NEWS -

Jonathan Demme exits 11/22/63

Posted: December 7, 2012, 10:34
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"That's off the table," he told The Playlist.

"This is a big book, with lots in it. And I loved certain parts of the book for the film more than Stephen did.

"We're friends, and I had a lot of fun working on the script, but we were too apart on what we felt should be and what should be out of the script.

"I had an option and I let it go. But I hope it's moving forward, I really want to see that movie."


Thanks to Lou Sytsma

King to lecture at UMass Lowell

Posted: December 5, 2012, 17:33
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Stephen King Shares Views on Craft, Career with Students and Public

When: Friday, Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m.

What: Legendary author Stephen King will speak to more than 3,000 UMass Lowell students, faculty and members of the public in a rare appearance. At “A Conversation with Stephen King” the writer will talk with fellow bestselling author Andre Dubus III, a UMass Lowell English professor, about his craft and career and will offer advice to fledgling writers. King will read from his work and answer questions from the audience. The event marks the debut of the new UMass Lowell Chancellor’s Speaker Series. Ticket proceeds will go to a new scholarship fund for UMass Lowell students being endowed by King and his wife, Tabitha. At the end of the program, the two armchairs in which King and Dubus will sit during their conversation will be autographed by King and raffled off to raise additional funds for scholarships. The program is co-sponsored by the English Department. In addition to the evening event, King will present a special master class for UMass Lowell creative writing majors earlier in the day. Media interested in covering these events should contact UMass Lowell media relations for details.

Where: Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell, 300 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Lowell.

Thanks to Lou Sytsma

The Glass Floor

Posted: December 5, 2012, 16:24
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Cemetery Dance #68 includes Stephen King’s The Glass Floor which was published in Startling Mystery Stories in 1967 and was the author’s first professional sale. It has never appeared in any of his collections.

Order your copy here.

Dolores Claiborne' debut in 'restrained' Opera season

Posted: December 5, 2012, 12:18
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The San Francisco Opera, still laboring to emerge from financial challenges, has announced what General Director David Gockley called a "fiscally restrained" schedule for its 2013-14 season.

The eight-production season, which runs from Sept. 6 through July 13, 2014, will include the world premiere of the previously announced "Dolores Claiborne," commissioned from composer Tobias Picker and librettist J.D. McClatchy, and the company premiere of Jerome Kern's "Show Boat." But the remainder of the season is devoted to familiar works of the Italian and German repertoire.

Read more here.


Stephen King talks terror

Stephen King talks terror

Posted: December 5, 2012, 12:15
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King recently spoke in a conference call ahead of a Dec. 7 appearance at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell’s Tsongas Center about the engine that drives much of his most famous work – fear – and how frightening characters or events in fiction can provide a counter to real-life terrors that may seem beyond control.

Read more here.

Thanks to Lou Sytsma

The Walking Dead actor to star in King's Mercy

Posted: December 3, 2012, 16:26
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"The Walking Dead" actor Chandler Riggs and Super 8's Joel Courtney will star in the Stephen King adaptation Mercy, according to Heat Vision.

Inspired by H.P. Lovecraft, the short story "Gramma" was written by Stephen King for his 1985 short story anthology "Skeleton Crew."

Previously adapted for the small screen as an episode of "The New Twilight Zone" (written by Harlan Ellison), Mercy follows two young boys on a visit to the hospital where they learn that their dying grandmother is a witch and that her powers are fueled by a pact with the Ancient Ones.

Frances O'Connor is playing the mother.

Peter Cornwell will direct the horror thriller, to be released by Universal Pictures. Jason Blum and Wonderland's McG and Mary Viola are producing. Matt Greenberg wrote the script.

Episode 11: Lilja & Lou Find A Green God & Agonize A Little Over Haven

Posted: December 3, 2012, 16:20
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Episode 11: Lilja & Lou Find A Green God & Agonize A Little Over Haven  - of the Lilja & Lou Podcast is now out.


