Haven Gets New Time!

Posted: September 5, 2014, 20:02
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT HAVENITES! ‪#ýHaven5‬ premiere has moved from 10/9c to 8/7c! The date is still Thursday, September 11 on Syfy. Spread this faster than the Troubles!

A Good Marriage on Audio

Posted: September 2, 2014, 11:41
Just in time for the release of the movie Simon & Schuster Audio is releasing A Good Marriage as an audio book narrated by Jessica Hecht.

It's released on September 30 and you can pre-order your copy here.

Titles and Synopsis For Haven

Posted: September 1, 2014, 15:15
Here are the titles and synopsis for episode 2 - 5 of season 5 of Haven.

Episode 5.02 - Speak No Evil
Duke struggles to accept Jennifer's death; Nathan searches for Audrey in Mara's cruel personality.

Episode 5.03 - Spotlight
Dwight and Duke deal with a deadly trouble that threatens to burn the town to the ground.

Episode 5.04 - Much Ado About Mara

Episode 5.05 - The Old Switcheroo

Bring Stephen King Home With You!

Posted: August 28, 2014, 10:51
How about taking King home with you? Well now you almost can, sort of. I have gotten one of The Simpsons Stephen King figures to give away to one of you and I don’t know about you but I think this is a really cool little fellow.

This is how you can go home with one!

#1. From each post on facebook that gets more than 250 likes before September 14 I will draw 5 names.

#2. From each post on facebook that gets more than 50 shares before September 14 like I will draw 5 names.

#3. Out of every tweet that mentions @LiljasLibrary between August 28 and September 14 I will draw 5 names.

#4. From every comment posted on between August 28 and September 14 (that contains the words “Simpsons”, “King” and “Lilja”) I will draw 5 names.

Then out of these 20 names I will draw one lucky winner! So, what are you waiting for? Like, Share, Tweet and Comment until your fingers bleed!

Thanks to NECA and more info about The Simpsons figures you can find here.

Revival Book Tour Announced

Posted: August 25, 2014, 16:58
King will do a 6-city promotion tour for Revival. This is from his website

Starting November 11th, Stephen will embark on a six-city book tour to promote the release of Revival. The tour begins in New York City and continues through Washington DC, Kansas City, Wichita, Austin and South Portland. Further details regarding the itinerary will be posted on September 15th. Be sure to check back then for updated information regarding the events, venues and times.

November 11, 2014: New York City
November 12, 2014: Washington, DC
November 13, 2014: Kansas City, MO
November 14, 2014: Wichita, KS
November 15, 2014: Austin, TX
November 17, 2014: South Portland, ME

Big Driver Premiers October 18

Posted: August 25, 2014, 09:09
My good friend over at Talk Stephen King reports that the Movie version of Big Driver Premiers October 18. just ran an article about it and here are the hard facts:

- Premiers Sunday, October 18 at 8pm
- It is the first collaboration between Lifetime and King.
- The screenplay was adapted by Richard Christian Matheson. (son of the legendary Richard Matheson.)
- Directed by Mikael Salomon.
- Big Driver stars Maria Bello, Olympia Dukakis, Joan Jett, Ann Dowd, and Will Harris.
The movie is produced by Ostar Productionsand executive produced by Bill Haber and Jeffrey Haye.

Ep 34: A Bev Vincent Revival

Posted: August 23, 2014, 23:04

With your hosts Hans Lilja of Lilja's Library and Lou Sytsma.

Welcome to Episode 34 of The Stephen King Podcast!

We're Back! After a summer hiatus we return with a KING Sized Episode and special returning guest - writer and Stephen King expert - Bev Vincent.

We have a lot of Stephen King news covering movies, tv series, stage, and of course books.

Bev joins us to talk about Haven as we talk about our thoughts on the series past seasons and the upcoming Season 5. Bev shares what he did on his summer vacation which included a set visit to Haven.

Then Bev sticks around and we compare notes on the current season of Under The Dome.

Before Bev leaves us, he sets our old school King horror taste buds salivating with his nonspoilery thoughts on King's next book - Revival - which he just finished reading. To say we are left chomping at the bit to get our hands on this is a vast understatement.

We hope you enjoy this episode and, as usual, we want to hear from you.

Good or bad, we want it all!

You can leave us comments, questions, topic suggestions at:

1) FaceBook - Lilja's Library

2) Audio Message - Speak Pipe widget on the right hand of the podcast page (send voicemail)

In this podcast:

1) 00:00 - Intro
2) 00:56 - Podcast Setup
3) 02:05 - From The Death Room - The Latest Stephen King News
4a) 23:06 - Reviews From The Night Shift -Haven
4b) 59:55 - Under The Dome
4c) 01:34:43 - Revival - nonspoilery first impressions
5) 01:38:46 - Signoff
6) 01:40:43 - Outre

Podcast edited by Lou Sytsma

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Outro Music - Stand By Me - Ben E. King

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Matthew McConaughey as Flagg?

Posted: August 23, 2014, 22:52
Could Matthew McConaughey play Flagg in the upcoming remake of The Stand? Well, several sources reports that Warner and Josh Boone wants him to. What do you think about McConaughey as The Walking Dude?

Thanks to Anders Jakobson and Lou Sytsma

Visit Haven

Posted: August 22, 2014, 08:51

SEA AND BE SCENE TV host Stephanie Beaumont joins stars Lucas Bryant, Adam Copeland, Colin Ferguson, John Dunsworth, Kyle Mitchell and Robert Maillett on the set of the Season 4 finale of the Syfy/Showcase original series HAVEN. Complete with a tour of the HAVEN 'hood, updates on Eric Balfour & Emily Rose.

