October 27th, 2020
Goodreads users can enter from now until Friday, November 6 to win a free copy of my new horror suspense novel INK -click on this link to the promotion: bit.ly/GoodreadsINK1
Also, listen to this! Here's an excerpt from the audiobook for INK (due out in audio, print, and eBook 11/17). Read by Ray Porter.
September 12th, 2020
As a special promotion for the release of my latest standalone novel INK, my publisher is offering a set of tattoos to everyone who pre-orders the book by November 16th! Just go to the link, fill out the form, and indicate which retailer you pre-ordered INK from.
August 29th, 2020
To celebrate the release of the new anthology, DON’T TURN OUT THE LIGHTS PANEL SERIES: A Tribute to Alvin Schwartz’s SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK
I’ll be hosting a series of live panel discussions with groups of authors who contributed original stories for the book. You’ll be able to type in questions and I’ll have the writers answer!
DON’T TURN OUT THE LIGHTS debuts in hardcover, eBook and Audio from HarperCollins on 9/1!
The panels will be livestreamed to Facebook (links below).
August 30 (Sunday): 6pm EST/3pm PST
August 31 (Monday): 7 pm EST/4pm PST
September 1 (Wednesday): 7 pm EST/4pm PST
This event will be hosted online by MYSTERIOUS GALAXY BOOKS.
Here’s a link for info on how to join in: https://www.mystgalaxy.com/Maberry-09-2020
September 3 (Thursday): 7 pm EST/4pm PST
September 5 (Saturday): 7 pm EST/4pm PST
September 13 (Sunday): 7 pm EST/4pm PST
August 15th, 2020
Two workshops coming up!
ACT LIKE A WRITER: PRESENTING WITH CONFIDENCE
When thrust upon the public stage, do you have the confidence to make a compelling connection with your audience? With the right skills, the answer is yes!
On August 29, actor/author/producer Keith Strunk will lead the PRESENTING WITH CONFIDENCE workshop that dives into the three main components driving any presentation: venue, content, and delivery.
A seasoned actor and presenter in live and virtual venues, Keith has guided students, authors, and executives to becoming compelling presenters in their own unique style. This workshop provides hands-on discussion and practice of the tools for managing nerves, structuring content, and improving delivery, with particular focus on techniques for success in the expanding world of virtual venues, webcasting, and webinars.
WHEN: August 29, 11am-1pm PST (adjust for your time zone!)
ENROLLMENT: The program will be limited to twenty-five participants! To enroll (on a first-come basis), make a PayPal payment of $25 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate that you are enrolling in “Presenting with Confidence August 29”.
WHERE: The workshop will be held on ZOOM. No need to download any software. You’ll receive an email with a URL. Just click or it, or cut and paste it into a new browser window.
Is your book pitch strong enough to attract interest from a top literary agent? Here’s a way to find out!
On September 26th, NY Times bestseller Jonathan Maberry will host top LITERARY AGENT ERIC SMITH in a session to evaluate your pitch and give crucial feedback so that you can refine your query or verbal pitch. This will get you ready to make that big break! (Note: This is critique and evaluation by Eric, not for pitching to sign with him.)
Eric Smith agent with P.S. Literary. He’s worked on New York Times bestselling and award-winning books, specializing in Young Adult, genre-blending literary fiction, and non-fiction in memoir, essay collections, cookbooks, and pop history. His clients’ latest books include A Beginning at the End by Mike Chen, Lost at Sea by Erica Boyce, Queen of Coin and Whispers by Helen Corcoran, and the forthcoming Who I Was With Her by Nita Tyndall, Road Out of Winter by Alison Stine, and Surrender Your Sons by Adam Sass.
In his writing life, Eric’s latest novel, Don’t Read the Comments, was published this past January with Inkyard Press. His next two books, You Can Go Your Own Way (Inkyard Press) and the anthology Battle of the Bands co-edited with Lauren Gibaldi (Candlewick) are due out next year.
WHEN: September 26th 8, 11am-1pm PST (adjust for your time zone!)
ENROLLMENT: The program will be limited to twenty participants! To enroll (on a first-come basis), make a PayPal payment of $25 to email@example.com. Please indicate that you are enrolling in “Pitch Perfect September 26”.
