Jonathan Maberry

Jonathan Maberry is a New York Times bestselling author, multiple Bram Stoker Award winner, and Marvel Comics writer. He’s the author of many novels, including Assassin’s Code, Dead of Night, Patient Zero, and Rot & Ruin. His nonfiction books cover topics ranging from martial arts to zombie pop-culture. Jonathan continues to teach the celebrated Experimental Writing for Teens class, which he created. He founded the Writers Coffeehouse and cofounded The Liars Club, and he is a frequent speaker at schools and libraries, as well as a keynote speaker and guest of honor at major writers’ and genre conferences. Jonathan lives in Del Mar, California, with his wife, Sara, and their son, Sam. Visit him at JonathanMaberry.com and on Twitter (@JonathanMaberry) and Facebook.

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The zombie world's gone to ROT & RUIN....

A teenager grows up in a post-apocalypic, zombie-infested America in Jonathan Maberry's ROT & RUIN, now in paperback.

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My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. It has to be a Win-Win situation

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. I'd love to sit down with William Shakespeare and talk about writing.

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. An elephant. They're smart, big, loyal and they live a long time.

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Chocolate. (Is that a trick question?)

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. Floating on the Lazy River in Aruba. Ahhhhhhhhhh

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September 27, 2010

I started laying the groundwork for ROT & RUIN when I was ten years old.


That’s when Night of the Living Dead opened in Philadelphia. October 1968. I snuck into the deserted balcony of the old Midway Theater, one of those vast old Art Deco theaters. No one was supposed to be up there, and no one my age was supposed to be in the theater.



By age ten I’d seen just about every monster movie there was. Vampires, werewolves, giant bugs –the works. I was kind of jaded. I thought I had a good working plan for how to deal with monsters. Crosses, silver bullets, that sort of thing. Then...
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