November 2009 Author of the Month
We are extremely honored to have Dean Koontz as the author of the month. We
started this quest about a year ago, and dreams do come true. Dean has written over 80
novels and sold over 400 million of them. When people say this author or that author
are on the short list for being the best in their genre, Dean Koontz is the list. A master
writer in every sense of the word, Dean's writing style will be studied for many years to
come and his books will live on forever. Below you will see his latest release and a
excerpt from the exclusive interview we had with him. To read the entire interview, you
will need to pick up the January 2010 issue.
In the stillness of a golden September afternoon, deep in the wilderness of the
Rockies, a solitary craftsman, Grady Adams, and his magnificent Irish wolfhound
Merlin step from shadow into light…and into an encounter with enchantment.
That night, through the trees, under the moon, a pair of singular animals will
watch Grady’s isolated home, waiting to make their approach.
A few miles away, Camillia Rivers, a local veterinarian, begins to unravel the
threads of a puzzle that will bring all the forces of a government in peril to her
At a nearby farm, long-estranged identical twins come together to begin a descent
into darkness… In Las Vegas, a specialist in chaos theory probes the boundaries
of the unknowable… On a Seattle golf course, two men make matter-of-fact
arrangements for murder… Along a highway by the sea, a vagrant scarred by the
past begins a trek toward his destiny…
In a novel that is at once wholly of our time and timeless, fearless and funny,
Dean Koontz takes readers into the moment between one turn of the world and
the next, across the border between knowing and mystery. It is a journey that will
leave all who take it BREATHLESS.
|Here is an excerpt from the exclusive interview we
You have mentioned at length that prior to writing “Your Heart Belongs to Me”,
you researched transplant surgery. Ryan Perry was also a surfer; do you surf?
I’ve written two other novels that deal much more deeply with surfing—“Fear
Nothing” and “Seize the Night”. One review that I did get a kick from was in
Surfing Journal, which called “Seize the Night” one of the best novels featuring
surfing, said I had obviously been exposed to surf culture, and said that I write
about surfing “without making the usual faux pas of non-surfing authors.” I don’t
surf. But it is true that I’ve been exposed to surf culture, because I do a lot of
research and because for years we owned a house on Balboa Peninsula Point, in
Newport Beach, only a couple of blocks from one of the most famous surfing
sites in the world. Year after year, surfers come up to me at book signings and
want to swap stories and some of them, having read “Fear Nothing” and “Seize
the Night”, have even refused to believe I don’t surf and think I’m playing a mind
game with them.
We have much more that we asked Dean, to read the entire interview,
check out the January edition, available December 15th, 2009.