Zenkaikon is pleased to welcome NY Times bestselling author, multiple Bram Stoker Award winner, and Marvel Comics freelancer Jonathan Maberry!
Jonathan's novels include Extinction Machine, Fire & Ash, Ghost Road Blues, Patient Zero, and many others. Forthcoming books include a new mystery-thriller young adult series, Watch Over Me, scheduled to debut in 2014; a middle-grade science-fiction horror series, The Nightsiders, and the first in a new series of adventure fantasies inspired by the Deadlands role-playing game. His nonfiction books include Ultimate Jujutsu, The Cryptopedia, Zombie CSU, Wanted Undead or Alive, and others. Jonathan’s award-winning teen novel, Rot & Ruin, is now in development for film. He’s the editor/co-author of V-Wars, a vampire-themed anthology, co-editor of the forthcoming dark fantasy anthology, Out of Tune; and is developing other anthology projects for adults and teens. He was a featured expert on The History Channel special Zombies: A Living History. Since 1978 he’s sold more than 1200 magazine feature articles, 3000 columns, two plays, greeting cards, song lyrics, and poetry. His comics include Captain America: Hail Hydra, Doomwar, Marvel Zombies Return and Marvel Universe vs. The Avengers. Jonathan writes Scary Out There, a weekly blog for the Horror Writers Association that features interviews with the top names in young adult horror fiction. Many of his short stories have been released as audio collections from Blackstone, including Joe Ledger: The Missing Files, Tales from the Fire Zone and Hungry Tales. Jonathan is a Contributing Editor for The Big Thrill (the newsletter of the International Thriller Writers), and is a member of Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, International Association of Media Tie-In Writers, Mystery Writers of America, and Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, as well as a jurist for the Edgar and Stoker Awards. He teaches the Experimental Writing for Teens class, is the founder of the Writers Coffeehouse, and co-founder of The Liars Club. Jonathan currently lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania with his wife, Sara Jo and a fierce little dog named Rosie.
Read more about all our current guests for Zenkaikon 2014 on our Guest page!