NOTE: 100% of the profits from PITCH PERFECT benefit housing for families left homeless by the economic downturn, extreme poverty, and natural disasters.
Hit the play button below to see a cool mini-promo for INK!
May 8th, 2020
WRITING WORKSHOP! Join NY Times bestseller Jonathan Maberry for a class on THE ART OF THE PITCH. We’ll cover query letters and verbal pitches for novels, novellas, comic books, and specialty projects. And we’ll discuss how to make book pitching FUN instead of frightening!
For more information, go here!
May 1st, 2020
Patient Zero and The Dragon Factory will be $2.99 for the entire month of May! Go here for links to your favorite eBook retailer!
April 20th, 2020
WEIRD TALES NEWS!!!
January 8th, 2020
The countdown is on for the release of the Line Webtoon adaptation of ROT & RUIN. These are beautiful comics formatted for your phone!
Four days until the launch on Sunday, January 12th, at 5pm PST. Download the Webtoon App and get a free account!
And... a cover reveal for INK, which will be released by St. Martin’s Griffin as a trade paperback later this year. Although a standalone, INK contains elements of previous books, including characters and locations from the Pine Deep trilogy, and the appearance of Monk Addison and Patty Cakes from GLIMPSE.
December 2nd, 2019
Check out this interview on #VWars with IAN SOMERHALDER, ADRIAN HOLMES and JONATHAN MABERRY for SyFyWire, and get ready for the V-Wars series debut on Netflix on December 5th!
Also, check out the new V-Wars merch!
November 19th, 2019
Check out the official trailer for the upcoming V-Wars series, debuting on Netflix on December 5th!
August 30, 2019
If you're going to DragonCon 2019, here's my schedule!
July 12, 2019
If you're going to ComicCon 2019, here's my schedule!
June 19, 2019
Hollywood Reporter breaks the news about my upcoming new comic series, PANDEMICA: BIOWEAPON, launching in September with IDW Publishing. Read more about it here!
June 12, 2019
May 11, 2019
Just spent a lovely 90 minutes interviewing #1 bestselling author Robert McCammon onstage at StokerCon. His stories of the writing life and insights into character motivation were brilliant and quite moving. He’s one of the good guys.
April 9th, 2019
Some stellar news today! Alcon Entertainment has acquired film and television rights to my ROT & RUIN series! For more details, read the article on Deadline.com!
February 25th, 2019
V-WARS: GOD OF DEATH cover reveals!
Handing out the Jonathan Maberry Inspiring Teens Award at the Canyon Crest Writers Conference. Pictured here with this year's recipient, playwright Aleta Barthell, and previous winner, poet Viet Mai!
February 14th, 2019
How's this for some awesome Valentine's Day news? Line Webtoon is launching a "Rot & Ruin" comic!
February 8th, 2019
February 6th, 2019
Cover reveal for RAGE, the first in the new Joe Ledger International series, release date November 5th, 2019. Go here for pre-order links.
October 30th, 2018
It's a book birthday! DEEP SILENCE is officially launched! Tomorrow, I'll be having a launch event at Mysterious Galaxy in San Diego, with special guest Ray Porter (who you might recognize as the voice of Joe Ledger)!
October 29th, 2018
Join me tonight for another Facebook LIVE AMA (Ask Me Anything) at 11pm EST/8pm PST! Ask Me Anything about my new Joe Ledger book DEEP SILENCE or whatever you'd like. There will be more chances to win some great prizes!
Tune in to listen here
DEEP SILENCE goes on sale tomorrow, October 30th. Pre-order your copy here!
October 8th, 2018
Join me Tuesday, October 9th at 8:00 pm EST/5:00 PM PST for a Facebook LIVE AMA! I'll be talking about my new Joe Ledger book DEEP SILENCE and answering your questions, PLUS offering a chance to win some great prizes.
Tune in to listen here.
DEEP SILENCE is on sale October 30th. Pre-order your copy here!
Can't tune in on October 9th? There will be more chances to "Ask Me Anything" in the near future—make sure you "Follow" my updates to receive a notification when LIVE videos start.
