Five Questions for Season Five of The Walking Dead

The Personification of Ebola - Fighting the True Infection

I wrote this piece in response to the unsettling coalescence of real germs and the fact that I wrote a novel that featured a monster contagion as the main antagonist.  As my favorite teacher in high school told me, we can’t refuse the symbol (or the story) for the thing it stands for.

Hope all are well and using purell!

Happily H-mping Hamsters and Explaining This To Your Child

you never know what comic-con will yield….

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Comic-Con International: San Diego

Yeah, hard to resist comic-con.  I’ll be there with my pals Scott Kenemore, Max Brooks, Matt Mogk and Brad Voytek.  We’re gonna talk zombie myths (and, c’mon - it’s ALL myths) and have a few laughs.  We’ll also sneak in some high brow stuff.  If you’ll be among the craziness of San Diego at Comic-Con, please come say hi!  Friday night, July 25, at 8:30.  Hope to see you.

Schedule | Walker Stalker Con 2014

If you’re going to be in Boston for the Walker Stalker Con, please say hi.  My friend Peter Cummings, a super cool guy who also happens to be a forensic pathologist,and I are going to discuss (don’t laugh) things like “zombie consciousness” and related topics.  Despite this being a conference putatively aimed at the undead, the discussion should be (forgive me) lively.  

An interview with my friend and colleague in the zombie-verse.

It's About Time is a leading proponent of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math educational efforts. They were kind enough to talk to me about the undead (no real) and science (real).

The Definitive Zombie Culture Documentary - Doc of the Dead

This is one of the very best zombie documentaries I’ve seen.  Definitely check it out.  Thanks much to the folks who put all this together.

Had so much fun talking about brains with a real brain scientist (and one who plays one on TV), Mayim Bialik.  We spoke at the National Science Teacher’s Association, and I was reminded (as if I need reminding) how cool teachers are.  Thanks for such a warm reception.

Had so much fun talking about brains with a real brain scientist (and one who plays one on TV), Mayim Bialik.  We spoke at the National Science Teacher’s Association, and I was reminded (as if I need reminding) how cool teachers are.  Thanks for such a warm reception.

Divergent ain't so Divergent

You don’t need zombies for dystopia.  But you do need adolescent angst…