1951 -

Writing as: Joe R. Lansdale

According to Wikipedia: "Joe Richard Lansdale (born October 28, 1951) is an American writer and martial arts instructor.

Lansdale grew up in east Texas, the son of a mechanic.

He has written novels and stories in many genres, including Western, horror, science fiction, mystery, and suspense. He has also written for comics as well as Batman: The Animated Series. He has written 45 novels and published 30 short story collections along with many chapbooks and comic book adaptations. Several of his novels have been adapted to film and to television series.

Frequent features of Lansdale's writing are usually deeply ironic, strange or absurd situations or characters, such as Elvis Presley and John F. Kennedy battling a soul-sucking Egyptian mummy in a nursing home (the plot of his Bram Stoker Award-nominated novella, Bubba Ho-Tep, which was made into a movie by Don Coscarelli). He is the winner of the British Fantasy Award, the American Horror Award, the Edgar Award, and ten Bram Stoker Awards."

Series Books
M.I.A. Hunter Hanoi Deathgrip (1985)
  Mountain Massacre (1985)
  Saigon Slaughter (1987)