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Thursday, December 31, 2009

TheDarkTower.com is offering a signed comic by SK

TheDarkTower.com is putting up a comic signed by SK himself on DTbay beginning 1/1/10 and running until 1/5/10. The Long Road Home Omnibus will be the kick-off item for TheDarkTower.com's auction for The Haven Foundation. The signed copy says Long days and pleasant nights! (signed by) Stephen King 10/02/09. Bidding begins at $100.00. The auction/fundraiser will run from 1/1/10 until 5/19/10.

Link to Comic/photo of signature that will be up for auction (Scroll down for SK's signature)
http://www.thedarktower.com/palaver/showthread.php?t=9915

This is the Link to the auction site DTbay which will begin 1/1/10
http://www.thedarktower.com/palaver/DTbay.php

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Season's Greetings from All Things Stephen King!

Season's Greetings to all! If you just happened to stumble on my site, great, or if you are back for some more info, I will be watching a few more movies over the holidays. Also, I will be reading a lot more so I can post many more thoughts and opinions. When I get new information, I usually add to the previous post that it applies to, while creating a new post. So, please be safe this holiday season and when you have a few moments to spare stop by, read, and post anything you wish to comment on. I sure would like to hear about what's going on with you!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Stephen appeared in Bridgton, Maine last night Under The Dome

Sun Journal article on book signing in Bridgton ME, 12/16/2009.
http://www7.sunjournal.com/node/30

News clip
http://www.wgme.com/newsroom/top_stories/videos/wgme_vid_1741.shtml

Another news clip
http://www.necn.com/Boston/Arts-Entertainment/2009/12/17/Stephen-King-finds-inspiration/1261082830.html

NHPR-Interview over an hour long

New Hampshire Public Radio sat down with Stephen King on 12/3/2009. The interview was very entertaining. Stephen talks about acting, his favorite movies from his books, DT, what superpower would he like to have? He talked about his addiction and recovery.

For full interview click
http://www.nhpr.org/node/28149

Stephen King's Appearance on The Colbert Report

Well, it was really funny. Stephen King and Stephen Colbert spoof one of his books and there is a small part about Larry King and Pennywise. Ha ha ha ha ha ha!

December 16, 2009, The Colbert Report
http://www.comedycentral.com/colbertreport/full-episodes/index.jhtml?episodeId=258580

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Update: The Ghost Brothers Of Darkland County a King and Mellencamp Collaboration

The Ghost Brothers Of Darkland County is a theatrical musical. John Mellencamp wrote the musical score while Stephen King wrote the story. There will be a release of the entire production on 2 cds, with another cd with songs only, it will also be accompanied with a novel. A website is being built for the musical for 2010. Also, the CD should be released sometime in 2010.  Update:  March 29, 2010 according to SKMB the CD/Book won't be dropping anytime this spring. I'll keep watching...

For more information on cast etc click here:
http://www.stephenking.com/index.html

John Mellencamp press release:
http://www.mellencamp.com/?module=news&news_item_id=388
Sorry the page has been removed.

Update: Stephen King's appearance on The Colbert Report

The new air date for Stephen King's Under The Dome appearance on The Colbert Report (date and time subject to change because it was previously recorded) is set for 12/15/2009. Check your local listings for The Colbert Report on Comedy Central. I will post any new changes. My DVR is set for 11:30 PM Eastern time. According to the Moderator,SK Message Boards, The Colbert Report did not air the interview last evening because they didn't want to have to edit the 5 min interview down at all. The DVR is now set for this evening 12/16/2009 11:30 PM. I'm hoping the interview will be aired this evening.

Link to The Colbert Report
http://www.colbertnation.com/home

Kindle UR coming out in 2010 as an audiobook

Approximately an hour ago, Marsha DeFillipo, Moderator and Personal Assistant to Stephen King just posted a comment on StephenKing.com that UR, previously published exclusively for the Kindle, will become an audiobook on February 16, 2010.  Holter Graham is the voice of Wesley Smith. 

