Jeff Rovin
Pen nameJim Grand, Harry Bergen, Jeffrey and Lila Dubinsky
GenreHorror, fantasy, science fiction, supernatural
Children2 (Michael & Sam)

Jeff Rovin is an American magazine editor, freelance writer, columnist, and author, who has appeared on The New York Times Best Seller list.


Jeff Rovin has been editor-in-chief of Weekly World News, an assistant editor and writer for DC Comics,[1] and an editor for Warren Publishing and Seaboard Periodicals, as well as a science and media columnist in such magazines as Analog, Omni, and Famous Monsters of Filmland.

His How to Play video game books of the 1980s and 1990s detailed strategies for dozens of games for the Nintendo Entertainment System, Sega Genesis, and Game Boy. This series was preceded by his The Complete Guide to Conquering Video Games in 1982, and followed by his Gamemaster series that lasted until the late 1990s, which began containing a violence rating for the games included in these books. Rovin's publisher at the time, St. Martin's, later decided to continue the "How To Win At", series, but this time written by Hank Schlesinger, to cover Nintendo 64, PlayStation games, and Pokémon.

Rovin has written encyclopedias about popular culture, including The Encyclopedia of Superheroes (Facts On File, 1985), The Encyclopedia of Super Villains (Facts On File, 1987) The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Cartoon Animals (Prentice Hall, 1991), and The Encyclopedia of Monsters (Checkmark Books, 1990). He has worked on biographical and film books on such performers as Kelsey Grammer, Lana Turner, Adam West, Ellen DeGeneres, Jackie Chan, Charlton Heston, Elvis Presley, Sylvester Stallone, Richard Pryor, Luke Perry, Jason Priestley, and Julio Iglesias, and on the animated series The Simpsons. Additionally, he has written quiz and joke books.

Rovin's novels are in the fields of thriller, horror, adventure, and mystery, in addition to the military field with books in the Force Five and Tom Clancy's Op-Center series.[2] His Tom Clancy's Op-Center: War of Eagles became a New York Times Best Seller.[3]

His later Unit Omega books were written under the name pen name Jim Grand.[4] He then began writing further military suspense novels under his own name, such as Tempest Down, Dead Rising, and Rogue Angel.

In October 2016, during the last days of the Donald Trump campaign, Rovin appeared on Hannity, in Breitbart News and the front cover of National Enquirer, claiming to have been a "fixer" for Bill and Hillary Clinton, hiding family scandals.[5][6][7][8] His allegations included that Hillary Clinton was "bisexual" and a "secret sex freak" with an "open marriage" and had a romantic relationship with Vince Foster.[9][10][11]



Stand-alone novels

Hollywood Detective

  1. Garrison (1975)
  2. The Wolf (1975)

Novelizations and tie-ins

Force Five

  1. Destination: Algiers (1989)
  2. Destination: Stalingrad (1989)
  3. Destination: Norway (1989)

Tom Clancy's Op-Center

Series created by Tom Clancy and Steve Pieczenik

  1. Op-Center (1995)
  2. Mirror Image (1995)
  3. Games of State (1996)
  4. Acts of War (1997)
  5. Balance of Power (1998)
  6. State of Siege (1999)
  7. Divide and Conquer (2000)
  8. Line of Control (2001)
  9. Mission of Honor (2002)
  10. Sea of Fire (2003)
  11. Call to Treason (2004)
  12. War of Eagles (2005)
  1. For Honor (2018)
  2. Sting of the Wasp (2019)
  3. God of War (2020)
  4. The Black Order (2021)
  5. Call of Duty (2022)

Unit Omega

written under the pen name Jim Grand

  1. Unit Omega (2003)
  2. Operation Medusa (2004)

The EarthEnd Saga

Co-written with actress Gillian Anderson

  1. A Vision of Fire (2014)
  2. A Dream of Ice (2015)
  3. The Sound of Seas (2016)



Humor and trivia

Video game books


  1. ^ "Expert Witness Directory | Find & Contact Expert Witnesses | ALM Experts" (PDF).
  2. ^ Contemporary Authors, New Revision Series, Volume 149, page 363
  3. ^ "This Week: #10; Weeks on List: 2; Tom Clancy's Op-Center: War of Eagles, created by Tom Clancy and Steve Pieczenik. Written by Jeff Rovin. (Berkley, $7.99.)". The New York Times Best Seller list for Paperbacks, Fiction. July 3, 2005. Archived from the original on January 12, 2012.
  4. ^ List of Jeff Rovin's works up to 2008 in PDF format
  5. ^ "Sean Interviews Clinton Family 'Fixer' From National Enquirer Story". No. The Sean Hannity Show. Fox News. 25 October 2016. Archived from the original on 14 March 2017. Retrieved 12 May 2017.
  6. ^ Hannity, Sean. ""Reported Clinton "fixer" Jeff Rovin: "Every time...the Pres. got into trouble, it was just 'how could you get caught' [from HRC.]""". Retrieved 12 May 2017.
  7. ^ Bishop, Thomas (24 October 2016). "Hannity Is Convinced Former Editor For Defunct Tabloid Weekly World News Worked As "Fixer" For Clinton". Media Matters. Retrieved 12 May 2017.
  8. ^ Feldman, Josh (24 October 2017). ""Hannity Spent 17 Minutes of His Show Tonight Covering a National Enquirer Report About Hillary Clinton"". Mediaite. Retrieved 12 May 2017.
  9. ^ Suebsaeng, Asawin; Woodruff, Betsy (25 Oct 2017). "Sean Hannity Gives Platform to Man Who Claims Hillary Is 'Evil,' Bisexual 'Secret Sex Freak'". The Daily Beast. Retrieved 12 May 2017.
  10. ^ Shuham, Matt (25 October 2016). "Hannity Hypes Interview With Man National Enquirer Called Clinton's 'Fixer'". Talking Points Memo. Retrieved 12 May 2017.
  11. ^ Huston, Warner Todd (25 October 2017). ""Hannity: Author Jeff Rovin Claims He Was Media 'Fixer' for Bill & Hillary Clinton"". Breitbart.