Jonathan Kellerman was born in New York City in 1949 and grew up in Los Angeles. As a senior at UCLA, he won a Samuel Goldwyn Writing Award for fiction. Jonathan received at Ph.D. in psychology at the age of 24, with a specialty in the treatment of children. He served internships in clinical psychology and pediatric psychology at Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles and was a post-doctoral HEW Fellow in Psychology and Human Development at CHLA. In 1985, Jonathan’s first novel, “When the Bough Breaks,” was published to enormous critical and commercial success and became a New York Times bestseller. The novel was also produced as a TV movie and won the Edgar Allan Poe and Anthony Boucher Awards for Best First Novel. Since then, Jonathan has published a best-selling crime novel every year, and occasionally, two a year. In addition, he has written and illustrated two books for children and a nonfiction volume on childhood violence. Though no longer active as a psychotherapist, he is a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Psychology at University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine. Jonathan is married to bestselling novelist Faye Kellerman and they have four children. “Measure of Darkness” (July 2018), co-written with his son Jesse, is Jonathan’s newest book.
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