Simon and Schuster
http://books.simonandschuster.com/UR/Stephen-King/9781442303096

Stephen King's Official Website
http://www.stephenking.com/

Holter Graham's Official Website
http://www.holtergraham.com/


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Monday, December 14, 2009

Stephen King and Tabitha King help out the troops!

This news was so nice to hear! Follow the link to read the story about how the Kings helped out the troops for the holidays. This is just another reason to love the Kings and to buy their books. Way to go you guys! :)

I am posting a few different news sources. I loved this first one!
Boston Herald
http://bostonherald.com/news/national/northeast/view.bg?articleid=1218743

Bangor Daily News (his local newspaper)
http://www.bangordailynews.com/detail/132676.html#comments-post

Fox News
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,580128,00.html

Yahoo
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/091213/entertainment/us_people_stephen_king_troops

If you like what he did go to this link and post a comment:
http://www.bostonherald.com/news/national/northeast/view.bg?articleid=1218611&format=comments&sort=newest

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Creepshow then and Creepshow now

DVR'd Creepshow 1982 a few weeks ago for today on Encore Mystery, Dish Network. I forgot I recorded this and was so delighted to see it in my list today. There is going to be another Creepshow in 2011 it is in pre-production right now, another movie to look forward to!

The first short story Voodoo Doll starts out with a young boy named Billy(Joe Hill Cameo) reading comics. His father goes into his room and finds him reading comic books and begins demeaning the him for reading them. When the boy mentions his father's choice in reading materials, he is then slapped. All of the comic books are then taken from him and thrown in the trash. While the scene is cutting away a skeleton figure is outside his window pointing to the trash can outside. At this point, you know that the boy wants to get even with his father for throwing away his comics.

The second short story named Father's Day is told by a pompous old lady. The lady talks about how Aunt Bedilia killed her father and it just so happened on Father's Day. Her father, Nathan Grantham was a rich, wretched old coot who is befallen with a stoke that forces Aunt Bedilia to be his caretaker(and drives her mad in the process). When Bedilia falls in love, because her father is a jealous man, has her suitor shot in a hunting accident. While preparing her father his Father's Day cake, he is screaming and yelling for it. When she becomes irritated with all of his yelling, she hits him over the head with a marble ash try and kills him. Due to her extreme guilt, yearly on the anniversary of his death, she goes to his grave site to wish him a Happy Father's Day. This will be the final time she visits his grave site.

The Lonesome Death of Jordy Verrill is about a meteor that lands on the land of a Jed Clampett-type character named Jordy Verrill (played by Stephen King). He plays the guy really well, as always, very humorous. The not-so-bright Jordy Verrill touches the meteor which turns green and smokes causing white bumps to appear on his fingers. This scene has always creeped me out because the sores look authentic like something someone would actually get from touching an object from outer space. The strange rash begins to transform him and his surroundings. SK begins growing and growing and growing and gr...... How is he going to get rid of all those overgrown weeds?
In one of his recent interviews NHPR 12/3/2009, one of the questions was, how come you haven't you done any acting lately? Stephen's answered, {Well, cause I suck at it? I like to act, and I have actually had some offers to do things, I think that generally speaking, being from Maine, this is another thing you'll have to edit from the radio but, I have been typecast as the country ***hole since I did Jordy Verrill in Creepshow I was the guy who turned into a weed in Creepshow and since then I get a lot of parts. Goddamn , what the hell is that thing?(speaking in a southern accent)You know, so. You see I do a good job at it, so I get offers.}
Listen to full 1 hour interview
http://www.nhpr.org/node/28149

When a husband finds out about his wife's indiscretions, he uses the ocean and sand to carry out his murderous plans in Something To Tide You Over. Leslie Nielson plays the jealous husband Richard and Ted Danson plays Harry the other guy. His victims come back for a little revenge. This is one story that I remember watching years ago.