We review episodes 5 - 9 of the third season of Haven.  


The Stephen King web site is running a comic book version of the short story - The Little Green God of Agony. We discuss what has been released to date in prep for our full review in the next podcast.


Finally check out our latest Stephen King news.


We hope you will all enjoy this episode and as usual we want to hear from you, good or bad, we want it all!



In this podcast:

1) 00:56 - Lilja and Lou Intro.


2) 02:31 - In The Death Room: Stephen King News


3) 13:32 - Reviews from The Night Shift: Part 1 - Episodes 5 - 9 of Haven Season 3


4) 54:54 - Reviews from The Night Shift: Part 2 - The Little Green God Of Agony


5) 1:01:04 - Signoff


Intro Music - Don't Fear The Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult


Outro Music - Stand By Me - Ben E. King


Listen here or on iTunes.


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25 Most Powerful Authors

Posted: November 30, 2012, 15:18
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Stephen King ranked #1 most powerful author in Hollywood

1. Stephen King
Known For: "The Shining," "The Stand," "The Shawshank Redemption." Big number: 53 novels and 400 million copies sold

Although King is most identified with the smalltown Maine environs of Bangor, the 65-year-old father of three boasts more film and TV credits than some of Hollywood’s most seasoned players. Ever since his first novel, Carrie, made the transition from best-seller to horror classic in 1976, King’s work has become go-to fodder for a wide range of filmmakers including Stanley Kubrick (1980’s The Shining), Rob Reiner (1986’s Stand by Me) and Frank Darabont (1994’s The Shawshank Redemption) as well as such TV networks as ABC (1994 miniseries The Stand) and Syfy (Haven, recently renewed for a fourth season). “His appeal has a lot to do with his absolute love for writing, and writing across so many different genres,” says King’s agent of 30 years, Paradigm’s Rand Holston. Although Warner Bros. and Universal passed on King’s Dark Tower series for budgetary reasons, the author has more than a dozen other properties in various stages of development and production, including the John Cusack vehicle Cell and The Breathing Method, with Paranormal Activity producer Jason Blum attached. And Carrie returns to the screen in 2013 with Chloe Grace Moretz in the title role. As is often the case with King, there will be blood.

Carrie action figure...

Posted: November 30, 2012, 15:16
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NECA continue their domination of the horror plastics universe with two new action figures from the upcoming Carrie remake (releasing March 15, 2013) with Chloë Grace Moretz (Hit Girl) in the title role. The 7-inch figure duo make up a sort of before and after...one depicting the moment just before being crowned Prom Queen...and one right after, drenched in pig's blood and gearing up TO tear some students apart with her freaky mind powers. The latter is sure to be a sought after piece for horror fans...unless they are King/De Palma purists, in which case they can sit there with their frowny faces and leave the plastics for the rest of us. The pair are said to drop (individually) late January. That's late Feb/early March for those in the US.

I like the "after" one but not the "before"...




Under the Dome on CBS

Posted: November 29, 2012, 21:54
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Under the Dome will be a 13 episode miniseries airing next summer.

CBS has ordered 13 episodes of a serialized television adaptation of Stephen King‘s Under the Dome. Coming next summer, the series will be produced by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television and CBS Television studios.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo director Niels Arden Oplev will direct the first episode. The scriptwriting team for the project included Neal Baer, Stephen King, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, Stacey Snider and Brian K. Vaughan; they will all work as executive producers on the project. Simon & Schuster (part of the CBS corporation) will re-release of the trade paperback and eBook through the Pocket Books imprint.

Read more here and here.

Thanks to Troy Tradup, Herbert West and Lou Sytsma

Tom Holland talks The Ten O’Clock People

Posted: November 22, 2012, 15:38
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Tom Holland spoke to Daily Dead about the upcoming adaptation of The Ten O’Clock People. check it out here.

Tom Holland: “Stephen and I had dinner when I was making The Langoliers and he had recently finished writing Nightmares and Dreamscapes, which had that short story. He was aggravated at dinner because we were both still smoking at the time...

