Dean Koontz

Quick Facts of Dean Koontz
Celebrated Name Dean Koontz
Age 74 years old
Nick Name Dean Koontz
Birth Name Dean Ray Koontz
Birth Date 1945-07-09
Gender Male
Profession American author
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Who is Dean Koontz?

Dean Koontz is an American author. He widely famous for writing suspense thrillers novels incorporating elements of horror, fantasy, science fiction, mystery, and satire. His notable works include The Eyes of Darkness(1981), Odd Thomas (2003), Odd Thomas (2003), Watchers (1987), Intensity (1995), Phantoms (1983), Frankenstein(2004), and Demon Seed (1977). Many of his books have appeared on The New York Times Best Seller list, with 14 hardcovers and 16 paperbacks reaching the number-one position. He has published over 105 novels, several novellas, and collections of short stories, and has sold over 450 million copies of his work.

What is Dean Koontz famous for?

Dean Koontz is an American author widely famous for writing suspense thrillers novels incorporating elements of horror, fantasy, science fiction, mystery, and satire. His notable works include The Eyes of Darkness(1981), Odd Thomas (2003), Odd Thomas (2003), Watchers (1987), Intensity (1995), Phantoms (1983), Frankenstein(2004), and Demon Seed (1977).

Where is Dean Koontz from?

Koontz was born as Dean Ray Koontz on July 9, 1945, in Everett, Pennsylvania, US. He is the son of Florence Logue Koontz and Raymond Koontz. His nationality is American and belongs to White ethnicity. His religion is Catholic and his zodiac is Cancer. As a child, his family was chaos and he was regularly beaten and abused by his alcoholic father, which influenced his later writing. Information about his siblings is still under review. Regarding his education history, After completing high school, He attended the Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania where he won a fiction competition sponsored by Atlantic Monthly magazine in his senior year. After graduation in 1967, he went to work as an English teacher at Mechanicsburg High School in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.

What does Dean Koontz write?

Dean Koontz started his writing career from his first novel, Star Quest, which was published in 1968. Koontz went on to write over a dozen science-fiction novels thereafter. In the 1970s, Koontz began writing suspense and horror fiction, both under his name and several pseudonyms, sometimes publishing up to eight books a year. After writing full-time for more than 10 years, Koontz's acknowledged breakthrough novel was Whispers, published in 1980. The two books before that, The Key to Midnight and The Funhouse also sold over a million copies. His first bestseller was Demon Seed, the sales of which picked up after the release of the film of the same name in 1977 and sold over two million copies in one year. His first hardcover bestseller, which finally promised some financial stability and lifted him out of the midlist hit-and-miss range, was his book Strangers.

Since then, 12 hardcovers and 14 paperbacks written by Koontz have reached number one on The New York Times Bestseller List. To date, his writings film adaptations include Watchers (sequels, 1988, 1990, 1994, 1998), The Face of Fear (1990), Hideaway (1995), Phantoms (1998), Frankenstein (2004), Odd Thomas (2013) and some other more. Many of his novels are set in and around Orange County, California. In 2008, he was the world's sixth-most highly paid author, tied with John Grisham, at $25 million annually. Throughout his career, he has garnered some prestigious awards that include, World Horror Convention Grand Master Award 1996, Goodreads Choice Awards Best Horror 2015 and Saint Odd Ross Macdonald Literary Award 2003.

Does Dean Koontz have a son?

Koontz is a married man. Dean Koontz has been married to his longtime wife, Gerda Ann Cerra since 1966. They are enjoying their married life since there till today without any sign of separation. They still don't have any children yet. He currently lives his wife, Gerda, in Newport Coast, California, behind the gates of Pelican Hills.

What is Dean Koontz's height?

The famous American writer, Dean Koontz is 74 years old as of today. His height is 1.62 m tall and his weight is 75 kg. The thriller writer has dark brown hair color and brown eyes color. Further information regarding his body measurements and shoe size is still under review. He has a straight sexual orientation.

How much is Dean Koontz worth?

As of 2020, Koontz has an estimated net worth of $145 Million. His average salary is still not known. His major source of income is his profession as a novel and screenwriter. Further details about his wealth including cars, private airplanes, houses, luxuries are not yet available and are currently under review.

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