Wolfe in Dead Clothing – By R.L. Chambers
  12. Beginning of the End (Garage Survival) – By T.D. Ricketts
  13. Bobbies Boobies – By Grivante
  14. Insomnolence – By Valerie Lioudis
  15. Concrete Jungle – By M.R. Wallace
  16. The Karakyuza – By Kevin J Kennedy
  17. Slayer – By Andrew Lennon
  18. Zombie Granny – By Steve Higgs
  19. Betrayal – By Jaime Johnesee
  20. Flesh – By Stuart Keane
  21. House of Dead Repute – By Matt Hickman
  22. Excuses – Cartoon by Stan Yan

All royalties are to be donated to the charity Breast Cancer Care registered Charity in England & Wales 1017658.

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The Undead That Saved Christmas

The Undead That Saved Christmas is the heart-chilling anthology with stories across the spectrum of holiday mythology. The perfect stocking stuffer that doesn’t include a box of shotgun shells or a macheté, The Undead That Saved Christmas brings together various talented authors and artists from Great Britain, the United States and Ireland. Stories include The Magic of Christmas, by Rebecca Besser; Santa Claws is Coming to Town, by Calvin A.L. Miller II; Night of the Frozen Elf, by Richard S. Crawford; And to All a Good Fright by Stacey Graham; and many others. The anthology also includes rich illustrations by David Naughton-Shires, Jason Tudor, Chris Williams and more. Another thing to expect in this anthology is a fun collection of holiday zombie-themed poems and carols. And to wrap things up there is an awesome assortment of original comics, from Mike Schneider, Nate Call, and many others. Proceeds from the sales of The Undead That Saved Christmas benefit the Hugs Foster Family Agency (hugsffa.org) and will help them give their foster children gifts this holiday season.

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The Undead That Saved Christmas Vol. 2

Another round of ghoulish holiday stories, The Undead That Saved Christmas Vol. 2 is an anthology of both jolly and frightening proportions. From zombie toys to flesh-eating Santas, Vol. 2 is sure to be the most unique gift under the tree. The Undead That Saved Christmas Vol. 2 brings together various talented authors and artists from across the world.

Stories include: How I Got My Sack Back, by Stephen Johnston; Death and the Magi, by Joe McKinney; Zombies We Have Heard on High, by Jamie Freeman; You Better Watch Out, by Scott Morris, and others. Get into the Christmas spirit with carols and poems such as ‘Twas a Season of Zombies by Rebecca Besser and The Last Noel by Craig W. Chenery.

Whether you buy it for yourself, a friend, or family member, know you’re doing it for a good cause. Proceeds from the sales of The Undead That Saved Christmas Vol. 2 benefit the Hugs Foster Family Agency (hugsffa.org) and will help them give their foster children gifts this holiday season.

Table of Contents

Stories and Poems
Introduction By John Olson and Bud Hanzel
Oh, Tannenbaum By Rebecca Snow
How I Got My Sack Back By Stephen Johnston
Death and the Magi By Joe McKinney
‘Twas A Season of Zombies By Rebecca Besser
Emergency Rescue By Kelly Dunn
The Last Christmas By Emma Ennis
Zombie Party Mix By Beth Bartlett
Attack of the Zombie Toys By Melissa Helwig
Zombies Don’t Jingle By Rusty Fischer
Zombies We Have Heard on High By Jamie Freeman
You Better Watch Out By Scott Morris
Christmas of the Dead By Timothy J. Collins
Daddy’s Angel By Kevin Walsh
Dinner at Eight, Dead by Dawn By Nathan Correll
With a Little Help from my Elves By Suzanne Robb
Believe, Annie By Eloise J. Knapp
The Gingerbreads 2: The Girl in the Christmas Pajamas By Lyle Perez-Tinics
The Last Noel By Craig W. Chenery
Zombies Don’t Pop By Rusty Fischer
Survivor’s Christmas Carols By Bud Hanzel and John Olson

A Zombie Christmas Story By Robert Freese – Illustrated by Amanda Stoltz
Even Zombies Need a Christmas By Brian S. Logan – Illustrated by Brian McCranie
Looking A Gift Dog in the Mouth By Wm. Brian MacLean – Illustrated by Wm. Brian MacLean
All Sales Final By Mike Schneider – Illustrated by Alex Kautz

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The Carnival 13

Come one, come all! Step right up and join thirteen masters of macabre literature as they take you on a journey unlike anything you’ve ever traveled. We’ve got freaks, fantasy and fear; all lined up waiting to take your breath away.

