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Professional Author, Amateur Monster Hunter
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about Tony

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As a #1 Best Selling horror author, wannabe cryptozoologist/monster hunter, and fan of general weirdness (both real and imagined), I’ve traveled over 100,000 miles seeking out everything from haunted asylums and UFO crash sites to creatures like Bigfoot and the Mothman. In a previous life, I worked as a hack in the independent movie industry, but I think my current career is much more exciting. 

My first books were offbeat travelogues, but recently my zombie apocalypse series, "Life of the Dead", has been a bestseller online and has grossed out readers all over the globe. I recently finished that series and penned a stand-alone horror novel called, “Within the Woods” which is loosely based on real events. Very loosely. I’m currently in various stages of completion for multiple new novels and series.
I’m a Jeeper who always tries to wave, a huge fan of dogs, and a passionate loner. I love road trips and dirt roads and I’m obsessed with Maine. How obsessed? I have the state outline tattooed on my arm. I enjoy a good conspiracy theory a little too much and I watch a ridiculous quantity of horror movies. My ultimate goal in life is to be killed by a monster thought by most to be imaginary. Sasquatch, werewolves, chupacabras... I’m not picky. If that fails, I’d enjoy a long and prosperous career as a full time writer. Which of those two scenarios is more likely is up to the readers to decide. 


Within the woods

Don't go in the woods...
For 12-year-old Garrett and his four best friends, the idyllic summer of 1989 crashes to a halt when Garrett's older brother vanishes. 
Something is very wrong in Sallow Creek, Pennsylvania. 
Something is turning their neighbors, their relatives, into unstoppable monstrosities... 
Monsters that are coming for the them.
Their small town is under siege, but the adults refuse to believe the truth. Can five young misfits and outcasts save the day?
For fans of Stranger Things, Stephen King, Stand By Me, The Goonies, etc. comes a thrilling new novel from #1 best-selling horror author Tony Urban. 
Read Within the Woods now because growing up has never been so scary.

Hell on earth

"One of the best if not the best zombie series I've ever read and I've read them for years. Believable characters, consistent in their personalities, lovable and "hatable", and the type of read you literally cannot lay down. - Kim Petrey"

Could you kill your friend, your parent, your child, to save yourself? Would you risk your life to save that of a stranger? Heroes and villains rise from the ashes of what used to be civilization and an epic, blood-soaked, and brutally realistic post-apocalyptic adventure begins.

It's Stephen King's The Stand meets The Walking Dead! Graphic and well written with fully developed characters. ★★★★★


Road of the damned

Book 2 in the in the even more epic, Life of the Dead series.

The Ark

Book 3 in the in the wildly epic, Life of the Dead series.

I Kill the dead

Book 4 in the in the still epic, Life of the Dead series. (a novella)


Book 5, the thrilling conclusion to the Life of the Dead Series


A collection of 20 spine-tingling tales of horror from best-selling authors.



Signed Print Copies of TOny's Books

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My preferred means of communication is via message in a bottle. But, if you don't want to wait years for a response, feel free to email me. 

Have you ever seen a monster?