Appendix B

Notable Articles About, Appearances, Interviews, Parodies, and References

Notable Articles About Dean

  • New York Times BR                        January 12, 1975
  • New York Times BR                        February 26, 1976
  • New York Times BR                        May 22, 1977
  • New York Times BR                        September 11, 1977
  • Chicago Tribune Book World           April 12, 1981
  • Times Literary Supplement              September 11, 1981
  • Analog                                            January 1984
  • Mystery Scene                                “America’s Most Successful Least-Known-Writer” by Ed Gorman Vol. 1 No. 2, 1985, p21
  • People Weekly                                “Best-Selling Novelist Dean Koontz may be a Titan of terror but He’s a Timid Type at Heart”
    v27 April 13, 1987 p77 (2) – Andrea Chambers
  • Fantasy Review                               “Dean R. Koontz” – Charles de Lint
    Vol. 10, No. 6, Issue No. 103, July/August 1987 p14(4)
  • LA Times                                        “Rooms that Speak Volumes”
    October 1987, Style section –Dennis McLellan
  • LA Times                                        “America’s least-known best-selling author”
    Jan 7 1990 sec MAG p17                       -Sean Michael
  • Book and Magazine Collector           “Dean R. Koontz: Horror & Science Fiction Writer”
    “Dean R. Koontz Complete US & UK Bibliography”
    February 1990, No. 71 (UK publication)
  • Locus                                             “Headline new mass market imprint”
    Dec 1990 p5
  • Newsweek                                       “The Cheery Titan of Terror”
    v118 Feb 11, 1991 p62  – Karen Springen
  • Fear                                                “Stoking the Cold Fires of Fear”
    #26, February 1991 p8
  • Books Are Everything                      “Dean Koontz Rarities”
    Vol. 4 No. 2, Whole Number 18, p47 –John Congriff
    Brief article regarding the collectability of The Underground Lifestyles Handbook and The Pig Society. Includes cover images of both titles.
  • “The Horrors of Science: The Creations of Dean R. Koontz” by Cosette Kies
    Appears as Chapter 3 in Presenting Young Adult Horror Fiction by Cosette Keis, Twayne Publishers, February 1992.
  • New York Times                              “In 3-Book Deal, Koontz Changes Publishers”
    v141 Aug 6, 1992 pB3 col 2
  • Wall Street Journal                          “Advance Publications’ Knopf Lures Koontz Away From a Rival”
    Aug 6, 1992 pB3 col 5
  • Publisher’s Weekly                          “Putnam in Record Clancy Buy; Loses Koontz to Knopf”
    v239 Aug 10, 1992 p9 (2) – Paul Nathan
  • Firsts                                              “Collecting Dean Koontz”
    October 1993, p28-36 – James T. Seels
    Includes photos of: Star Quest -Ace, The Servants of Twilight -Dark Harvest, The Key to Midnight -Dark Harvest, Bounce Girl, Aphrodisiac Girl, Prison of Ice (2 versions), The Underground Lifestyles Handbook, Pig Society, Whispers.
    “Dean Koontz Pen Names”
    “A Checklist with Approximate Values in First Editions”
    The cover of this issue, mentioning Dean, is featured on the cover of the “Firsts: Five Year Index, Volumes One through Five”
    “Critic” illustration by Koontz
    According to Dean this issue contains “numerous errors”.
  • Deathrealm                                     “Koontz Watch”
    #22, Summer 1994, p23(2)              – Roman A. Ranieri
    (Issue #23 contains a letter with a reader who was definitely not a fan of this becoming a regular column.)
  • People Weekly                                “Family Secrets”
    November 28, 1994, p141(2)            – Elizabeth Gleick
  • Orange Coast                                 “Out of the Shadows”
    November 1994, p42(7)                   – Jean Hastings Ardell
  • Fangoria                                         “Horror in Print: Dean R. Koontz”
    v3 no45, 1985, p40(3)
  • 1985 World Fantasy Convention       Dean is listed as member #279 (Gerda is #280) in an undated pre-conference newsletter titled “PROGRESS REPORT THREE”
  • 1986 World Fantasy Convention       Dean is listed as a judge in the program
    He is also listed as a judge in two (undated) pre-conference update newsletter, one with a blue cover, the other with a yellow cover.
    Both newsletters and the program are illustrated by guest of honor J.K. Potter.
  • LA Times                                        “A Novelist Who Knows His Business”
    March 2, 1995 pE1 Col 5                       – Dennis McLellan
  • Publisher’s Weekly                          “Regaining Rights” Column.
    March 13, 1995, v242, n11, p18             – Paul Nathan
  • Albany Times Union                         “Author Finds Gold in his Desk Drawers”
    March 14, 1995 pC2                              – Dennis McLellan
  • Publishers Weekly                           “Long Term Plan”
    May 8, 1995 p33 – Paul Nathan
    Discusses plans for White Cap Productions to do several mini-series based on Koontz works, starting with Dark Rivers of the Heart.