Problem for The Stand?

Posted: November 17, 2012, 00:47
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Ben Affleck & 'The Stand': Director Having 'Hard Time' With Stephen King Adaptation.

"Right now we're having a very hard time," he said. "But I like the idea -- it's like 'The Lord of the Rings' in America. And it's about how we would reinvent ourselves as a society. If we started all over again, what would we do?"

Thanks to Lou Sytsma

Twitter...

Posted: November 16, 2012, 10:49
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As a lot of you probably have noticed there has been quite a lot of Walking Dead news on the Lilja's Library twitter feed. The reason for this is that I have used the same twitter account for both Lilja's Library and The Walking Dead News.

However, The Walking Dead News keeps growing each day (some days it even has more visitors than Lilja’s Library) and more and more people are finding it, enjoying it and returning to it, which is fun. Because of this though I’m doing some changes. This is the first of them.

In order to separate the news I have created a new twitter account just for The Walking Dead News and you can follow it at @TWDNs. For the time being the Walking Dead news will be posted in both twitter accounts but the plan is to eventually separate the two. My hope is off course that you will be following both accounts but if you only like one of them you will soon be able to just get the news you want.

Any help with spreading the @TWDNs account is appreciated!

Thanks for the attention! / Lilja

Contest time at Lilja's Library

Posted: November 14, 2012, 21:56
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Its contest time at Lilja’s Library. It’s been a while but now it’s about time. At stake this time are three (3) copies of The Talisman and three (3) copies of Black House on MP3 CD. Three lucky winners will get a copy of both books, how about that? There are three way’s you can enter.

1. Post a comment below in which you let me know why you should win.

2. Follow Lilja’s Library on Facebook and comment on one of the post I have posted there. Your comment must contain the words "Lilja's Library" though…

3. Follow Lilja’s Library on Twitter and make a post about what you want. The post need to contain the hash tag #followLiljasLibrary though.

Not to hard right? So, get to it ASAP. I will draw the three lucky winners on November 30. The contest is open to anyone everywhere and you can enter as many times as you want. Good Luck!

The Talisman





Jack Sawyer, twelve years old, is about to begin a most fantastic journey, an exalting, terrifying quest for the mystical Talisman—the only thing that can save Jack’s dying mother. But to reach his goal, Jack must make his way not only across the breadth of the United States but also through the wondrous and menacing parallel world of the Territories.

In the Territories, Jack finds another realm, where the air is so sweet and clear a man can smell a radish being pulled from the ground a mile away—and a life can be snuffed out instantly in the continuing struggle between good and evil. Here Jack discovers “Twinners,” reflections of the people he knows on earth—most notably Queen Laura, the “Twinner” of Jack’s own imperiled mother. As Jack “flips” between worlds, making his way westward toward the redemptive Talisman, a sequence of heart-stopping encounters challenges him at every step.

An unforgettable epic of adventure and resounding triumph, The Talisman is one of the most influential and highly praised works of fantasy ever written.


Black House





Twenty years ago, a boy named Jack Sawyer traveled to a parallel universe called the Territories to save his mother and her “Twinner” from an agonizing death that would have brought cataclysm to the other world. Now Jack is a retired Los Angeles homicide detective living in the nearly nonexistent hamlet of Tamarack, Wisconsin. He has no recollection of his adventures in the Territories, and he was compelled to leave the police force when a happenstance event threatened to awaken those long suppressed and dangerous memories.

When a series of gruesome murders occur in western Wisconsin that are reminiscent of those committed several decades earlier, Jack’s buddy, the local chief of police, begs Jack to help find the killer. But are these new killings merely the work of a disturbed individual, or has a mysterious and malignant force been unleashed in this quiet town? What causes Jack’s inexplicable waking dreams—if that is what they are—of robins’ eggs and red feathers? As these cryptic messages becomes impossible to ignore, Jack is drawn back to the Territories and to his own hidden past.

