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July 3, 2014

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Obscure Koontz Essay to be Reprinted by Cemetery Dance

July 2, 2014

DetoursI had a little something to do with the Dean Koontz contribution to this volume. I’ll hold off explaining exactly how for a later post. Click on the cover (right) if you’d like to head on over to Cemetery Dance’s site to place your order.
edited by Brian James Freeman
Cover artwork by Tomislav Tikulin
Featuring Stephen King, William Peter Blatty, Dean Koontz, Clive Barker, Peter Straub, Kelley Armstrong, Michael Koryta, David Morrell, Michael Marshall and Michael Marshall Smith, Chet Williamson, Poppy Z. Brite, Stewart O’Nan, and Owen King!
Featuring artwork by Mark Edward Geyer, Donn Albright, Erin S. Wells, Glenn Chadbourne, Will Renfro, Jill Bauman, Chris Odgers, Steve Gilberts, Alex McVey, and Keith Minnion!
Important Note for Collectors:
Both editions are signed by the editor and the artists, and there are no other editions planned at this time.
About the Book:
Every now and then your favorite author takes a detour while writing a new novel: a chapter gets chopped, a connected short story is dreamed up, an essay about the book’s origins is composed, or an oddity is created on a day off.
Collected here for the first time are detours by Stephen King, William Peter Blatty, Dean Koontz, Clive Barker, Peter Straub, Kelley Armstrong, Michael Koryta, David Morrell, Michael Marshall and Michael Marshall Smith, Chet Williamson, Poppy Z. Brite, Stewart O’Nan, and Owen King.
Join these bestselling authors as they share the other works they wrote while they were writing the books you already know and love.
Table of Contents:
“Introduction” by Brian James Freeman
“Memory” by Stephen King
“When I was Twenty-four and Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth” by Dean Koontz
“Peter and PTR: Two Deleted Prefaces and an Introduction” by Peter Straub
“An Abandoned Fragment” by Ray Bradbury
“The Hunt” by Kelley Armstrong
“Winter Takes All” by Michael Koryta
“Dead Image” by David Morrell
“The Curious Odyssey of James Deacon (AKA James Dean)”/ “Where Darkness is the Only Light” by David Morrell
“Spares: The Missing First Chapter” by Michael Marshall Smith
“The Straw Men: Excerpt from Ch. 29, First Draft” by Michael Marshall
“Ash Wednesday: The Missing Chapter” by Chet Williamson
“Lost Chapter From the First Draft of Lost Souls” by Poppy Z. Brite
“The Ghost Ship: An Unfinished Manuscript” by Stewart O’Nan
“If There Were Demons Then Perhaps There Were Angels: William Peter Blatty’s Own Story of The Exorcist” by William Peter Blatty
“The Curator” by Owen King
“A Night’s Work” by Clive Barker

Charnel House editions of The City now available for ordering

June 25, 2014

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Dean Welcomes You to The City

June 14, 2014

Dean Koontz eNewsletter 12 June 2014

Demon Seed trade paperback out in 2015

June 14, 2014

no image has listed a Berkley trade paperback edition of Demon Seed with a release date of 6 January 2015. ISBN: 978-0425253816, cover price $15.00. No cover art yet.

Two more MacDonald intros out today

June 10, 2014

Today sees the release of John D. MacDonald’s All These Condemned and Dead Low Tide with introductions by Dean. As previously, all of these books contain the same essay by Dean so there’s no need to buy for “new” material by Dean.
All These Condemned Dead Low Tide

The Neighbor is available

June 3, 2014

Don’t forget the eBook The Neighbor is out today and available from most major eBook sources.
The Neighbor eBook

More on the Dynamite Comics news

May 31, 2014

Neverwhere imageWell, not too much more as most of the articles are repeating the same information, but I post them here for the record anyway.

More Dynamite Koontz Comics On the Way!

May 29, 2014

Frankenstein Vol2 No1 Virgin Variant CoverTo coincide with the Book Expo in New York where Dynamite are exhibiting, they are announcing a number of plans.
…Dynamite has also extended their deal with author Dean Koontz for his Frankenstein, Christopher Snow and Nevermore books, with new comics based on all three.
And moreover, Dynamite will also publish comics based on three new original “properties” from Koontz, exclusive for Dynamite, with at least three graphic novels to be published for each.

Via Bleeding Cool.

The City excerpt now available in multiple formats

May 22, 2014

The City (Cover 2)You do have to supply an e-mail address but you can now get the first six chapters of The City in PDF, ePub, and mobi (Kindle) formats from

The Neighbor (eBook prequel to The City)

May 21, 2014

On June 3rd, The Neighbor, an eBook prequel to The City is being released on all major platforms. Click the image for the page or head over to for links to the other platforms.

