Russ Colchamiro interviews NYT Best-Selling Horror Author JONATHAN MABERRY!

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Host Russ Colchamiro interviews multiple Bram Stoker-award winning author Jonathan Maberry about his love of all things horror.

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JONATHAN MABERRY is a New York Times best-seller, five-time Bram Stoker Award-winner, anthology editor, comic book writer, executive producer, magazine feature writer, playwright, and writing teacher/lecturer. He is the editor of WEIRD TALES Magazine and president of the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers. He is the recipient of the Inkpot Award, three Scribe Awards, and was named one of the Today’s Top Ten Horror Writers. His books have been sold to more than thirty countries. He writes in several genres including thriller, horror, science fiction, epic fantasy, and mystery; and he writes for adults, middle grade, and young adult.

Jonathan is the creator, editor and co-author of V-WARS, a shared-world vampire anthology from IDW Publishing that was adapted into a NETFLIX series starring Ian Somerhalder (LOST, VAMPIRE DIARIES).

Prior to becoming a novelist, Jonathan sold more than 1,200 feature articles and 3,000 columns; as well as greeting cards, song lyrics, poetry, technical manuals, call-floor scripts, and two plays: Tales from the Fire Zone and Boundary Street.

Jonathan created the Writers Coffeehouse, a free three-hour open-agenda networking and discussion session for writers of all genres and levels of skill in multiple locations around the country each month. Jonathan has opened Writers Coffeehouses in Willow Grove, PA, Philadelphia, Asheville, NC, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, and elsewhere.

In February 2016 Jonathan had an award named after him and became the first recipient of The Jonathan Maberry Inspiring Teens Award, presented by the Canyon Crest Academy Writers Conference, the first free teen writers con in the country. Each year that award is given to a writer or teacher whose work with teens is exceptional.

Prior to becoming a full-time writer, Jonathan worked variously as a bodyguard in the entertainment industry; was an Expert Witness for the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office for murder cases involving martial arts; created specialty self-defense programs for women, children, the physically challenged, and the visually impaired. He taught Martial Arts History and Women’s Self-Defense at Temple University for fourteen years. In 2004 he was inducted into the Action Karate International Martial Arts Hall of Fame as well as the World Head of Family Sokeship Council International Hall of Fame. He retired after more than five decades as an active jujutsu master with an 8th degree black belt.

Jonathan and his wife, Sara Jo, to whom he dedicates all of his published works, and their dog, Rosie, live in San Diego, California.

Visit his website/blog and sign up for his free newsletter at, @jonathanmaberry (on Instagram and Twitter).

RUSS COLCHAMIRO is the author of the new sci-fi mystery novels Crackle and Fire and Fractured Lives, featuring his hardboiled intergalactic private eye Angela Hardwicke. He is also the author of the rollicking time travel/space adventure, Crossline, the SFF backpacking comedy series Finders Keepers, Genius de Milo, and Astropalooza, editor of the sci-fi mystery anthology Love, Murder & Mayhem, and co-author of the noir anthology Murder in Montague Falls.

A member of the Mystery Writers Association, Russ is currently writing the third book in his Angela Hardwicke series, and has written more than a dozen short stories for various anthologies. He is also host of the long-running podcast Russ’s Rockin’ Rollercoaster, interviewing a who’s who of science fiction, crime, and mystery authors.

Russ lives in New Jersey with his wife, two ninjas, and his black lab Jinx.

For more on and Russ’s books and his podcasts, you can visit, follow him on Twitter and Instagram @AuthorDudeRuss, and on Facebook.

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