August 6th, 2018
I'm delighted to discover that GLIMPSE has been nominated for a Dragon Award. You can register here to vote for it, should you feel so inclined.
July 15th, 2018
June 4th, 2018
I’m delighted to announce that Adrian Holmes and Jacky Lai have joined Ian Somerhalder in the cast of the the upcoming V-Wars series on Netflix!
April 16th, 2018
I can finally break the big news!! V-WARS wIll be a Netflix series starringIan Somerhalder!!! For more info, go here!
March 7th, 2018
The advance buzz on GLIMPSE continues, with mention in:
February 26th, 2018
Join me tomorrow, February 26th at 2:00 PM EST/11:00 AM PST for a Facebook LIVE AMA! I'll be talking about my new book GLIMPSE and answering your questions, PLUS offering a chance to win some great prizes! Tune in here!
GLIMPSE is on sale March 27. Pre-order your copy now!
Can't tune in on February 26th? There will be more chances to "Ask Me Anything" in the near future—make sure you "Follow" my updates to receive a notification when LIVE videos start.
February 9th, 2018
Join me next Tuesday, February 13 at 2:00 PM EST/11:00 AM PST for a Facebook LIVE AMA! I'll be talking about my new book GLIMPSE and answering your questions, PLUS offering a chance to win some great prizes.
GLIMPSE is on sale March 27. Pre-order your copy now!
Can't tune in on February 13? There will be more chances to "Ask Me Anything" in the near future—make sure you "Follow" my updates to receive a notification when LIVE videos start.
January 7th, 2018
Some book release news for 2018!
9: X-FILES ORIGINS: DEVIL’S ADVOCATE –mass market paperback edition
27: Book release: GLIMPSE –hardcover, ebook & audio
27- Book release: MARS ONE - mass market paperback edition
4- MARS ONE –audiobook edition
24 – BAKER STREET IRREGULARS VOL 2: THE GAME’S AFOOT (co-edited with Michael Ventrella)
2 – Book release: BROKEN LANDS –Book #1 of a new ROT & RUIN spinoff series
30 - Book release: DEEP SILENCE –Joe Ledger #10
January 3rd, 2018
Starting out the new year with some great news: John J. McLaughlin, screenwriter for BLACK SWAN, has signed on to write a TV pilot script based on my upcoming novel GLIMPSE. With Janet Zucker and Tony Eldridge producing. (More details soon!)
December 7th, 2017
MARS ONE was named one of the Best Children’s Books of 2017 by Smithsonian Air & Space. See the link here!
December 6th, 2017
First, Hardboiled Horror is now available! Hardboiled Horror collects fifteen original tales of noir mystery shot through with elements of horror and the supernatural. Occult detectives, paranormal investigators, seedy P.I.s, amateur sleuths and ghost hunters tackle the cases no one else can handle. Go here for purchase info.
Second, there's a Goodreads Giveaway going on to win an advance copy of Glimpse, a chilling thriller that explores what happens when reality and nightmares converge, and how far one will go to protect the innocent when their own brain is a threat. The contest runs from Dec. 4th through Dec. 14th. For more info on how to enter, go here!
November 1st, 2017
Joe Ledger: Unstoppable was released on Halloween, and has already started getting some great reviews! From Geeks of Doom:
Happy Halloween, boos and ghouls! What better way to celebrate this most haunted of holidays than with a bit of the supernatural…in book form, of course. I present to you the one and only Joe Ledger: Unstoppable. This anthology of supernatural suspense and horrific thrills is based around the detective, government clean up guy, and all around badass: Mr. Joe Ledger. Known for his paranormal and supernatural excursions, our hero is never afraid to make sure the buck stops here. As a matter of fact, he has plenty of ways to make sure the dead stay that way, or at least they will after a few tries.
