An American writer of horror and suspense fiction, he’s most widely known for his novel, Psycho, which motivated the well-known Hitchcock film. He earned both Bram Stoker Prize as well as the Globe Fantasy Prize. He had written his first tale at age group seventeen and, prompted by his coach, H.P. Lovecraft, released numerous tales in pulp journals. During the period of his prolific composing career, he released over thirty books, hundreds of brief stories, and several tv scripts. He was raised within a German-Jewish family members in the Midwestern USA and was the boy of the banker and a cultural employee. He was wedded double; he wed his second wife, Eleanor Alexander Zalisko, in 1964. He was a good friend of fellow writer, Harlan Ellison.