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Is the Zombie Fad Over? Live Video Chat with Scott Sigler

Scott Sigler wrote his first monster story in the third grade and hasn't stopped since. A creator of novels, short stories and screenplays, Scott's work revolves around modern science's dichotomy of simultaneously producing good and evil.

Before he published his bestselling novels Infected, Contagious, Ancestor, and Nocturnal, Scott built a large online following by giving away his self-recorded audiobooks as free, serialized podcasts.

His loyal fans, who named themselves “Junkies,” have downloaded over eight million individual episodes of his stories and interact daily with Scott and each other in the social media space.

Read It Forward is thrilled to host a conversation with Scott Sigler and editor Matt Staggs. Both have been zombie fans since they were 10 years old.

They talked about why zombies are so popular and what’s next in the world of paranormal fiction. Don’t miss Scott’s new book Pandemic.

About the Author

SCOTT SIGLER’s fiction podcasts have drawn a huge and devoted following. His serialized stories have held the number one position in all the podcast indexes, including iTunes. Scott’s first hardcover release, Infected, was translated into a dozen languages and is being adapted for film by Random House Films/Rogue Pictures. Scott lives in San Francisco and still roots for the Detroit Lions. Visit him online at

  • Scott Ellenwood

    just a note: if you are on a tablet or a phone, you may not be able to see the RSVP button. I guess some of us will not be able to join the contest.

    • Kira, editor @ Read It Forward

      Thanks for the head’s up, Scott! No contest here, just the pleasure of spending time with a bestselling author talking about zombies! We hope you’ll RSVP but more importantly, we hope to see you at the chat on Friday. You can also access the chat here:

  • Lenni

    Great novel!!!