Ghost Brothers out on CD/DVD in March

Posted: November 14, 2012, 21:26
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It's taken 13 years, thousands of hours and countless rewrites, but Stephen King and John Mellencamp's musical Ghost Brothers of Darkland County is beginning to take its final shape. A version of the show ran in Atlanta earlier this year, and a CD/DVD deluxe edition, featuring the soundtrack, handwritten lyrics and a mini-documentary about the making of the musical, is hitting shelves on March 19th. The soundtrack features guest singers Elvis Costello, Sheryl Crow, Taj Mahal, Kris Kristofferson and Mellencamp himself.

Read more here.

Thanks to Troy Tradup and Lou Sytsma

The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger - Sheemie's Tale

Posted: November 10, 2012, 23:56
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The next Dark Tower comic will be...

DARK TOWER: THE GUNSLINGER - SHEEMIE’S TALE #1 (of 2) ROBIN FURTH (W) • RICHARD ISANOVE (A) Cover by RICHARD ISANOVE THE TALE OF ONE OF THE DARK TOWER’S MOST BELOVED CHARACTERS, SHEEMIE, IS FINALLY TOLD! • Kidnapped by Marten Broadcloak, Sheemie’s become a prisoner in End-World. • The Crimson King’s servants are forcing him and the other psychic Breakers to destroy the Beams that hold the Dark Tower in place. • Will the dim-witted but big-hearted Sheemie, be able to foil his captor’s plans in time? 40 PGS./Parental AdvisorySLC …$3.99

Released in January 2013.

Thanks to Ari and Cristian Coppola.

Dark Tower: The Gunslinger - SheemieHEEMIE’S TALE

Posted: November 10, 2012, 23:55
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The next Dark Tower comic will be...

DARK TOWER: THE GUNSLINGER - SHEEMIE’S TALE #1 (of 2) ROBIN FURTH (W) • RICHARD ISANOVE (A) Cover by RICHARD ISANOVE THE TALE OF ONE OF THE DARK TOWER’S MOST BELOVED CHARACTERS, SHEEMIE, IS FINALLY TOLD! • Kidnapped by Marten Broadcloak, Sheemie’s become a prisoner in End-World. • The Crimson King’s servants are forcing him and the other psychic Breakers to destroy the Beams that hold the Dark Tower in place. • Will the dim-witted but big-hearted Sheemie, be able to foil his captor’s plans in time? 40 PGS./Parental AdvisorySLC …$3.99

Released in January 2013.

The Dark Tower Companion announced

Posted: November 10, 2012, 23:18
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Bev Vincent has announced his new book: The Dark Tower Companion. Here is what he writes:

I’ve been a little coy about what I’m working on, but it’s time to announce my third book. The Dark Tower Companion will be published by New American Library (Penguin) in April. This massive companion is 50% longer than The Road to the Dark Tower. It covers not only the eight books of King’s series, but also the Marvel graphic novel adaptations. I interviewed King for the book, along with Robin Furth, Richard Isanove (colorist), Peter David (script), Jae Lee (artist) and most of the subsequent artists. I also, much to my great delight, got to talk with Ron Howard and Akiva Goldsman about how they plan to adapt the series. Click on the image to see a full-sized version of the great cover by Spanish artist Nekro.

Read more here.

Thanks to Herbert West

Haven revewed for a 4th season

Posted: November 10, 2012, 23:15
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It looks like Audrey Parker won't vanish at the end of Haven this season. At least not for long. Syfy has ordered a fourth 13-episode season of the mysterious Stephen King-inspired series.

Read more here.

Thanks to Al Mattice and Lou Sytsma

Tom Holland talks The Ten O'Clock People

Posted: November 4, 2012, 02:40
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Dread Central talked to Tom Holland about The Ten O'Clock People and here is what he said:

Additionally, Holland will again collaborate with Stephen King to bring the short story "The Ten O'Clock People" to the big screen. "They're in negotiations right now with the cast," Holland said. "We've got Rachel Nichols for the heroine, but we're in negotiations for the male lead. We're hoping to be shooting by the first week in December in Providence, Rhode Island. I think everyone knows it's a Stephen King short story, I'm very excited about it."

