National Book Lovers Day: The Walking Dead cast’s published books and more

The Art of The Walking Dead Universe. Image courtesy Image Comics
The Art of The Walking Dead Universe. Image courtesy Image Comics /

It is National Book Lover’s Day. Let’s look at some books related to The Walking Dead. Besides the obvious comic books, many actors from the series have also penned books, and there are many other books related to the fandom.

The Art of The Walking Dead Universe. Image courtesy Image Comics
The Art of The Walking Dead Universe. Image courtesy Image Comics /

The Art of AMC’s The Walking Dead Universe book was released in 2021. The cover art for this book features many of the fantastic characters from three of the series in the franchise. This is a must-have for any fan of The Walking Dead universe.

Another great book every Walking Dead fan needs is The Walking Dead: The Official Cookbook and Survival Guide, published in 2017. This cookbook features some fantastic recipes, including Carol’s cookies.

Norman Reedus Walking Dead books and more

Norman Reedus, who plays Daryl Dixon in TWDU, is a talented photographer and has many books featuring collections of his work. You can purchase a book of photographs as postcards in Norman Reedus: Postcard Series.  His most recent book, Portraits From The Woods: Photography by Norman Reedus, also features many of Reedus’ photos. You can purchase the book or the special collector’s edition.

"“I always have my eyes open. PORTRAITS FROM THE WOODS is like stepping in my own shoes, seen through my own eyes with my sense of humor. “—Norman Reedus"

Thanks for all the Niceness is a collection of Norman/Daryl art, cakes, tattoos, sketches, and more that Reedus has collected from his fans.

IN 2022, Reedus published his first novel, The Ravaged, (Blackstone Publishing). The book quickly became a Los Angeles Times, USA Today, and New York Times Bestseller. This gritty story follows three people on separate personal quests whose outcomes are eerily parallel. If you enjoyed this book, stay tuned as Reedus is working on his next novel.

Ann Mahoney book

Ann Mahoney played Olivia in The Walking Dead, and she was the person that got to slap Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan). Olivia was the inventory manager at Alexandria who had to spend an awful dinner with Negan and was shot by Arat (Elizabeth Ludlow). Mahoney teaches some fantastic classes on acting and her book Slap!!! Courage for the On-Camera Actor are tools she has created to help aspiring actors. The book is a down-to-earth look at acting with real-life experiences, workbook exercises, and on-camera exercises. Mahoney is a versatile actor with 25 years of experience on stage & camera, as well as 10 years teaching acting at a university level.

Vincent M. Ward book

You will remember Vincent M. Ward as Oscar, one of the prisoners from The Walking Dead. He has a great audiobook titled The Step Daddy: Volume One. This book, narrated by Ward, is also a film that has yet to be released, so keep watching for that. Ward had to scale down his original screenplay for the film but really liked what he had created. So, he decided to recite it as an audiobook as he felt his fans would enjoy the original story.

Hilarie Burton Morgan book

In season 10c’s episode “Here’s Negan,” we were finally introduced to Negan’s wife, Lucille. Played by Hilarie Burton Morgan, who did a fantastic job at bringing life to this character. Burton Morgan’s first book, The Rural Diaries: Love, Livestock, and Big Life Lessons Down on Mischief Farmlooks into the Morgan’s lives on their farm in upstate New York. She has also shared on her IG page that she is working on another book.

Her second book, Grimoire Girl, The Rural Diaries, will be released on October 3, 2023, and can be pre-ordered now.

"Like the grimoires of old, full of life-saving wisdom, these pages record the people, places, ideas, and habits that have kept Hilarie alive. Simple Spells follow each chapter and are straightforward ways you can add mischief and magic into your own daily life."

Robert Kirkman & Jay Bonansinga books

These two collaborated on a series of Walking Dead books. They are listed on Macmillan with descriptions of each. This series dives deep into one of the most twisted villains in The Walking Dead, Philip Blake, AKA The Governor.

Callan McAuliffe book

McAullife is known for playing Alden in The Walking Dead. He has also written the book The Hill Ghost, illustrated by his father, Roger McAullife, an author and journalist. The book is a historical fiction set in 19th Century Scotland.

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There are likely other authors in TWDU that have been overlooked. If you know of any, please reach out on Twitter so they can be added. Thank you!

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