The Crate is about a padlocked, nailed crate that is found under a stairwell. The crate is dated June 19, 1834 (interestingly enough, the date June 19 being the day Stephen King was struck by the vehicle in Maine). Also, one of the characters in the beginning, when everyone is being introduced, was introduced as Tabby but she corrects them by saying her name is Tabitha. (that is the name of his wife, for those who don't already know that). Before the crate is found, a husband has visions of killing his obnoxious wife named Wilma/Billie by many different methods. One way he fantasied about killing her was to shoot her, another was to choke her with his necktie. Once the contents of the crate is revealed to be a ravenous animal, the husband gets the idea to lure his wife to the location of the crate. The Crate is one of the bloodier stories in the group of short stories. This creature is one vicious and scary animal.

The short story They're Creeping Up On You! is about a cranky, germaphobe named Mr. Pratt who rents a $3,200/month roach-infested apartment . Mr. Pratt has a Type A personality that is brash and ugly. I'm sure more than a few people are gunnin' for him.

Finally the conclusion to Voodoo Doll.... You'll have to watch.

Watch it on Blu-Ray Amazon.com

Stephen King arrested? (in the 70's) Conehead April 2002

Conehead, when Stephen King's bad luck couldn't get any worse...... somehow it unfortunately does (poor guy). I am posting this link so I will be able to access it quickly and easily in the future. Also, so anyone else who hasn't read it can go there & lol. This is too funny! I love how deeply he looks at situations and how well he translates his feelings about different circumstances. I especially love how he can find the humor in difficult situations.

http://www.newyorker.com/archive/2002/04/22/020422fa_FACT2

Friday, December 11, 2009

Premium Harmony: newyorker.com

I liked Premium Harmony for the tongue-in-cheek, quick-witted Stephen King style we all love. He demonstrates that there is shaky ground between a couple, especially how so much of what we think and feel is better left unsaid for the sake of the relationship. Ray and his wife Mary have a somewhat volitile relationship, they are both riddled with some vices. Mary's vice is directly related to an emotional event. Ray understands how she feels, so he bites his tongue and refrains from remarks as much as humanly possible. If you like stories about human behavior you will like this one. Oh, and sorry Biz.

This is a link to the new story written by SK
Premium Harmony: newyorker.com

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Kingdom Hospital

Link to the synopsis, trailer, and cast listed for the series is on IMDb (Internet Movie Data Base) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0324864/

Link to Stephen King's website about Kingdom Hospital
http://www.stephenking.com/library/television/kingdom_hospital.html

Wiki information on Kingdom Hospital
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingdom_Hospital

There is a book called The Journals Of Eleanor Druse about the Kingdom Hospital occurrences. This book was written by Richard Dooling pen name Eleanor Druse http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Dooling http://www.dooling.com/. The book is listed with Eleanor Druse and Stephen King as the authors. The author(s) present this book as a truthful account of the incidents there but it is a book of fiction. The "journal" even begins with a cover letter addressed to Stephen King, which gives the look of an actual journal. While reading this book, I felt like I knew Sally Druse, Bobby (her son), the orderlies, and all of the doctors in the hospital. Surprisingly, the author made me laugh a few times considering it was supposed to be about something horrific. Basically, Eleanor Druse (Sally), is a physic that is concerned for a child that she hears crying during a visit to the hospital. When she realises she is not a child of this world she decides to help her to cross over. When Sally was at Kingdom Hospital as a child she narrowly avoids being permanetly rewired in an experiment that could have changed her whole life, as it does Madeline Kruger's. She uncovers many disturbing facts about Kingdom Hospital, and its past. Read it. I posed the question about the authors to the Moderator at StephenKing.com and the answer was that since Stephen King came up with the concept for the book he got credit for it.

ISBN 1-4013-0123-1 Kindle version is $3.96 (12/11/09)
http://www.amazon.com/Journals-Eleanor-Druse-Investigation-ebook/dp/B000FC0YN6


Hardcover edition Amazon.com $30.95 (12/11/09)
http://www.amazon.com/Journals-Eleanor-Druse-Investigation%20Hospital/dp/1401301231/ref=tmm_hrd_title_0

Barnes and Noble CD's and books
http://books.barnesandnoble.com/search/results.aspx?SRT=R&WRD=the+journals+of+eleanor+druse&BOX=the+journals+of+eleanor+druse&SZE=10&DREF=1
DVD is still sold on Amazon.com sells for $19.49 for the entire series
http://www.amazon.com/Stephen-King-Presents-Kingdom-Hospital/dp/B001TH37S0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1260457489&sr=8-1

