Iain Geddes just so happens to love the walking dead which is the exact reason why he decided to create this website in the first place. Something he does not love however is trying to write up a short bio about himself, it’s something he has never been good at, although writing in the third person seems much more doable so he has decided to go with that.
Iain was born in Scotland, UK and currently still lives there. At only 20 years old, he still has much to see and learn about the world. Despite this however, he feels he could cope extremely well if say, a zombie apocalypse, was to break out tomorrow morning. I guess his time spent watching zombie themed movies and playing zombie related games has helped assist him with that.
Iain is still trying to find his way in life, especially now that both school and college are out of the way. For now he fills his time by working away on websites (which can sadly be blamed for slowly killing his social life at times) and looking for an enjoyable career to pursue (ideas are more than welcome!)
When he is not working on websites he can usually be found spending time with his mates or his pets. A German shepherd cross collie called Max serves as both his pet and his best friend. He also has a pet cat named Milly, however she just tends to please herself and disregard anyone else around her, especially at feeding time.
There is lots more Iain could write here but he is pretty sure no one is really all that interested. However if you happen to be in the 1% that is interested, please do get in touch, the two of you may even become friends!
Contact me by email at Iain@talkingwalkingdead.com
I am in part just a geeky fan girl who grew up reading large amounts of science fiction and horror, borrowed mostly from a local library, almost 100 years old and said to be haunted. Early self-exposure to good writing – the first “grown up” book I read, at age 11, was Stephen King’s The Shining – gave me a love for well developed characters and plots. I try to focus on this in my writing about the characters of The Walking Dead.
I have a BS from the University of Southern Indiana with a double major of Journalism and Sociology, although I am not currently using either in the “real world.” I also attended Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia studying in the Master of Applied Sociology program, with emphasis in gender roles and women’s studies. Gender roles in media of all forms… television, cinema, art, literature, music… are of great interest to me and something I also plan to explore in relation to world of The Walking Dead.
I am Hoosier born and bred and it is true what they say: “You can take the girl out of the mid-west but you can’t take the mid-west out of the girl!” I like comfort foods and when I talk, I tend to drop the “g” off the end of any words ending in “ing.” I’ve been married since 1999 to my best friend. Jeff not only puts up with my quirkiness, he seems to love me all the more for it. If you see a typo, it’s his fault; he is my copy editor. We have no children, just a cat, Dippy, who adopted us several years ago. (It’s kind of like having a perpetual 5 year old. All day long “feed me, love me, pay attention to me.”) When I’m not reading or writing, I’m usually on the back of Jeff’s motorcycle, straightening out the twisties on some back country road.
Follow me on Twitter @ Lockridge_Lisa
Contact me by email at Lisa@talkingwalkingdead.com
Jeff Lockridge is not one of the Atlanta camp survivors, but watches their adventures on television and writes Internet articles about their world.
The character “Jeff Lockridge” is played by Jeff Lockridge. To date, this has been his only role. Having lived in southwestern Indiana since he was three, he considers it his home. In his three decades working for a daily newspaper, he has worked in nearly every department except advertising.
In addition to his active fantasy life, his home is populated by his wife and best friend, The Lovely Lisa, to whom he’s been married since 1999; too many books; and a cat. The Lovely Lisa gets his (alleged) sense of humor and knows him as well as any one person can know another. If you see a typo, it’s her fault; she’s his copy editor.
Jeff tends to bludgeon people with his rapier wit, has been certified as a Motorcycle Safety Foundation RiderCoach since 2007, and hardly ever writes about himself in the third person.
Any spare time he has is filled by motorcycle rides with The Lovely Lisa on the back of his bike.
More of Jeff’s witty repartee can be found on Twitter @ Ride_All_Year
Lori spent her early years reading books in a tree in northern West Virginia. The 1980s and ‘90s found her and her husband moving around the Midwest, mainly because it was easier to move than clean the apartment. She currently lives in a northwestern suburb of the Twin Cities for reasons that escape her, but were probably good ones at the time.
Since arriving in Minnesota in 1996, she has worked in public libraries, written advertising copy for wastewater treatment equipment, and managed a holistic veterinary clinic. She has been a columnist and feature writer for auto racing and pet publications, and won the Dog Writers Association of America’s Maxwell Award for a series of humor essays on her blog, Fermented Fur (www.fermentedfur.com).
