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Dean KoontzDean Koontz was born in 1945 in Everett, Pennsylvania. He was educated at Shippensburg State College (now known as Shippensburg University). In his final year a piece of his won a fiction competition held by Atlantic Monthly, which marked the beginning of his determination to become a writer.

After graduating, Koontz became a tutor and counselor for the Appalachian Poverty Program--and spent his off-hours writing. He subsequently became an English teacher at a suburban school. During this period in his career, his wife Gerda offered to support him for up to five years so he could pursue writing for a living. He published his first novel, Star Quest in 1968, and now has published well over 100 novels, in addition short stories and screenplays. Gerda now works with him, managing the business concerns of his writing career. You can find Dean Koontz signed books below this author biography.

In his early career Koontz wrote under many different pen names including: Deanna Dwyer, K. R. Dwyer, Aaron Wolfe, David Axton, Brian Coffey, John Hill, Leigh Nichols, Owen West, Richard Paige, and Anthony North. He has also written under the name of his late dog, Trixie Koontz.

Koontz has written in many genres including science fiction, horror, and romance. He holds the distinction of being the only author to date to have seen 14 of his books on the New York Times hardcover bestseller list. Another 16 have made the paperback bestseller list.

Koontz currently lives in Southern California with Gerda and their dog Elsa.

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Similar authors: Stephen King, Robert McCammon, John Saul, Peter Straub
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The Night Window
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The Night Window by Dean Koontz

The Forbidden Door
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The Forbidden Door by Dean Koontz

The Crooked Staircase
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The Crooked Staircase by Dean Koontz

Silent Corner
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Silent Corner by Dean Koontz

Ashley Bell
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Ashley Bell by Dean Koontz

Saint Odd
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Frankenstein: Prodigal Son | Koontz, Dean & Anderson, Kevin J. | Double-Signed 1st Edition Koontz, Dean & Anderson, Kevin J. | Frankenstein: Prodigal Son | Double-Signed 1st Edition

Author Signed Graphic Novel. 2009 NY: Random House  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by both authors. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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77 Shadow Street | Koontz, Dean | Signed 1st Edition UK Trade Paper Book Koontz, Dean | 77 Shadow Street | Signed 1st Edition UK Trade Paper Book

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Ashley Bell | Koontz, Dean | Signed First Edition UK Book Koontz, Dean | Ashley Bell | Signed First Edition UK Copy

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Big Little Life, A | Koontz, Dean | Signed First Edition Book Koontz, Dean | Big Little Life, A | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book   August 2009 NY: Hyperion   First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Breathless | Koontz, Dean | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy Koontz, Dean | Breathless | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

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Author Signed UK Hardcover Book.   2010 LON: HarperCollins    First UK edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Brother Odd | Koontz, Dean | Signed 1st Edition Thus UK Trade Paper Book Koontz, Dean | Brother Odd | Signed 1st Edition Thus UK Trade Paper Book

Author Signed UK Trade Paperback Book  2006 LON: HarperCollins First UK Trade Paperback edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, signed by the author.

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By the Light of the Moon | Koontz, Dean | Signed First Edition Book Koontz, Dean | By the Light of the Moon | Signed First Edition Copy

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Cold Fire | Koontz, Dean | Signed First Edition Book Koontz, Dean | Cold Fire | Signed First Edition Copy

1991 NY: Putnam Adult - First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author.

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1991 NY: Putnam  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, author signed bookplate on FFEP.

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Author Autographed Hardcover 1991 NY: Putnam Adult    First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.

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Crooked Staircase, The | Koontz, Dean | Signed First Edition Book Koontz, Dean | Crooked Staircase, The | Signed First Edition Copy

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Author Signed Hardcover Book (bookplate laid-in)  1994 NY: Knopf  First edition, first printing, new/unread in flawless dust jacket, author signed bookplate laid-in.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Author Signed UK Hardcover Book. 1994 LON: Headline Book Publishing  First UK edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Darkest Evening of the Year | Koontz, Dean | Signed First Edition Book Koontz, Dean | Darkest Evening of the Year | Signed First Edition Copy

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Author Signed UK Trade Paperback Book  2008 LON: Harper Collins  First UK Trade Paperback edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, signed by the author.

