Dean Ray Koontz (born July 9, 1945) is an American author.
Best known for his novels that could broadly be
described as suspense thrillers, Koontz also frequently incorporates elements
of horror, science fiction, mystery, and satire. Several of his books have
appeared on the New York Times Bestseller List, with ten hardcovers and
fourteen paperbacks reaching the number one slot. Early in his career, Koontz
wrote under an array of pen names, but since the 1980s has written mostly under
his own name.