Sept. 2, 2022

My Life Transformed by a Golden Angel with Dean Koontz | The Long Leash # 57

My Life Transformed by a Golden Angel with Dean Koontz | The Long Leash # 57

Writing legend Dean Koontz shares how his life was completely transformed by a furry golden angel.

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Dean Koontz has written more than 100 novels and sold over 500 million copies worldwide. And just like us, this international bestselling author absolutely loves dogs. In this special episode, Dean shares his story of a life transformed by the love of a good dog. 

An admitted workaholic, Dean says he only learned to live in the moment after he adopted Trixie, his golden retriever. Not only did she enforce reasonable working hours, but she taught the writing legend to open his eyes to the wonder of the world around them.

Join us for a conversation about loving and respecting dogs, and the pivotal role that they play in our lives. 

Episode Links

Canine Companions for Independence:

“The Big Dark Sky” by Dean Koontz:

About Dean Koontz

International bestselling author Dean Koontz has written more than 105 novels, a number of novellas and short stories, and has sold over 500 million copies to date. Fourteen of his novels have risen to number one on the New York Times hardcover bestseller list, making him one of only a dozen writers ever to have achieved that milestone. After graduating from Shippensburg State College Dean Koontz wrote nights and weekends around other jobs to launch his career as an author. With the support of his wife Gerda, Dean eventually made his mark and she eventually quit her job to run the business end of her husband’s writing career. The couple live in Southern California with their golden retriever, Elsa, and the enduring spirit of their goldens now passed, Trixie and Anna.

About The Long Leash

Dogs know that the most delicious and nourishing treats are often found on the ground. In The Long Leash, we rescue tasty scraps from the editing room floor in an unscripted interview show. Go behind the scenes of a fledgling podcast network dedicated to helping improve the quality of life for dogs and the people who love them.

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