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The winners are drawn...

Posted: September 15, 2010, 16:28
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OK, the winners in the latest contest (the one where signed bookplates where the prize) has ended and here are the winners:

Twitter winner is: TheNeeko
Facebook winner is: Paul Thomas
Contest winner is: Dustin Whitney
And the one drawn from all entries are: David Humphrey

TheNeeko and Paul Thomas needs to send me their addresses.

Get my book signed

Posted: September 13, 2010, 20:14
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Want to get a free Signed First Edition of my new book? Check out this really cool offer that VeryFineBooks.com has put together for you guys.

King on the Dark Tower movies

Posted: September 10, 2010, 08:51
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King talks about the upcoming Dark Tower movies:

Stephen King exclusive: Who should star in 'The Dark Tower'? 'The Twilight cast, of course!'
by Kristen Baldwin

With news that Stephen King’s enormously popular book series The Dark Tower will be coming to a big and small screen near you, we here at EW.com could not stop ourselves from reaching out to the bestselling author (and EW columnist) via email to get a few more answers about the highly-anticipated project. Here’s what he had to say:

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: The Dark Tower is such a dense series — did you always think it needed more than a single movie or TV show treatment?

STEPHEN KING: I always thought it would take more than a single movie, but I didn’t see this solution coming — i.e., several movies and TV series. It was Ron [Howard] and Akiva [Goldsman]‘s idea. Once it was raised, I thought at once it was the solution.

What about Ron Howard and NBC makes them a good fit for the franchise?

When working as a director, Ron is very similar to the way I work as a writer. We both tell honest stories that have (I flatter myself) style and substance but not a lot of show-offy frills.

In a perfect world, who would play Roland? Eddie? Susannah? Jake?

The Twilight cast, of course! Just kidding. I haven’t got as far as casting in my thoughts, but when I write about Susannah Dean, I always kind of see Angela Bassett in my mind’s eye. Mostly I just want good people in those parts. Ron Howard will find them, I’m sure.

And who would you want to play?

I’d love to be the voice of Blaine the Mono.

There’s a lot of blood in the series — how much is the TV series going to be censored? It likely would have been easier to join forces with a network without restrictions, à la HBO, no?

I don’t see that as a problem at all! We’ll have just enough latitude to make a great series. I’ve worked in network TV before, and every time I was squeezed a little, it just made me look for creative solutions. Besides, I always like to play in the biggest auditorium available!

Thanks to David Squyres

Dark Tower movie news

Posted: September 9, 2010, 00:28
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Today a press release was released about the future of The Dark Tower movies and as it looks now there will be a movie, followed by a TV series, followed by a movie, followed by a TV series, followed by a movie. Check out the full press release here.

Thanks ot Alex Carmona

UK galley for Full Dark, No Stars

Posted: September 7, 2010, 23:14
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Today I got a UK galley for Full Dark, No Stars and let me tell all you collectors out there, this one will be hard to come by. My copy if #45 of only 77.

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Win an artist’s plates from Lilja's Library!

Posted: September 5, 2010, 22:43
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There have been questions about whether it’s possible to get a copy of the artist’s plates for copies of my book that The Overlook is selling even if you have gotten he book elsewhere. Well, ordinarily there wouldn’t but I have managed to get four extra copies that I will give away in a contest. And this time I’m taking advantages of all my outlets. Here is the four ways’ a winner will be drawn:

1) One winner will be drawn from everyone who retwitter this message on Twitter before midnight on Friday.

2) One winner will be drawn from everyone that likes this post in my facebookgroup before midnight on Friday.

3) One winner will be drawn from everyone that enters the contest on my site. This time there isn’t even a hard question you have to answer. You just have to tell me why you should have one of these artist’s plates.

4) For the last winner I will take all the entries from the above and draw one winner.

So, you got four chances of winning one of these artist’s plates. And if you do 1-3 you’ll have three chances to get drawn in the forth.

Good luck to everyone!

