Jay Bonansinga will appear ALL THREE days of Ogden UnCon!



This New York Times bestselling author of The Walking Dead novels and the award-winning film director of the indie dark comedy Stash, Jay Bonansinga has been called “one of the most imaginative writers of thrillers” by the Chicago Tribune. His work has been translated into seventeen languages, and he has garnered top awards at several film festivals including The Chicago International Film Festival, WorldFest Houston, The Queens NY International Film Festival, and the Iowa City "Landlocked" Film Fest.
Jay has worked with Will Smith's Overbrook Entertainment, George Romero
(Night of the Living Dead), Tim Kazurinsky (SNL), Marilyn Chambers (Rabid),
Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), Dennis Haysbert (24), and Lew Temple
(The Devil's Rejects).
Jay's 2004 non-fiction book The Sinking of the Eastland received national acclaim and became the source for the hit musical, Eastland, staged in Chicago by the Tony-award winning theater company, Lookingglass. Jay's fiction has been awarded The Year's Best Fantasy, and has been a finalist for the Bram Stoker award and the International Thriller Writers award. Jay is also a visiting professor at Northwestern University’s prestigious School of Radio, Television & Film, the University of Cincinnati's Digital Media Department, and DePaul University's graduate English department.
He lives in the Chicago area with his wife, the photographer Jill Norton, and his two teenage boys, and is currently hard at work on his next novel. You can find Jay on-line at www.jaybonansinga.com and www.magnetikink.com