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White Trash Zombie

My Life as a White Trash Zombie (2011) — by Diana Rowland —Art: Dan Dos Santos

The White Trash Zombie series, aka Angel Crawford series — by Diana Rowland


NEXT: White Trash Zombie Gone Wild #5 — October 6th 2015


Genres and Sub-GenresEdit

Urban Fantasy

Brief Series Description or Overview Edit

✥ Teenage delinquent Angel Crawford lives with her redneck father in the swamps of southern Louisiana. She’s a high school dropout, addicted to drugs and alcohol, and has a police record a mile long. But when she’s made into a zombie after a car crash, her addictions disappear, except for her all-consuming need to stay “alive”… Darhk Portal

✥ BLURB: Living with her alcoholic deadbeat dad in the swamps of southern Louisiana, she's a high school dropout with a pill habit and a criminal record who's been fired from more crap jobs than she can count. Now on probation for a felony, it seems that Angel will never pull herself out of the downward spiral her life has taken. That is, until the day she wakes up in the ER after overdosing on painkillers. Angel remembers being in an horrible car crash, but she doesn't have a mark on her. To add to the weirdness, she receives an anonymous letter telling her there's a job waiting for her at the parish morgue—and that it's an offer she doesn't dare refuse. Before she knows it she's dealing with a huge crush on a certain hunky deputy and a brand new addiction: an overpowering craving for brains. Plus, her morgue is filling up with the victims of a serial killer who decapitates his prey—just when she's hungriest! Angel's going to have to grow up fast if she wants to keep this job and stay in one piece. Because if she doesn't, she's dead meat. — Literally. ~ Goodreads | My Life as a White Trash Zombie (White Trash Zombie, #1) by Diana Rowland

Lead's Species Edit

  • Zombie

Primary Supe Edit

  • Zombies

What Sets it ApartEdit

  • This is a total stand out from is concept of a young white trash woman who is turned into a zombie and how she adjusts her life... to the eye-catching freaky and beautiful cover art by Dan dos Santos... to Angel herself... not to mentions the best title ever.

Narrative Type and Narrators Edit

  • First Person narrative told by Angel Crawford, protagonist.

Books in Series Edit

White Trash Zombie series

  1. My Life as A White Trash Zombie (2011)
  2. Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues (2012)
  3. White Trash Zombie Apocalypse (2013)
  4. How the White Trash Zombie Got Her Groove Back (July 2014)
  5. White Trash Zombie Gone Wild (Oct 6th 2015)

Shorts, Anthologies and GuidesEdit

none yet

Other SeriesEdit

World Building Edit

Fang-tastic Fiction: Diana Rowland: WHITE TRASH ZOMBIE SERIES

Setting Edit

Beaulac, Louisiana

Places:

  • St. Edwards Parish, Louisiana
  • Sweet Bayou Road
  • Durango

Supernatural Elements Edit

✥ Zombies, Demons, zombie hunters, zombie mafia, industrial espionage, evil corporations, corporate intrigue, zombie drugs, undead trafficking, , , ,

Glossary and Groups & Organizations: Edit

World Edit

✥ Zombies can heal themselves and give themselves super strength and speed if they regularly and frequently consume brains. If they miss a few days, however, they begin to fall apart in the familiar zombie way—strips of skin falling off, skin color turning gray, and rotting odor growing stronger and stronger. ~ Fang-tastic

Protagonist Edit

✥ Protagonist and new zombie. White trash with low self esteem. 5'3" with frizzy blond hair from a poor die job, and is skinny as a rail.

Sidekick Edit

  • Name: / What: / Sidekick-to: / About: / Book First Seen:

Characters Chart Edit

Characters What About
Angel Crawford new zombie Early 20s morgue tech, self described "white trash" background, and recently turned zombie; with low self esteem; works at the morgue;
Marcus Ivanov Police officer initially finds Angel walking naked on the side of the road;
Uncle Pietro Ivanov zombie leader Marcus' uncle and creator, leader of a faction of zombies
Ben Roth detective
Ed paramedic Angel's friend
Nick Pre-med, morgue tech know it all that works at the morgue with Angel;
Derrel Cusimano Death Investigator coroners office. "Big, bald, black dude who'd been a linebacker at LSU a decade ago and looked like he was still perfectly capable of stopping the rush."
Marianne Ed's girlfriend works with the cadaver dog Kudzu
Randy Trailer trash Angel's on-again, off-again boyfriend
Clive drug dealer Randy's friend
Kang Zombie works at a funeral home; teaches Angel some basic zombie info
Dr. Leblanc Forensic Pathologist of St Edward's Parish; Mid 50's; Angel works for him, assists autopsies
Zeke Lyons Zombie Fired from his job at a mortuary before the book starts for stealing

