Lions. Tigers. Zombies. Morons.

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Richard Johnson

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For teenagers Chris and Miles, working at the city zoo in the summer is a pretty sweet gig. They chase girls, smoke a little dope, and avoid thinking about their rapidly approaching futures. One is headed to college, and one to… who knows? But then the Zombie Apocalypse hits, and things get weird



Short Summary

Chris and Miles are trapped in the zoo restaurant when the zombie apocalypse hits, and they have to work together with their gruff boss and autistic co-worker to survive. They must get to know each other and themselves if they have any chance of making it out alive.


Chicago, Illinois

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Other,Overcoming Monster/Villain

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age

Mature Audience Themes

Extreme Violence, Language/Profanity,Substance Abuse

Main Character Details

Name: Chris

Age: 18

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Aspiring,Decisive,Empathetic,Leader

Additional Character Details

Name: Miles

Age: 18

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Aggressive,Confident,Outspoken,Sarcastic,Unapologetic,Manipulative

Additional Character Details

Name: Larry

Age: 50

Gender: Male

Role: mentor

Key Traits: Engaging,Faithful,Honorable,Modest,Selfless,Strong Moral Code

Additional Character Details

Name: Artie

Age: 21

Gender: Male

Role: emotional

Key Traits: Educated,Blunt

About The Author

Richard Johnson (sort of) grew up in small-town Galesburg, Illinois during the 80s. He currently lives with his thriving family outside of Chicago, where he is a full-time parent and part-time yorkie wrangler. Richard is a self-acclaimed expert of the zombie genre and is the author of the wildly popular Dead Drunk series, with titles including Dead Drunk: Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse… One Beer at a Time, Dead Drunk II: Dawn of the Deadbeats, Weekend at Vidu’s, and Dead Drunk 2.5: Lions. Tigers. Zombies. Morons. Richard is a good friend, a bad cook, and a terrible dancer. If there is ever a real zombie apocalypse(fingers crossed), seek him out for advice and comic-relief. But bring plenty of beer.

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

Information not completed

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Chicago Moonlight Publishing

Year Published: 2018

Hard Copy Available