Howard Roughan is an American author. He has two novels in print: The Up and Comer (2001) and The Promise of a Lie (2004). The rights to The Up and Comer have been optioned by October Films, and Michael Douglas is attached to produce the movie-version of Roughan's novel. Roughan also co-wrote the novels Honeymoon, You've Been Warned, Sail, and Don't Blink which was published on September 27, 2010, with best-selling author James Patterson.
Roughan is a graduate of Dartmouth College. He rose through the ranks of the advertising industry in New York City before publishing his first novel, The Up and Comer, with Warner Books. Roughan credits his keen writing skills to his years of work in advertising. On his website, Roughan writes, "I wouldn't have been able to write a single chapter, let alone a whole book, without my advertising background."
Howard Roughan lives in Naples, Florida with his wife, Christine and his son, Trevor.