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?