Dec 28, 2011

Milk & Cookies Author of the Year: Jonathan Maberry

This is the first year I have decided to bestow my own "Author of the Year" award. I picked Jonathan Maberry as my favorite author of the year.

First of all, he is an amazing writer. I loved Rot & Ruin and Dust & Decay (the first two books in his Benny Imura zombie apocalypse series) so completely and try to get everyone I know to read them. He also published several ebook short stories that I loved (Like Part of the Family). Flesh & Bone, the third book in the Benny Imura series is one of my most anticipated books of 2012!

Secondly, he is an such an active, generous author online. He is active on Facebook, Twitter, GoodReads and his own blog, Jonathan Maberry's Big Scary Blog. He responds to almost every tweet and email and posting. He contacted me on GoodReads when he saw I was reading Dust & Decay and we messaged back & forth a few times (as much as I could type through my tears...). He has made himself so accessible to his fans and his enthusiasm for writing, reading and books is totally catching. I am not sure I would ever not like a book he wrote just because he is such a giving author!

So, his amazing talents partenered with his enthusiasm and generosity towards his fans has earned Jonathan Maberry Milk & Cookies first Author of the Year award!

Congratulations Jonathan and thank you so much for creating a world with zombies that young adult readers (and not so young, young adult readers) can LOVE!


  1. I too love Jonathan Maberry's books, and got a chance to meet him in person this year, at a book conference/signing. He was great, very friendly and personable. He seems like a totally great guy :)

  2. Yes!!! I totally agree with your choice. And yes he's so kind. He respond to a review one of my students wrote. Love him :) Wish he'd come to a town near me :(

  3. Anonymous6:44 PM

    I've been a huge fan of Maberry's for years. Nobody writes action the way he does and his characters always make me wish I could meet them in person. Well, except for the bad guys. He writes creepy, creepy bad guys. Excellent choice for your fave.

  4. Every time I see one of his books I think of you! Per your recommendation, I checked Rot and Ruin out for my husband and he LOVED it. Now we're just waiting for our turn at the library with Dust and Decay :)

  5. Katie:
    Did you read Rot & Ruin too?
    I just loved these book so much and Dust & Decay was equally as good and so emotional for me!
    I hope you are giving them a try!