Dean Koontz

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Birthday
9, 1945
Birthplace
Everett, PA
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
9, 1945 (age 73)
Birthplace
Everett, PA

About

Author who is best known for his New York Times bestselling suspense thriller novels. His most famous works include Demon Seed, Phantoms, Hideaway, and Watchers.

Before Fame

During his time at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, he won an Atlantic Monthly fiction contest. Following his college graduation, he secured a position as a high school English teacher.

Trivia

He earned a spot as one of the highest paid authors in the world, averaging $25 million per year.

Family Life

He settled in Orange County, California (the setting of many of his novels) with his wife, Gerda Ann Cerra. Cerra supported him financially for five years before his works of horror fiction began to sell.

Associated With

His work, Odd Thomas, was adapted into a 2013 film starring Anton Yelchin .