Dean Koontz is an American writer. He writes suspense thrillers. His famous works include, The Door to December and The Odd Thomas. His novels have featured on the Best-seller list of the New York Times. Koontz's 14 paperbacks were at the 'number one' position. Koontz wrote under different pen names; "David Axton", "Leigh Nichols" and "Brian Coffey". He has sold approximately 450 million copies.
Dean was born on July 9, 1945, in Everett, Pennsylvania, United States to Florence and Raymond Koonz. He grew up in Bedford. He was an avid reader since his childhood. Dean enjoyed watching films. Koontz graduated from the Shippensburg State College, with a degree in English. He won a fiction writing competition while in college.