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Jan 9, 2021

We’re talking about Books That Make You Choose Your Own Adventure, And Try Not to Die.

Remember those Choose Your Own Adventure books? Well, they’ve grown up a bit, and the result is gloriously horrific.

Authors Mark Tullius and John Palisano have brought forth the most recent hair-raising entry in the Try Not To Die series. In these books, readers can make choices at the end of each chapter. Some will allow them to continue the adventure, while others lead to wild and gruesome deaths.

Mark Tullius is the author of “Unlocking the Cage: Exploring the Motivations of MMA Fighters” as well as “Ain't No Messiah,” “Untold Mayhem,” “Twisted Reunion, 25 Perfect Days: Plus 5 More, Brightside,” and the “Try Not to Die” series. He also hosts Vicious Whispers with Mark Tullius, a podcast you can find on YouTube, iTunes, Stitcher and other platforms.

Bram Stoker Award winner John Palisano is president of the HWA and author of DUST OF THE DEAD, and GHOST HEART. NERVES. His collections STARLIGHT DRIVE: FOUR HALLOWEEN TALES and ALL THAT WITHERS are also available.

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