Dean Koontz brings 'relentless' suspense to the beaches this summer
The Dean of Scream Dean Koontz hits the beaches this summer with another instant #1 bestseller, Relentless (Bantam; June, 2009). Appearing at a 2008 BookExpo America 'Meet the Bestsellers' with fellow mega-selling author Michael Connelly, Koontz talked about his life, inspirations and work with USA Today book critic Carol Memmott, beginning with his impoverished childhood and humble early writing career dating back to the 1960s and resulting in over 100 novels, comics, and children's books with over 400 million copies in print. Koontz then revealed secrets of his writing process; the significance of the theme of good vs. evil; and the challenges he faces developing characters for a series. Koontz went on to pay tribute to his dog Trixie, who credits with changing his life, and the subject of his non-fiction children's book series Bliss and a new 2010 calendar edition titled Bliss To You (Andrews McMeel Publishing; July, 2009) on the heels of Relentless. after a brief discussion of his role in marketing his books and use of state-of-the-art communications technologies, Koontz wrapped his interview with Carol Memmott with a description of his 2008 bestseller, Your Heart Belongs To Me. Taking questions from the audience, Koontz weighed in on the significance of horror vs. suspense genre labels; his involvement in Hollywood productions of his novels; developing plot structure; where he gets his inspiration; how much of his writing is autobiographical Details In Fiction; what he likes to read; the significance of his mother and female heroism in his novels; his editor's editing process; and insights into his use of real people to create characters for his novels.
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