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Thomas Francis Monteleone is an American science fiction author and horror fiction author. Early life Monteleone was raised in Sudbrook Park, Maryland, by his parents, Mario and Marie Monteleone. Monteleone attended a Jesuit high school, Loyola Blakefield, one year ahead of Tom Clancy. Monteleone studied at the University of Maryland, College Park, where he received degrees in English and Psychology. From 1969 to 1978 Monteleone worked as a psychotherapist in the Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center in Jessup, Maryland, while studying English at the graduate level.