Parents of a grown son, Lori and her husband were high school sweethearts, and he manages to love her in spite of herself. Some of his duties include making sure she always has fresh coffee and safe tires, trying to teach her to use coupons, and convincing the state police to spring her from house arrest in her hotel room in time for a very important concert. That last one only happened once – so far – but she still really, really appreciates it. Her debut novel, a romance titled Make or Break, is now available on Amazon, B&N, and other e-retailers. She is at work on her next project. For more information, please visit her website at www.loriwhitwam.com.
Dave has led a really weird life, and met all sorts of strange, unique, and wonderful people… somehow while never traveling very far from home.
Dave worked in the A&E (Architectural & Engineering) field for 14 years under several job titles, usually doing several jobs at once. He dabbled in virtual sciences and computer art systems as hobbies, and sometimes job related work. Some major life changes later he is now “semi-retired” and hiding in the state of Oregon. Go Ducks!
Dave’s proclivity to do several things at the same time continues: he paints (acrylics, water colors), draws (graphite, charcoal, color pencil), sculpts (bronze, sheet metal, clay), 3D animation, writes poetry, and dabbles in theoretical and applied physics. Occasionally he sub-contracts as a soap-box philosopher to keep things in perspective.
The whole writing thing comes from a couple of college classes and having to write memos, training manuals, and software documentation for a large A&E firm. We can’t talk about any of that for another 6 years which is when the confidentiality contracts expire.
If you have to remember anything about Dave, know that he writes from his own “world view” and personal history. He realizes that other people have different views, experiences, and beliefs, and is happy to let you keep them (for a small fee). Feel free to critique him, disagree with him, argue… just do so in an adult manner, please.
And in closing, it was easier for Dave to write this in 3rd-person, and thinks people who talk like this are a little annoying.
Eric A. Maldonado
After reading the other ‘About Me’s, Eric decided not to do the popular third-person thing. So here goes: My name is Eric A. Maldonado. Don’t ask what the A is for, it will be all over the site shortly. I’ve been in love with literature and prose for years. While other little boys said they wanted to be astronauts and firemen, I proudly stated I was going to be an author when I grew up. After all, I have a knack for the English vernacular; though I do tend to be verbose at times.
I was born in Buffalo, New York, and to this day I reside there. Buffalo’s that city you hear about in the news that had that ‘surprise snow storm’ five years ago. Very fickle and cold. But oddly enough, I love it and think of leaving in the same context as breaking up with a childhood sweetheart. So I’m here for the immediate future.
I have a very strange relationship with zombies: They scare me with their decomposing flesh and ravenous hunger. But at the same time, I possess a sick fascination with the dead. So that explains why I love The Walking Dead, both the television show and the graphic novels.
I also thoroughly enjoy studying the social interactions between people. This kind of makes me a little awkward to be around at times, but those who really know me still love me, so I’m coming to terms with it. This inherent skill, combined with my love for The Walking Dead has guided me to this site, and I’m glad it did. I hope to share my opinions and viewpoints with the entire TWD Fandom and learn from them as well.
Outside of The Walking Dead, I also love Being Human, The Big Bang Theory, and technology in general. I have a blog on Tumblr that I sporadically update, and I am currently working on a zombie short story. If there is anything else that you would like to know, feel free to contact me on facebook, (Eric A Maldonado) tumblr, (esotericbynature.tumblr.com) or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks, and I hope to make a great addition to the Talking Walking Dead team.
I hail from the land of cheese, beer, and brats, otherwise known as Wisconsin. When not obsessing over The Walking Dead, I can be found obsessing over FC Barcelona or crocheting whilst yelling at the TV over a bad offside call.
John W. Morehead
John has an MA in intercultural studies from Salt Lake Theological Seminary. He applies his academic background in religious and cultural studies to his work in religion and popular culture. In this area he has taught courses on theology and film, and contributed to Halos & Avatars: Playing Games with God (Westminster John Knox, 2010), Butcher Knives & Body Counts: Essays on the Formula, Frights, and Fun of the Slasher Film (Dark Scribe Press, 2011), Horror Films of the 1990s (McFarland, 2011), and an essay on Matrixism for the Handbook of Hyper-real Religion (Brill, May 2012). He sits on the Editorial Board for GOLEM: The Journal of Religion and Monsters, and he regularly explores popular culture, the horrific and fantastic at his blog TheoFantastique.com, and as a contributor to Cinefantastique Online.