  • Entertainment Weekly                      “His Truth is Stranger than Fiction”
    March 22, 1996 p46(3)                          – Dana Kennedy
  • 1996 World Horror Convention         “Grandmaster: Dean R. Koontz”             – Michael R. Collings
    3 page biography
    Held in Eugene, OR, May 9th-12th, 1996, p23(3)
  • Reason                                           “Contemplating Evil: Novelist Dean Koontz on Freud, fraud, and the Great Society”
    November 1996, v28 n6, p.44(6)
    Online: http://www.reason.com/9611/int.koontz.html
    An excerpt from this article appears in the Wall Street Journal
    Nov 5 1996 sec A p22
  • International Herald-Tribune              “People”
    Dec 11 1996
  • Newsday                                         “Dean Koontz switches to new publisher”
    Dec 11 1996
  • Publishers Weekly                           “Koontz Switches Publishers”
    V243 #51 Dec 16 1996 p51                    – Judy Quinn
  • Publishers Weekly                           “Dean of Deals”
    January 20, 1997 p33                            – Lan N. Nguyen
    Koontz to leave Knopf for Bantam
    Washington Times                           “Meeting the Dean of prolific writers: Koontz knows suspense always sells”
    Feb 18 1997 sec C p10                    -Patricia Batters
  • American Writers Review                 “Eternal Optimist, an Interview with Dean Koontz”
    March 1997
  • Sunday Star-Tribune                        “Witness to evil gives writer edge”
    Mar 16 1997                                    -Stacy Gregg
  • Insight on the News                         “Blockbuster-or-bust Approach”
    March 10, 1997 p36(2)
  • Fangoria                                         “Soul Survivor”
    April 1997, #171 p48(5)  – Jay Winchester
  • Locus                                             “Milestones” column
    v39 no6, Dec 1997, p10. (Regarding his new look and forthcoming projects”
  • USA Today                                     “Traumatic childhood propels Koontz to Fear Nothing”
    Jan 15 1998 sec D p7                      -Deirdre Donahue
    Mentions Fear Nothing and biography.
    Article mentioned on front page along with photo
  • The New York Review of Science Fiction
    “Dean Koontz: Hometown Boy Makes Good”
    June 1998. Vol. 10, No. 10, Number 118 p1(3)
    –Arthur D. Hlavaty
  • Publishers Weekly                           “The Long Journey of Dean Koontz”
    December 14, 1998, pS3(11)           -Jeff Zaleski
    Photographed by F. Stop Fitzgerald
    Includes the following sub-articles:
    “Koontz by the Numbers”
    “Koontz on Film: Getting Sharper”
    “Making the Past Perfect”
    “Koontz on Audio Unabridged Champion”
    “Collecting Koontziana”
  • Fangoria                                         “How to Make the Dean’s List”
    #182, May 1999, p12(2)                   -Frank Barron
  • Forbes                                            “The Celebrity 100: Dollar-Turners”
    March 20, 2000, p216
  • “Dean Koontz” by Bob Madison
    American Horror Writers by Bob Madison
    Enslow Publisher, Inc., 2003
    ISBN: 0-7660-1379-0
    States: “10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1”
    Essay: p57-64
    Image via Archive.org
  • AudioFile                                        “Koontz on Audio: All or Nothing”            -Ruth P. Ludwig
    Vol. 10, No. 5, February/March 2002, p33
  • Pages                                             “Night Light: Dean Koontz finds brightness in life’s dark misteries.”
    January/February 2003, p56-9          -Dann Halem
    Dean is on the cover.
  • “Dean Koontz 1945-” by Greg Beatty
    Supernatural Fiction Writers: Contemporary Fantasy and Horror Volume II
    Richard Bleiler, Editor
    Thompson Gale, 2003
    ISBN: 0-684-31252-2
    States: “10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1”
    Essay: p551-560
    Dean is also mentioned in the articles about Bentley Little (p660) and Robert R. McCammon (p705)
    Image via Archive.org
  • Dog Fancy                                      “By the Light of the Dog”
    July 2004, p31-33                            – Kyra Kirkwood
    An article about Dean’s use of dogs in his novels. The cover states “EXCLUSIVE! Best-selling Author Dean Koontz Talks Dogs”
  • “KOONTZ, Dean R(ay) 1945-”
    Contemporary Authors vol. 138
    Thompson Gale, 2005
    ISBN: 0-7876-7892-9
    States: “10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1”
    Essay: p272-278
    Also contains cross-references for David Axton, Brian Coffey, Deanna Dwyer, K.R. Dwyer, John Hill, Leigh Nichols, Anthony North, Richard Paige, and Owen West
    Image via Archive.org
  • National Review                              “’Writing is a Spiritual Process’ The Novels—and ideas—of Dean Koontz”
    June 2, 2008 p43(3)                         -John J. Miller
  • Brandweek                                      “The Book’s Not Out Yet,–but a Movie is”
    June 1, 2009 p8-8(1)                        -Jim Edwards
  • Orange County Business Journal     “Horror Writer Balances Business, Simple Life”
    Maril 26-May 2, 2010 p1(2)            -Sheri Cru