King's cameo

Posted: September 2, 2010, 08:25
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Entertainment Weekly previews the new season of Sons of Anarchy:

Plus, Stephen King makes a nicely chilling cameo in an upcoming episode that I won't spoil by describing further. Let me just say he's as scary as any SAMCRO biker, and that's scary indeed.

Thanks to Bev Vincent

The Crate by Stephen King

Posted: August 27, 2010, 23:40
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Here is the latest from Cemetery Dance:

Next week we'll be sending Shivers VI edited by Richard Chizmar to the printer and it contains a huge surprise: "The Crate" by Stephen King, his long lost NOVELLA written in the late 1970s that hasn't seen print in over 30 years and has never been in one of his collections!

This is classic, old fashioned Stephen King and 99.9% of his fans don't even know this novella exists... but later this year it'll be readily available to ALL readers for the first-time ever in Shivers VI, which will be published as an affordable trade paperback!

Read more about this on their site.

King at the 11th annual New Yorker Festival

Posted: August 25, 2010, 10:10
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King will attend the 11th annual New Yorker Festival in October:

The festival, which runs from Oct. 1 through 3, will also feature panel discussions on “Saturday Night Live,” with Seth Meyers and other cast members, and moderated by The New Yorker editor, David Remnick; vampires in popular culture, featuring Stephen King and the “Twilight” screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg and moderated by Joan Acocella; and the rise of the political right, with the FreedomWorks chairman Dick Armey, Representative Anthony Weiner, Democrat of New York, the CNBC host Rick Santelli and The New Yorker’s Jill Lepore, also moderated by Mr. Remnick.

Thanks to Herbert West

Narrators for Full Dark, No Stars announced

Posted: August 20, 2010, 20:36
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Simon & Schuster has announced the narrators for the audio edition of Full Dark, No Stars. They are Craig Wasson (who was the narrator of Blockade Billy) and Jessica Hecht.

Recording will begin next week and the CD and download version will be on sale simultaneously with the print edition in November.

Time for yet another Children of the Corn movie?

Posted: August 20, 2010, 08:38
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Can it be? Apparently it can. Bloody Disgusting reports that there will be yet another Children of the Corn movie. Personally I can’t see why this movie is being done at all but who knows…it might be good…

What a bizarre news day, eh? Bloody Disgusting just got tipped off that a new Children of the Corn is also in the works. Entitled Children of the Corn: The Dweller, Joel Soisson is set to direct from his own screenplay. Shooting is scheduled to begin this September is Los Angeles. Soisson, who produced the 2001 Children of the Corn: Revelation, directed both Pulse and Prophecy sequels for Dimension Films. He wrote the screenplays for Dracula 2000, and all of the sequels, along with Hollow Man II, Hellraiser: Hellworld and many others. The plot begins on a trip to California, a family's car overheats leaving them stranded in the home of a creepy couple and their kid.

Thanks to Al Mattice

Sheemie is a stand alone issue

Posted: August 20, 2010, 08:35
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Looks like the info about Sheemie's tale got a bit mixed up. Grzesiek Tupikowski talked to Robin Furth who told him that it's not new arc but a one shot issue. There will be a total of five of these stand-alone comics.

Thansk to Grzesiek Tupikowski.

German ed. of Full Dark, No Stars

Posted: August 19, 2010, 13:58
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The German edition of Full Dark, No Stars will be called Zwischen Nacht und Dunkel (in english that means Between night and dark) and it will be pubished November 15th. Here is the cover.

Thanks to Hans Wilhelm von Wirth

The next one is about Sheemie

Posted: August 18, 2010, 23:04
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Looks like the next arc of The Dark Tower will be about Sheemie.

