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Jonathan Maberry- NY Times Bestselling Author of Netflix VWars, Son of a Ku Klux Klan Leader

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Broadcast 12/23/2019 at 11:52 AM EST (9 Listens, 6 Downloads, 2148 Itunes)
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JONATHAN MABERRY is a New York Times bestselling author, 5-time Bram Stoker Award and Inkpot Award-winner, producer, and comic book writer. His vampire apocalypse book series, V-WARS, is a hit Netflix original series starring Ian Somerhalder (LOST, VAMPIRE DIARIES). And his young adult post-apocalyptic zombie series, ROT & RUIN, is in development for film by Alcon Entertainment. He writes in multiple genres including suspense, thriller, horror, science fiction, fantasy, and action; and he writes for adults, teens and middle grade. His works include the Joe Ledger thrillers, Glimpse, the Dead of Night series, Glimpse, The Wolfman, X-Files Origins: Devil's Advocate, The Pine Deep series,  and many others. He is the editor of high-profile anthologies including The X-Files, Aliens: Bug Hunt, Out of Tune, New Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, Baker Street Irregulars, Nights of the Living Dead, and others. His comics include Black Panther: DoomWar, The Punisher: Naked Kills  and Bad Blood.  His Rot & Ruin  books are being produced as webcomics for Webtoons. Jonathan is the Editorial Director of the new incarnation of Weird Tales Magazine.  He is a board member of the Horror Writers Association and the president of the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers. He lives in San Diego, California. Find him online at   


Started Writer's coffeehouse support group for writers, now it's in 19 cities.

Got advice early on from top writers. Ray Bradbury gave him ten rules for writers.

He was son a a KKK leader. We discuss how it affected his life, how he recovered, how others who have bigoted, racist, hating parents can recover.

He learned his values from comic booksCaptain America, Fantastic Four and Black Panther (his talking about this landed him role of writing for the Black Panther comic book)

What is a framing story?

What is run of the comic?

What are the messages in VWars

Scary crispr gene editing

His favorite book, I Am Legendnone of the three movies based on it really did the job.

He used to teach martial arts, including teaching women, people with disabilities and the blind. Now, he does it through storiesshowing how people facing great odds find the strength to stand up and fight with eyes open to the truth. 

For example, his Joe Ledger series

How does bottom-up apply in his workstudy folklore to learn how different countries and cultures describe myths, like vampires.

Do a search for "topic name" and the word "expert"

Go to folklore departments in universities and ask for help

In California there's the Science and Entertainment Exchange.

Lincoln founded the Science and Technology exchange in 1863.

Three questions to ask experts:

   Who else should I talk to?

   What don't I know enough about your field to even ask you?

   What is the weirdest, strangest, most interesting thing happening in your field?

So, I go for it and ask Jonathan the second and third questions:

What don't I know enough about your field to even ask you?

Writing is not competitive, most really successful writers are happy to help beginners.

What is the weirdest, strangest, most interesting thing happening in your field?

Webtoon comic books formatted for mobile phones is hugeover 100 billion download already. 

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Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect, connector and visionary. His work and his writing have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, the HuffingtonPost, Success, Discover and other media.

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He is the author of The Bottom-up Revolution; Mastering the Emerging World of Connectivity

He's given talks and workshops to Fortune 500 execs and national medical and psychological organizations, and pioneered first-of-their-kind conferences in Positive Psychology, Brain Science and Story. He hosts some of the world's smartest, most interesting and powerful people on his Bottom Up Radio Show, and founded and publishes one of the top Google- ranked progressive news and opinion sites,

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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind. Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives one person at a time was too slow, he founded which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big) to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, (more...)

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