Award-winning author Erik Dean works include,” Garbageman, “Cryptic'''” and “Cruel and Unusual." The Arizona native, is a radiology technologist, who has over 25 years of experience in radiology. At times, Erik uses his medical knowledge, when writing his novels. In his spare time, Erik enjoys reading horror and action-adventure novels. Additionally, he watches many different kinds of cinema, the classics, horror, action adventure and sci-fi. His favorite animal is a border collie. Erik strives to put into his novels, memorable characters and situations, that never have been done before. He wants to keep his reader guessing and not make his stories predictable. In 2017, his novel “Cryptic'''” won first place “11th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards” in the horror category. Erik Dean is currently penning his 4th book. “Crueler and more Unusual."