Jonathan Maberry

Jonathan Maberry is a New York Times bestselling author and five-time Bram Stoker Award winner. He writes in multiple genres including suspense, thriller, horror, science fiction, fantasy, action, and steampunk, for adults, teens, and middle grade. His works include the Joe Ledger thrillers, the Rot & Ruin series, Mars One, the Nightsiders series, X-Files Origins: Devil’s Advocate, Captain America, and many others. He writes comics for Marvel, Dark Horse, and IDW. And he is the editor of several high-profile anthologies including The X-Files, V-Wars, Out of Tune, Baker Street Irregular, Nights of the Living Dead, and Scary Out There. Several of his works are in development for movies and TV, and there is a tabletop board game out based on his novels and comics. He is a popular workshop leader, keynote speaker, and writing teacher. He lives in Del Mar, California. Find him online at

Books by this Author

Mars One
Vault of Shadows
Scary Out There
The Orphan Army
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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.

Author Voices

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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