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Crooked Staircase paperback release date

July 10, 2018

August 28, 2018 and now up for pre-order on Amazon.

The Forbidden Door eARCs now available

July 9, 2018

Looks like the next Jane Hawk book hit NetGalley today.

PS: With the old publication date…

What new and updated June 9, 2018

July 9, 2018

Just a few odds & ends again as several other writing projects have taken priority recently. I will keep up adding new content and will do my best to get back to filling in the backlog just as soon as I can.

In the meantime, be sure to check out the double:bill entry linked to below. This is probably something you did not know about. Also the ad for The Pig Society is a pretty cool new find too.

Rhino GX

July 9, 2018

Finally digging into The Forbidden Door and Dean is featuring another high-tech custom vehicle. This time the Rhino GX from US Specialty Vehicles.

Happy Birthday Dean!

July 9, 2018

Elegant happy birthday horror meme 1711 best Horror or images on Pinterest

The Forbidden Door moved up to September

July 1, 2018

Just got an update from Amazon:

  Koontz, Dean "The Forbidden Door: A Jane Hawk Novel"
    Previous estimated arrival date: October 09, 2018
    New estimated arrival date: September 11, 2018

Dean Koontz Books Deserve Better Movie Adaptations – Good Bad Flicks

June 25, 2018

Originally published on YouTube on Aug 27, 2012

What’s new & updated 6/18/2018

June 18, 2018

More odds & ends this week. Our first grandchild was born last week so I’ve had a few other things to focus on lately.

How many book has Dean written?

June 15, 2018

Whatever the answer, don’t ask Google.

Odd, Dark & Stormy

June 11, 2018

There are a lot of reasons I wanted to make ice cream when I was reading this novel. The first, and most obvious reason, is because Odd’s girlfriend works at an ice cream shop. The second: the whole story takes place in a desert town, so the heat is mentioned quite a bit.

The next reason I wanted to make ice cream was because of the chill Odd experiences when he’s in the Fungus Man’s house, and the “bone-brittling cold” he experiences in the dark room there (73).

The dark room is a room that’s otherworldly and seems to lose touch with reality. It’s comfortable to a group of creatures called bodachs, creatures that Odd can see. They’re ghosts, but they’re much more animalistic, and something bad always follows them (33-34).

They’re like the thunder that tells you that lightning is about to strike.

And Odd’s girlfriend is named Stormy.

Naturally, I had to use flavors based on the dark and stormy cocktail, which is typically made with ginger beer and spiced rum.

So I decided to make ginger ice cream with a spiced rum caramel sauce.

Get the full recipe @ Bake Books Sweet

German newspaper ads for the Hideaway film

June 10, 2018

Fresh off the Boat

June 8, 2018

I was previously unaware of this sitcom but after a random Google search pointed me to these scenes it looks like I’m going to find myself watching all four seasons it’s really funny.

Season 3, Episode 6

Season 4, Episode 13

Season 4, Episode 19

And, from the context of the line in the first clip, it looks like Dean’s been mentioned before but not in a way I can find without watching the earlier episodes.

What’s New, 7 June 2018

June 7, 2018

Here’s the recent new entries and additions.

With the exception of the Frankenstein series, some of which will appear in the Ds (look at those titled closely folks!) the Es and Fs are done.

Dean Koontz Tropes

June 7, 2018

Did you know that the TV Tropes site has a page for Dean?

Dean Ray Koontz (born July 9, 1945) is an American author known for writing suspense thrillers, many of which also contain elements of horror, action, science fiction, romance and satire.

One notable aspect of Koontz writing is that almost anytime there is a supernatural occurrence, its explanation, as outlandish as it might sometimes be, is usually physically possible, at least in theory. Very rarely does his work tread into outright fantasy.

On the Sliding Scale of Idealism vs. Cynicism, his works fall pretty far on the Idealistic side despite the disturbing content found within the stories and the fact that the villain has usually no redeeming qualities. The heroes, on the other hand are always brave, highly intelligent, compassionate and admirable human beings whose virtues vastly outweigh whatever flaws they might possess. Common themes and messages in his books usually revolve around overcoming adversity rather than feeling sorry for oneself, and living life to its absolute fullest. This sense of idealism is contrasted by having one or more characters reflect on the decline of modern society over the past twenty or thirty years due to sex, free drugs, or liberalism in general. However, despite such musings, the worlds created by Dean Koontz seem to be populated with genuinely good people who are always willing to help a friend in need. If his protagonists have any flaws, it is a specific insecurity that is holding them back. These insecurities can often be traced back to events from the character’s childhood, and through the course of the story the character must work through these insecurities in order to achieve their dream or to otherwise live full and happy lives.

Dark Dreamers on Writing eBook

June 4, 2018

Stanley Waiter’s classic collecting of interviews Dark Dreamers on Writing is now available as an eBook via Smashwords.

Dean on The Dante Chamber by Matthew Pearl

June 4, 2018

I read The Dante Club back in the day and loved it and I’m looking forward to reading the sequel. No word on whether there’s a blurb from Dean on the book itself but my copy should be here in a few days and will follow up accordingly.

Update 7 June 2018:
The trade hardcover does not contain a blurb from Dean. Maybe one will appear on the paperback release.

Luna de Invierno de Dean Koontz – Un Ser que viene a Devenir [Reseña]

June 4, 2018

Hola mis Criaturas Literarias, yo soy Augusto Andra. Hoy les traigo una historia aterradora con tintes paranormales.

[Hello my Literary Creatures, I am Augusto Andra. Today I bring you a terrifying story with paranormal tints.]

Jane Hawk News from Charnel House

June 4, 2018

According to

The Crooked Staircase by Dean Koontz will ship in July.

The Forbidden Door by Dean Koontz is set for October.

New and updated items 28 May 2018

May 30, 2018

No completely new entries this week but a whole bunch of new editions and small updates.

The Great American Read Launch Special

May 28, 2018

Here’s Dean’s bit in the launch special from The Great American Read on PBS.

You can witch the full episode on The Great American Read website.