Author Gary Brandner, 80, died of cancer of the esophagus on September 23, 2013. Brandner was best known for his werewolf-themed novels in The Howling trilogy, which were adapted into a movie in 1981 and launched a film franchise. Brandner wrote the screenplay for the second film in the series.
Gary Brandner was born May 31, 1933 in Sault Ste. Marie, MI. He wrote over 30 novels and more than 100 short stories, and lived in Reno, NV with his wife, Martine Wood Brandner.