Dean Koontz is extending his relationship with his current publisher, Random House's Ballantine Bantam Dell imprint, signing to do six more novels with the imprint. Koontz inked a North American rights deal with president and publisher of RHPG, Gina Centrello, and his longtime editor, Tracy Devine, will continue to work on his fiction. Among the six signed books, one will be the final title in the author's Odd Thomas series (called Deeply Odd), while another will feature Koontz's recurring central character, Christopher Snow.

Koontz has written over 50 bestsellers and, according to RH, there are more than 450 million copies of his books in print worldwide. Deeply Odd is scheduled for summer 2013.