Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Survive a Zombie Apocalypse with LJ Ambrosio #FictionalMemoir

To survive a zombie apocalypse, you must start by getting armed not just with weapons but also with food, books, and music. 

If I were to truly survive the zombie apocalypse, I would need to have the things that make life worth living. I would be more excited to shoot through the endless zombie hordes if I had my CDs for Leonard Cohen, Mina, Tracy Chapman, Bob Dillon, and more. I think the key to longevity in this type of scenario is to keep a cool head. I would need to bring my meditation chant “Ra Ma Da Sa Sa Say So Hung” in some form. 

Once I knew I was comfortable, I knew I would need a good dog at my side for added security. My dog could bark and let me know of any quiet and sneaky zombies out there lurking trying to eat my brains. Add dog food to the list of supplies. 

I also would need to have my morning (and midday, and nightly) cups of coffee to keep alert and ready, including the ability to brew coffee on the go as I do not think Dunkin Donuts would have survived the apocalypse, but you never know, there are so many of them. I must not forget my need to write and that means I would need two more things to survive the zombie apocalypse: a notebook and a pen. I also must not forget the need of a source of light, like a flashlight and batteries. Most flashlights run on USB power nowadays so that means I will need to bring one of those USB power bricks that can power many electronics. I would need to also have rain gear, an M16, a hunting knife, a WAWA nearby stocked with all my other needs, and an electronic vehicle that would help protect the environment. This may not be able to get power charges anymore but that is okay, I am saving the environment, I would be “doing my part.” 

After that I would need a bicycle with a basket on the front to hold my trusty dog, like Toto from “The Wizard of Oz.” In short, it may be safe to say that I may not be able to actually survive the zombie apocalypse in this fashion after all, but at least I will be going out “in style.”

A Reservoir Man
LJ Ambrosio

Genre: Fictional Memoir 
Publisher:  Film Valor
Date of Publication: 5/23/22
ISBN: 979-8985965100
ISBN: 979-8985965117
Number of pages: 340
Word Count: 64,000
Cover Artist: Sean Strong 

Tagline: Twists and turns further pull the reader in to Michael’s action-packed tale.

Book Description: 

A Reservoir Man, critics have hailed this explosive and timely work as “a must-read coming-of-age story of 2022.” 

Twists and turns further pull the reader in to Michael’s action-packed tale, with powerful themes, from betrayal and family to secrets and identity. “Be sure not to blink because you just might miss a pivotal moment in Michael’s rousing, larger-than-life story.” -- R.C. Gibson, Indiestoday.com. 

“This book is a dream, a gamble, a utopia, even.” -- Kalyan Panja, Bookmarkks

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On New Year's Day, the children went with Michael to brunch in Venice and walked on the boardwalk. For dinner, they ate at their favorite Chinese restaurant in West Hollywood. Arriving home, they noticed someone sitting on the porch. Michael quickly got out of the car and went over to the man. It was Joe, a young client of Michael’s.

Two years earlier, Michael brought Joe into the agency as a client; they had a very respectful relationship. Joe asked Michael if he had time to talk. Normally, Michael would have asked Joe if it could wait till the next day, but Michael saw the urgency in his tone. He told Joe to come in and to give him some time to put the children to bed.

Michael came back into the living room with a martini for himself and his guest. He finally broke down and had liquor in his house. Joe sat down and told Michael to listen before he commented. He told Michael that there was an action to take over the office, and his LA staff were aware of it, as well as the New York staff. Gail had also secured a replacement for Michael to run the LA office. The clients were not informed. She was waiting for the proper time after Michael left the office. Gail had secured all the bank statements and hired a lawyer.

Michael was shocked. “Who told you, Joe? Do you know a timetable for when she intends to do this?”

Joe said he was dating someone at the union who told him, and he was not aware of a time she was going to act on this. Joe seemed very pale; Michael became concerned about Joe’s health, asking him how his T-cell count was. Joe did not respond to much of anything.

“There is nothing you can do,” said Michael.

“Just be healthy. There are some experimental drugs. Stay away from AZT. That is AIDS by prescription.”

Joe finished his drink and got up to leave. Joe hugged Michael, and while he was holding on to Michael, he whispered in his ear, “I'm scared. What is going to happen?”

Michael replied, “You are going to live and have fun. Just be gay.” They both laughed. Before Joe left, he stopped in the doorway, turning to Michael.

“What’s wrong Joe?” asked Michael.

“I did not call. I wanted to.”

“Why didn’t you?” said Michael, staring at the young man, who was in a world of anxiety and apprehension.

“I was afraid they tapped your phone,” said Joe, and he left.



About the Author:

Louis J. Ambrosio ran one of the most nurturing bi-coastal talent agencies in Los Angeles and New York. He started his career as a theatrical producer, running two major regional theaters for eight seasons. Ambrosio also distinguished himself as an award-winning film producer and novelist over the course of his impressive career.

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