Robert Liparulo

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Robert Liparulo
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Occupation novelist

Robert Liparulo is a former journalist, with over a thousand articles and multiple writing awards to his name. Readers of his action-thrillers were not surprised when his visual storytelling style caught the eye of Hollywood producers. Currently, three of his novels for adults are in various stages of development for the big screen: the film rights to Comes a Horseman were purchased by the producer of Tom Clancy’s movies; and Liparulo is penning the screenplays for Germ and Deadfall for two top producers. He is also working with the director Andrew Davis (The Fugitive, Holes) on a political thriller. Novelist Michael Palmer calls Deadfall “a brilliantly crafted thriller.” March 31, 2009 marked the publication of Deadfall’s follow-up, Deadlock, which novelist Gayle Lynds calls, “best of high-octane suspense.” The Dreamhouse Kings are also in the process of being made into movies.

Liparulo’s bestselling young adult series, Dreamhouse Kings, debuted in 2008 with House of Dark Shadows and book two, Watcher in the Woods. Book three, Gatekeepers released in January 2009, and number four, Timescape, came out in July 2009, "Whirlwind" came out later that year, "Frenzy" came out summer of 2010. The series has garnered praise from readers, both young and old,and his fans are very loyal, as well as attracting famous fans who themselves know the genre inside and out. Of the series Goosebumps creator R.L. Stine says, “I loved wandering around in these books. With a house of so many great, haunting stories, why would you ever want to go outside?”

He is currently working on his next thriller, which for the first time injects a bit of the supernatural into his gun-blazing stories. The story is so compelling, two Hollywood studios are already in talks to acquire it—despite its publication date being many months away. After that comes a trilogy of novels, based on the critically acclaimed short story he contributed to James Patterson’s Thriller anthology. New York Times bestselling author Steve Berry calls Liparulo’s writing “Inventive, suspenseful, and highly entertaining . . . Robert Liparulo is a storyteller, pure and simple.” He lives with his family in Colorado.



  • Comes a Horseman (2005)
  • Germ (2006)
  • Deadfall (2007)
  • Deadlock (2009)
  • The 13th Tribe (2012)
  • The Judgement Stone (2013)

Dreamhouse Kings[edit]

  • House of Dark Shadows (2008)
  • Watcher in the Woods (2008)
  • Timescape (2009)
  • Gatekeepers (2009)
  • Whirlwind (2009)
  • Frenzy (2010)

Not Yet Released[edit]

  • Hunter (YA Thriller series) (TBA)
  • with plans to write other Dreamhouse stories

Short Story[edit]

  • "Kill Zone" from Thriller: Stories to Keep You Up All Night (edited by James Patterson)