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.
To avoid my circular file, please contact Monique Happy…
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)
- 100 Days In Deadland by Rachel Aukes
- Bath Salts by Alisse Lee Goldenberg & An Tran
- Central Outbreak Response: Genesis by RJ Kennett
- Time of Death: Induction by Shana Festa
- Dead Drunk: Surviving The Zombie Apocalypse by Richard Johnson
- New Zed Order: Survive by Todd Sprague
- Area 187: Almost Hell by Erik Lowther
- Gnash by Bryan Parker
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.