He was raised in Newburgh, New York, graduated from Manhattan College in 1969 and later dropped out of Vanderbilt University’s graduate program in English literature. He moved to New York City and worked as a copywriter at an advertising agency while writing his first novel in his spare time.
He has been writing at a rate of 4.7 published pages per day since 1976.
Having sold more novels than that of Stephen King, John Grisham and Dan Brown combined and ranks high among his literary peers, having put his name to 140 novels.
His efforts have been acknowledged by the Edgar Award, the Children’s Choice Book Award, BCA Mystery Guild’s Thriller of the Year and the International Thriller of the Year Award.
Writing for a variety of audiences and genres, his books are known for being fast-paced with short chapters and little back story or description.
This writer also enjoys participating in live webcasts to schools, doing speeches, writing essays in the most popular newspapers to urge the parents in their responsibility of passing on the passion for reading.
and listen well when Pop Goes the Weasel.