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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Scott Kenemore  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Science Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1977 in New York


-- Website -- http://scottkenemore.wordpress.com/
-- Scott Kenemore on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=scott+kenemore


Illinois Connection

Born in New York and raised in Indianapolis, Scott now lives in Chicago, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Scott Kenemore is a graduate of Kenyon College and Columbia University. A member of the Zombie Research Society and the Horror Writers Association, Scott lives in Chicago where he is the drummer for the musical band The Blissters.


Published Works

    Zen of Zombie Series
  • The Zen of Zombie: Better Living Through the Undead, Skyhorse Publishing, 2007
  • Z.E.O.: How to Get A(Head) in Business, Skyhorse Publishing, 2009
  • The Art of Zombie Warfare: How to Kick Ass Like the Walking Dead, Skyhorse Publishing, 2010
  • The Code of the Zombie Pirate: How to Become an Undead Master of the High Seas , Skyhorse Publishing, 2010
  • Zombies vs. Nazis: A Lost History of the Walking Dead , Skyhorse Publishing, 2011Zombie Series
  • Zombie, Ohio: A Tale of the Undead, Skyhorse Publishing, 2011
  • Zombie, Illinois: A Novel, Skyhorse Publishing, 2012
  • Zombie, IndianaTalos, 2014
  • The Grand Hotel: A Novel, Talos, 2014


Selected Titles At Your Library

The Zen of Zombie :
ISBN: 1602391874. OCLC Number:

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"Reanimate yourself for success with advice on life, love, and work from the undead!"--Back cover.

Z.E.O. :
ISBN: 1602396485. OCLC Number:

Skyhorse Pub.,. New York :. ©2009.

Mutate to the next level in business-- learn to do business the zombie way!

The art of zombie warfare :
ISBN: 1602399565. OCLC Number:

Skyhorse Pub.,. New York, NY :. ©2010.

Reveals the secrets to of zombie military leaders, with advice on raising an army through Voodoo, fighting without weapons, communicating without language, and walking directly toward the enemy.

The code of the zombie pirate :
ISBN: 1616081201. OCLC Number:

Skyhorse Pub.,. New York, NY :. ©2010.

Set in the Caribbean of the eighteenth century, the epicenter of piracy, voodoo, and the dark arts, The Code of the Zombie Pirate reveals all the secrets to selecting, customizing, and managing a motley crew of pirates-cum-zombies. Imagine the consequences of pirates who have crossed the line to immortality: the breath-taking lack of respect for life?it's the ultimate pirate dream! Kenemore advises captions in:? Selecting Zombie Pirates: Fast or slow, chatty or quiet? Can a zombie hold a cutlass, or is it better off using its teeth? As readers will learn, pirate crews benefit from diversity.? Finding a Vessel Worthy of a Bunch of Dead Guys: Learn the ins-and-outs of pirate ships. Which ones best suit zombies, with their unique undead benefits and drawbacks?? Flying the Zombie Pirate Flags: Learn how to instill fear with something as simple as a brain and crossbones.? Going Full Zombie: Should the reader?an aspiring Pirate King or Queen?become a member of the walking dead? There are benefits and drawbacks to this, discussed here. This rollicking guide through the world that zombies and pirates both haunted and hunted will keep Zen of Zombie readers intrigued and win over legions of new fans.

Zombies vs. Nazis :
ISBN: 161608250X. OCLC Number:

Skyhorse,. New York :. ©2011.

It's zombies against Nazis in a fight for the secrets of the walking dead!

Zombie, Ohio :
ISBN: 1616082062. OCLC Number:

Skyhorse Pub.,. New York :. ©2011.

No one is safe in a zombie apocalypse ... not even a zombie. With society decomposing before his eyes, and violence escalating into daily life, Peter, a rural Ohio college professor, finds his old friends are loath to associate with him. When he finds out that he automobile wreck that killed him wasn't an accident, Peter resolves to solve his own murder.

Zombie, Illinois :
ISBN: 1616088850. OCLC Number:

Skyhorse Pub.,. New York :. ©2012.

When the mayor of Chicago is eaten by zombies on live television and a group of shady aldermen attempts to seize power in the vacuum, three unlikely friends stumble upon a conspiracy to overthrow the city ... and they alone may be capable of stopping it.

Zombie, Indiana :
ISBN: 1940456002. OCLC Number:

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In the third book of his Zombie series, Scott Kenemore brings the explosive horror thriller of an undead outbreak in the city of Indianapolis. Zombie, Indiana takes place during the same timeline as the outbreaks in his books Zombie, Ohio and Zombie, Illinois, and has the same punch as the previous two. Zombie, Indiana explores the impact of an invading zombie horde on a trio of Hoosier protagonists ... each of whom have some dark secrets to keep. When the governor's daughter mysteriously disappears on a field trip, IMPD Special Sergeant James Nolan, scholarship student Kesha Washington, and Governor Hank Burleson must all come together not only to find the governor's daughter, but also to undertake a quest to redeem the very soul of the state itself ... all while under constant attack from the living dead. With humorous, memorable characters, tense action sequences, and brutal zombie violence, Zombie, Indiana will put readers in mind of some of the most compelling works of popular fiction. At once a mystery, a thriller, and a horror novel, Kenemore strikes again with this rollicking tour through America's heartland that is nothing but a tour de force for zombie fiction fans!

The Grand Hotel /
ISBN: 1940456088. OCLC Number:

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When a desk clerk welcomes a group of tourists into his mysterious and crumbling hotel, the last thing he expects is that a lone girl on his tour may hold the power to unravel the hidden mystery that has lain for untold centuries within the structure's walls.


Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes)

Evolution of the Modern Zombie Program Join Scott Kenemore best-selling author of The Zen of Zombie, Zombie Ohio, and Zombie Illinois on a rollicking tour of the zombies origins in Haitian mysticism through its evolutions in pop culture to the ravenous zombies of today. Fun (and appropriate)

for all ages! Kenemore has previously presented at numerous colleges and universities and at top fan conventions like San Diego Comic Con and Chicago Comic Con. (All Ages; 60-90 min; $200)