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The Collector’s Guide to Dean Koontz is now online!

May 7, 2018

Welcome to the brand new online version of The Collector’s Guide to Dean Koontz!

What makes this version different than the previous two?

  1. This isn’t just a blog. The blog continues as part of this site, but there is SO MUCH MORE.
  2. This site contains the content of what was going to be in the many-years-late print book from Cemetery Dance Publications. There still may be a book someday, not for now, it’s all available to you, for free, here on this site.

Though today is the official launch date, there’s still a lot of content that’s not on the site yet. As of today, I’ve entered everything from G-Z with some exceptions.

For those of you that like stats, at the time of this post there are 445 guide entries containing 1,044 individual editions and the site as a whole has 1,270 images. By my estimates, only about 50% of the content is in the site right now.

Feel free to comment, submit new content, I just ask that you first read Noah Mitchell’s Foreword, my Introduction, the About the Guide page, and the FAQ, before asking too many questions. There are a lot of answers already on those pages.

In the weeks and months to come I’ll continue to enter more content slowly but surely. Be sure to keep an eye here, or on Facebook or Twitter for continuing news and new content announcements.

What’s isn’t New & Updated October 26, 2020

October 26, 2020

I’ve got a big ol’ goose egg for you this week. As I mentioned last time around, I had to focus on a writing project this week.

What’s New & Updated October 19, 2020

October 19, 2020

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  • Southern California News Group Newsmaker Series: A Conversation with Dean Koontz to Appendix B and the official recording to this blog post.

Dean’s Newport Beach home sold for $10.3 million

October 14, 2020

The living room. (Photo by Tim Carpenter)

The circa-1933 house fetched $10.325 million.

Designed by pioneering “Architect to the Stars” Paul R. Williams and later remodeled, this 3,400-square-foot residence with three bedrooms, five bathrooms and seamless indoor-outdoor living areas makes the most of its Balboa Peninsula Point location.

The two-story traditional-style home sits on an oversized 45-foot lot with a patio, dock and dock pavilion.

Most rooms offer a view of the harbor.

Koontz and his wife, Gerda, bought the house in September 1995, property records show, while the couple’s Newport Coast mega-mansion was under construction. In April, the compound sold to Stearns Lending founder Glenn Stearns for an all-time Orange County record of $50 million. The Koontzes held onto the smaller “beach house” for six years and spent “just 30 nights” there, the author wrote in “A Big Little Life.”

Source: The Orange County Register

Southern California News Group Newsmaker Series: A Conversation with Dean Koontz

October 14, 2020

Recorded live on October 13, 2020.

What’s New & Updated October 12, 2020

October 12, 2020

Yes folks it’s Elsewhere week. Oh, and two reviews from 1974.

The Kindle Chronicles #636: Dean Koontz

October 12, 2020

Dean Participating in the 2020 Miami Book Fair

October 9, 2020

Here’s what you need to know: The complete fair schedule will be available at miamibookfair.com on Oct. 15. You’ll need to register there or at https://miamibookfaironline.com/. Starting Nov. 1 , registered fairgoers will be able to begin building their personal watchlists (like you do on Netflix). You can also complete a profile based on your interests, and the website will recommend authors to you. You’ll find out which events are live and which you can watch anytime.

And on Nov. 15, the site goes live.

Here are just a few of the confirmed authors who will appear at the fair this year:

Fiction: Lee Child; Kevin Kwan; Joyce Carol Oates; Terry McMillan; Ben Okri; Roddy Doyle; Dean Koontz; Mary Gordon; Nelson George.

Source: Miami Herald

Six more Nameless episodes on the way

October 8, 2020

Check out Dean saying that he’s working on six more Nameless stories starting at about 1:11:00 in the recent Otherppl podcast.

Dean on the Otherppl Podcast

October 8, 2020

Dean Koontz discusses Elsewhere with The Poisoned Pen Bookstore

October 6, 2020

Dean on the Writer’s Bone podcast

October 6, 2020

Dean on Amazon Live

October 5, 2020

Dean was on Amazon Live today. Did you miss it. For now the video is still available on Amazon.com.

What’s New & Updated October 5, 2020

October 5, 2020

In what might be a first, the first US paperback edition of Devoted came out as a trade paperback, not a premium or mass market. Plus, I finally got my hands on an ARC of Elsewhere which is on its way to my shelves. It just so happens that they trade hardcover and CD editions of Elsewhere are in the mail as thy come out tomorrow. Lastly, Dean’s doing some online events this week (see earlier blog posts) to plan on next week’s update being very Elsewhere-centric.

  • Devoted trade paperback (formerly “paperback of unknown type”) and more marketing images
  • Elsewhere ARC, marketing images, and videos
  • Updated entry for A lizard named “Koontz” in Appendix G to include Gothic Blimp Works #3
  • Phantoms mention in Richard Laymon’s One Rainy Night

Dean on Amazon Live tomorrow

October 4, 2020

What’s New & Updated September 28, 2020

September 28, 2020

Biggest news is the page for the forthcoming The Other Emily. Else I’m digging into the pile sitting to my left. The rest of this week’s updates are the start of it. Sticking to the pile, more Fanzine letters are up next.

Inked Frankenstein comic pages from Andres Ponce

September 28, 2020

Anyone care to work out exactly which pages from which issue these are? I just honestly don’t have the time.

Dean to participate in the 2020 Texas Book Festival

September 28, 2020

This year’s Texas Book Festival will take place as a virtual event with 16 days of programming on Oct. 31-Nov. 15. Festival organizers on Wednesday announced 15 authors who will be featured at the event.

Bestselling suspense writer Dean Koontz will present his latest novel, “Elsewhere.” Ghanaian American novelist Yaa Gyasi, who won a National Book Critics Circle award for her 2016 debut, “Homegoing,” will present the highly anticipated follow-up, “Transcendent Kingdom.” And comedian Michael Ian Black will present “A Better Man: A (Mostly Serious) Letter to My Son,” an examination of masculinity structured as a letter to his college-bound son.

Austin 360

More via these links:

The fate of the world is in their hands.

September 22, 2020

The Other Emily

September 22, 2020

Looks like Amazon.com has put up pre-order pages for trade hardcover and CD audiobook editions of The Other Emily slated for release on March 23, 2021. Sadly no other details than a category of “Thrillers & Suspense” are given.

What’s New & Updated September 21, 2020

September 21, 2020

I’m back from vacation and starting to get back into the groove of things. A new email newsletter and a new issue of Useless News helped.