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Dean Koontz Bibliography


Tucker Series (writing as Brian Coffey)

  1. Blood Risk - 1973
  2. Surrounded - 1974
  3. The Wall of Masks - 1975

Moonlight Bay Series

  1. Fear Nothing - 1997
  2. Seize the Night - 1998

Odd Thomas Series

  1. Odd Thomas - 2003
  2. Forever Odd - 2005
  3. Brother Odd - 2006
  4. Odd Hours - 2008
  5. In Odd We Trust - 2008 (with Queenie Chan)
  6. Odd Is on Our Side - 2010 (with Fred Van Lente)
  7. House of Odd - 2012 (written with Landry Q. Walker)
  8. Odd Apocalypse - 2012
  9. Deeply Odd - 2013
  10. Saint Odd - 2014 US; 2015 UK

Frankenstein Series

  • Dean Koontz's Frankenstein
  • Prodigal Son - 2005 (with Kevin J Anderson)
  • City of Night - 2005 (with Ed Gorman)
  • Dead and Alive - 2009
  • Lost Souls - 2010
  • The Dead Town - 2011

Jane Hawk Series

  1. The Silent Corner - 2017
  2. The Whispering Room - 2017
  3. The Crooked Staircase - May 2018
  4. The Forbidden Door - October 2018
  5. The Night Window - May 2019

Other Novels

  • Star Quest - 1968
  • The Fall of the Dream Machine - 1969
  • Fear That Man - 1969
  • Anti-man - 1970
  • Beastchild - 1970
  • The Dark Symphony - 1970
  • Hell's Gate - 1970
  • The Crimson Witch - 1971
  • Demon Child - 1971 (writing as Deanna Dwyer)
  • Legacy Of Terror - 1971 (writing as Deanna Dwyer)
  • Children of the Storm - 1972 (writing as Deanna Dwyer)
  • The Dark Of Summer - 1972 (writing as Deanna Dwyer)
  • A Darkness in My Soul - 1972
  • The Flesh in the Furnace - 1972
  • Starblood - 1972
  • Warlock - 1972
  • Chase - 1972 (writing as K R Dwyer)
  • Dance With The Devil - 1972 (writing as Deanna Dwyer)
  • The Haunted Earth - 1973
  • A Werewolf Among Us - 1973
  • Hanging on - 1973
  • Demon Seed - 1973
  • Shattered - 1973 (writing as K R Dwyer)
  • After the Last Race - 1974
  • Dragonfly - 1975 (writing as K R Dwyer)
  • Nightmare Journey - 1975
  • Invasion - 1975 (writing as Aaron Wolfe)
  • The Long Sleep - 1975 (writing as John Hill)
  • Prisoner of Ice - 1976 (writing as David Axton) (aka Icebound)
  • Night Chills - 1976
  • Time Thieves - 1977
  • The Vision - 1977
  • The Face of Fear - 1977 (writing as K R Dwyer)
  • The Key to Midnight - 1979 (writing as Leigh Nichols)
  • Whispers - 1980
  • The Voice of the Night - 1980 (writing as Brian Coffey)
  • The Funhouse - 1980 (writing as Owen West)
  • The Eyes of Darkness - 1981 (writing as Leigh Nichols)
  • The Mask - 1981 (writing as Owen West)
  • The House of Thunder - 1982 (writing as Leigh Nichols)
  • Darkness Comes - 1983 (aka Darkfall)
  • Phantoms - 1983
  • The Servants of Twilight - 1984 (writing as Leigh Nichols)
  • The Door to December - 1985 (writing as Richard Paige)
  • Twilight Eyes - 1985
  • Strangers - 1986
  • Watchers - 1987
  • Shadow Fires - 1987 (writing as Leigh Nichols)
  • Lightning - 1988
  • Oddkins - 1988
  • Midnight - 1989
  • The Bad Place - 1989
  • Hideaway - 1991
  • Cold Fire - 1991
  • Dragon Tears - 1992
  • Mr. Murder - 1993
  • Winter Moon - 1993
  • Dark Rivers of the Heart - 1994
  • Intensity - 1995
  • TickTock - 1996
  • Santa's Twin - 1996
  • Sole Survivor - 1997
  • False Memory - 1999
  • From the Corner of His Eye - 2000
  • One Door Away from Heaven - 2001
  • By the Light of the Moon - 2002
  • The Face - 2003
  • The Taking - 2004
  • Life Expectancy - 2004
  • Robot Santa: The Further Adventures of Santa's Twin - 2004
  • Velocity - 2005
  • The Husband - 2006
  • The Good Guy - 2007
  • The Darkest Evening of the Year - 2007
  • Your Heart Belongs to Me - 2008
  • Relentless - 2009
  • Breathless - 2009
  • What the Night Knows - 2010
  • Innocence - 2013
  • The City - 2014
  • Ashley Bell - 2016

