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Dean on Odd Apocalypse, in an interview with TheDailyBasics.com July 31, 2012: Dean on Odd Apocalypse, in an interview with TheDailyBasics.com

Odd Apocalypse is probably the darkest story thus far in the series, but Odd keeps his sense of humor, as he always will. This is also in some ways the most over-the-top Odd story, stretching the element of the fantastic about as far as I could without breaking my compact with the reader. The next in the series, Deeply Odd is more down to earth, a road story with a pace like that of Odd Hours.”

Read the rest of this interview with Dean on TheDailyBasics.com

Enjoy this new interview with Dean from Publishers Weekly : Enjoy this new interview with Dean from Publishers Weekly

Odd Thomas returns in Odd Apocalypse, the fifth book of seven planned in a series with Odd’s name. Dean Koontz recently discussed Odd’s latest adventure and how Odd Thomas has evolved, with Publishers Weekly. Known for his bestselling suspense thrillers, Dean Koontz has incorporated elements of science fiction, horror, and fantasy into his books, along with spiritual grounding. When Koontz writes about the battle between good and evil, he speaks from experience.

Enjoy this new interview

See Your Odd Apocalypse Cover Come to Life July 25, 2012: See Your Odd Apocalypse Cover Come to Life
If you own a copy of the hardcover edition of Odd Apocalypse, you can see it come to life using your mobile phone or computer webcam! Below are the instructions as to how to you can see one of Odd’s visions for yourself.
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For iPhone and iPad users:
  1. Download the free Dean Koontz iPhone/iPad app at iTunes at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dean-koontz/id409292571?mt=8. If you already have the Dean Koontz app, check your “Updates” button for your iPhone/iPad to make sure you have the latest version of the Dean Koontz app.
  2. Once you start the app, look for the button that says “AR” on the homepage and click it, bringing you to the augmented reality viewer in Dean’s app.
  3. Position the hardcover book on a flat surface like in the picture below. Point your iPhone or iPad at the front book cover in a way that the entire book cover is seen within the viewer and watch the cover come to life. It may take a few seconds to load.
For Android users:
  1. Download the free Dean Koontz Android app in the Google Play app store at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mobileroadie.app_929 or download the standalone augmented reality Android App for Odd Apocalypse at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.zerofractal.dean.koontz. If you already have the Dean Koontz Android app, please make sure you’ve downloaded the latest update for it.
  2. If you’re using the Dean Koontz app,  look for the button that says “AR” on the homepage and click it, bringing you to the augmented reality viewer in Dean’s app.
  3. Position the hardcover book on a flat surface like in the picture below. Point your iPhone or iPad at the front book cover in a way that the entire book cover is seen within the viewer and watch the cover come to life. It may take a few seconds to load.
For webcam users:
  1. Visit the augmented reality viewer page on DeanKoontz.com by clicking here.
  2. Make sure your webcam is plugged in and turned on.
  3. If you see a message requesting access to your camera such as the one below, hit “Allow.”
  4. Hold your hardcover book up in front of your webcam. Be sure to take care not to obscure the book cover with your fingers, and position the book cover in a way that the entire book cover is seen on screen and watch the cover come to life.

Sample image of how to position your book on a table for the iPhone/iPad/Android experience.

Having trouble making the cover come to life? Try repositioning the book or changing the light source. A lack of light or particularly bright light shining directly on the cover may interfere with your mobile device’s ability to recognize the cover.

Watch Dean’s interview from CBS This Morning July 1, 2012: Watch Dean’s interview from CBS This Morning

Dean was on CBS This Morning on Monday, July 30th to chat with Charlie Rose and Gayle King about his career, and his newest Odd Thomas adventure, Odd Apocalypse. In case you missed the interview, you can now watch it in its entirety! Discover how Dean became interested in the supernatural, why Odd Thomas is named “Odd”, what Dean’s writing process is like, why he is looking forward to you seeing the film version of Odd Thomas, and much, much more!

Watch the interview here.

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