Notable Live Appearances

  • LA Times Festival of Books                   “Dean Koontz Speaks About Writing” – April 21, 1996
    Santa Barbara Book & Author Festival    “The Ross Macdonald Award is given to a California writer whose work raises the standard of literary excellence. This year the Santa Barbara Book and Authors Festival is proud to give the award to Dean Koontz at one o’clock on Saturday September 20, 2003. All book lovers are invited to attend.”
    Original URL: http://www.sbbooksfestival.org/koontz.html
  • Sandiego Comic Con 2008                     August 6, 2008
    Original URL: http://www.comic-con.org/wca/2013/special-guests/dean-koontz
  • Laguna Beach Playhouse                      “An Evening With Dean Koontz” – April 2, 2012
    Original URL: http://lagunaplayhouse.com/support/events/dean.php
  • Wondercon 2013                                   “Spotlight on Dean Koontz” – March 30, 2013
    Original URL: http://wonderconanaheim2013.sched.org/event/05ce52a9365d0d22a89d17bb8a19bf4c#.Udh1Nfmsj8U
  • Orange County Register Book Club        “The Register Book Club Hosts Dean Koontz” – January 14,
    2016, 3:30pm & 7:00pm
    Original URL:
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-register-book-club-hosts-dean-koontz-tickets-19919487724
    Recording: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/4HY5ndYNLtR