The Neighbor eBookEvery city has its wonders and mysteries. For the Pomerantz family, the most disturbing mystery at the moment is the identity and the intentions of their new neighbor, in this eBook original short story—a prequel to The City, the gripping and moving new novel by Dean Koontz.
The year is 1967. Malcolm Pomerantz is twelve, geeky and socially awkward, while his seriously bright sister, Amalia, is spirited and beautiful. Each is the other’s best friend, united by a boundless interest in the world beyond their dysfunctional parents’ unhappy home. But even the troubled Pomerantz household will seem to be a haven compared to the house next door, after an enigmatic and very secretive new neighbor takes up residence in the darkest hours of the night.

The City BCE now available for pre-order

May 15, 2014

The City BCE Ad

Saint Odd cover art

May 15, 2014

Saint Odd

Two More John D. MacDonald books out today

May 13, 2014

The Brass CupcakeThe Neon JungleToday the new editions of John D. MacDonald’s The Brass Cupcake and The Neon Jungle, both with introductions by Dean were released. Don’t forget though, that all of these titles have the same introduction. So, if you’ve already bought one of them just for Dean’s contribution, and you’re not a completist, you don’t need to by the others.

Dragon Tears TPBK now out

May 11, 2014

Dragon TearsJust in case you missed it, the trade paperback edition of Dragon Tears came out this past Tuesday.

Welcome to The City

April 23, 2014

THE CITY by Dean Koontz by Random House Publishing Group

Do you know what The City is about?

April 17, 2014

The City (Cover 2)The City is coming July 1, 2014. But do you have any idea what it’s about? Well, here you go! Read the below and get excited to enter The City!

The city changed my life and showed me that the world is deeply mysterious. I need to tell you about her and some terrible things and wonderful things and amazing things that happened . . . and how I am still haunted by them. Including one night when I died and woke and lived again.
Here is the riveting, soul-stirring story of Jonah Kirk, son of an exceptional singer, grandson of a formidable “piano man,” a musical prodigy beginning to explore his own gifts when he crosses a group of extremely dangerous people, with shattering consequences. Set in a more innocent time not so long ago, The City encompasses a lifetime but unfolds over three extraordinary, heart-racing years of tribulation and triumph, in which Jonah first grasps the electrifying power of music and art, of enduring friendship, of everyday heroes.
The unforgettable saga of a young man coming of age within a remarkable family, and a shimmering portrait of the world that shaped him, The City is a novel that speaks to everyone, a dazzling realization of the evergreen dreams we all share. Brilliantly illumined by magic dark and light, it’s a place where enchantment and malice entwine, courage and honor are found in the most unexpected quarters, and the way forward lies buried deep inside the heart.

Latest McDonald editions with Dean's introductions

April 9, 2014

The Girl, the Gold Watch & Everything
The new editions of John D. McDonald’s Condominium and The Girl, the Gold Watch & Everything with intros by Dean came out yesterday. Please remember that all of these new editions contain the same introduction.

New cover design for The City

April 8, 2014

Newly released “updated” version on the left, “original” version on the right. Which do you prefer?
The City (Cover 2) The City (Cover 1)

Anna gets in on the act

April 3, 2014

Ask AnnaMy fellow Dean Koontz collector Noah just pointed out to me that Center Street will be publishing ASK ANNA: Advice for the Furry and Forlorn, on 28 October 2014 and that it’s available for pre-order on right now.

Between the pages of ASK ANNA, you’ll find advice better than a belly rub. Dogs everywhere run to Anna with their questions about love, food, proper etiquette in the dog park, sibling rivalry, how to cope with lazy owners and a myriad of other topics. , and Anna’s advice solves all problems and Brighten Every Dog’s Day.
Anna begins her counseling by putting dogs at ease. Her motto: ” Let Me Hold Your Paw and Help.”
Anna’ advice to owners is: “Read this book and get a clue about what your dogs really think of you!”
Here’s a special message from Anna:
Dear Person,

My dad, Dean Koontz, is a writer, as you might be aware. For years his first golden retriever, Trixie, also wrote books, which sometimes made the best-seller list. I vowed never to be a writer.

I barely have enough time for all the belly rubs, ball chasing, bird chasing, tug-of-war, and posing cutely that is required of me as a golden retriever, not to mention all of my non-professional interests, such as the new translation of Proust that I have undertaken, and learning to pilot a hot-air balloon.
Nevertheless, I have written a book of advice for dogs. It’s not a matter of ego, which anyone who knows a golden retriever will attest. It’s not about money, because all the earnings I receive from ASK ANNA will be given to Canine Companions for Independence, which provides assistance dogs for people with disabilities. What it’s about is giving back to my community–which I feel obliged to do especially because of all the park grass I’ve ruined with little round brown spots.

Thank you for your support.