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Dean KoontzBirth

Dean Koontz born in Everett, PA

9 Jul, 1945
Koontz early life

Dean Ray Koontz is born in Everett, Pennsylvania and grows up in Bedford, PA. He is the only child of Ray and Florence Koontz. His alcoholic father and abusive childhood lead to an early love of books:

When I was a kid, writers were my heroes because they took me out of that awful house.  Books were an escape from the violence of the household and the poverty.

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