Asked whether it sticks close to the original story or ventures off, Holland said, "Oh, we venture off a lot."

You can read the entire interview here.

Limited Shining

Posted: November 4, 2012, 02:34
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The Shining - Signed Limited Editions
Shipping from Subterranean Press October 2013


The luxurious hardcovers will be published in three formats and will feature over 40 illustrations by acclaimed artist Dagmara Matuszak. The signed editions will be signed by Stephen and the artist.

- Signed Limited Edition of 750 numbered copies, housed in a custom traycase: $450

- Signed Lettered Edition of 52 copies, specially bound, housed in a custom traycase: $2,500

- Gift Edition of 1500 unsigned copies, cloth bound, housed in a custom slipcase: $95

Preorders for this offering will begin in January 2013. News regarding preorders will be sent first from Subterranean Press through their newsletter, so anyone interested is urged to sign up at their site.

If you have further questions, please contact Bill Schafer at Subterranean Press: subpress@gmail.com

Gramma being filmed...again

Posted: October 28, 2012, 05:15
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Universal Pictures is teaming with Jason Blum's red-hot Blumhouse Prods. banner on "Mercy," a fantasy-horror movie based on Stephen King's short story "Gramma," published as part of his 1985 collection "Skeleton Crew."

Peter Cornwell ("The Haunting in Connecticut") will direct from a script by Matt Greenberg ("1408"), and Frances O'Connor ("A.I.") is set to star.

Read more here

Thanks to Ari and Lou.

The Breathing Method Heads to the Screen

Posted: October 16, 2012, 09:33
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Following the success of Sinister at the box office, Deadline is reporting that producer Jason Blum is re-teaming with writer/director Scott Derrickson for The Breathing Method, an adaptation of the Stephen King novella. Originally published as part of 1982 anthology "Different Seasons," The Breathing Method is officially described as follow:

This takes place in an exclusive gentlemen's club in New York, where no one pays any dues. Membership is based upon a telling of tales, and one nightmarish tale about a disgraced woman determined to give birth--no matter the consequences.

Scott Teems is attached to provide the screenplay.
Thanks to Lou Sytsma

Episode 10: Lilja & Lou Find Haven, Not An Altercation, With Batman & Robin

Posted: October 15, 2012, 08:46
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Episode 9: Lilja & Lou Find Haven, Not An Altercation, With Batman & Robin - of the Lilja & Lou Podcast is now out.


We review the first four episodes of the third season of Haven.  


On the written side of things we review the latest Stephen King short story found in the September issue of Harper's Magazine: Batman & Robin Face An Altercation.


Finally check out our latest Stephen King news.


You can find the Carrie article we referenced written by Darren Franich over at EW.Com - 


'Carrie' remake: New teaser trailer debuts at New York Comic-Con


We hope you will all enjoy this episode and as usual we want to hear from you, good or bad, we want it all!



In this podcast:

1) 00:56 - Lilja and Lou Intro.
2) 01:33 - In The Death Room: Stephen King News
3) 09:02 - Reviews from The Night Shift: Part 1 - The first three episodes of Haven Season 3
5) 22:15 - Reviews from The Night Shift: Part 2 - Stephen King short story - Batman & Robin Face An Altercation
5) 43:05 - Reviews from The Night Shift: Part 3 - The fourth episode of Haven Season 3
6) 1:03:38 - Signoff

Intro Music - Don't Fear The Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult


Outro Music - Stand By Me - Ben E. King


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Carrie Panel

The NYCC crowd got an exclusive first look at Carrie‘s teaser trailer, which begins with a helicopter shot showing the school gym on fire, but then shows a trail of destruction leading throughout Carrie‘s small town…ending with a close-up on a blood-covered Moretz. The teaser features a cacophony of voices talking about Carrie — including the memorable line “She wasn’t some monster. She was just a girl.” — implying, perhaps, that the remake would adhere close to the structure of King’s original novel, which was written in a pseudo-epistolary style. (Brian De Palma’s original Carrie film in the late ’70s jettisoned that structure in favor of a more straightforward linear narrative.)

