Jonathan Maberry

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Jonathan Maberry
Jonathan Maberry and Rosie.jpg
Jonathan Maberry at a book signing for Zombie CSU in Philadelphia
Born (1958-05-18) May 18, 1958 (age 56)
Pen name Shane MacDougall
Nationality American
Period Now.
Notable works Pine Deep Trilogy

Jonathan Maberry (born May 18, 1958) is the multiple Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Ghost Road Blues, the first of the Pine Deep Trilogy, a series of supernatural horror novels. Maberry has been active as a professional writer and writing teacher since 1978.



Maberry's early books dealt mainly with martial arts and self-defense and include Judo and You (Kendall Hunt 1990), Ultimate Jujutsu (Strider Nolan, 2002) and Ultimate Sparring (Strider Nolan 2003).

Maberry departed from martial arts writing and authored a number of books on the folklore and beliefs of the occult and paranormal, including Vampire Universe: The Dark World of Supernatural Beings That Haunt Us, Hunt Us and Hunger for Us (Citadel Press, 2006), The Cryptopedia, co-authored by David F. Kramer (2007), Zombie CSU: The Forensics of the Living Dead (2008), and They Bite (also with David F. Kramer, 2009).

Mayberry (right) on one of the zombie panels at the 2012 New York Comic Con.

His first novel, Ghost Road Blues, won the 2007 Bram Stoker Award for Best First Novel. That book was the first of the Pine Deep Trilogy and was followed by Dead Man's Song (2007) and Bad Moon Rising (2008), all from Pinnacle Books.

His novel Patient Zero: A Joe Ledger Novel, is a bioterrorism thriller that launches a new series for St. Martin's Press. It was followed byThe Dragon Factory in 2010, The King of Plagues in 2011, Assassin's Code in 2012, and Extinction Machine in 2013. The first three books in the series have been optioned by producer Michael De Luca on behalf of Sony.[citation needed]

Maberry is also a freelance comic book writer. His first story was "Wolverine: Ghosts", published as a backup story in Wolverine: Anniversary, April 2009. In August 2009 he became the regular writer for Marvel's Black Panther series, starting on the 7th issue,[1] and he wrote Marvel Zombies Return: Wolverine.[2] In 2010, he wrote Doom War[3] and Marvel Universe Vs The Punisher.[4]

Maberry also wrote the novelization of 2010 remake of The Wolf Man, starring Benicio del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, Emily Blunt, and Hugo Weaving.

Maberry's first Young Adult novel was released in September 2011 from Simon & Schuster.[5] The book, Rot & Ruin kicked off a new series of post apocalyptic zombie thrillers. It was followed by Dust & Decay.[6]


In May 2010, Maberry's work was the basis of a television pilot written by Javier Grillo-Marxuach named 'Department Zero' which was moved into active production by ABC Television.[7]

Other work[edit]

Maberry holds an 8th degree black belt in Shinowara-ryu Jujutsu.[8] In 2004 he was inducted into the Martial Arts Hall of Fame.[9]

He is a speaker for the National Writers Union, a writing mentor for the Horror Writers Association and the Mystery Writers of America, a member of the International Thriller Writers and president of the NJ-PA Chapter of the Horror Writers Association.[10]

Maberry is also a contributing editor for The Big Thrill,[11] the monthly newsletter of the International Thriller Writers, and a founding partner of The Liars Club, a networking group of professionals in publishing and other aspects of entertainment.


Pine Deep Trilogy[edit]

  • Ghost Road Blues (June 2006)
  • Dead Man's Song (July 2007)
  • Bad Moon Rising (May 2008) (final)

Joe Ledger Series[edit]

  • Patient Zero (March 2009)
  • The Dragon Factory (March 2010)
  • The King of Plagues (March 2011)
  • Assassin's Code (April 2012)
  • The Extinction Machine (March 2013)
  • Code Zero (March 2014)
  • Predator One (March 2015)
  • Kill Switch (March 2016)

Benny Imura Series[edit]

  • Rot & Ruin (September 2010)
  • Dust & Decay (August 2011)
  • Flesh & Bone (September 2012)
  • Fire & Ash (2013) (final)

Dead of Night[edit]

  • Dead of Night (2011)
  • Fall of Night (2014)

Dylan Quinn[edit]

  • Watch Over Me (2014)
  • Cold, Warm Heart (2015)


  • The Wolfman Movie Novelization (2010)


  • The Martial Arts Student Log Book (October 2002)
  • Ultimate Jujutsu: Principles and Practices (October 2002)
  • Ultimate Sparring: Principles & Practices (January 2003)
  • Vampire Universe: The Dark World of Supernatural Beings That Haunt Us, Hunt Us and Hunger for Us (September 2006)
  • The Cryptopedia: A Dictionary of the Weird, Strange, and Downright Bizarre (September 2007)
  • Zombie CSU: The Forensics of the Living Dead (September 2008)
  • THEY BITE!: Endless Cravings of Supernatural Predators (August 2008)
  • Wanted Undead or Alive: Vampire Hunters and Other Kick-Ass Enemies of Evil (September 2010)
  • Judo and You: A Handbook for the Serious Student (Kendall Hunt, 1991, ISBN 0-8403-6664-7)
  • MacDougall, Shane (pseudonym) The Vampire Slayers' Field Guide to the Undead (Doylestown, PA: Strider Nolan Publishing, 2003, ISBN 1-932045-13-9)




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