is the author of close to sixty books, including horror novels such as Live Girls
(which has a movie in the works), Crucifax Autumn
, and The Folks
; thrillers like Trade Secrets
; and numerous short stories and novellas.
He has also written a number of movie and television tie-ins for young readers. He lives with his wife, Dawn, in California.
has recently released his widely-praised novel Sex and Violence in Hollywood
and has further titles in production.