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Digging into interviews and stories about Stephen King's near-fatal accident

Link to the story in the New Yorker written a while ago by Stephen himself On Impact accounting the details of his accident. If you read both articles you will see some very weird (to say the least) coincidences and interesting information about Kingdom Hospital and how it relates to his accident. What an inspiring article!
http://www.newyorker.com/archive/2000/06/19/2000_06_19_078_TNY_LIBRY_000021098?currentPage=all

This is the link to the song that Stephen mentions in the article.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1aMTWdQnzo

This is an article on Bryan Smith/Brian Smith(not sure of the true spelling) the guy hit him with his van.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bryan_Smith

This is the town where the accident occurred,(along Route 5, North Lovell) this is where SK's summer house is located.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lovell,_Maine

Also, view this link official page to Lovell, Maine, beautiful! I wonder if it was the inspiration for Bag of Bones (eerily similar).
http://www.lovellmaine.us/

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

The Colbert Report Interview with Stephen King

The airing of the interview has been delayed according to Marsha DeFillipo, Stephen King's Personal Assistant. A new air date has not be scheduled yet. I will post new air date once it is released.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Discordia is officially up and running.

This is an online video game created for the site and Dark Tower series. The quality is amazing. Check it out. Even if you aren't a fan of the Dark Tower you will like this game.
http://www.stephenking.com/discordia/

Teaser video
http://www.stephenking.com/promo/discordia_prev2/

Stephen King, what is your favorite holiday movie?

This was classic, this is why he's my favorite writer! LOL He is just so brutally honest.
http://www.simonandschuster.com/multimedia?video=53502159001

Update: Looks as though the last Under The Dome book signing is in Bridgton, Maine

I found an article. Bridgton, Maine December 16, 2009 Magic Lantern Theater 6:30 to 8:30 is already sold out @ 400 tickets (You lucky, lucky fans)! Click for complete article here.

http://www.sunjournal.com/node/695577/

Sorry, the page has been removed.

Where is the final book signing in Maine?

Under The Dome-final book signing-where?
Does anyone know where the final book signing for the tour will be? If so, could you let me in on the secret? I understand that all of the tickets are gone.....I was just wondering.

Update: Under The Dome signing tour Maine

It looks as though there won't be any tickets available for the final Maine signing. The venue where the signing will be taking place was able to sell out of tickets with local advertising, so there will be no more information released about the book signing. I wonder where it is going to be?

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Update: Secretary of Dreams Volume 2 Release Update

Seems as though I have been waiting for this book's release forever, but finally it should be out Spring 2010. The book's release was pushed back because of Under the Dome. The last edition was so well done that it would be hard to top it but somehow I think they are going to do it again. Thanks Cemetery Dance. :) Glen Chadbourne's art adds so much to the story. These books are a great edition to any one's library. I would love to get the signed collectors edition, that would be awesome.

For a complete listing of editions for Secretary of Dreams 2 click:
http://stephenkingrocks-hallrla3.blogspot.com/2009/09/secretary-of-dreams-volume-2_16.html

Friday, December 4, 2009

Passing this along Interview Under the Dome Russell Dorr PA

This is an interesting article about Russell Dorr PA consultant for Stephen King's books.

Advance advanceweb.com

Wired Interview

You Tube Interview with Russ Dorr

NH Magazine Russ Dorr Interview

Under the Dome Hodder and Stoughton signed limited UK version

Waterstone's is selling a signed, limited edition of 500. This version of Under the Dome is slipcased and even more limited than the US version. This edition is still available.
http://www.waterstones.com/waterstonesweb/products/stephen+king/under+the+dome/7169684/

eBook versions Under the Dome to be released December 24, 2009

Amazon-$9.99 (Kindle)
http://www.amazon.com/Under-Dome-Novel-ebook/dp/B002UFUMDI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1259935484&sr=8-1

Barnes and Noble -$9.99 (iPhone, iTouch, Blackberry, and PC or Mac computers)
http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Under-the-Dome/Stephen-King/e/9781439168035/?itm=3&USRI=under+the+dome

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Doctor Sleep or a new Mid-World Book?

