I Love Virgins… Especially Those That Write About Zombies

Zombie Virgin Authors

Let’s talk about debut novels, or should I refer to them as Cherry Poppers? I’m talking about the first (zombie) novel an author publishes. But not just any genre, we’re looking specifically at Post Apocalyptic Zombie Fiction.

Since I launched Zombie Pop, I’ve had the opportunity to read a few (hundred) books, the majority coming from authors looking to pop their cherry. Sadly, most of them are deposited into the circular file before I even finish reading the first chapter.

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That’s understandable… After all, there are virgins, guys and gals taking their pens to paper for the first time and writing about a subject that no one has any practical experience with. After a few months (years in some cases), they head over to Amazon and publish their first book (thus popping their cherry).

Really, why am I referring to an author debut novel as a cherry popper? Well, if I remember correctly (it’s been a few weeks), the first time was a little awkward, uncoordinated, downright sloppy, and despite what I thought I knew, I really didn’t have a clue…

Now despite the fact that this was their first novel, I’ve managed to find 8 Zombie Authors who recently popped their cherry. These authors tell a good story, and write a hell of a lot better than I do…


P.S. If your a Virgin Zombie Author and would like to have your book added to the list, please leave a comment below (or just contact us)

  1. 100 Days In Deadland by Rachel Aukes
  2. Bath Salts by Alisse Lee Goldenberg & An Tran
  3. Central Outbreak Response: Genesis by RJ Kennett
  4. Time of Death: Induction by Shana Festa
  5. Dead Drunk: Surviving The Zombie Apocalypse by Richard Johnson
  6. New Zed Order: Survive by Todd Sprague
  7. Area 187: Almost Hell by Erik Lowther
  8. Gnash by Bryan Parker

100 Days In Deadland by Rachel Aukes100 Days In Deadland by Rachel Aukes

Okay, okay… Rachel isn’t exactly new to the zombie scene. This post has been a long time in the making, and when I initially put it together Deadland’s Harvest, had yet to be published.

The world ended on a Thursday.
In one day, the world succumbed to a pestilence that decimated the living. In its place rose a new species: vicious, gruesome, wandering zombies with an insatiable hunger for the living. There is no government. No shelter. No hope.
Still in her twenties, Cash has watched her friends die, only to walk again. An office worker with few survival skills, she joins up with Clutch, a grizzled Army veteran with PTSD. Together, they flee the city and struggle through the nine circles of hell, with nothing but Clutch’s military experience and Cash’s determination to live. As they fight to survive in the zombie inferno, they quickly discover that nowhere is safe from the undead…or the living.
Read our review of 100 Days In Deadland

  • Okay guys I need some new reading material, who do you recommend?

  • Shana Festa

    If you haven’t read Chris Philbrook’s Adrian’s Undead Diary series or RR Haywoods Undead series, you’re missing out

  • James Novus

    Go to Amazon and check out Psych Ward Zombies, my debut release. It’s awesome!