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, is scheduled for a July 3 release from Pinnacle, and the trilogy will conclude with Bad Moon Rising in 2008.
He is a professional writer and writing teacher and since 1979 has sold more than 1000 articles, seventeen nonfiction books, three 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).
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 also a Board Member of the Philadelphia Writers Conference, a Board Member of Moonstone (a literacy foundation based in Philadelphia), a speaker for the National Writers Union, and an active member of SFWA, MWA, and HWA. Jonathan is also the co-founder of The Wild River Review, an online literary magazine (www.wildriverreview.com).
Jonathan is frequent writers conference speaker and has appeared at PennWriters, PhilCon, the Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Conference, 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
Jonathan is currently writing the book ZOMBIE CSU: The Forensic Science of the Living Dead for a 2008 release by Citadel Press.
In 2004 Jonathan was inducted into the International Martial Arts Hall of Fame largely because of his extensive writings in that field.