There is a poll on SKMB (Stephen King Message Boards) and now on the homepage, on which book should be released first Doctor Sleep which is based off of The Shining or The Wind Through the Keyhole a new Dark Tower book. Go vote: Polls close according to Ms. Mod SKMB 12:01 AM Jan 1, 2010. There is a poll on the homepage for visitors or the poll on the message board for members the polls will be added together for the final result

Forum named: Steve needs your input

http://www.stephenking.com/forums/showthread.php?p=343578#post343578 SKMB member

http://www.stephenking.com/index.html Homepage poll

King talks about Doctor Sleep in an article
http://books.torontoist.com/2009/11/stephen-king-planning-possible-sequel-to-the-shining/

Stephen King one more book signing!

There will be an upcoming final book signing for Under the Dome somewhere in Maine on December 16, 2009. Once the information is released I will post. This will be a very Merry Christmas for some Stephen King fans!

***Update Update Update***
http://stephenkingrocks-hallrla3.blogspot.com/2009/12/update-under-dome-signing-tour-maine.html

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

What!? Variant covers, for Under the Dome!

While shopping at the airport, I came across a different dust jacket than the novel I originally bought. It seems as though Scribner produced 2 states of the Under the Dome cover. One cover is in white lettering and the other in a pewter-tone lettering. When I compared the covers one seemed to have a darker tint overall than the one on the left. Since I am a collector of his work, I bought both covers. Some people are speculating that the darker cover indicates the affects of pollution on Chester's Mill after a while of being Under the Dome.
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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

What Stephen King books am I reading now? Just After Sunset, Duma Key, and Under The Dome

I promise not to give too much away but I have to write about what I am reading right now so I can come back later and refresh my memory. Just After Sunset, Duma Key, and Under The Dome. I absolutely love Just After Sunset filled with engaging short stories, now a winner of a 2009 ALA Alex Award. I have heard many people say that they don't enjoy the short stories as much but this book (so far) is excellent. 

For me Willa was a little on the short side but the way the story finishes makes you think of how "it" could possibly be. You'll have to read and find out what "it" is referring to.

The Gingerbread Girl was an excellent story from beginning to end. Emily's way of dealing with the devastating things in her life is both excruciatingly sad and inspiring. You do not have a clue how this story is going to end until the last page or two. This is a must read whether you like short stories or not!

Harvey's Dream has a way of imitating life. That is all I am going to say. I liked this story.

Rest Stop is one of those stories that brings a lot of issues involving domestic violence to the surface. It makes you think about what you might do in the same situation. I know what I would do, how about you? This was a good story.

Stationary Bike tells about a guy named Richard Sifkitz whom when he goes to the doctor and gets his cholesterol number realizes he's gotta make some changes. What he realizes is the positive changes that he is making adversely affects someone else, but who? Does this story try to teach moderation in everything? Read, and see what you think. (Also, a little tidbit of interesting information, one of the workers in the story is named Michell Whelen, but if you know Stephen King's books one of his actual artists for his Dark Tower books is named Michael Whelen,his name actually appears in the paperback book on page 208.) See Link to his site:http://www.michaelwhelan.com/catalog/home.php


The Things They Left Behind is a story about some unlikely things that appear out of nowhere and what Scott Staley must do with them. This is a very poignant story. You must read this one.

Graduation Afternoon is a story that really makes you think about how things can go awry in an instant. Stephen King manages to put you right there and experience something that we all pray doesn't ever happen. I highly recommend this one.

N. You may already know about this story, because it was released as a precursor to the book release in video form but it is a story that discusses OCD, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. N. is someone who is a completely normal individual until he stumbles across some rock formations. He was attempting to get some nice photos for his annual calendar for his friends. Once he finds these formations many disturbing images occur to him. N. is compelled to count, place, and touch everything for protection. The weight of the world seems to be on his shoulders...... This is a great story the video that was released really covers the essence of the story but is a must read. Here is the link to the precursor episode 1 of 25:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXwZYc3fyLk
N. to become a comic book miniseries March 2010 click for full story: http://www.stephenking.com/promo/n_comic/

The Cat From Hell Well, let's just say the name says it all. This story makes me want to avoid every cat that I ever see. The characters in this story are an old man named Drogan and a hitman named Halston. Drogan has an unlikely hit for Halston. This story was short and extremely sinister.