Graphic Novels

  • Trapped - 1993 (with Ed Gorman)
  • Nevermore - 2009 (with Keith Champagne)
  • Frankenstein: Prodigal Son, Vol. 2, Book #1 - 2011
  • Nevermore - October 2011 - Hardcover Graphic Edition

Picture Books

  • I, Trixie, Who is Dog - 2009
  • Trixie and Jinx - 2010

Non-Fiction

  • Writing Popular Fiction - 1972
  • How to Write Best Selling Fiction - 1981
  • Bliss to You: Trixie's Guide to a Happy Life - 2008 (with Trixie Koontz)
  • A Big Little Life: A Memoir of a Joyful Dog - 2009

Omnibus


  • Dark of the Woods / Soft Come the Dragons - 1970
  • Three Complete Novels - 1991
  • Winter Moon / Icebound - 1995
  • House of Thunder / Cold Fire / Dragon Tears - 1996
  • Koontz II - 1996
  • Koontz III - 1997
  • Key to Midnight / Shattered / House of Thunder - 1998
  • Cold Fire / Key to Midnight / Hideaway - 2001
  • Dark Rivers of the Heart / Sole Survivor / Intensity - 2001

Collections

  • Strange Highways - 1991
  • The Paper Doorway: Funny Verse and Nothing Worse (poems) - 2001
  • Every Day's a Holiday: Amusing Rhymes for Happy Times (poems) - 2003
  • The Book of Counted Sorrows (poems) - 2003

Anthologies featuring Dean Koontz

  • Again Dangerous Visions Book 2 - 1972
  • Time Thieves and Against Arcturus - 1972
  • The Edge of Never - 1973
  • Final Stage - 1974
  • The Architecture of Fear - 1987
  • Night Visions Hardshell - 1987
  • Between Time and Terror - 1990
  • Predators - 1993
  • The Ultimate Witch - 1993
  • Cyber-Killers - 1997

Short Stories

  • Kittens - 1966
  • Beastchild - 1970 (Hugo Nominee)
  • Dark of the Moon - 1970
  • Nightmare Gang - 1970
  • Soft Came the Dragons - 1970
  • Bruno - 1971
  • A Mouse in the Walls of the Global Village - 1972
  • Ollie's Hands - 1972
  • Time Thieves - 1972
  • The Undercity - 1973
  • Night of the Storm - 1974
  • We Three - 1974
  • The Black Pumpkin - 1986
  • Down in the Darkness - 1986
  • Snatcher - 1986
  • Hardshell - 1987
  • Miss Attila the Hun - 1987
  • Twilight of the Dawn - 1987
  • Trapped - 1989
  • Strange Highways - 1995

Dean Koontz Awards

  • World Horror Grandmaster for outstanding contributor to the horror genre; voted by World Horror Con members 1996: winner

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