Notable Online Chats

  • Prodigy Network                              March 13, 1996       12:23pm EST
  • America Online                                February 27, 1997
  • AOL/Barnes & Noble                       January 13, 1998    8:00pm EST
  • Barnesandnoble.com                       January 8, 1999      7:00pm EST
  • Barnesandnoble.com                       January 24, 2000    9:00pm EST
  • Yahoo.com                                     January 27, 2000
  • MarthStewart.com                           October 24, 2000
  • Barnesandnoble.com                       January 9, 2001      8:00pm EST
  • Yahoo.com                                     January 10, 2001    6:00pm EST
  • ABCNews.com                                May 17, 2004
    “Writer’s View: Best-Selling Novelist Dean Koontz Q+A”
    In this instance, questions were submitted in advance and the answers were posted on this date.
    Send a question page: http://abcnews.go.com/sections/GMA/Books/Koontz_QandA_mailform_040419.html
    The answers page:
    http://abcnews.go.com/sections/GMA/Books/Koontz_QandA_answers_040517-1.html
  • SecondLife appearance
  • Audible Live (Facebook)                  December 17, 2009 6pm EST
    http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/3202801
  • Google Hangout (for Innocence)       January 23, 2014 7pm EST
    https://plus.google.com/events/ci9licka088km4usgr695j0d2qg
  • DeanKoontz.com (for Ashley Bell)    December 17, 2015 2pm EST
    http://www.deankoontz.com/bellchat/

Notable Television Appearances

  • The Late Late Show with Tom Snyder    October 31, 1996
  • Politically Incorrect                                Episode #029, February 10, 1997
    Guests: LeVar Burton, Edie McLurg, Dean Koontz, Larry Miller
  • The Late Late Show with Tom Snyder    February 12, 1997
  • Politically Incorrect                                May 21 1997
  • Politically Incorrect                                June 25, 1997
  • The Late Late Show with Tom Snyder    August 4, 1997
  • Politically Incorrect                                August 7, 1997
    Guests: Dean Koontz, Sandra Bernhard, Fred Williamson, Paul Harris
  • The Late Late Show with Tom Snyder    January 19, 1998
  • The Late Late Show with Tom Snyder    January 11, 1999
  • Pinnacle (CNN)                                      January 17, 1999
  • Between the Lines with Barry Kibrick      March 19, 2011
  • CBS Sunday Morning                            April 10, 2011
  • CBS This Morning                                 July 30, 2012
  • CBS This Morning                                 January 16, 2015

Notable Video Appearances

  • Barnes & Noble: Merchandising Meeting Videos
    October 8, 1997
    Five minute “Thank you” to B&N employees and a brief discussion of his forthcoming novel, Fear Nothing. Appears at 45:55 of a 1:28:00 video.
  • Wrap Up a Great Idea! Books Equal Gifts
    December 8, 2008
    “America’s book publishers are proud to debut a holiday video featuring celebrities sharing their reasons why books make great gifts” Appears at 0:28.
    Original URL: http://www.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/8178/772787?title=homepage_channel
  • G4 Presents Comic-Con ’08 Live
    24 July 2008

Notable Radio Interviews

Parody TV Appearances

  • Family Guy episode #2.4: Brian in Love
    Original Air Date: March 7, 2000
    Available on disc 2 of the Family Guy Volume One DVD set
  • The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XII: House of Whacks
    Original Air Date: November 6, 2001
  • A parody of Demon Seed
    Available in the DVD set The Simpsons: The Thirteenth Season
  • Robot Chicken episode #4.9: But Not in That Way
    Skit title: “An Evening Devoid of Nightmares and Dreamscapes”
    Original Air Date: February 1, 2009
    Available on disc 1 of the Robot Chicken Season 4 DVD set
  • Squidbillies episode #42: The Liar, the Bitch and the Bored Rube
    Original Air Date: May 24, 2009
    Available on the DVD Squidbillies Volume 3
  • Childrens Hospital episode 6.8: Koontz is Coming
    Original Air Date: May 8, 2105
    Available on disc 1 of the DVD set Childrens Hospital: The Complete Sixth & Seventh Seasons