New York Times at Special Bargain Rates speaks to those who may have lost a loved one and the question of afterlife. When a widow gets a call that no one else is aware of, she questions whether it ever even happened. This story was the perfect length. The story left me wanting more information about the characters in this story. This was a great story.

Mute makes you question how truthful people are being with you. Monette deals with deception on many levels from a few people in the story. If Monette were a real guy I would feel a lot of pity for him. I really never expected the outcome in this story. I really doubt I will ever forget this story.
Anyone who has dealt with the terminally ill should read Ayana, it is a sweet story of hope in the face of death. Stephen King writes this story in the King-style about a father that is terminally ill and how a son deals with the sickness. Then about what eventually happens to him and his father simultaneously which results in his complete recovery.

A Very Tight Place involves a bitter dispute over some prime real estate in FL. The argument ensues between Curtis Johnson and Tim Grunwald. These two detest each other to the core. Only one thought or feeling comes to mind when I think of this story, EWWWWWWWWW! This story has got the ultimate yuck factor going!  Did I mention EWWWWWWWWW?!

Just After Sunset is wonderful book of short stories.  Please feel free to post any thoughts or opinions of your own. :)

Duma Key is about Edgar Freemantle whom for the first half of his life was a successful Builder/Contractor. He was married for many years and had two great daughters. His life was what most would consider the American Dream. All of his good fortune seems to change when he is severely injured on the job, when he loses his arm. After the accident, he realizes his life has drastically changed his personality, abilities, marriage, and career. Edgar feels compelled to move to Duma Key, FL and moves into "Big Pink", a cottage located on the water . "Big Pink" is where he realizes his insatiable appetite for his long lost ability to draw, paint, and sketch. After Edgar arrives he paints and walks everyday, almost compulsively. He pushes his body to the limits to heal by taking long walks each day. He continues to make new goals each day. The goal then becomes to reach a gentleman who sits on the beach with an ice cold drink waiting for him daily. I am currently around page 423 where the plot is now beginning to be revealed.

Link to an article of an interview with Stephen King about Duma Key: http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,1934180_1934196_1935977,00.html

Link to Wiki Duma Key:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duma_Key

Link to video interview with Stephen King on The Today Show about Duma Key:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22769944/

Under The Dome trivia.  According to SKMB (Stephen King Message Board) Stephen King got the name for Jim Rennie from (Reny's Department Store, Newcastle, Maine) http://www.renys.com/ which according to Ms. Mod. was also the inspiration for Romeo Burpee, store owner of Burpee's Department Store, Chester's Mill, Maine. 

Big Jim Rennie's character cards from the Deluxe Edition or the Signed Collector's Editon looks very much like Dick Cheney.  Stephen King fashioned Big Jim Rennie after Dick Cheney.  While Andy Sanders, the First Selectman, looks and acts like George W. Bush.  Julia Shumway resembles Sarah Palin.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Morality: Stephen King's All-New Story of Recession

I plan to read this but haven't gotten around to it. This was released it June but if you haven't read the article here is the link.

Morality: Stephen King's All-New Story of Recession

Once you read this one come back and post comments, I would love to know what you think.

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What does Stephen King have in store for us in 2010?

Marvel will be adding to the current graphic series, it will be called Dark Tower: The Gunslinger
http://www.stephenking.com/forums/showthread.php?t=15171

There will also be a new graphic novel American Vampire (this is the first time Stephen King will be working with Vertigo/DC Comics) and a new book Ghost Brothers of Darkland County. There will be more details later when the information is available.


