Dean Koontz Biography
Dean Ray Koontz, popularly known as Dean Koontz is an American author with novels billed as suspense thrillers but frequently include elements of horror, fantasy, science fiction, mystery, and satire. He has published over 105 novels, a number of novellas and collections of short stories, and has sold over 450 million copies of his work.
Dean Koontz Age|Nationality
He was born on 9 July 1945 and is therefore currently 74 years old as of 2019. Being born in Everett, Pennsylvania, United States, he is of American nationality and of White ethnicity.
Dean Koontz Height|Weight
His height and weight are still under review and will be updated as soon as possible.
Dean Koontz Spouse|Dating|Divorced
As of his relationship status, Koontz is a married man. He is married to Gerda Ann Cerra Koontz since 1966. They seem to be enjoying their married life since there have been no controversies. Details about it will, however, be proved soon.
Dean Koontz Religion
Koontz went on to write over a dozen science-fiction novels. Seeing the Catholic faith as a contrast to the chaos in his family, he converted in college because it gave him answers for his life.
Dean Koontz Family
He seems very secretive about his family life and tries to keep them away from the spotlight. Details about his parents or siblings whereabouts are not yet known and will be updated soon. We only know that he was regularly beaten and abused by his alcoholic father, which influenced his later writing, as also did the courage of his physically diminutive mother in standing up to her husband. Further details will be updated soon.
Dean Koontz Education
As of education background, not much is known also. In his senior year at the Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, he won a fiction competition sponsored by Atlantic Monthly magazine.
After graduation in 1967, Koontz went to work as an English teacher at Mechanicsburg High School in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. In the 1960s, Koontz worked for the Appalachian Poverty Program, a federally funded initiative designed to help poor children.
Dean Koontz Authorship
During the 1960s and 1970s, a number of letters, articles, and novels were ostensibly written by Koontz. However, he has stated he did not write them. They include 30 erotic novels, allegedly written together by Koontz and his wife Gerda, including books such as Thirteen and Ready!, Swappers Convention, and the last one, Hung, published under the name Leonard Chris. These include contributions to the fanzines Energumen and BeABohema in the late 1960s and early 1970s, including articles that mention the erotic novels, such as a movie column called Way Station in BeABohema.
He has stated on his website that he used only the 10 known pen names and there are no secret pen names used by Dean; he adds that his own identity was stolen by a person he had previously worked with professionally, who submitted letters and some articles to fanzines under Koontz’s name between 1969 and at least the early 1970s. Dean has stated that he was only made aware of these bogus letters and articles in 1991 in a written admission from the identity thief. He has said that he will reveal this person’s name in his memoirs.
Dean Koontz Movies|TV Shows
– Odd Thomas – Phantoms 1998 – Intensity – Watchers – Sole Survivor
– Servants of Twilight – Demon Seed – Watchers Reborn – Mr. Murder – Watchers II
– Black River – Watchers 3 – Frankenstein 2004 – The Face of Fear 1990 – The Passengers – Hideaway 1995 – Whispers 1990
Dean Koontz Net Worth
As of 2019, he has an estimated net worth of $ 145 Million Dollars. Further details about her wealth including her property, cars he owns, private airplanes he could be owning, houses, luxuries are not yet avavilable and will be updated soon.
Dean Koontz Books
– Watchers (novel) – Odd Thomas – Intensity (novel) – Phantoms (novel)
– Lightning (novel) – The Taking – Strangers (Koontz novel) – The Bad Place
– Fear Nothing – Life Expectancy (novel) – From the Corner of His Eye – Midnight (Koontz novel) – Whispers (novel)
– The Husband – False Memory (novel) – Hideaway (novel) – Ticktock Dean Koontz
– Cold Fire (Koontz novel) – Velocity (novel) – The Good Guy – Dragon Tears
– Darkfall – Sole Survivor (novel) – Night Chills – Twilight Eyes
– Dark Rivers of the Heart – Seize the Night – By the Light of the Moon – Mr. Murder
– The Face (Koontz novel) – What the Night Knows – Demon Seed (novel) – The Door to December
– One Door Away from Heaven – 77 Shadow Street – Icebound – Forever Odd
– The Face of Fear – The House of Thunder – Brother Odd – Prodigal Son (novel)
– Odd Hours – Saint Odd – Odd Apocalypse – Deeply Odd
– The Darkest Evening of the Year – The Servants of Twilight – The Key to Midnight – Your Heart Belongs to Me – The Silent Corner – The Crooked Staircase
Dean Koontz Quotes
– Sometimes there is no darker place than our thoughts, the moonless midnight of the mind. – Petting, scratching, and cuddling a dog could be as soothing to the mind and heart as deep meditation and almost as good for the soul as prayer. – I really believe that everyone has a talent, ability, or skill that he can mine to support himself and to succeed in life.
– There’s sometimes a weird benefit to having an alcoholic, violent father. He really motivated me in that I never wanted to be anything like him. – Human beings can always be relied upon to exert, with vigor, their God-given right to be stupid. – Writing a novel is like making love, but it’s also like having a tooth pulled. Pleasure and pain. Sometimes it’s like making love while having a tooth pulled.
– A politician’s goal is always to manipulate public debate. I think there are some politicians with higher goals. But all of them get corrupted by power. – Although charismatic, James Dean is no Harrison Ford. In the majority of his movies, sooner or later he got the crap beaten out of him.
– Somebody asked me about the current choice we’re being given in the presidential election. I said, Well, it’s like two of the scariest movies I can imagine. – Nothing gives us courage more readily than the desire to avoid looking like a damn fool.
Dean Koontz Nonfiction
– How to Write Best Selling Fiction in 1981 – Writing Popular Fiction in 1972 – A Big Little Life: A Memoir of a Joyful Dog Named Trixie in 2009
Dean Koontz Screenplays
– CHiPs episode 306: Counterfeit as Brian Coffey in 1979 – Phantoms in 1998 – Dean Koontz’s Frankenstein in 2005
Dean Koontz Trivia
In a 1996 interview with Reason Magazine, he said that while the program sounded very noble and wonderful, in reality, it was a dumping ground for violent children and most of the funding ended up disappearing somewhere. This experience greatly shaped Koontz’s political outlook. His writing is categorized into suspense, horror fiction, science fiction, thriller, and fantasy.