Gregory Solis

Gregory Solis was born in San Francisco, California on the 4th of July, 1970. He grew up on a steady diet of horror films,  Don Pendleton novels, Dungeons & Dragons, martial arts and Doctor Who. Greg was lucky to have older siblings who took him to see some of the greatest horror films that the Seventies and Eighties had to offer. It was in 1978 that he was able to see Dawn of the Dead on the big screen, beginning his love of zombie films. His love of horror led him to study special effects make-up and film making. His diverse interests, while great for a writer or filmmaker, were not very conducive to conforming within the American public school system.

After being kicked out of high school as a bad influence (and bad student), Greg ran off to Hawaii to continue his career as a problem child. He worked in a bar using his older brother’s I.D. and quickly found that he resented being sent away by his educators. He purchased a number of textbooks from the University of Hawaii and studied on his own. It was in Hawaii that he first attempted writing seriously. He tried to emulate the great writers that he discovered in his used copy of The Anthology of American Literature. Soon he realized that he wanted to go to college so he returned to California and earned an Associate Degree in Television Production, where he studied screenwriting. After a three-year stint with a local production house as a video editor, Greg was accepted to San Francisco State University, where he earned a Bachelors degree in Cinema Production.

Rise & Walk is his first entry into the survival horror genre and is the beginning of a planned three book series in the Riseverse.

Greg resides in Northern California, where he is active in the indie film scene as a film editor, as well as a corporate sell-out whenever the money is right. He has also been known to help friends with special gore effects on projects. Some recent films include helping to eviscerate the Black Devil Doll in the cult film of the same name, as well as creating the zombie effects for the film, Everything I Learned About Zombies I Learned from the Movies. Learn more about the author at:

“Fast-paced, bloody, engaging and exciting, Rise and Walk is a blast from beginning to end.” David Moody, author of Autumn

“Zombie fans, you NEED to get this one!” ~ Remy Porter, author of Dead Beat

“Solis definitely has a knack for bringing the dead to life.”

“RISE AND WALK is an intense, zip line-quick read that goes down smooth, like a good whiskey.”

Rise & Walk

The walking dead descend upon a paintball competition in the mountains. Two brave young women join forces with two thrill seekers in a terror filled struggle against the undead.

Low on ammunition and supplies, the survivors use anything at hand to fight off the flesh hungry horde. As the party makes their escape they soon realize that there is nowhere to run when the dead Rise and Walk …

Includes a foreword by Dead Beat’s Remy Porter.