If you would like to read the entire press release for American Vampire please visit:
http://www.stephenking.com/promo/american_vampire/press_release/

Friday, November 13, 2009

Stephen King book signing Dundalk, MD

video

FYI: During this video, Mr. King asks for Richard Chizmar, a friend of his. He is Founder of Cemetery Dance publisher in Maryland. They publish special editions of Stephen King's works. Here is a link to the Richard Chizmar's bio and website Cemetery Dance.

http://www.cemeterydance.com/page/CDP/CTGY/CHIZMAR

I also wanted to thank Paul Kram, Store Manager, Dundalk, MD for all of his effort and work he put forth for this book signing. This event was so well organized by you and your staff. Thank you, thank you, a thousand times thank you! :)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

You have gotta visit Chester's Mill

Chester's Mill Chamber of Commerce website. For those of you know who know anything about Castle Rock, Maine. Chester's Mill is located near the fictitious town of Castle Rock, Maine. I think this was a great idea to get readers interested in the town setting of Chester's Mill, Maine for Under the Dome. See the whole layout of the town and names of the businesses.


Visit website @ http://www.chestersmill.com/

The unvieling of the new Under the Dome Book Cover

The unviel is taking place. The cover for Under the Dome is going to be awesome. There is still time to pre-order the book.


http://promo.simonandschuster.com/underthedome/22177_main.php

Monday, September 21, 2009

Baltimore Venue of Under the Dome Book Signing

Baltimore venue book signing only:

November 11, 2009 6:00 PM
Walmart
2399 North Point Boulevard
Dundalk, MD 21222

Stephen King Under the Dome Book Signing
Only the first 400 wristbands will get signed books. Wristbands are free on a first-come first- served basis given out at 7 AM that morning on November 11, 2009. So set your alarms early.
Mr. King will speak to the crowd for about the first 15 minutes before signing, only paid Walmart books will be signed, no other memorabilia will be signed. There will not be any personalization of the books, only his signature. He will not pose for photos with customers but photos can be taken from a distance. No flash photography is allowed. Assuming that Mr. King can get through the first 400 books in the two hour time limit, there will be a back up line so he could get through a few more than 400.

Happy Birthday Mr. King

Happy Birthday Mr. Stephen King. Hope you have a wonderful day and also thank you for writing so much for all of us constant readers to enjoy!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Update: Secretary of Dreams Volume 2

Cemetery Dance responded to my email by informing me that, Glenn Chadbourne, the artist will be including a lot more art in this volume than the last. His artwork adds so much to the expertly written stories. Here is a link for a preview of some of his exceptional artwork.

http://www.cemeterydance.com/page/CDP/Graven06

They tell me all of the artwork is done, needs to be proofread again, and now they are just waiting on signature sheets. Publication is now going to be sometime near the end of the year.

There are 3 editions of this book.

Slipcased Gift Editon $75.00 limited to 5,000
Signed & Traycased Limited Edition $300.00 limited to 750 copies
Signed & Traycased Lettered Edition cost unknown limited to 52 copies

******Update Update Update******
Secretary of Dreams update release information follow link to information
http://stephenkingrocks-hallrla3.blogspot.com/2009/09/secretary-of-dreams-volume-2.html

Update: Secretary of Dreams Volume 2 release update

I contacted the message board moderator aka Stephen King's assistant and I was told that their office has no information on the publication of this book. I am now contacting Cemetery Dance to find out if they can give any further information. I hope they release this book this year.


******Update Update Update******
Secretary of Dreams update release information follow link to information
http://stephenkingrocks-hallrla3.blogspot.com/2009/09/secretary-of-dreams-volume-2.html

Under the Dome Book Signing: Baltimore Venue Annoucement

Baltimore Under the Dome Book Signing Info.