With guest authors from all over, this anthology is a compilation of more than twenty stories that explore the depths of Ledger’s expertise, all the while trying desperately to make sure he survives to face the darkness another day. It even features a story from creator Jonathan Maberry, just to keep us course corrected. Other authors include Larry Correia, Mira Grant, Scott Sigler, David Farland, Christopher Golden, Tim Lebbon, Steve Alten (a favorite of mine), Jon McGoran, Dana Fredsti, Joe McKinney, Jennifer Campbell-Hicks, Javier Grillo-Marxuach, Bryan Thomas Schmidt, GP Charles, Keith DeCandido, James A. Moore, Weston Ochse, Aaron Rosenberg, Nicholas Steven, James Ray Tuck, and Jeremy Robinson.
For the rest of the review, go here
September 15, 2017
September 5, 2017
Broken Lands: A Novel of the Rot & Ruin, will be published October 2nd, 2018 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.
August 21, 2017
Pitchstone Publishing has bought the audio rights for Mars One!
July 18th, 2017
Just a reminder that my ComicCon schedule is here. Hope to see many of you there!
July 6th, 2017
I'll be a guest on COAST TO COAST AM for NIGHTS OF THE LIVING DEAD. I'll be on from 11pm-2am (PST) on July 11th, the anthology's release date!
June 27th, 2017
My ComicCon 2017 schedule is coming together! There will no doubt be additions and changes, so make sure to check out the page here as ComicCon approaches.
June 19th, 2017
June 8th, 2017
This has been a book-release heavy year so far and things aren't slowing down anytime soon. The anthology Nights of the Living Dead, co-edited with George Romero and featuring a truly kickass lineup of authors, is being released on July 11th and there are already two book events lined up in Southern California to celebrate the launch.
The second will be at Mysterious Galaxy in San Diego on Sunday, July 16th starting at 3pm. This is a joint event with Dana Fredsti for the release of her latest novel, Spawn of Lilith. We're having a special giveaway for people who purchase both books. There will be other contributing authors (TBA) for Nights of the Living Dead joining us as well, along with refreshments.
Come join the fun at both events!
February 2nd, 2017
#BookNews!! David Gale at Simon & Schuster has bought Jonathan Maberry's ROT & RUIN: BROKEN LANDS, which will push reset on his YA series ROT & RUIN, about teenagers surviving the zombie apocalypse. In Broken Lands and its sequel, Lost Roads, Maberry introduces a new cast of characters and puts a new spin on the walking dead by exploring bizarre mutations, new human threats, and a nightmare landscape of nature gone wild and weird. The books are scheduled for summer 2018 and 2019; Sara Crowe at Pippin Properties did the deal for world rights.
January 18th, 2017
For those who missed the newsletter (and if you're not signed up for my newsletter, visit the Contact page here and sign up for all the latest news and special events), The X-Files Origins: Devil's Advocate has been released along with The X-Files Origins: Agents of Chaos by Kami Garcia!
December 5th, 2016
Kill Switch has been selected as one of Suspense Magazine’s “Best of 2016” books in the Dark Urban Fantasy / Paranormal category!
October 24th, 2016
Book Release! BENEATH THE SKIN: The Sam Hunter Case Files. Noir private investigator stories with a bite. Check it out here!
October 5th, 2016
Awesome news - I've been asked to be a Special Guest at ComicCon 2017! So if you're attending next year, look for me there! More news as it comes in.
August 23, 2016
V-Wars: Shockwaves! NEW RELEASE: The final volume of the V-Wars quadrology debuts today! All new stories by Joe McKinney, Dana Fredsti, Jade Shames, James Ray Tuck Jr, Lucas Mangum, Jeff Mariotte & Marsheila Mariotte, Nancy Holder, Jennifer Brozek, Lois Gresh, John Skipp & Cody Goodfellow, Mike Watt, John Dixon, Weston Ochse, and Yvonne Navarro.
Go here for info on where to buy!
August 18th, 2016
Gearing up for the Scary Out There blog tour starting on August 22nd. For the complete schedule, go here!
August 17th, 2016
Check out the interview I did on writing Dark of Night! Thanks to David Dunwoody for the opportunity to be first in his new Nano-Interview series, which "plugs into the brains of talented zombie artists and extracts their wit, wisdom and anything else it can get its teeth into." Read the interview here.
August 6th, 2016
How did Fox Mulder become a believer? How did Dana Scully become a skeptic? The X-Files Origins has the answers in this young adult origin story.