DARK TOWER: THE GUNSLINGER - SHEEMIE'S TALE #1
Written by Robin Furth & Peter David Art & Cover by Richard Isanove

This is the story of one of the more powerful breakers in Thunderclap: The mentally handicapped, formerly mute young man known as Sheemie. He possesses the awesome power to shatter the very Beams that hold the Dark Tower in place—the fulcrum of existence itself. But Sheemie does not want to destroy the underpinnings of reality. He is in the prison of Devar-Toi and all he wants is his friends—his ka-tet to come for him. And one of them is coming for him even now. One of them known as the last gunslinger, Roland Deschain. And not all the horrors of Thunderclap will stand in his way! Presented by those twin titans of Marvel's Dark Tower books—writer Robin Furth and artist Richard Isanove. It's a journey of searching and salvation you won't soon forget.

32 PGS./Cardstock Cover/Parental Advisory …$3.99

Thanks to Bev Vincent

Two more reviews of Haven

Posted: August 10, 2010, 01:02
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Here are my reviews for episode four and five of Haven and as usual don't forget to check out my script comments.

King in Sons of Anarchy

Posted: August 8, 2010, 01:14
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Here is a photo of King in his guest role in the TV series Son of Anarchy. The episode with King will air on September 21st (King's birthday).


Entertainment Weekly reports...

Stephen King Guest-Stars on Sons of Anarchy
Being a fan of FX's Sons of Anarchy can have a huge payoff — especially if you're a literary titan. Knowing that Stephen King loved the biker series, creator and executive producer Kurt Sutter reached out to the horror-meister (and regular EW columnist), giving him carte blanche to write, direct, or act in an episode. King (right) — pictured with stars Kim Coates (left) and Katey Sagal, whose characters he helps in the Sept. 21 episode — obviously chose the guest role. And he had at least one demand. ''He wanted to ride a Harley,'' says Sutter, so they hooked the author up with a big red hog (inset). ''His character's last name is an homage to King's [real-life] alias, Richard Bachman.'' —Lynette Rice

Thanks to willowlove.

Two reviews of Haven

Posted: August 7, 2010, 22:42
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Here are my reviews for episode two and three. Reviews for episode four and five will be online soon. Oh and don't forget to check out my script comments.

Facts about Full Dark, No Stars

Posted: August 6, 2010, 00:08
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Here are some facts about the US galley of Full Dark, No Stars:

It has 368 numbered pages and they are divided like this:
1922 is on 132 pages
Big Driver is on 114 pages
Fair Extension is on 34 pages
A Good Marriage is on 84 pages
Afterword is on 4 pages

CD announces shipping of Lilja's Library

Posted: August 3, 2010, 23:33
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NOW SHIPPING!

Lilja's Library: The World of Stephen King
a massive book about Stephen King and his works
illustrated by Glenn Chadbourne

Featuring special appearances by Stephen King, Peter Straub, Ridley Pearson, Mick Garris, Marsha DeFilippo, Michael Whelan, Stewart O’Nan, Glenn Chadbourne, Robin Furth, Steven Weber, Mark Stutzman, Frank Darabont, Jae Lee, Tyson Blue, and many others!

For over a decade now, Lilja has been one of the leading voices on the Internet when it comes to covering and reporting on Stephen King's books and movies. His website, Lilja's Library, is the die-hard fan's source for information about new King projects and breaking news, but Lilja has also featured his own in-depth reviews and interviews with many of the mostimportant people in King's world, including Stephen King himself.

Lilja's Library: The World of Stephen King is a brand new massive collection of over 150 of those reviews, over 40 of those interviews, and other special features of interest to King readers everywhere. If you've never been to the website, you're in for a real treat as you catch-up with over 500 pages of articles and features that are sure to please any kind of Stephen King fan, from the general reader to the die-hard collector. And for Lilja's constant readers, there's original material in this special volume that has never appeared anywhere on his website before, and every article and review has been updated and revised for this release.