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Diana Rowland

Diana Rowland

Author Edit

Diana Rowland

Bio: Diana Rowland worked as a bartender, a blackjack dealer, a pit boss, a street cop, a detective, a computer forensics specialist, a crime scene investigator, and a morgue assistant, which means that she's seen a lot of weird crap. She won the marksmanship award in her Police Academy class, has a black belt in Hapkido, has handled numerous dead bodies in various states of decomposition, and can't rollerblade to save her life. ~ Goodreads | Diana Rowland (Author of Mark of the Demon)

Cover Art: ArtistEdit

Artist: Dan Dos Santos — Bibliography isfdb: Cover: My Life as a White Trash Zombie

Publishing InformationEdit

Publisher: DAW

  • Author Page:
  1. My Life as A White Trash Zombie: Paperback, 310 pages, Pub: July 5th 2011—ISBN 0756406757
  2. Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues: Paperback, 1st Edition, 312 pages, Pub: July 3rd 2012—ISBN 0756407508
  3. White Trash Zombie Apocalypse: Paperback, 320 pages, Pub: July 2nd 2013—ISBN 0756408032
  4. How the White Trash Zombie Got Her Groove Back: Paperback, 336 pages, Pub: July 1st 2014—ISBN 0756408229

Book Cover Blurbs Edit

BOOK ONE BLURB—My Life as A White Trash Zombie (2011): Angel Crawford is a loser. Living with her alcoholic deadbeat dad in the swamps of southern Louisiana, she's a high school dropout with a pill habit and a criminal record who's been fired from more crap jobs than she can count. Now on probation for a felony, it seems that Angel will never pull herself out of the downward spiral her life has taken. That is, until the day she wakes up in the ER after overdosing on painkillers. Angel remembers being in an horrible car crash, but she doesn't have a mark on her. To add to the weirdness, she receives an anonymous letter telling her there's a job waiting for her at the parish morgue—and that it's an offer she doesn't dare refuse. Before she knows it she's dealing with a huge crush on a certain hunky deputy and a brand new addiction: an overpowering craving for brains. Plus, her morgue is filling up with the victims of a serial killer who decapitates his prey—just when she's hungriest! Angel's going to have to grow up fast if she wants to keep this job and stay in one piece. Because if she doesn't, she's dead meat. — Literally. ~ Goodreads | My Life as a White Trash Zombie (White Trash Zombie, #1) by Diana Rowland 

BOOK TWO BLURB—Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues (2012): Angel Crawford is finally starting to get used to life as a brain-eating zombie, but her problems are far from over. Her felony record is coming back to haunt her, more zombie hunters are popping up, and she’s beginning to wonder if her hunky cop-boyfriend is involved with the zombie mafia. Yeah, that’s right--the zombie mafia. Throw in a secret lab and a lot of conspiracy, and Angel’s going to need all of her brainpower--and maybe a brain smoothie as well--in order to get through it without falling apart. ~ Goodreads | Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues (#2)

BOOK THREE BLURB—White Trash Zombie Apocalypse (2013): Our favorite white trash zombie, Angel Crawford, has enough problems of her own, what with dealing with her alcoholic, deadbeat dad, issues with her not-quite boyfriend, the zombie mafia, industrial espionage and evil corporations. Oh, and it’s raining, and won’t let up. But things get even crazier when a zombie movie starts filming in town, and Angel begins to suspect that it’s not just the plot of the movie that's rotten. Soon she's fighting her way through mud, blood, bullets and intrigue, even as zombies, both real and fake, prowl the streets. Angel’s been through more than her share of crap, but this time she’s in way over her head. She’ll need plenty of brainpower to fit all the pieces—and body parts—together in order to save herself, her town, and quite possibly the human race. ~ Goodreads | White Trash Zombie Apocalypse (White Trash Zombie, #3) by Diana Rowland

BOOK FOUR BLURB—How the White Trash Zombie Got Her Groove Back (2014): READERS HUNGER FOR ANGEL CRAWFORD... It’s zombie versus zombie as the Saberton Corporation declares war against the Zombie Mafia, kidnapping several of their party. It falls to Angel to lead the remnants of her gang halfway across the country to claw their way through corporate intrigue, zombie drugs, and undead trafficking to rescue her friends—and expose the traitor responsible for their abduction.. ~ Goodreads | How the White Trash Zombie Got Her Groove Back (#4) by Diana Rowland

BOOK FOUR BLURB—White Trash Zombie Gone Wild (Oct 6th 2015):  ~ Goodreads | White Trash Zombie Gone Wild (#5)

First Sentences Edit

  1. My Life as A White Trash Zombie (2011) — "You should be dead," the ER nurse stated as she adjusted something on my IV.
  2. Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues (2012) — "So you hiding a body in here or sumthin'?"
  3. White Trash Zombie Apocalypse (2013) — Rain.
  4. How the White Trash Zombie Got Her Groove Back (2014) — Sweat dribbled into my eyes and my ribs ached, but I stood my ground against the burly man n front of me. 
  5. White Trash Zombie Gone Wild (Oct 6th 2015) —

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