July 31, 2016
Joe Ledger meets Agents Franks in a shared adventure by me and Larry Correia in URBAN ALLIES. Out now!
Joe Ledger THE KING OF PLAGUES, now available in mass market paperback! #JoeLedgerDMS
July 28, 2016
Kill Switch fans...there's a new Harry Bolt/Violin/Sam Hunter story in LIMBUS INC Vol III (out tomorrow) that connects to the latest Joe Ledger novel. Check it out!
July 27, 2016
July 22, 2016
Lots of news today! Also, updated ComicCon Schedule here!
#MovieNews from #SDCC2016 -my upcoming teen sic-fi novel, MARS ONE, has been optioned for TV by producers Janet Zucker (Zucker Productions) and Tony Eldridge (Lone Tree Entertainment). The novel debuts 4/4/2017. Look for more info on that on my website in the next few days!
Check out this interview with me and Kami Garcia with Entertainment Weekly. We reveal new details about X-Files: Origins!
My first collection of short fiction is now available! Whistling Past the Graveyard now available in paperback and hardback! Order Here!
July 19, 2016
Just in time before ComicCon! The reveal of the covers for the X-Files Origins books: Agents of Chaos, featuring a 17 year old Mulder and Devil's Advocate, featuring a 15 year old Scully. Check out the Wall Street Journal article here!
July 12, 2016
It's once again time for ComicCon, folks! My schedule is posted here, with possible additions still to come!
July 10th, 2016
eBook version of Whistling Past the Graveyard available for purchase today! The hardcover and paperback versions will be available on July 22nd, just twelve more days!
Go here for the eBook!
June 25, 2016
Welcome back to Pine Deep with the special 10th anniversary edition of Ghost Road Blues, available now!
Dead Man's Song 10th anniversary edition will be out on August 30th; and Bad Moon Rising will be released December 27th.
“I first met Jonathan when he was a teenager and I predicted great things then. And look, he has achieved great things. Jonathan Maberry is writer whose works will be read for many, many years to come.” –Ray Bradbury
“Maberry has the unique gift of spinning great stories in any genre he chooses. His (Pine Deep) vampire novels are unique and masterful.” –Richard Matheson
June 22, 2016
Halloween will come early this year. I have two books coming out on August 30. SCARY OUT THERE (an anthology of horror for teens) and VAULT OF SHADOWS (2nd in my middle grade series about human and supernatural kids fighting alien invaders). Both in HC from Simon & Schuster SimonTEEN
New release of Out of Tune: Book II.
"New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Maberry presents a brand new collection of original stories by some of today’s top authors of horror, dark fantasy, and science fiction. Each tale draws strange inspiration from classic folks songs and murder ballads from around the world.
OUT OF TUNE Volume 2 includes strange and disturbing stories by Rachel Caine, Cherie Priest, David Mack, Dan Abnett, Laura Anne Gilman, Delilah Dawson, Alison Pang, David J. Schow, James A. Moore, Nik Vincent-Abnett, J.C. Koch and Eric J. Guignard."
Check out the Anthologies page for more info!
#BreakingNews I'm editing ALIENS: BUG HUNT, all new stories of the Colonial Marines (Titan Books, 2017) Here's the killer lineup!
1. Brian Keene is a best-selling horror author and comic book writer. His landmark novel The Rising helped establish the genre of zombie literature.
2. Christopher Golden, #1 New York Times best-selling author, editor and comic book writer. His works include Tin Men, Lord Baltimore (with Mike Mignola), Cemetery Girl (with Charlaine Harris), and Aliens: River of Pain.
3. Dan Abnett is a multiple New York Times best-selling author and comic book writer who's work includes the Gaunt's Ghosts series, The Horus Heresy, Doctor Who, and the Guardians of the Galaxy comic that inspired the motion picture.
4. David Farland, is a New York Times award-winning author who has worked with Star Wars, the Mummy, and his own bestselling fantasy Runelords series.
5. Heather Graham Pozzessere: International best-selling author of over seventy suspense novels.
6. James A. Moore, is a best selling author of twenty-five novels including his own Seven Forges series who has also worked with Aliens, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the World Of Darkness.
