I like Dean Koontz.
The first one I ever read was Lightning - really good. My favourite is Strangers
I used to like Leigh Nicholls, and thought how similar "she" was to Dean Koontz. (I assumed it was a she). Then I found out that it actually was Dean Koontz, and I think all the books have now been published under the DK name.
you're rght Livvie from Wikipedia
Koontz grew up in desperate poverty under the tyranny of a violent alcoholic father. Despite his traumatic childhood, Koontz put himself through Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania (then known as Shippensburg State College). While in college Koontz converted to the Catholic faith. In November 1967 went to work as an English teacher at Mechanicsburg High School. In his spare time he wrote his first novel, Star Quest, which was published in 1968. From there he went on to write over a dozen more science fiction novels.
In the 1970s, Koontz began publishing mainstream suspense and horror fiction, under his own name as well as several pseudonyms. Koontz has stated that he began using pen names after several editors convinced him that authors who switched back and forth between different genres invariably fell victim to negative crossover (alienating established fans and simultaneously failing to pick up any new ones). Known pseudonyms used by Koontz during his career include Deanna Dwyer, K. R. Dwyer, Aaron Wolfe, David Axton, Brian Coffey, John Hill, Leigh Nichols, Owen West, Richard Paige, Leonard Chris, and Anthony North. As of 2006, many of Koontz's pseudonymous novels are now available under his real name.
Koontz's acknowledged breakthrough novel was Whispers, published in 1980. Since then, ten hardcovers and thirteen paperbacks written by Koontz have reached #1 on the New York Times Bestseller List.
My favourite fiction writer - I have most of his books and read and reread them over and over