Description of the teaser.

Thanks to Lou Sytsma, Ari and Herbert West

The Little Green God of Agony comic

Posted: October 13, 2012, 23:47
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Exclusively on StephenKing.com, Web Comic of The Little Green God of Agony To Launch on Monday
Posted: October 13th, 2012 10:00:00 am EDT

Noted comic artist Dennis Calero (co-creator of Xmen Noir and Devil
Inside) has adapted Stephen’s “The Little Green God of Agony” for serial installments to appear Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays for the next eight weeks!

“It rocks most righteously,” Stephen says of Calero’s finely-drawn adaptation. Calero’s take: “I have been a huge Stephen King fan for as long as I can remember. To be able to work on ANYTHING with him is an honor.”

Tune in. Stay tuned.

Read more here

Thanks to Herbert West

Last day on a big contest

Posted: October 5, 2012, 10:32
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Here is a contest you don't want to miss!

Stephen King turned 65 on september 21st, 2012.
The "Club Stephen King" will turn 20 in october 2012... and we thought that it was the perfect occasion to create a GIANT CONTEST in order to thanks all Stephen King fans, all around the world.

The giant Stephen King contest, includes more than 100 gifts, among which : books, mass paperback books, audiobooks, ebooks, limited editions, proofs, illustrations, promotional items, documentaries, an ebook reader.... a wide range of articles provided by about 30 partners.

List of partners, of gifts & link to enter the contest : http://clubstephenking.com/
Club Stephen King website : http://club-stephenking.fr/

Radcliffe gets horns...

Posted: October 3, 2012, 08:39
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I didn’t have high hopes for the movie version of Horns when it was announced that Daniel Radcliffe would play Ig Perrish but after seeing this photo I have to admit that he looks quite a lot as I imagined when I read the book (reading it as we speak).

In The Tall Grass release in the UK

Posted: October 2, 2012, 14:21
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Interesting press release:

Hachette sister companies The Orion Publishing Group and Hodder & Stoughton are thrilled to be jointly publishing a brand new, and terrifying, story written by bestselling authors Stephen King and Joe Hill.

In The Tall Grass begins with a sister and brother who pull off to the side of the road after hearing a young boy crying for help from beyond the tall grass. Within minutes they are disoriented, in deeper than seems possible, and they've lost one another, while the boy's cries are growing more and more desperate . . .

What follows is a terrifying, entertaining, and masterfully told tale, as only Stephen King and Joe Hill can deliver.

‘I loved working with Joe. Our styles mesh pretty well. Maybe it's the similar DNA. Certainly we feed on each other's energy, and as the old man of the combo, I'm impressed with Joe's narrative drive and narrative clarity. Working with your kid is an amazing gift.’ – Stephen King

‘Working with my Dad is like buckling up for a ride in the meanest, fastest, baddest eighteen-wheeler on the roads. He's got a V12 engine under the hood; all the rest of us writer-types are stuck with little sewing machine motors. Been learning from him my whole life and I doubt I've picked up a tenth of what he knows.’ – Joe Hill

Originally an Esquire magazine exclusive, this story will be released as audio download and eBook original on the 9th October. The eBook will retail for £1.99 and the audio book for £9.99. It’s a must-read for fans of either author and, even more excitingly, the eBook includes an exclusive extract of Joe Hill’s forthcoming novel NOS4R2, and an extract of Stephen King’s forthcoming novel Doctor Sleep.

This thrilling collaboration of King and Hill will be supported by an exciting collaborative marketing and publicity campaign from both publishers.

‘In the Tall Grass is a brilliant, scary and suspenseful short story from two great writing talents. We are delighted in turn to combine the creative expertise of two great publishing houses to promote this terrific collaboration’ - say joint editors Philippa Pride at Hodder and Gillian Redfearn at Orion.

