Monday, November 29, 2010

Chat with Stephen King

On December 8, 2010  @ 7:00-8:00 PM Eastern 4:00 Pacific Stephen King will be chatting on UStream about Full Dark, No Stars.  This is a rare opportunity to get to talk to him  and get some questions answered about the book we all just devoured.  RSVP to the chat here

Send any questions in advance to Scribner/Simon and Schuster

ATSK goes to Portsmouth, NH

My family and I are making the 9 hour trek to River Run Bookstore to see King this Thursday for the 'FDNS' signing.  The only thing that I am hoping for is for the weather to warm up a bit so we aren't standing out in the cold for endless hours. :(  I guess you have to do what you've gotta do to see King in person.  IMO it is totally worth it.       

King's Top 10 of '10

Entertainment Weekly Post  has not posted this article to the website yet but it has already hit some other sites.
This has been osted on The Awards Circuit click link to view this site's listed top 10 for King.

1. Let Me In is on film that was discussed at length at the New Yorker Festival this past October.   

2. The Town  with  the wierd, scary-looking nun on the front.  This cover is wrong on so many levels  but can't wait to see this one.

3. Inception with Leonardo DiCaprio, I'm sure won't disappoint.  That is one I have been anticipating for a while now.  Our movie watching has been happening at home lately but we did go to the theatre to see Harry Potter, great movie! (Everyone at the theatre was glued to their seats for the entire movie.)

4. The Social Network

5. Takers

6. Kick-Ass

7. Splice

8. Monsters

9. Jackass 3D

10. Green Zone
View the rest at the above link.  Once they are posted on I will come back here and post them all.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

This is regarding Turkey Day........ O> (turkey smiley)

If you celebrate Thanksgiving, I hope it was the best one ever!  (If you don't, you saved yourself a few thousand calories.)  There has been so much to be thankful for this year.  Mostly, ATSK thanks you, the reader, for adding so much to this site.  Your excitement about SK fuels my excitement more every day.  I passed on the turkey smiley from my niece, lol.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Bridgton Bookstore in Bridgton, ME

There was a small number of Full Dark, No Stars books that were signed by Stephen King for Bridgton Bookstore.  The store sells to locals only.  The person who answered the phone was surprised to hear that one of the books that was purchased at the store was on ebay.  The person on the phone stated that he tries to only sell to local collectors or churches.  I was also invited to stop in the store if I am ever in the local area.  (If I ever do go to Bridgeton, ME that will be one of my stops with hopes of a possible signed book, any signed book by King.)

Signed Full Dark, No Stars on ebay (completed listing).  Reseller sold it for $262.00

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Great Reviews for 'Full Dark, No Stars'

USA Today review
Financial Times review

"This book hit me like a freight train, I'm still reeling.  This is a great collection of novellas/"  All Things Stephen King

My blurb:  The utterly chilling story 1922 takes gruesome to a new level.  When a marriage sours over a dispute involving some property, a plan is devised to put an end to said dispute; a deadly end. 1922 tells a grisly story about a family and others decimated by treachery, madness, and murder because a couple could not compromise. 

While reading the tale at midnight last night this song kept replaying in my mind.
The Fixx One Thing Leads To Another go here to read the lyrics.   When this story ended I thought; Rats, it's over!   


The story Big Driver takes your emotions on a wild ride.  This is a story about a mystery writer named Tess.  When Tess is returning home from a speaking engagement for a book group, she is ensnared in a trap meant to end her life.  You will find that Tess’ resolve is admirable and quite cunning.

Fair Extension was a good story that stirred overwhelming feelings of pity for Tom Goodhugh. ****SPOILER ALERT!  Tom Goodhugh 'falls from grace' in the worst way possible.  No girlfriend-stealing person deserves what happened to him.END SPOILER ALERT****  The ending left me thinking hmmmm, wasn't expecting that!  I was really hoping for a different outcome for Streeter.

In the expertly-written story called A Good Marriage, King writes a thought-provoking story about betrayal, deception, and intense fear.  This story begs the questions, how well do you really know your spouse (or anyone close to you) and what would I do if I was in the same situation?  This is one of those stories that make you go hmmmmm... 

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Stephen King writes 'Suck On This'

Exclusive Stephen King Article:  Suck On This posted September 29, 2010 Suck on This written May 8, 2010

In King's article Suck On This, he discusses the comics that whet his appetite as a child.  When preparing for American Vampire he was sent some comics for inspiration such as Northlanders and Scalped which he liked.  SK chimes in on what he calls the "sweetie-vamp" craze.  I think he is trying to say that wimpy vampires that only indulge in Bloody Marys are not all that scary.

Scalped Vol. 1: Indian Country
Northlanders Vol. 1: Sven The Returned

Comics: December

Dark Tower:  Little Sisters of Eluria #1 Release date:
December 2010 

There will be another event for 'Full Dark, No Stars' yet to be announced.

Ms. Mod confirmed that there will be another event for the release of FDNS.  This statement leaves a lot for speculation.  What will the event be?  Where will it be?  When will it be?  The announcement has not been made yet but I will be watching closely for any updates in the news.  There was also a confirmation that there won't be any television interviews for this book only print. 

Friday, November 5, 2010

Christmas came early this year!

When I opened the door this afternoon and saw a media mail envelope addressed to me from Marsha DeFilippo, I about flipped out!  This is also 4 days before publication!   SK even personalized it by writing my name in it!  Just like I say all the time Stephen King YOU ROCK in my book, well in any book that is! :-)

Question of the Day #55: Would you make a deal with the Devil and ask for an extension of something? If so, what would it be? if you haven't done so already, listen to the excerpt of Fair Extension

This excerpt got the juices flowing.  Fair Extension made me wonder what I would do in the exact same situation.  For me, I feel the stakes are too high to make a deal with the Devil.  (I kind of like my soul as is, flawed as it may be, thank you very much.)  If I could get an extension on anything, no strings attached of course,  it would have to be to extend  my life to live to the ripe old age of 110.  110 years seems like a "fair" number.  lol  

What would you do?

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Stephen King Biography -

Stephen King Biography -

These are a few snippets of the Bio. True Story's DVD biography of Stephen King.  I hope to record the show in its entirety sometime soon. My goal is to keep checking the schedule to see if this comes up on the guide, fingers crossed.  If it shows up on the guide I will post dates and times for those who haven't seen it yet.  Or I just may buy it from Amazon.  This has now been placed on my want list.

This is a short written bio on Stephen King on Biography Channel's website.
King Quoted: click here
"I recognize terror as the finest emotion and so I will try to terrorize the reader. But if I find that I cannot terrify, I will try to horrify, and if I find that I cannot horrify, I'll go for the gross-out. I'm not proud."  A Very Tight Place comes to mind ha ha. biography

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