Jonathan Maberry, 2012
May 18, 1958 |
|Pen name||Shane MacDougall|
|Alma mater||Temple University|
|Notable works||Ghost Road Blues, Rot & Ruin, Dust and Decay, Flesh & Bone|
|Notable awards||Multiple Bram Stoker Awards|
Jonathan Maberry (born May 18, 1958) is an American author of horror fiction who has won multiple Bram Stoker Awards for works such as Ghost Road Blues (2006), Rot & Ruin (2010), and the young adult novels Dust and Decay (2011) and Flesh & Bone (2012).
Maberry was born in Kensington, Philadelphia, attended Frankford High School, and then went on to Temple University. Growing up in a rough neighborhood, he began learning martial arts at the age of 6, and this became the topic of his early books, such as Judo and You (Kendall Hunt 1990), Ultimate Jujutsu (Strider Nolan, 2002) and Ultimate Sparring (Strider Nolan 2003).
In the next phase of his career, he departed from martial arts writing and wrote several 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).
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.
Maberry is also a freelance comic book writer. His first story, "Wolverine: Ghosts", was 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, and he wrote Marvel Zombies Return: Wolverine. In 2010, he wrote Doom War and Marvel Universe Vs The Punisher.
His bestselling work was the novelization of the 2010 film The Wolfman which starred Benicio del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, Emily Blunt, and Hugo Weaving. In March 2010, the novel reached #35 on the mass-market paperback section of The New York Times Best Seller List.
His most prestigious award was for his first young adult novel, Rot & Ruin (2010, Simon & Schuster). It won the 2010 Bram Stoker Award for Best Novel, and became the first of a new series of post-apocalyptic zombie thrillers such as Dust & Decay.
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.
Maberry is also a contributing editor for The Big Thrill, 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.
- 2003, Writer's Award, International Martial Arts Hall of Fame
- 2006, winner: Bram Stoker Award for Best First Novel, for Ghost Road Blues
- 2006, nominated: Bram Stoker Award for Novel, for Ghost Road Blues
- 2009, nominated: Bram Stoker Award for Novel, for Patient Zero
- 2010, winner: Bram Stoker Award for Best Novel, for Rot & Ruin
- 2010, nominated: Bram Stoker Award for Best Non-Fiction, for Wanted Undead or Alive
- 2011, winner (tie): Bram Stoker Award for Young Adult Novel, for Dust and Decay
- 2011, nominated: Bram Stoker Award for Best Graphic Novel, for Marvel Universe vs. Wolverine
- 2012, winner: Bram Stoker Award for Best Young Adult Novel, for Flesh & Bone
- Ghost Road Blues (June 2006), Pinnacle Books)
- Dead Man's Song (July 2007), Pinnacle Books
- Bad Moon Rising (May 2008) (final), Pinnacle Books
- 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
- Rot & Ruin (September 2010)
- Dust & Decay (August 2011)
- Flesh & Bone (September 2012)
- Fire & Ash (2013) (final)
- Dead of Night (2011)
- Fall of Night (2014)
- Watch Over Me (2014)
- Cold, Warm Heart (2015)
- The Wolfman Movie Novelization (2010, Tor Books), reached #35 on the New York Times list of bestselling Paperback Mass-Market Fiction in March 2010 new
- 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)
- Marvel Universe vs. The Punisher (with Goran Parlov, 4-issue limited series, Marvel Comics, October–November 2010, tpb, 112 pages, hardcover, January 2011, ISBN 0-7851-4355-6, softcover, June 2011, ISBN 0-7851-4595-8)
- Marvel Universe vs. Wolverine (with Laurence Campbell, 4-issue limited series, Marvel Comics, June–August 2011, tpb, 112 pages, hardcover, November 2011, ISBN 0-7851-5692-5, softcover, May 2012, ISBN 0-7851-5653-4)
- Marvel Universe vs. The Avengers (with Leandro Fernández, 4-issue limited series, Marvel Comics, December 2012 - March 2013, tpb, 96 pages, softcover, April 2013, ISBN 0-7851-6616-5)
- Rot & Ruin (with Tony Vargas and Alex Roland, continuing series, IDW Publishing, September 2014 - Current) 
- Atkins, Larry (August 24, 2009). "Jonathan Maberry kicks butt". Philadelphia Weekly. Retrieved August 31, 2014.
- Francis, Naila (October 13, 2013). "Soon-to-be West Coast author Jonathan Maberry braces for his busiest year yet". Retrieved September 1, 2014.
- A New Team for Black Panther, IGN, May 11, 2009
- Brownfield, Troy (June 22, 2009). "The Zombies - This Time, With Literate Roots". Newsarama. Retrieved 2009-06-23.
- Marvel Heroes go to war against Doom, comicsign.com
- Maberry Referees "Marvel Universe Vs. the Punisher", comicbookresources.com
- "Paperback Mass-Market Fiction". New York Times. March 7, 2010. Retrieved September 2, 2014.
- Rot & Ruin, www.simonandschuster.com
- Dust and Decay reviews, www.goodreads.com
- "ABC Puts 5 Projects In Active Development". Deadline Hollywood. May 24, 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-24.
- Jonathan Maberry profile at Mystery Writers of America, www.mysterywriters.org
- Writer profile, www.booksnbytes.com
- Big Thrill 2008 October Archives, www.thrillerwriters.org
- "Past Bram Stoker Nominees & Winners". Horror Writers Association. Retrieved September 1, 2014.
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- Official website
- Jonathan Maberry at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
- Jonathan Maberry at the Internet Book List
- Jonathan Maberry at the Grand Comics Database
- Works by or about Jonathan Maberry in libraries (WorldCat catalog)
- Jonathan Maberry at the Comic Book DB
- Zombie Research Society Advisory Board
- Interview with Michael A. Ventrella