Philbrick, W. (1951 - )

Genre: Children's Literature, General Fiction, Mystery, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Young Adult

Rodman Philbrick was born in Boston, MA and grew up along the coast of New England where he has worked as a longshoreman and a boat builder. He writes books for children and adults under his own name and several pen names, including William R. Dantz and Chris Jordan. He and his wife, author Lynn Harnett collaborated on several books for children. One of his books, Freak the Mighty was the basis of the Golden Globe-nominated film The Mighty (1998) and his book for young readers The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg has been adapted for the stage at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. He divides his time between Kittery, ME and Marathon, FL.

Selected Bibliography

Written as W.R. Philbrick

The J. D. Hawkins Mystery Series

  • Shadow Kills
  • Ice for the Eskimo
  • Paint it Black
  • Walk on the Water

The T.D. Stash Crime Adventure Series

  • The Neon Flamingo
  • The Crystal Blue Persuasion
  • Tough Enough

Written as William R. Dantz

  • Pulse
  • The Seventh Sleeper
  • Hunger
  • Nine Levels Down

Written with Lynn Harnett

  • The House on Cherry Street: The Haunting, the Horror, the Final Nightmare
  • The Werewolf Chronicles: Night Creature, Children of the Wolf, The Wereing
  • Visitors: Strange Invaders, Things, Brain Stealers
  • Abduction

Writing as Chris Jordan

  • Taken
  • Torn
  • Trapped

Books for Young Adults

  • The Last Book in the Universe
  • The Young Man and the Sea
  • The Journal of Douglas Allen Deeds
  • REM World
  • Freak the Mighty
  • The Fire Pony
  • Max the Mighty