Red Dawn : Novelization?


I've heard a novelization was written - is this true? If so, who wrote it? I can't seem to find anything about it online, save for fleeting references in a couple of comments on a couple of blog posts (, and some listings for a novelization of the remake (which appears to be unreleased, if it was even written - the author is Peter Telep, who has worked with Tom Clancy). Supposedly, the novelization of the original film fleshed out the characters and included the attack on the McDonald's which was cut.

References to the Red Dawn novelization: (the comment here contains some actual details)

"He kidnapped me! I have Patty Hearst Syndrome!"