Willa, Florida book and another hard boiled detective story

Posted: January 22, 2006, 21:57:53

OK, here is more info about new stuff from King that was revealed yesterday at the event at Eckerd College:

The story King read is called Willa and is about 7500 words according to King. Without giving too much away, it is the story of a man's search for his wife after they get off a train. King said that he wrote the story based on the final image he would read in the story, and then worked from there. Much more then that can't be told without giving it all away, but there are some very vivid and well-defined characters, and the story has a great mood and very poetic tone to it. No word on when it'll be released yet though...

King also told the audience that he's contemplating a Florida book soon, he has an idea for it, but he explained that he and his wife had been spending a lot of time here and he wanted to develop a "texture" for the landscape before writing.

Here is a quote from the St Pete Times article about the event:

"Stephen King, who has been a part-time resident of Sarasota for several years, told a packed auditorium at Eckerd College that he is nearly ready to set a novel in his adopted state. 'You have to get a little bit of texture for a place, ' King said, 'We've been down herenow spending about half the year since 1998. I think I have an idea for a book'"

King also mentioned that he had another hard boiled detective story in the works.
Thanks to Ed Yarb and Judith.

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