Horror writer JAMES HERBERT (1943-2013) was born in London, England. Before becoming a full-time writer, he worked as a singer and an art director for an advertising agency. His literary career began with the novels The Rats (1974) and The Fog (1975). His books have sold more than forty-two million copies worldwide and have been translated into thirty-three languages, including Russian and Chinese. In 2010, Herbert was named a Grand Master of Horror by the World Horror Convention and was awarded an OBE.