Zombie Author Jay Bonansinga

Zombie Author Jay Bonansinga


Jay Bonansinga is the author of several zombie novels in the "Walking Dead" Series:
The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor

The Walking Dead: The Road to Woodbury

The Walking Dead: The Fall of the Governor, Part One

The Walking Dead: The Fall of the Governor, Part Two

Just Another Day at the Office: A Walking Dead Short

Bonansinga also contributed to
Triumph of the Walking Dead: Robert Kirkman's Epic on Page and Screen

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About Jay Bonansinga

Jay Bonansinga lives with his girlfriend, photographer Jill Norton Brazel. They reside in  Evanston, Illinois. The two enjoy spending time with their children and family. Both are active in the arts community in the Chicago area.

Bonansinga is a visiting professor at Northwestern University and also teaches in the graduate writing program at DePaul University. Mr. Bonansinga holds a Master's degree in film from Columbia College. He also creates independent films and produces music videos.

He is a talented writer in many genres. Jay Bonansinga's first novel The Black Mariah was a finalist for the Bram Stoker award. His  thrillers, nonfiction books, and historical fiction have been well received by both readers and critics.


What Makes Jay Bonansinga Unique?

Bonansinga has  a unique ability to build suspense, heighten tension, and balance these within the construction of a dramatically intense setting. This seems to be true is all his books, regardless of genre.  Once Chicago critic described his work in this way:
"His twisting narratives, with their in-your-face glimpses of violence, are set in an unstable, almost psychotic universe that makes the work of many of his contemporaries look rather tame.”
It may have been this unique vision and the confidence of his agent that paved the way for his collaboration with Robert Kirkman.

Bonansinga's agent was the first to suggest the partnership.  It was only a short time later that Bonansinga began the Walking Dead "Governor" series. Bonansinga and Robert Kirkman have co-written the novels, incorporating and expanding on the original storyline and characters.

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Jay Bonansinga 
(Courtesy Jill Brazel Photography)