Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Author Jonathan Maberry


Jonathan Maberry is the Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Ghost Road Blues (Pinnacle Books, 2006), first of a trilogy of thrillers with a supernatural bite. Publishers Weekly called it “Horror on a grand scale...reminiscent of Stephen King’s heftier works.”

Jonathan’s second novel, Dead Man’s Song, was released from Pinnacle, and the trilogy will conclude with Bad Moon Rising in 2008. He recently signed a major three-book deal with St. Martin’s Press to write a series of bio-terrorism thrillers that will introduce a new action hero, Joe Ledger; the first book in that series, Patient Zero, is tentatively scheduled for release in early 2009.

He is a professional writer and writing teacher and since 1979 has sold more than 1000 articles, seventeen nonfiction books, six novels, as well as short stories, poetry, song lyrics, video scripts, and two plays.

His nonfiction works include Vampire Universe: The Dark World of Supernatural Beings That Hunt Us, Haunt Us and Hunger For Us (Citadel Press, 2006), and The Cryptopedia: A Dictionary of the Weird, Strange and Downright Bizarre (Citadel, 2007); Zombie CSU: The Forensic Science of the Living Dead (to be release 2008); They Bite (2009); and Vampire Hunters and Other Enemies of Evil (2010). Jonathan is also the author of The Vampire Slayers’ Field Guide to the Undead (under the pen name of Shane MacDougall; the book was released in 2001).

Jonathan is the Executive Director of The Career Doctor for Writers (www.careerdoctorforwriters.com), which provides workshops, classes and editorial services for writers of all genres. He tours libraries and independent bookstores giving his Careers in Writing lecture to packed houses. Jonathan is a speaker for the National Writers Union, a former Board Member of the Philadelphia Writers Conference, and an active member of SFWA, MWA, and HWA. Jonathan is also the co-founder of The Wild River Review, an online literary magazine (http://www.wildriverreview.com/).

Jonathan is frequent writers conference speaker and has appeared at PennWriters, PhilCon, the Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Conference, Romance Writers of America, LunaCon, University of Pennsylvania Writers Conference, and many others and in 2007 will appear at Backspace and the Philadelphia Writers Conference, among others.

Jonathan is a founding partner of The Writers Corner USA at 4 West Oakland Avenue, Doylestown, PA 18901 (www.writerscornerusa.com), a writers’ education center. The Writers Corner provides classes and workshops on the craft and business of

In 2004 Jonathan was inducted into the International Martial Arts Hall of Fame largely because of his extensive writings in that field. His martial arts books include E.S.M: Effective Survival Methods (Vortex Multimedia, 1985); Introduction to Asian Martial Arts (Vortex Multimedia, 1986); The Self-Defense Instructor’s Handbook (Vortex Multimedia, 1990); Judo and You (Kendall Hunt, 1991); Ultimate Jujutsu Principles and Practices (Strider Nolan, 2002); The Martial Arts Student Logbook (Strider Nolan, 2002); Ultimate Sparring Principles and Practices (Strider Nolan, 2003).