Zombie Author David WellingtonDavid Wellington is the author of the zombie novels:
Several zombie short stories are currently in print:
- "Chuy and the Fish" in The Undead: Zombie Anthology (2005)
- "Cyclopean" in The Undead: Skin and Bones (2007)
- "Good People" in The Living Dead 2 (2010)
- "Weaponized" in The New Dead: A Zombie Anthology (2010)
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About David WellingtonDavid Wellington was born in 1971 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His books have been translated into eleven different languages. He maintains a website and a discussion forum online. Mr. Wellington is famous for serializing many of his novels. Wellington now lives in New York City.
David Wellington began writing Monster Island as a serial novel online. It was later published by Thunder's Mouth Press. He has published 15 novels since that time.
Wellington wrote his first novel when he was 13 years old. It took him six months. He created his very popular Monster Island in exactly five months.
All four of his zombie novels are available, in their entirety, as serial installments on his website. You can find all three Monster novels linked on a single page. Plague Zone is also available, complete, for free.
David Wellington has an MFA from Penn State. He also has a Master's Degree in Library Science in addition to his MFA.
What Makes David Wellington Unique?Mr. Wellington worked as a librarian for the United Nations before he became a full-time author. This is very interesting. I corresponded with David and asked him a bit about this part of his personal history. In part, here is what he shared with me:
In 2003 and 2004 Wellington worked "as a contractor on a massive digitization effort, taking documents that went back to 1947 and the founding of the UN and making them electronically accessible." Although he says it was not quite as exciting as it sounds, there were certainly parts of the job that had a dash of intrigue.
As he elaborated: "The UN library is probably the only library in the world that has among its concerns not just shelving space and the high price of academic journals but also espionage and terrorism. While working there I met ex-KGB agents, European aristocrats, and people implicated in global scandals."
Wellington worked toward his MLS (Master's in Library Science), hoping to achieve a permanent position at the UN. His contract ended, and the UN did not have the budget to retain his team permanently. Wellington got his first book contract just before the job ended. He's been writing full-time ever since. Brian Keene would likely approve of that.
It's no coincidence that the main character in Plague Zone was a librarian. Wellington says that he drew on his experiences at the UN while creating Tim Kempfer- the "toughest librarian in post-apocalypse Seattle."
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