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The Servants of Twilight – Now available with enhanced audio

The Servants of Twilight – Now available with enhanced audio

On the 7th, Daylight Savings Time ended at last. I no longer have to take our dog, Elsa, out to potty in the dark, after dinner…

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The Voice of the Night: now available with new audio

The Voice of the Night: now available with new audio

September! Everywhere I turn, I’m being told, often forcefully, “It’s back-to-school month!” No way. I refuse. I’m not going back.

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My Summer Pastimes and Your Next Summer Read

My Summer Pastimes and Your Next Summer Read

Happy July, the month named for Julius Caesar, the Roman general and statesman who failed miserably in his pathetic attempts to…

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The killer finale: Nameless returns in six new short thrillers

The killer finale: Nameless returns in six new short thrillers

According to an Old English saying dating back a thousand years, “A swarm of bees in May is worth a load of hay; a swarm of bees in June is worth…

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Nameless: Read Them in Order, They’re Scarier That Way

Nameless: Read Them in Order, They’re Scarier That Way

In The Canterbury Tales, over 800 years ago, Geoffrey Chaucer wrote “For May wol hae no slogardie anyght.” We can see from these few words…

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Is April really the cruelest month?

Is April really the cruelest month?

According to the great poet, T.S. Eliot, April is the cruelest month, but that is not my experience. Every April begins the same way for me…

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A New Moon on the 13th? How often does that happen?

A New Moon on the 13th? How often does that happen?

March is here, and it’s a very exciting month for me. First of all, my calendar tells me there’s a new moon on the 13th. How often does that happen?

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With Love and Mystery from Dean Koontz

With Love and Mystery from Dean Koontz

February is a special month. It’s the only one to begin with an F, and it’s the shortest of the twelve, so right there is a lot to celebrate with a few cases…

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Happy New Year from Dean Koontz

Happy New Year from Dean Koontz

Happy New Year! I have resolved to take life more seriously in 2021 than I took it in 2020, though I took it so seriously in 2020 that…

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December News from Dean

December News from Dean

Tis the season to be jolly. That’s better than a season to be angry and mean. However, I find something unsettling about too much jolliness, especially when…

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The Other Emily Coming Soon

The Other Emily Coming Soon

Ah, November. The trees shed their leaves in a litter of colorful confetti. The air is crisp and bracing. Daylight savings time ends, and it’s heartening…

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Elsewhere Out October 6

Elsewhere Out October 6

My latest novel, Elsewhere, is available today in hardcover, eBook, and audio. We’re also developing a service that will send a troupe of mimes…

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September 2020

September 2020

I heard it’s back-to-school time, so I hurried out to the store and bought 100 pens, a shirt-pocket protector, 50 spiralbound notebooks…

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June 2020

June 2020

After months of having to eat at home every night, we here in Koontzland were excited when …

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March 2020

March 2020

The day here in Koontzland began as it always does: Elsa, our golden retriever, gave me a morning cuddle, took me for a walk, and …

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