7. Jonathan Maberry, NY Times bestselling author of Patient Zero, Rot & Ruin, and many other novels; anthology editor and comic book writer.
8. Keith DeCandido iis a Scribe finalist whose works include Star Trek, Supernatural, Stargate SG-1, and many others.
9. Larry Correia is the bestselling author of the Monster Hunter International series, the Grimnoir Chronicles, and the Dead Six military thrillers
10. Matt Forbeck is a New York Times bestselling author and award-winning game designer whose latest works include Halo: New Blood, the Marvel Encyclopedia, and his Shotguns & Sorcery series.
11. Mike Resnickk is a best-selling author of military science fiction, including The Outpost, The Dead Enders series, and many more; and has edited dozens of anthologies. He has won multiple Hugo Awards, the Homer Award, the Skylark Award, as well as many international awards.
12. Paul Kupperberg is a former editor in chief for DC Comics, and a prolific writer of comic books and newspaper strips.
13. Rachel Caine, New York Times bestselling author of almost 50 thriller, SF/F, and YA novels, including Ink and Bone, and the Morganville Vampires series.
14. Ray Garton, bestselling author of over sixty books and recipient of the Grandmaster Award from the World Horror Convention.
15. Scott Sigler, NY Times bestselling author of INFECTED and the ALIVE, Book I of the Generations Trilogy.
16. Tim Lebbon, is the best-selling author of Coldbrook, The Cabin in the Woods, the Noreela series of fantasy books (Dusk, Dawn, Fallen and The Island), the NY Times Bestselling novelisation of the movie 30 Days of Night, Alien: Out of the Shadows, and Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi - Into the Void.
17. Weston Ochse, USA Today New and Notable List, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of SEAL Team 666 and Grunt Life
18. Yvonne Navarro, Bram Stoker award-winning author of the Dark Redemption Series, Aliens: Music of the Spears, and seven Buffy the Vampire Slayer novels.
May 11, 2016: And because Church gets representation in CafePress, so do I! Just added Rot & Ruin Zombie Trading Card merch featuring yours truly. Zombies were people too!
May 10, 2016: Finally, Mr. Church gets representation in my CafePress store. Why? Because he has friends in the industry. Check it out here!
Looking for some fun gift ideas for your favorite Joe Ledger or Benny Imura fan? Check out the gear here at my CafePress store. Make sure to check back for new designs in the next couple of weeks.
April 21, 2016. Talk about an awesome surprise! On tonight's episode of Orphan Black, the clones are hiding out in the basement of a comic book store and one of them asks if they have the latest issue of the "ROT & RUIN" comic. How cool is that?
And ... check out the poster of my V-Wars comic in the window! Here's the full cover art by Ryan Brown.
This is one of the proudest days in my life as a writer and writing teacher. The books in the photo are actually two sides of a 'Double Down', two novellas in one, published by JournalStone. On one side is DARK OF NIGHT, a novella I wrote with former writing student Rachael Lavin (known online as Rachael Elle). It combines the Joe Ledger series with DEAD OF NIGHT and the ROT & RUIN. On the flip-side is FLESH AND FIRE, a novella written by another former writing student, Lucas Mangum. This is a debut for both of them, and I can guarantee that these are writers who are going to make a serious impact on the world of horror and dark fantasy. Congratulations to them both! The book debuts in print and eBook on Tuesday 4/22 and on audio in May (read by Ray Porter).
Calling ALL zombie fans! New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Maberry (Patient Zero, Rot & Ruin) and the godfather of the dead himself, George Romero (Night of the Living Dead) are joining forces to edit Nights of the Living Dead, an anthology of all-original stories set in the 48 hours surrounding Romero’s landmark film. If you love zombies –and who doesn’t?—it all started with NOTLD. Every zombie movie, comic, book, game, or toy exists because of Romero’s landmark film.
Nights of the Living Dead will be published by Griffin, and will include stories by:
I’m insanely honored to be the recipient of an award that is named after me. Yeah...I know. That’s surreal. The CCA Writers Conference –the nation’s only absolutely free writers conference for teens—has created the Jonathan Maberry Inspiring Teens Award.
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