Whitley Strieber is a writer. He was born on June 13, 1945 in San Antonio, Texas. Strieber earned a B.A. from the University of Texas in 1968 and a certificate from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Strieber worked at an advertising agency from 1970 to 1977, going from account supervisor to vice president. His first bestseller was The Wolfen. It was made into a film, as was his novel on the vampire myth, The Hunger. Strieber published Communion: A True Story in 1987. It described his personal encounters with extraterrestrials and led to hundreds of letters describing similar experiences. Strieber wrote another book, The Breakthrough, and a novel, Majestic, on the same subject. He founded the Communion Foundation in 1989 to assist in establishing a productive relationship with alien beings.