Tales from the Fire Zone
This issue we continue a rather strange journey with author Jonathan Maberry as we explore Tales from
the Fire Zone, a mainstream thriller in which the adult effects of child abuse are presented with
no punches pulled. Tales from the Fire Zone, serialized in three long sections (downloadable as
PDF files), ventures into the fractured mental landscape of abuse survivor Jim Smith and journeys with
him from the world in which he was forced to live by one monstrous parent into the reality he chooses
to create for himself. It is a novel of psychological and spiritual awakening, set in a world where
anything literally anything is possible.
Tales from the Fire Zone was originally written as a play and was produced twice in Philadelphia
in 1984 and ‘85; and later dramatized for the radio in ‘86. It has a strong and devoted cult
following and has now been fully realized as a novel.
Buckle your seatbelts... this is going to be a bumpy ride.
Jonathan Maberry, WRR Co-Founder
has been a professional writer for thirty years and has sold over a dozen nonfiction books, three novels (including
Ghost Road Blues, June 2006, Pinnacle), and over 900 articles, as well as short stories, poetry, plays, video
scripts, song lyrics, and more. He is a book doctor and writing teacher, and is a frequent lecturer at writers’
JONATHAN MABERRY IN THIS EDITION:
SPOTLIGHT: Thrill-Ride The Dark World of Mysteries & Thrillers
SPOTLIGHT: Thrill-Ride An Interview with Barry Eisler
NOVEL EXCERPT: Tales From the Fire Zone