You have to see the table of contents to understand just how much great material is in this massive book, but just a few of the interviews include: Stephen King (twice!), Frank Darabont, Marsha DeFilippo, Mick Garris, Peter Straub, and many other people who have been involved in King's prolific career. The reviews include detailed commentary on well-known works by and about Stephen King, along with details about the rare works you might not have heard of, including the original scripts for Hearts in Atlantis, Stud City, and dozens of others; the original pilot for The Dead Zone that never aired on TV; Walking The Mile: The Making Of (a book that has never been released); the Pet Sematary and Secret Window, Secret Garden UK dramatizations; the dozens of Dollar Babies, and more!

There are also dozens of brand new features written exclusively for this volume, including interviews with Lilja himself and Glenn Chadbourne; reviews of short films such as "Here There Be Tygers," "Boogeyman," "Walking Ghost," "The Secret Transit Codes of America's Highways," "Night Surf," "Stephen King's Gotham Café," "Sorry, Right Number," "Night of the Living Dead," and others; reviews of the script for "The Mist" and scripts that are currently in development (including Black House and From a Buick 8); reviews of books such as Stephen King: A Primary Bibliography, Stephen King: The Non-Fiction, and others; and much, much more!

If you're new to the world of Lilja's Library or already a constant reader, this special volume is a must-have for your collection! An exclusive Cemetery Dance Publications release, there are no other editions planned anywhere in the world for this incredible book.

Click here to view the MASSIVE table of contents, read all of the praise for Lilja's work, or to place your order!

New look and release day for Lilja's Library

Posted: August 3, 2010, 23:03
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Today is the day my book is released and to celebrate that the site has gotten a new look. The new look is more in the line of the cover of the book and I hope that you will all like both the new look and the book itself. Feel free to comment on both on facebook, twitter or in the guestbook.

Thanks to Anders for the new design.

Glenn Chadbourne is doing limited t-shirts

Posted: July 29, 2010, 15:35
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Cemetery Dance announced that they are teaming up with Glenn Chadbourne (the illustrator of Lilja's Library - The World of Stephen King) to produce a brand new t-shirt featuring his classic Pennywise drawing!

Here is what Cemetery Dance said about it:

These high-quality Hanes t-shirts have double-needle stitching and will be charcoal colored with Glenn's Pennywise artwork on the back. We think our fellow Stephen King and Glenn Chadbourne fans are going to love them!

But we're only going to accept preorders for a limited time because the custom printing will be done by a local shop. Once we close the preorder window, we will place our order with the shop for exactly however many shirts we need in each size. No more orders will ever be taken and these shirts will never be offered again!
These awesome Limited Edition t-shirts are available for a limited time only in the following sizes for just $17.99 each plus shipping: Small, Medium, Large, and Extra Large. (You can upgrade to 2XL, 3XL, or 3XL for just $3 more!)

This Limited Edition t-shirt would be an excellent addition to your Stephen King collection and an incredible way to show off Chadbourne's incredible artwork around your hometown! (Be sure to let us know what your friends, family, and coworkers think!)
But don't wait to place your order because once the preorder window closes, we will never sell this shirt design again!

Order your copy here.

New release date for my book; August 3rd

Posted: July 29, 2010, 14:20
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Great news for anyone who’s waiting for my book. I just found out that it’s been moved up a week to August 3, 2010! That means it’ll be released in just 5 days!

Two books in the mail

Posted: July 29, 2010, 14:16
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These two books arrived in the mail today. I love my mailman :-)

Test copy of Lilja's Library passed with flying colors

Posted: July 27, 2010, 14:04
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This arrived in the mail today! It’s the first copy of my book to leave the printer, a so called “Test copy” that the printer does first so that it can be checked for errors before the rest of the copies get printed. I’m very happy to tell you that this copy passed the test with flying colors!

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Some thoughts on the Haven scrips...

Posted: July 26, 2010, 22:38
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The good folks Haven have agreed to send me the scripts of each episode so that I can include some commentaries about it in my review of the episode. You probably don’t think there are too many differences between that and the episode, right. Well, there are! I have added script comments to my first review and you can check it out here.

