Whitley Strieber began his writing career with The Wolfen and The Hunger, for which he earned renown as one of the best of the "new wave" of horror writers. Both of these novels were made into films, the latter starring Catherine Deneuve, Susan Sarandon and David Bowie. In the mid-eighties Strieber received national attention with the New York Times bestseller Warday (co-authored by James Kunetka), and an award winning young-adult novel, Wolf of Shadows, each depicting the harm our country could suffer in a "limited" nuclear war. He may be best known for the third phase of his career, which began with Communion, an autobiographical account of his experiences with strange alien "visitors" who came to his cabin in the New York countryside. He has written several other thrillers including the popular Cat Magic, and two novels about environmental collapse, Nature's End and The Coming Global Superstorm. The vampire saga that began with The Hunger was later expanded with The Last Vampire and Lilith's Dream. New from Whitley Strieber are two novels, The Grays and 2012: The War for Souls. Feature films of both are in development. Upcoming is the novel Critical Mass, due in early 2009, and a reissue of the limited edition short story collection, Evenings With Demons.