Dean Koontz was born and raised in Pennsylvania. He graduated from Shippensburg State College (now Shippensburg University). When he was a senior in college, Dean Koontz won an Atlantic Monthly fiction competition and has been writing ever since

His first job after graduation was with the Appalachian Poverty Program, where he was expected to counsel and tutor underprivileged children on a one-to-one basis. His first day on the job, he discovered that the previous occupier of his position had been beaten up by the very kids he had been trying to help and had landed in the hospital for several weeks. The following year was filled with challenge but also tension, and Koontz was more highly motivated than ever to build a career as a writer. He wrote nights and weekends, which he continued to do after leaving the poverty program and going to work as an English teacher in a suburban school district outside Harrisburg. After a year and a half in that position, his wife, Gerda, made him an offer he couldn’t refuse: “I’ll support you for five years,” she said, “and if you can’t make it as a writer in that time, you’ll never make it.” By the end of those five years, Gerda had quit her job to run the business end of her husband’s writing career. Dean and Gerda Koontz live in southern California.
His books are published in 38 languages, a figure that currently increases more than 17 million copies per year.

Books by Dean Koontz

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Odd Thomas 8-Book Set
Jane Hawk Thriller 5-Book Shrink-Wrapped Set
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Elsewhere
Devoted
Devoted
Devoted
Devoted
The Night Window
The Night Window
The Night Window
The Night Window
The Forbidden Door
The Forbidden Door
The Crooked Staircase
The Crooked Staircase
The Forbidden Door
The Forbidden Door
The Crooked Staircase
The Crooked Staircase
The Whispering Room
The Whispering Room
The Silent Corner
Ashley Bell
The City
Saint Odd
Saint Odd
Saint Odd
Innocence
Odd Interlude
Odd Hours
Forever Odd
Brother Odd
Odd Thomas
House of Odd
Dead and Alive
City of Night
Prodigal Son (Dean Koontz’s Frankenstein, Book 1)
77 Shadow Street
The Dead Town
Odd is on Our Side
The Good Guy
The Darkest Evening of the Year
The Husband
Life Expectancy
Velocity
The Face
The Taking
Your Heart Belongs to Me
The Dead Town
Lost Souls
Breathless
Relentless
A Big Little Life
Odd Apocalypse
Deeply Odd
What the Night Knows
What the Night Knows