Under the Dome paperback

Posted: July 21, 2010, 18:58
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The US paperback edition of Under the Dome arrived today and even if the cover isn't as nice as the one used for the hardback it's really nice. The book has 1074 pages.

Under the Dome, contest and the fifth cover

Posted: July 19, 2010, 13:23
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Here are more info about Hodder & Stoughton’s contest and the limited paperback ed. of Under the Dome:

The copy with the fifth cover was printed in a limited print run and will not be resupplied.

Tesco.com who are selling the fifth cover are also offering the opportunity to purchase all 5 covers in one shrink wrap set. This comes with 5 postcards (based on the 5 covers) in an envelope. There are only 100 of these sets, so they are also considered a limited edition.

In terms of the competition, this is to win a signed, leather bound hardback edition of Under the Dome. This is a complete one off, and will not be reproduced for any other customer / retailer in the future. In other words, there is one (1) copy of this book!

The contest is open to anyone, anywhere (except Hodder & Stoughton employees and their families) so enter now!

You can enter the contest here.

Win Under the Dome

Posted: July 19, 2010, 00:32
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Here is a contest where you can win a copy of Under the Dome.

Thanks to Herbert West

Under the Dome x 5

Posted: July 19, 2010, 00:28
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Those of you that want all five Under the Dome paperbacks can get them here.


Thanks to Stan Timmons

Lilja's Library facebook hits 1,000

Posted: July 17, 2010, 01:05
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Some time ago I said that when the Lilja’s Library Facebook group reached 1,000 members I’d do a contest for the members of the group. Well, 1,000 have come and gone and now it’s time for the contest. On August 9, the same day my book is released, I will draw one lucky member who will receive a copy of my book Lilja’s Library – The World of Stephen King for free (signed if you so desire). All you have to do is be a member of the group on August 9 and you’ll be in the running. So, if you’re not a member yet, join now.

A fifth cover for Under the Dome

Posted: July 17, 2010, 00:18
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Remember the four different covers for the UK edition of Under the Dome that I wrote about here? Well, now a fifth has surface. This version was done exclusively for one of the big supermarket chains over in the UK and it might be pretty hard to find elsewhere.

Thanks to Nick Honeywell

Poster for Boogeyman

Posted: July 17, 2010, 00:18
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Here is the poster for the Dollar Baby version of The Boogeyman.

New UK site for Under the Dome

Posted: July 15, 2010, 00:12
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The UK paperback edition of Under the Dome is out and Hodder & Stughton has created a pretty cool site for it. Check it out here.

Thanks to Herbert West

Only 2 limited left of Lilja's Library

Posted: July 12, 2010, 23:14
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Cemetery Dance just informed me that there are now only two copies left of the limited (released in 52 copies) version of my book. So, if you're planning to get one, do is soon.

Order here.

Latest on Ghost Brothers of Darkland County

Posted: July 9, 2010, 21:21
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Here are the latest news about Ghost Brothers of Darkland County:

Mellencamp and Stephen King continue to work on their stage musical, "Ghost Brothers of Darkland County." The two recently hired a new director, award-winning actress Liv Ullman, who plans to start revising the script with King in January and work through 2011 on the production. Meanwhile, Burnett has been recording an album of Mellencamp's songs for the project with Kris Kristofferson, Rosanne Cash, Elvis Costello, Ryan Bingham and the Blasters' Phil and Dave Alvin voicing the characters — but not Mellencamp.

"I got fired," he said with a laugh. "Whenever I talk to T-Bone, I go, 'Remember the time you fired me?' He goes, 'I didn't fire you — you quit.' I say, 'No, you fired me, man. I remember.' I'm spotty at best, I guess."

Thanks to Bev Vincent

King to narrate introductions

Posted: July 9, 2010, 01:16
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reported the following about the audio edition of Full Dark, No Stars:

Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King. A quartet of original, never-before-published stories, with King narrating an introduction to each tale. (Simon & Schuster Audio, Nov.)

Thanks to willowlove