Kevin David Anderson was born in Indiana, and currently lives and writes speculative fiction in Southern California. Before becoming a writer and active member of the HWA, Anderson earned a B. A. in Mass Communication (TCOM) with a focus on Media Production from CSUF (Fresno State), and worked as a marketing professional for more than a decade, during which he managed award-winning campaigns for both television and radio.

Anderson’s debut novel the geeky, cult zombie classic, Night of the Living Trekkies, from Quirk Books, the publisher of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, is a funny, offbeat Zombie novel that explores the pop culture carnage that ensues when the undead crash a Star Trek convention. Publishers Weekly gave Night of the Living Trekkies a starred review and the Washington Post listed it as one of the top five Zombie novels of 2010.

“A fun, highly readable action tale packed with obscure Trek references, all wrapped in a sturdy, fast-paced and cinematic story.”—Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Shock Room

"…offers plenty of wit with its alien-infested corpses." —Yvonne Zipp, The Washington Post

"Written in tongue-and-cheek style, Night of the Living Trekkies is a fast-paced, fun-filled, 256 pages of undead action."  —Jason Tonks, Fangoria

Kevin with Night of the Living Dead creator
George A. Romero

Night of the Living Trekkies and Anderson’s follow up, Night of the ZomBEEs have become required reading in college courses, most notably the class designed for incoming freshman, How to Survive Your Freshman Year by Studying the Zombie Apocalypse, at Mansfield University in Pennsylvania. Read More About this in the Press Enterprise article:
How an Inland author’s zombie books wound up used in college seminar

Kevin hanging with Ted Raimi at ZomBcon

Anderson’s short stories have appeared in more than a hundred publications, from anthologies and magazines to podcasts and radio dramas. His work has appeared in multiple languages and on every continent, excluding Antarctica - mostly because penguins and polar bears don’t read. Anderson was the first American to be published in the award-winning South African Horror Magazine, Something Wicked. Anderson’s short story Third Shift took first position in the Top International Horror competition from Rain Fall books in the UK. Anderson has contributed to many award-worthy publications including the British Fantasy Award-winning magazine Murky Depths, and the Bram Stoker nominated anthology, The Beauty of Death from Independent Legions Publishing. Several dozen of his stories have been turned into audio productions with voice talents like Jason Hill, Rish Outfield, and Mur Lafferty, on Parsec Award-winning podcasts like Pseudopod, The Drabblecast, The Dunesteef and on the very popular Simply Scary Podcast and the No Sleep Podcast. For a complete list of published works, Novels, stories, audio, visit Kevin's Bibliography To find links to all Kevin's work produced in audio (99% of which is free) visit the Free Audio page.

Upon seeing Night of the Living Trekkies
the Spanish edition

La noche de los trekkies vivientes

With a lifelong passion for monsters, the walking dead, and all things that go bump in the night, Anderson was a guest at the first-ever Zombie Culture convention, ZomBcon held in Seattle 2010, with other zombie / horror genre icons like George A. Romero, Bruce Campbell, and Max Brooks.

When not writing horror, comedy, or horror-comedy, Anderson likes to spend time at the beach with his family, attend horror conventions and book festivals, work part-time with special needs students, and write and tell bad, corny, nerdy jokes. Dad jokes with a geeky twist are his specialty and with the help of his son, he published The Geektastic Joke Book for Kids under the pseudonym, Giggles A. Lott and Nee Slapper. Giggles & Slapper’s followed up with two more joke books for kids, Jurassic Jokes, A Book 65 Million Years in the Making and STAR WARS: The Jokes Awaken. All available at AMAZON



Kevin's favorite Con - Midsummer Scream (Long Beach CA)


Kevin is a proud Active member of the HWA