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Dean Koontz is an American writer with a net worth of $145 million. He’s known for his suspense thrillers and for his regular incorporation of components of horror, science fiction, mystery as well as satire. A lot of his novels are set in and around Orange County, California. Several of his novels have appeared in the New York Times Bestseller List with 14 hardcovers and 14 paperback books reaching the number one standing, making him one of just a few of writers to achieve that status.

Dean Koontz Net Worth $145 Million Dollars

Koontz wrote under several pen names before in his profession, including David Axton, Leigh Nichols and Brian Coffey. In the time Dean Koontz won an Atlantic Monthly fiction contest as a senior in school, he is writing ever since. His novels are published in 38 languages and he’s sold over 450 million copies to date, according to his site. After placing in annually along with a half at that place, his wife Gerda made him an offer he could not refuse—she’d support him for five years while he attempted to make it like a writer. From the conclusion of these five years, Gerda had quit her job to run the business end of her husband’s writing career.

Quick Facts

Birth date: July 9, 1945
Birth place: Everett, Pennsylvania, United States
Education:Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
Spouse:Gerda Ann Cerra Koontz (m. 1966)
Parents:Raymond Koontz, Florence Logue
Awards:World Horror Convention Grand Master Award, Ross Macdonald Literary Award
Nominations:Hugo Award for Best Novella, Locus Award for Best Novel, Prometheus Award for Best Novel, Locus Award for Best Short Story, Locus Award for Best Collection
Movies:Odd Thomas, Intensity, Phantoms, Sole Survivor
TV shows:Black River

Interesting Facts

1While still a young writer, his wife made him an offer: she would support him for one year while he tried to get a novel published. His career immediately took off, and now he supports them both.
2Lives in Orange County, California.
3Biography/bibliography in: "Contemporary Authors". New Revision Series, vol. 138, pages 272-278. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2005.
4Was once a high school teacher.
5Graduated from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania in 1967.
6The epigraph page of many of his books quoted poetry from an obscure book titled "The Book of Counted Sorrows." Used and rare book dealers searched for this title for many years before Koontz admitted that he had actually wrote it himself and that it was unpublished. In 2003, he finally published a limited edition of 1250 signed and numbered copies.
7President of the Horror Writers Association 1986-1987.


1Writer of horror, thriller and suspense stories.


1[Robert Crais' novels] Terrific entertainment...swift, colorful, gripping, a real knockout.
2The imagination is a muscle, partly. And the more you use it, the easier it becomes.
3One of the greatest gifts we receive from dogs is the tenderness they invoke in us.




Odd Thomas2013based on the novel "Odd Thomas" by
77 Shadow St.2012Video Game novel
Frankenstein2004TV Movie concept
Black River2001TV Movie novella "Black River" - as Dean Koontz
Sole Survivor2000TV Movie novel - as Dean Koontz
Mr. Murder1998TV Movie novel - as Dean Koontz
Watchers 41998novel "Watchers"
Phantoms1998novel "Phantoms" - as Dean Koontz / screenplay - as Dean Koontz
Intensity1997TV Movie novel - as Dean Koontz
Hideaway1995novel - as Dean Koontz
Watchers III1994novel "Watchers"
Servants of Twilight1991novel "Servants of Twilight"
The Face of Fear1990TV Movie novel / teleplay
Watchers II1990novel "Watchers"
Watchers1988based on the novel by
CHiPs1979TV Series 1 episode
Demon Seed1977novel "Demon Seed"
Les passagers1977novel "Shattered" - as K.R. Dwyer



Black River2001TV Movie executive producer - as Dean Koontz
Sole Survivor2000TV Movie co-executive producer - as Dean Koontz
Mr. Murder1998TV Movie co-executive producer
Phantoms1998executive producer - as Dean Koontz
Intensity1997TV Movie co-executive producer - as Dean Koontz



CBS This Morning2012-2015TV SeriesHimself - Author / Himself - Guest
The Crime Thriller Club2014TV Series documentaryHimself - Crime Author
CBS News Sunday Morning2011TV Series documentaryHimself
Tavis Smiley2009TV SeriesHimself
Comic-Con '08 Live2008TV MovieHimself
Amazon Fishbowl with Bill Maher2006TV SeriesHimself
Bestseller2000TV SeriesHimself - Author

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