TV References

  • Smallville episode #4.14: Krypton
    Original Air Date: February 16, 2005
    Available on disc 4 of the DVD set Smallville: The Complete Fourth Season
    Via IMDB.com: “As if Lois Lane didn’t make enough of a nuisance of herself now living at the Kent farm, she brings in Einstein, a golden retriever, who is the latest victim to be hit by her car …”
  • Fresh Off the Boat s03e06: WWJD: What Would Jessica Do?
    Original Air Date: November 29, 2016
    06:30: “Evan, come on, I want to get there early for the gas station fistfights! You know I love that. Why are you so dressed up? Is a guest author coming today? Is Dean Koontz coming back?”
  • Fresh Off the Boat s04e13: The Car Wash
    Original Air Date: January 16, 2018
    05:13: “Yeah, that is annoying, but Terry was telling me he’s edited a lot of successful authors. You know who else hates Terry’s notes, but takes them?
    “Koontz I thought you were gonna say more people.
    “Well, who else do I need to say? It’s Koontz.”
  • Fresh Off the Boat s04e19: King in the North
    Original Air Date: March 20, 2018
    0:50: “But first, I need to solicit praise quotes for the book cover. The publishers have already reached out to Dean Koontz and Kenny Rogers, but I have my sights set on the king Stephen King.”
    1:38: “All right, Koontz, lay it on me.
    “‘Jessica Huang’s debut book shows a lot of promise in this cover-to-cover mystery.’ “Meh.”
  • A.P. Bio 2.13: Kinda Sorta
    Original Air Date: June 13, 2019
    1:55-3:07: “If you can get Sarika into Harvard she will give your shiny new manuscript to her Aunt, who just so happens to be one of Dean Koontz’s publishers. Yes, you heard me right. Dean mother [bleep]ing Koontz.”
    5:37-5:47: “All right guys, let’s focus on getting Sarika into Harvard, and getting me the hell out of Toledo holding two sacks of that sweet sweet Koontz cash.”
    8:57-9:07: “You crush some small talk, your app goes in the priority folder, and my manuscript gasses it straight to Koontzville.”
  • Penn & Teller Fool Us
    Original Air Date: August 19, 2019
    9:40-20:11: Magician Tom Stone uses a PPBK copy of The Silent Corner as a prop in his act.

Concerning the pseudonymous authorship of Invasion

When Stephen King first acknowledged that he used the pseudonym Richard Bachman, King fans went looking for additional pseudonyms that he may have used. One of the books that was thought to have been written by King was Invasion by Aaron Wolfe. It has since been clearly revealed that this was indeed written by Dean. The following articles and book chapters are relevant to this story:

Previous to Dean acknowledging he was Aaron Wolfe:

  • “Speculations” a chapter in Stephen King as Richard Bachman by Michael R. Collings
    Starmont House, Inc. / Borgo Press, 1985, p138-153

After Dean acknowledging he was Aaron Wolfe:

  • “King Versus Koontz: Style and Invasion” by Michael R. Collings
    Bill Munster’s Footsteps #7, November 1986, p32-45
  • “Pipe-Dreams and Possibilities” a chapter in Stephen King is Richard Bachman by Michael R. Collings
    Overlook Connection Press, July 3, 2007, p183-198
    This is a reprint of “Speculations” from Stephen King is… with an additional two-paragraph introduction acknowledging Dean as Aaron Wolfe and the subsequent revision of Invasion as Winter Moon. Additionally Dean is also mentioned in endnotes 1 and 7.

Misc

  • Strange Horizons (http://www.strangehorizons.com)
    “Tribute to Dean Koontz: Forty Years as a Published Novelist” by Michael McCarty
    April 28, 2008 – Original URL: http://www.strangehorizons.com/2008/20080428/0mccarty-a.shtml
    Contains a brief introduction by the author and then short contributions from Ed Gorman, J. N. Williamson, Bentley Little, David Silva, Douglas Clegg, Richard Laymon, Charles de Lint, Jay Bonansinga, Teri Jacobs, Cristopher DeRose, The Amazing Kreskin, Sandy DeLuca, William F. Nolan, and Roman A. Ranieri.