Dean Koontz was born and raised in Pennsylvania. He graduated from Shippensburg State College (now Shippensburg University). When he was a senior in college, Dean Koontz won an Atlantic Monthly fiction competition and has been writing ever since. Dean and Gerda Koontz along with their dog, Trixie, live in southern California.
Kevin J. Anderson was born March 27, 1962, and raised in small town Oregon, Wisconsin. He is an avid hiker and camper, doing much of his writing with a hand-held tape recorder while on long walks in Death Valley, the redwoods, or the Rocky Mountains.
Book One, Prodigal Son, the first in a quartet originally devised for American television. It is supposed to be coming over here but is unconfirmed. This is the Frankenstein story updated for the 21st century. The monster has survived time but so has Dr Frankenstein himself and a whole bevy of further creatures he created. This is classic good versus evil stuff spiced up a bit with some unexpected twists thrown in. Good, exciting horror; great fun.Comparison: Stephen King, James Herbert, Clive Barker.Similar this month: Michael Marshall, Anthony Horowitz.