And the Winner is!

Posted: September 27, 2013, 13:16
I have finally been able to select a winner in the photo contest (with a copy of Cemetery Dance's Gift Edition of Doctor Sleep as the prize). It wasn’t easy to select a winner of the 85 entries but I did and her name is Egle Chesters. I just love her photo. It shows she put some effort in it, that her family supports her love for King and most important of it all, her new husband supports her love for King.

Here is her description of the photo:

I got married on 23rd July 2013 but I couldn't have my big day without a bit of Stephen! Pictured is my first dance featuring my new husband, myself and the real love of my life Stephen's Night Shift! :)

Click for a larger image

Congratulations Egle!

Doctor Sleep launch promotion

Posted: September 27, 2013, 00:00
I know I normally don't like to put ads on my website but only offer you the latest and greatest Stephen King news, but is closing up their special Doctor Sleep launch promotion today:

If you are a serious Stephen King collector and want to pick up something unique for your collection, here is a great opportunity:

They are also giving away 3 to 5 bonuses with each order, including a 1st edition hardcover of Doctor Sleep."

Stephen and Owen reading

Posted: September 26, 2013, 11:12
On September 24 Stephen and Owen King did a reading and here is a description of what happened, along with a photo.

First Owen read from Doctor Sleep, than King read from Double Feature. After that Owen asked Stephen some questions from a Stephen King Trivia book. Not sure which one but Owen said he found it a used book store so it was probably old [probably one by Stephen Spignesi]. Stephen asked Owen some questions after that. Next they each read a bit from their own books and it ended with a few question cards from the audience.

Thanks to Lee Everett

King's Signing In Paris

Posted: September 23, 2013, 16:25
Here is all info you need about the signing in Paris November 13.

Stephen will be doing a book signing on Wednesday the 13th of November from 13:00 till 15:00 at MK2 Bibliothéque, 128-162 Avenue due France, 75013 Paris. This will not be a ticketed event and will be on a first-come, first-served basis so we, therefore, cannot guarantee that all who attend will be able to have a book signed if there are still fans waiting in line after 15:00. To accommodate as many fans as possible, there will be a one book per person limit. Fans may either bring the one book from their personal collection or purchase a book from MK2 at the event.

Sounds to me that you'll need to be there early if you want a signes book!

Thanks to Herbert West and Stefano Gatti

Haven synopsis

Posted: September 23, 2013, 15:13
Haven episode 4-7 synopsis:

Episode 4.04 - Lost and Found
Nathan and Dwight investigate missing children linked to an ancient legend; Duke tries to find Audrey by focusing Jennifer's trouble.

Episode 4.05 - Countdown
Nathan, Duke, and Lexie find themselves in a race against time to find the troubled person responsible for turning people hard as stone.

Episode 4.06 - The New Girl
Lexie, the new girl in town, joins Nathan on a hunt for a deadly trouble that changes its victims' personalities.

Episode 4.07 - Lay Me Down
Nathan and Lexie hunt a trouble that attacks Haven's citizens in their nightmares; Duke deals with the nightmare his brother has become.

New book about King’s work

Posted: September 20, 2013, 12:11
King expert Kevin Quigley has a new book about King’s work coming out through Cemetery Dance. It’s called A Good Story and Good Words. Get your copy here.

About the Book:
For fifty years, Stephen King has thrilled audiences with his novels, stories, and nonfiction. He has traveled to some odd places, both in his fiction and in the sometimes stranger world of publishing. A Good Story and Good Words jaunts into these many worlds, including:

* a guide to King's writing in the years before Carrie
* a history of how King's novels became bestsellers
* in-depth analyses of every book King has ever written
* how technology has impacted and interpreted King's work, from video games like The Mist to eBook exclusives like "Mile 81" and "Ur"
* a guided tour of King's comics, from Creepshow to The Dark Tower and American Vampire
* information on unpublished, uncollected, and hard-to-find Stephen King short stories and poems
* essays on King at the movies, King on audio, and a whole lot more!

Packed with information, A Good Story and Good Words is a fresh, fun, and exciting journey through the many weird and wondrous worlds of Stephen King!

The last three winners have been selected

Posted: September 20, 2013, 10:50
They are Bill Sim, Audrey McAllen and Tom Gustavsson. They all get it for their posting on the twitter, facebook and email. They were all very helpful in getting me info about Doctor Sleep in one way or another, both the book and the tour and since Doctor Sleep is the hottest thing since sliced bread about now I crown them the winners of the audio editions. Thanks to you!