Will you be tempted by the Freaks of the Flesh? Astounded by the Freaks of Fantasy? Baffled by the Freaks of the Mind? All this and more await you for just the small price of three tickets… and your soul.

Featuring all-new and exclusive chapters from John Everson; Jason Darrick; Dan Dillard; Charles Colyott; Dale Eldon; James Garcia Jr.; Matt Schiariti; Anne Michaud; Rebecca Besser; Armand Rosamilia; Jon Olson; Brent Abell; and Julianne Snow – this twisted tale will leave you gasping until your last breath.

All proceeds to benefit Scares That Care!

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Stories From The Chapel

This anthology is a collection from professional and amateur writers, poets, and artists who all have one thing in common: a passion for the film “Night of the Living Dead”. In an effort to preserve a piece of cinematic history, they have joined forces with the Fix The Chapel movement to save the iconic building that appears in the opening scenes of that historic film. Located within the Evans City Cemetery in Evans City PA, the chapel is being threatened with demolition due to a lack of funds to maintain it. By purchasing this anthology, you will not only be entertained by some incredibly talented people, you will also help to preserve one of the last remaining ties to a film that has inspired countless film makers, authors and horror fans. We thank you for supporting the cause.

(Photo) – Chapel – Alfredo Torres
Introduction – Alfredo Torres
(Photo) – Gary and the Chapel – Alfredo Torres
Foreword One – Gary Streiner
Foreword Two – David Moody
(Art) – Burning Agenda – Tricia Martin
1 – Burning Agenda by Dean Vanderkolk
(Art) – The Chapel Restored by John McLain
2 – Poem 1 – Survival Chapel – John McClain
(Photo) – Chapel Doors – Alfredo Torres
3 – The Evans City Cemetery Shindig – Kelly M. Hudson
(Art) – Crying in the Chapel – Richard Dean
4 – Crying in the Chapel – Richard Dean
(Photo) – Chapel Haven – Alfredo Torres
5 – The World of Zombies – Rebecca Besser
(Art) – Dreamscape – John McClain
6 – Poem 2 – The Last Stronghold – Cecelia Robbins
(Art) – Save the Chapel – Kristal Stittle
7 – Refuge – Kristal Stittle
(Art) – Under the Rainbow – Tricia Martin
8 – Under the Rainbow – Paul S. Huggins
(Art) – The Chapel Restored – John McClain
(Art) – J. Dennis Bounds
9 – Benediction – J. Dennis Bounds
10 – Poem 3 – A Chapel’s Tear – Sandy Patton
(Art) – Ouch – Shane Ryan
11 – Ouch – Darren Barker(Photo) – Chapel side – Alfredo Torres
12 – Billy’s Remains – Rich Hawkins
Art – Night of the Living Wed – Philip R. Rogers
13 – Going to the Chapel – Tonia Brown
(Art) – Side Trip – Richard Dean
14 – Side Trip – R. G. Nojek
(Art) – Stormy Monday – Tricia Martin
15 – Stormy Monday – Glenn Brauer, Tricia Martin and Gordon Martin


Scares That Care Fundraising Giveaway From Zombie Book of the Month





*The winner will be announced on July 18, 2016, and the money raised will be presented to Joe Ripple at the Scares that Care Weekend.

*The winner will be picked old school style; a short video of a name being drawn out of a hat. *Prizes will be mailed August 1, 2016.

