Steven Pajak
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Steven Pajak

Steven Pajak was born and raised in Chicago's Near Northwest neighborhood. Over the years he's lived in Wartrace, Tennessee and Dallas, Texas. Steven graduated with his bachelor of arts degree from Northeastern Illinois University. He currently resides in the Chicagoland area with his wife and kids.

From an early age, Steven was fascinated by books. When he was twelve, his grandmother purchased his first Stephen King book, Nightshift. From that first book, Steven was hooked on horror. His favorite authors are Stephen King, Dean Koontz, John Saul, Cormac McCarthy and Richard Matheson.

Steven knew that he wanted to write books to entertain readers as he was entertained by the master's of fiction. He started writing short stories at age 12 and completed his first novel when he was 20.

After watching the remake of the Dawn of the Dead, Steven became interested in zombie fiction. He started reading all of the books he could get his hands on and eventually decided he wanted to write the type of zombie novel that he wanted to read.

Shortly after, he began writing what would later become the first book in the Mad Swine series. Each week, he wrote a new chapter and published online in several forums. The response to his weekly serial was overwhelming. As the story grew to novel length, Steven decided to publish the book. While planning the second novel in the series, he was approached by Permuted Press. They purchased the first book, as well as signed for sequel, Mad Swine: Dead Winter and the final novel of the series, Mad Swine: New Dawn.

Steven is an administrator at an Illinois university. He lives in the greater Chicagoland area with his wife and two children. He continues to be an avid reader of Stephen King and Dean Koontz, and many other favorite authors in the horror, suspense, thriller and general fiction areas. He enjoys sport shooting, fishing, hiking and camping. He also enjoys cooking and watching movies.

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    • Mad Swine: Dead Winter

    • By: Steven Pajak
    • Narrated by: Bernard Setaro Clark
    • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 65

    Three months after the beginning of the Mad Swine outbreak, the residents of Randall oaks have reached their breaking point....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome Zombie Story!!

    • By Kacey on 12-30-12

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Mad Swine: The Beginning

    • By: Steven Pajak
    • Narrated by: Bernard Clark
    • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 81

    People refer to the infected as "zombies" although that's not what they really are. The word zombie implies the infected have died and reanimated....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not bad!

    • By Amanda H. on 04-03-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Mad Swine: Regeneration

    • By: Steven Pajak
    • Narrated by: Bernard Setaro Clark
    • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Six months after the start of the Mad Swine infection, Matt and his group of survivors braved the harsh winter at the Finnegan farm....

    Regular price: $19.95

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