Thanks to Lou Sytsma

Book Teaser For A Good Marriage

Posted: August 20, 2014, 08:36
With A Good Marriage being released this October I wanted to repost this teaser done as promotion by Hodder & Stoughton when the book Full Dark, No Stars that contains A Good Marriage was released back in 2010. Here the husband is played by Swedish actor Tomas Norström.

Book Tour For Revival?

Posted: August 19, 2014, 10:13
Remember that King said there wouldn’t be a book tour during 2014? Well, that seems to have changed and the moderator of King’s site said yesterday that they would be announcing when and where next week.

We're planning to announce cities and dates the week of August 25th but final details won't come until later in September once they're worked out.

So, keep calm and wait for the announcement. And my guess is that it will only be the US this time but we’ll know for sure next week

The Lazy Way To Read

Posted: August 18, 2014, 10:19
If anyone here should be to lazy (God forbid) to read King’s latest book here is an option for you. This is a summary of the book that is supposed to give you the plot, characters and anything else you need to know. My question though is who would prefer this version except someone too lazy to read the book and also has a school paper due?

What do you think of this book? Good or useless? And while you’re thinking about it, please send in your photo with Mr Mercedes so that I can add it to all the other fan photos.

Unearthed and Untold, The Path to Pet Sematary

Posted: August 14, 2014, 19:45
Finally we might soon see what I think will be a great documentary about Pet Sematary:

Unearthed and Untold, The Path to Pet Sematary announcted:

Our documentary will be having its world premiere in the county where it all started: Hancock, Maine. On Saturday September 13 Unearthed & Untold will be playing at the Grand Theater in Ellsworth - one of the primary towns featured in the original film. This event is being billed as a double feature: They will also be showing Pet Sematary just before the documentary!

We will be in attendance as will some local cast and crew from t...he film. If you are in New England or the New England-area please consider coming to the September screening. Tickets may sell quickly, so go to the Grand Theater website to buy now! (

This is hugely exciting and a real milestone for what has been a long, challenging, and rewarding journey. *To date, NO official distribution plans have been made, though we are working on it. Once we know HOW and WHEN you can see it, of course we will let you know. See you in September!

I Need Help From King Fans Around the World

Posted: August 14, 2014, 13:45
Since there are a lot of you out there that are so much better than me to find things online I'm going to reach out to you with a request. I'm looking for three forigne books by King. Two of them I have found online but not in a book store that I can use creditcard or PayPal to pay with (which I would like to). So, if anyone can find these books online in a store that I can buy from I'd be very greatful!

Here are the info on the books.

#1: Basque
Amazon lists this version of Insomnia as being in Basqu language.
This might be the correct cover but I'm not 100%

#2: Georgian
Any title really but here are the info about their edition of Mr Mercedes

#3: Mongolian
As far as I have found they have only released Under the Dome and in two volumes

Part 1: Link

Part 2: Link

So, my hope now is that one of you here can find these in a bookstore where I can buy them and pay with creditcard or Paypal.

And now back to King news again. Thanks for your time!

It Remake Set For 2015?

Posted: August 11, 2014, 09:09
_ reports that the IT remake is set for 2015.

"It" movie remake 2015 is gearing up! Stephen King's highly acclaimed movie adaptation will be revamped based on two-part series. The planned project will be written and directed by Cary Fukunaga together with Chase Palmer who'll be co-writing the screenplay.

Roy Lee and Dan Lin will be spearheading the production together with Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg of KatzSmith Production.

While, Tim Curry gained praises from his astounding performance as Pennywise, he would most likely not come back to reprise his role for the upcoming It movie remake slated for 2015.

The planned remake is still in its early stages, thus no casting news is yet to be reported.

Haven Returns September 11

Posted: August 9, 2014, 08:37
Season 5 of Haven premiers September 11.

Returns Thursday, September 11 at 10PM -- When the series returns for its fifth season, Haven’s protectors are thrust into uncharted waters: Duke (Eric Balfour) is now a ticking time bomb, fighting to contain the Troubles within him, while Nathan (Lucas Bryant) faces his greatest fear that Audrey (Emily Rose) -- the woman he’s fought so desperately to save -- may be gone forever.

King Translated Into 51 languages

Posted: August 8, 2014, 00:51
The hunt for King’s books in different languages continues and during the last weeks I have actually found no less than X new languages.

The first two are versions of Spanish; Spanish Castellano and Spanish Latin. They differs like the UK and US versions of English so the books aren’t very different but there are still differences.

The third is Brazilian Portuguese that’s different from the Portuguese they speak in Portugal.

The last two are Georgian (spoken in Georgia) and Bengali (spoken in Bangladesh).

Oh, and I’m thinking about including Braille as a language. I know it’s not a language in its own but it’s very different from every other book. So, if you count Braille I can now confirm that he is translated into 51 different languages and I bet there are more (I might have one more soon). Pretty impressive if you ask me!

Se covers in all the different languages here.

King at a Fundraising Event

Posted: August 7, 2014, 23:57
King to appear at a fundraising event to benefit Manatee County’s public libraries.

Prolific horror writer Stephen King is expected to fill an auditorium with his fans this fall for a fundraising event to benefit Manatee County’s public libraries.

The Manatee Library Foundation announced this morning that King, a seasonal resident of Casey Key, agreed to donate his services for a Jan. 29 lecture at the Manatee Performing Arts Center in Bradenton.

The foundation hopes to raise $100,000 toward a new operating system to manage the libraries’ acquisition, cataloging and circulation data.

“We knew we needed a very special event,” if it is to reach that fundraising goal, Foundation President Jane Plitt said.

The foundation previously said that it would wait until this morning’s news conference to identify the “internationally acclaimed writer” it had booked for that event.

“It’s been a really tough secret to keep,” Library Services Manager Ava Ehde said.

Thanks to Herbert West