In Mint Condition: 2013

Posted: September 28, 2012, 10:26
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Here is an interesting press release for a book you might want to check out:

Publisher: Ambannon Books
Editor: Shannon John
Cover Artist (paperback): David Boehmke
Interior Artists: Jill Bauman, David Boehmke, Les Edwards, Glenn Chadbourne, Vincent Chong, Alex McVey, Rachel Readman, Erin Wells. 8 more artists to be announced soon!

Pre-Order Date: Sunday, September 30th, 2012, 10am Pacific Time at AmbannonBooks.com

Publishing Date: Early 2013 (date forthcoming)

Table Of Contents:

1. “Mr. Scratch’s Murder Circus” by Jeremy Gooch
2. “The Receptionist” by Bob Ireland
3. “The Train Graveyard” by Ariel Bosi
4. “Seagrass Encounter” by David Swearingen
5. “Brother” by Ryan Wood
6. “A Place On Pine Island” by Matthew Biddle
7. “Pumpkin” by Krystle Tiedeman
8. “Excelsior” by Jean Melkovsky
9. “My First Book” by Janine
10. “The Rule Of Three” by Thomas Cranham
11. “You’re The Best” by Tim Martin
12. “Darkness Rising” by Gabriel Ayala
13. “Tabula Rasa” by Hannah O’Connor
14. “Right To Life” by Mike Ziniti
15. “On Monday, I ate my cat.” by Jerome Smith
16. “Marvin’s Retirement” by Ralph Mulleins

“In Mint Condition”
It is a phrase that has become very familiar to collectors. Whether you are a collector of fine books, antique watches, baseball cards, or comic books, you are always looking for something in mint condition. To be in mint condition, that special something must be of the highest quality. The best of the best.

Taking that idea and running with it, Ambannon Books has collected the very best in brand new, never-before-seen short stories, creative nonfiction, poems, and artwork from the members of the leading Stephen King fansite on the internet, TheDarkTower.org.

Join us on a journey through sixteen stories and poems of unspeakable horrors, inspirational bravery, alternate realities, and the dark side of things that seem so familiar, yet are simply waiting to consume you.

In Mint Condition: 2013 will be released in two editions: A Trade Paperback Edition will be available for $9.99, and a Signed, Limited Hardcover Edition will be available for $49.99. The hardcover edition will be limited to 100 numbered copies only, will feature brand new dustjacket artwork, and will be signed by the editor.

A portion of the proceeds from the Signed, Limited Hardcover Edition will be donated to the Haven Foundation in the name of TheDarkTower.org and Ambannon Books. The Haven Foundation gives financial assistance to provide temporary support needed to safeguard and sustain the careers of established freelance artists, writers and other members of the arts and art production communities who have suffered disabilities or experienced a career-threatening illness, accident, natural disaster or personal catastrophe. Read more about the Haven Foundation here.

Pre-orders for In Mint Condition: 2013 will go on sale at 10:00am Pacific Time on Sunday, September 30th, 2012 at AmbannonBooks.com. The Signed, Limited Hardcover Edition is expected to sell out fast, so be sure you are among the first to reserve your specific number!

A contest worth checking out!

Posted: September 26, 2012, 01:08
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Here is a contest you don't want to miss!

Stephen King turned 65 on september 21st, 2012.
The "Club Stephen King" will turn 20 in october 2012... and we thought that it was the perfect occasion to create a GIANT CONTEST in order to thanks all Stephen King fans, all around the world.

The giant Stephen King contest, includes more than 100 gifts, among which : books, mass paperback books, audiobooks, ebooks, limited editions, proofs, illustrations, promotional items, documentaries, an ebook reader.... a wide range of articles provided by about 30 partners.

List of partners, of gifts & link to enter the contest : http://clubstephenking.com/
Club Stephen King website : http://club-stephenking.fr/