Looks as though there will be a formal announcement on Sept. 21, 2009 (Stephen King's birthday) on where the event will be held. This is according to SK message boards. Mark your calendars. The event will be held in Baltimore November 11, 2009, the day after the release of the book. Baltimore venue book signing only:

November 11, 2009 6:00 PM
Walmart
2399 North Point Boulevard
Dundalk, MD 21222

Stephen King Under the Dome Book Signing
Only the first 400 wristbands will get signed books. Wristbands are free on a first-come first- served basis given out at 7 AM that morning on November 11, 2009. So set your alarms early.Mr. King will speak to the crowd for about the first 15 minutes before signing, only paid Walmart books will be signed, no other memorabilia will be signed. There will not be any personalization of the books, only his signature. He will not pose for photos with customers but photos can be taken from a distance. No flash photography is allowed. Assuming that Mr. King can get through the first 400 books in the two hour time limit, there will be a back up line so he could get through a few more than 400.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Under the Dome Signed Limited Collector's Edition

Sold Out!
The Unsigned Limited Collector's Edition of Under The Dome is still available for $75.00. The book sounds like it has a lot to offer at over 1,000 pages.


Limited to 25,000 copies

Stephen King Signed Limited Collector's Edition!


Under the Dome Signed Limited Collector's Edition!
Only $200.00 a steal for a signed Stephen King novel.
I got mine get yours today! Due to ship November 10, 2009


This edition limited to 1,500 copies.


http://promo.simonandschuster.com/under-the-dome-signed-edition/?mcd=z_090910_NL_Under-The-Dome_SSN

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Under the Dome

Dear Readers,

Doesn’t it seem all of Stephen Kings’ kudos for excellent writing is being kept “Under the Dome” so to speak? He is a writer that doesn't get a whole lot of credit for all that he has produced and written throughout the years. Stephen King is one author that cannot be summed up in one sentence or even a few sentences.

Many years ago, I came across a large paperback book named IT written by Stephen King. Back then, I always knew a book with a little scare was what I liked but never really read very much. There were a few books I finished while growing up but when I say a few I mean 3-4 books only. I mostly read vampire and ghost books. When I was in school, I had difficulty reading. Comprehension was my ultimate problem. If you can’t comprehend, you are not understanding. There wasn’t anyone that I could turn to about my difficulties in reading. Most times, I found myself daydreaming about anything but the paragraph I was reading. Reading the same paragraph many times didn’t even help me understand the text. My mind wandered off of what I was reading. Movies were how I got my entertainment. I knew Stephen King from his scary movies. His movies were wonderful to me! Carrie, The Shining, Pet Semetary, Children of the Corn are a few movies of his that I had seen and absolutely loved. So I was in my early 20’s and saw an entire section of his books on the shelf at a bookstore. The movies were so good the books had to be better, I thought. My desire was to conquer my reading difficulties. I knew I had to overcome this stumbling block in my life. IT was a book I had to read from cover to cover. I told myself, if I could finish this book I would have defeated my problems with reading. I told myself that I was going to finish this book if it took me 10 years to do it. The decision was made. I bought the book and read a few pages, which turned into 20 pages, which turned into more….. I got about ½ to ¾ of the way through the book and realized I was really frightened by IT. Well after all, I was reading it alone in bed right before falling asleep, alone, in the dark….. Isn’t that what his books are supposed to do, scare you? That’s why I was reading IT right? Stephen King had a way of really making you love the characters, somehow connecting you to them and scaring you out of your wits. All of the characters all seemed so real to me. I didn’t want to see any of them perish except Pennywise that is. Some of the favorite characters do though I know. That always adds to the story though. I put the book down and didn’t pick it up for another 2 years. Again, I told myself, if I finish this book I will have conquered my reading obstacle. I started the book from the beginning again. This time the story went quicker since I had read most of IT once already. I finished IT! For someone who always had trouble with reading I had actually finished something without daydreaming, without wondering what the paragraph was saying, without sitting there hating the fact that I had to read at all! I had found something I enjoyed reading. I was also right about something else. From that point on I had read many more of his books and still recommend IT to this day. This is the book that really started many years of enjoyable reading for me. I needed to find books that held my interest and kept me wanting to read more. For that, I thank you, Mr. King you saved me from a life of illiteracy. Also, for anyone else who has trouble reading,you should really try many different genres. There will be something that appeals to you, I promise you that much. Don’t give up on yourself. One other thing, put your mind to it and just do it.


This blog is dedicated to All Things Stephen King. I am passionate about his books and movies. You will find all kinds of information on this blog about him and his books.

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