However, if you are not one of these lucky winners you can still get a copy of the book for free. Here is how:

Photo contest (last day today)
UK hardcover (ends Monday)

Mister Mercedes too creepy?

Posted: September 19, 2013, 23:05
Mister Mercedes is mentioned in an article about King and Doctor Sleep in USAToday.

Next for King is a non-supernatural suspense novel, Mister Mercedes, about a deranged terrorist with a bomb. He says he began it before the Boston Marathon bombing, but it's "too creepily close for comfort."

Episode 22: Doctor Sleep Prescribes The Shining

Posted: September 18, 2013, 09:18

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

Welcome to Episode 22 of The Stephen King Podcast!

Just in time for the upcoming release of Doctor Sleep!! We set up Stephen King's sequel

- 36 years in the making - with this dedicated podcast to The Shining.

Get yourself ready for Doctor Sleep as we discuss the book, movie and TV miniseries versions of The Shining. (Obviously any Shining discussion will be very spoilerish.)

For this podcast we bring in some special guests including King expert - writer Bev Vincent and podcaster/reviewer/blogger - Karen Lindsay.

We hope you will all 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) 00:58 - Lilja and Lou Intro.
2) 03:28 - The Shining SetUp - Where Stephen King Was In 1977
3) 05:51 - The Shining - The Book
4) 10:10 - The Shining - The Kubrick Movie
5) 22:22- The Shining - The ABC TV Miniseries
6) 38:59 - Doctor Sleep - Set Up the book - Nonspecific discussion but spoilerphobe may want to skip this last section.
7) 52:22 - Signoff

Intro Music - Don't Fear The Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult
Outro Music - Stand By Me - Ben E. King

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Stephen King novel quotes series announced

Posted: September 17, 2013, 23:31
I got this interesting info from Veryfinebooks today...

Announcing our Stephen King novel quotes series.
Want to relive your favorite moments from every Stephen King novel? Well now you can. See a new collection of some of the most memorable quotes from all King's novels, starting with Carrie and organized by book title.
CLICK HERE to see your favorites:

It's all consolidated into one page as a Greatest Hits List for your reminiscing pleasure! - just click on the book image thumbnail and see the quotes below for that particular book.
Read some great quotes now.

Did we miss one?
If we missed one of your favorite quotes, just let us know in the "Add Your Own" section directly beneath the quotation list. Leave a comment and we will add it. Enjoy!

King's Dollar Babies

Posted: September 17, 2013, 17:22
Most of you have heard about King's Dollar Babies and now Shawn S. Lealos is creating a documentary about them. Read more about it here.

Here are some Dollar Babies that has found their way out on YouTube.

Cain Rose Up

The Man Who Loved Flowers

The Man who Would not Shake Hands

Cain Rose Up (Russian)

The Shining - The Opera

Posted: September 17, 2013, 17:18
With King’s blessing, an opera version of “The Shining,” the 1977 work widely considered one of the top horror novels of all time, will premiere at Ordway Center in May 2016. Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Paul Moravec and librettist Mark Campbell are collaborating on the project.

Read more here.

Thanks to Troy Tradup

Howard talks Dark Tower

Posted: September 16, 2013, 08:33
The Truth Inside the Lie has found an interesting (but not hopeful) interview with Ron Howard about The Dark Tower.

Empire: I'm sure your vow of silence will cover it, but...Stephen King himself appears in The Dark Tower. Have you thought about how you might tackle that?

Howard: Yes! And I will admit that Stephen said, "I don't have to be in this." But that's not to say that he won't be!

First winner...

Posted: September 13, 2013, 08:22
The first Winner in the audio contest has been selected. Jane Winter gets the first copy for reporting to me about King going to Europe probably the second it was on King's site. Thanks and congratulations Jane!

King goes to France and Germany

Posted: September 12, 2013, 15:55
Stephen King's Doctor Sleep European Book Tour Kicks Off This November in Paris

Albin Michel and Heyne are proud to announce that Stephen will visit France and Germany to promote Doctor Sleep. With several events scheduled in both countries between November 13 and 20.

For more info head over to King's official site.

Thanks to Jane Winter