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What I Didn't Know About Dean Koontz Except...

A LOT of my customers enjoy his books. A popular thriller author he takes up much of my shelf real estate.

Yesterday, when I opened my podcast app and saw that Roxanne Coady on the "Just the Right Book" had interviewed him, I figured I'd listen and found the interview captivating. Dean Koontz is articulate, knowledgeable, and charismatic. 

Here's some of what I learned:

  • Dean Koontz has sold 450 MILLION books. That doesn't even count the ones in the libraries or pre-owned paperbacks bookstores like mine.
  • He is in his 70s and his current novel, The Silent Corner, with his new protagonist, Jane Hawk, is only the first of seven in the upcoming series!
  • He grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania as the kid of the town drunk (his words) and now lives with his wife in their dream house that includes a 280 degree of the Pacific Ocean.

There is a reason his books have sold 450 million copies! I need to find out why and pick one up for myself. 

Have you read Dean Koontz before? 

Jenny Wells