Jay Bonansinga
(Author - The Walking Dead; Pinkerton’s War; Perfect Victim; The Killer’s Game; The Sinking Of The Eastland)
Jay BonansingaJay Bonansinga is a New York Times bestselling author, screenwriter, and filmmaker, who has been called “one of the most imaginative writers of thrillers” by the CHICAGO TRIBUNE. His books have been translated into nine different languages and several are in various stages of development as movies. His 2008 novel, PERFECT VICTIM (Pinnacle), was an alternate title for The Book of the Month Club, and his acclaimed 1997 crime novel, THE KILLER’S GAME (Simon & Schuster), is in pre-production at Intermedia Films. He has worked with George Romero (NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD), and has won major film festival awards, including a Gold Remi at the Houston International WorldFest, and a Best Comedy Feature at the Iowa City “Landlocked” Festival (for his 2009 directorial debut, STASH). Jay’s 2004 non-fiction book, THE SINKING OF THE EASTLAND, won the Certificate of Merit from the Illinois State Historical Society and was made into the acclaimed musical “Eastland” from Lookingglass Theater. His recently released non-fiction Civil War thriller, PINKERTON’S WAR, was released from Lyon’s Press in late 2011. Jay is also is currently hard at work co-writing a trilogy of original novels based on the universe of Robert Kirkman’s brilliant graphic novel, THE WALKING DEAD (the inspiration for the mega-hit AMC series of the same name). Jay is also a Visiting Professor at both Northwestern and DePaul universities where he teaches screenwriting. Find Jay’s on-line blog at WWW.JAYBONANSINGA.COM and all of Jay’s books available digitally at CrossroadPress.com.
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