I am sorry but shipping is for US residents only

If you are across the pond and buy a ticket we will send a couple of ZBOTMC stickers

I.J. Smith will also send anyone across the pond that buy a raffle a ebook copy of his book Outbreak


Kindle Paper White with custom skin by Bobby Adair, it will be preloaded with books that have been donated by all the authors listed below and more to come,


ZBOTMC embroidered bag,


ZBOTMC embroidery patches, one of a kind Scares That Care embroidery patch, Zombie beanie, ZBOTMC lanyard, stickers,


2 T-shirts (1 large and 1 extra-large),

13433098_1193675833976148_759535686599220643_ozombie cozy with cup,


Zombie family decals,


zombie wallet,


an I heart Zombies ID/credit card holder,


a deck of zombie playing cards,


a The Walking Dead pen and bookmark,


and an I heart zombies Keychain,


a one of a kind Scares that Care cozy with cup

*Cost for tickets to enter the drawing:
1 Ticket $5
2 Tickets $10
3 Tickets $15
4 Tickets $20

*Please go to https://www.paypal.com/home
* Send to zbotmc@hotmail.com
*The raffle will run from June 20-July 15, 2016.

(The below list of donating authors will be updated regularly as more gifts of kindness come in.)

Shaun Phelps & Kyle Clements – Zombie Stories for People with Short Attention Spans
Claire Riley
Jack Wallen-Hell’s Muse
Armand Rosamilia
Peter Meredith-The Apocalypse Crusade
Mike Evans-paper back
Phillip Tomasso-Vaccination
Jay Wilburn
Allen Gamboa-Dead Island
Kerry Alan Denney
Sean Kidd-paper back
Shawn Chesser-Amazon gift card
Lori Lynch Fontanez e book and cozies
Nicholas Smith e book and box set of 3 Extinction Horizon
Author S C Daiko
Devan Sagliani
Tj Weeks
W.j. Lundy-Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Boxset. Vol 1-3
Saul Tanpepper 3 ebooks/Contain/The Flense China/Gameland 1 & 2
Jonathan Edward Ondrashek 2 ebooks/What goes around/Dark Intentions
Ian Woodhead
Gregg Zimmerman
Jeff Olah-The Last Outbreak – Awakening
Steven G Bynum-Deaders
Chris Philbrook-3 ebooks: Tesser/Adrians Undead Diary bk 1/Wrath of the Orphans
Nichol Thorn-2 ebooks: What Lies Beneath/Your Heart is Mine
Sarah Dale-We Could Be Heroes by Sarah Dale/Collision Course bySarah Dale & David Owain Hughes/Mysterium Excelsum Unum by Ellie Holiday Dale Piersol
Will Allen-Fight the Hunger
I.J. Smith-Outbreak
Jaime Johnesee-Misadventures of Bob
Rebecca Besser-3 ebooks: Cursed Bounty/Hall of Twelve/Twisted Pathways
John Palisano-4 ebooks: Dust of the Dead/Ghost Heart/Starlight Drive/Nerves
Ed Cardillo-ebook code sent directly to winner
Mark Tufo-paper back
Owen Baillie-Invasion Books 1-3
Justin Gowland– Otto
Dunne Brothers Justin Dunne & Robert Dunne-Tales of the Nothing Man
Ricky Fleet– Hellspawn
Heath Stallcup-Caldera/Forneus Corson The Idea Man/ Return of the Phoenix Monster Squad/Whispers
JJ Beal- Lions & Tigers & Zombies Oh My
James Wallace(Jr Wall)- Zombie Theorem The Culling
Eric S Brown– Megalodon Apocalypse (dead tree addition)
Greg Ferrell-free book code upon winner announcement
AJ Jeff Brown-Dredging up Memories (Stitched Smile Publications)
Stitched Smile Publications (Lisa Vasquez)- The Voices Within Anthology
Kindra Sowder-Follow the Ashes and Harvested
Alizabeth Lynn- Crimson Bayou
Peter Oliver Wonder-The Zombie Days
Burning Willow Press- Crossroads
Sarah Dale-We Could Be Heroes
Ellie Peirson- Mysterium Excelsum Unum
Mark Reee-The Road to Jerich