Jonathan Maberry, a New York Times bestselling and multiple Bram Stoker Award-winning author, magazine feature writer, playwright, content creator and writing teacher/lecturer, will deliver the closing presentation at the 2012 SoMeBizLife Conference, May 30 in Doylestown PA. Jonathan will speak on the art of connecting with audiences through a variety of media ranging from books, to comic books to social media.
Jonathan’s latest book, ASSASSIN’S CODE, features the return of wise-cracking special-ops agent Joe Ledger as he squares off against secret societies bent on igniting a global holy war. Jonathan’s novels blend hard science, intense action, social commentary, politics and a touch of the weird. He’ll bring his high-octane energy to the conference with the theme “Discover Your Social Super Powers.”
Among Jonathan Maberry’s works are:
GHOST ROAD BLUES (winner of the Stoker Award for Best First Novel in 2006),
DEAD MAN’S SONG (2007)
BAD MOON RISING (2008)
PATIENT ZERO (St Martins Press 2009)
THE DRAGON FACTORY (St Martin’s Press March 3, 2010)
For Universal Pictures, and Tor Books, the novelization of the re-envisioning of THE WOLFMAN (2010 Tor Books)
THE KING OF PLAGUES (SMP 2011)
ROT AND RUIN (Simon & Shuster, September 2010)
DUST AND DECAY (Simon & Shuster, 2011)
VAMPIRE UNIVERSE (Citadel Press, 2006)
THE CRYPTOPEDIA (Citadel, 2007 –winner of the Bram Stoker Award for Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction)
ZOMBIE CSU: The Forensics of the Living Dead (Winning of the Heinzman and Black Quill Awards and nominated for a Stoker Award; 2008)
THEY BITE! (2009)
WANTED UNDEAD OR ALIVE (2010)
His first comic for Marvel –GHOSTS was as part of WOLVERINE: THE ANNIVERSARY. Other comics include PUNISHER: NAKED KILL, PUNISHER: LAST GUN ON EARTH, MARVEL ZOMBIES 5 and others.
Recent Anthologies and Short stories:
“Pegleg and Paddy Save the World” (HISTORY IS DEAD, Permuted Press 2007)
“Doctor Nine” (KILLERS, Swimming Kangaroo Press, 2008)
“The Adventure of the Greenbrier Ghost” (LEGENDS OF THE MOUNTAIN STATE 2, Bloodletting Books, 2008)
“Clean Sweeps” (AND SO IT BEGINS, Dark Quest Books, 2008)
“Family Business” (THE NEW DEAD, St. Martins Press, 2010)
Jonathan is the co-creator (with Laura Schrock) of ON THE SLAB, an entertainment news show in development by Stage 9 for ABC Disney / Stage 9.
Jonathan’s Big Scary Blog (www.jonathanmaberry.com) focuses on the publishing industry. Jonathan’s interviews include
Sandra Brown, Gayle Lynds, David Morrell, Alafair Burke, Barry Eisler, CJ Box, Jack Ketchum, Tom Piccarilli, Dale Brown, Kevin J. Anderson, and many other best-selling authors.
Jonathan is a Contributing Editor for The Big Thrill (the newsletter of the International Thriller Writers), and is a member of SFWA, MWA and HWA. He is a frequent guest at genre cons and writers conferences.
Jonathan is a founding member of The Liars Club, a group of networking publishing professionals that includes bestsellers Sara Shepard, Solomon Jones, L. A. Banks, Merry Jones, Gregory Frost, Jon McGoran, Ed Pettit, Dennis Tafoya, Keith Strunk, Don Lafferty, Kelly Simmons, and Marie Lamba.
On the last Sunday of every month Jonathan hosts the Writers Coffeehouse, a free three-hour networking session for writers of all genres and levels of skill. The event is held at Barnes and Noble, on Park Ave in Willow Grove PA, Pennsylvania.
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)