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Saturday, December 3, 2011

Set Your Calendars and DVRs for "Bag of Bones" on A&E

Bag of Bones
On Sunday December 11, 2011 A&E offers an early Christmas present to Stephen King fans. A two night event is scheduled for 9 PM/8 PM Central on 12/11/11 and 12/12/11. Promos are available through this link. After watching the preview, I am sure this is going to be as hauntingly good as the original
 book. :) :) ;) ;).



CHECK THIS PREQUEL
In preparation of the mini-series, Campfire NYC which is A&E's marketing firm has released some "Easter Eggs" for King Constant Readers. If you haven't done so already check out this interactive site for your pure enjoyment. I spent about an hour looking at all the King references that will be in the film. The HD quality images are "fan"tastic!!


Will you watch?

Sunday, November 13, 2011

January 1, 2012 Gauntlet Press will begin taking orders for "Stephen King's Battleground"

Gauntlet Press has finally set a date to begin taking orders for Stephen King's Battleground.  Publication is set for Spring/Summer 2012.  This book has seemed to be on the back burner for a long time.  Every few months I keep checking for any updates, this time a YES, confirmation on this book!   Nightmares and Dreamscapes was a fantastic series on TNT with Battleground as episode 1.  Go to Gauntlet Press and read the description about the King short story/ Matheson script combo.  If you want one of only 26 copies signed by King you better be prepared with a fast Internet connection and to pay $1250.00.

 According to Gauntlet Press Site:

26 copy Signed Lettered Edition (the ONLY version signed by Stephen King) is $1250
125 copy Signed Numbered Edition (signed by Brian Henson, Jeff Beal, Jeff Hayes, Michael Wright, Lee Romaire, Bill Haber, Sam Nicholson, and Richard Christian Matheson) is $125
Limited Edition (unsigned) is $75

Question of the day #63: Has anyone had a chance to sink their teeth into "11/22/63" yet?


No, I haven't started reading 11/22/63 but the hard copy is already on my book self.  The new book fits quite nicely there if I do say so myself. :)  When I am ready to read it I would like to purchase the ebook deluxe edition for the 18 minute King interview. 

Right now I am reading Misery and Desperation simultaneously.  I have been trying to complete Book Chick City's 12 King books in a year.  The count is around  9 for this year, so I am pushing through to try to complete the challenge. 

If you have a minute, let ATSK know what you think of King's new book.  I've heard nothing but great reviews.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Mile 81 coming out on September 1

Did anyone win the Mile 81 contest and able to read it already?  No dice for me.  My ebook is pre-ordered and will be on my Nook on the first. 

Question of the day #62: What is the best Stephen King book to read during a power outage? That is assuming you have a candle (which isn't recommended if you fall asleep while reading), flashlight, or a charged eReader.

My choice for a short outage with a campfire like atmostphere would be Salem's Lot.   But for an extended outage I would say  IT.  Either one could scare the bejesus out of me with all the lights on in the house.  A power outage is a great time for a reread.

Friday, August 26, 2011

(((Those in the path of Hurricane Irene)))

Prayers go out to all who are affected by this storm.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Already? Film rights optioned for "11/22/63"...I'm not surprised!

I'm tickled to hear this news.  We may get to see a new film with Stephen King as Executive Producer.  In this article passed along by Ms. Mod.  Film 11/22/63

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

'Rose Madder' Glog



Hope you like this one.

Friday, May 6, 2011

'Ghost Brothers of Darkland County'

Alliance Theatre 2011-2012 Line-up:  April 4 through May 18, 2012

[In the tiny town of Lake Belle Reve, Mississippi in 1957, a terrible tragedy took the lives of two brothers and a beautiful young girl. During the next forty years, the events of that night became the stuff of local legend. But legend is often just another word for lie. Joe McCandless knows what really happened; he saw it all. The question is whether or not he can bring himself to tell the truth in time to save his own troubled sons, and whether the ghosts left behind by an act of violence will help him – or tear the McCandless family apart forever.]

After reading this on the Alliance Theatre's website I mused that Mississippi is the perfect setting for a hellishly gruesome story.  Believe me, I know, I lived there for a short time (not short enough IMO.)  For the people that love MS please forgive me but it was a miserable place for me and my family to live.  I'm sure I won't have any problem relating to this eerie story based in MS.   

The idea of this play spanning 40 years of music and events whets my appetite for another King story.  There should be some new Blues, Rock, and some present day genres to enjoy.   Writng for the theatre seems like it would be so natural for King, that I am surprised that it took him so long for him to do so.   

ATSK's Review of Advanced Reader's Copy: Orbit: Stephen King Comic

Sorry I've been away so long...... 

Release Date May 'll.  approx. 23 pages

The Orbit:  Stephen King comic begins with Stephen's near-fatal accident.  The comic explains how the accident happened at a point when King's life was going exceptionally well after he faced and conquered many of his own personal demons.  Orbit: Stephen King describes King's highs and lows in his personal life.  Some of the events that the comic focuses on are when his father abandoned the family, his damaging ear infections (which could have ended his life), meeting his wife Tabby, and his addiction to drugs and alcohol.  The writers of this comic peppered some of King’s poignant quotes throughout the text during different events that are described.  Overall the comic had a nice flow and recounted a lot of Mr. King’s life without losing too much time.  This book is great for the King collector in all of us.   

My personal thoughts on what I read in the comic:

I have to say when reading Orbit Stephen King I felt that King was meant to be here for all of us to enjoy his books.  There were events that could have prevented him from delivering such wonderful books to us, that it's just plain frightening!  On the other hand, he was placed in situations that made writing the stories he does possible.  In my humble opinion he and his books are a gift to the world.   He and his books changed me and my life in a profound way, which is why I feel so much is written about him including, but not limited to this biographic comic book.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

As per Ms. Mod.- Javier Bardem's role as Roland Deschain is still rumor status

http://www.stephenking.com/forums/showthread.php/21478-Dark-Tower-Casting-News

When I hear this Porsche commercial I think of our favorite novelist



When I hear this bluesy song I envision King rockin' out to it, don't know why, I just do.  I would love to know if he likes it because I can't help but think of him when I hear it, weird huh?  What do you think about this song, could you see King thumpin' to this song? lol

Junior Kimbrough "Feels So Good"
(Special Thanks to my hubby for the information on the artist/song. love ya xoxo)

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Lovin' the cover for 11/22/63!

My first impression of this cover was.... Wow, I love it!  My curiosity makes me wonder whether the first article is an original one possibly read back in 1963 by King?  I wonder if he had the first article in his possession or even how this particular article "JFK Slain In Dallas, LBJ Takes Oath" was chosen for the cover?   I think this cover will entice more people to give his books a go since it covers such a pivotal event in history. (fingers crossed that more people will read his work, they might find it as entertaining as we all do)  Even though I was born in '69, this event has captured my interest throughout the years.  I am so glad SK has chosen this topic to write about, it will be interesting to see how he "paints" the '60's and the death of JFK .   I love that the cover is "ripped from the headlines" literally!  :)     

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

'Walking Dead': Stephen King has confirmed "talks" about writing an episode with EW.com

There are many reports that Stephen King and his son Joe Hill (Buzzfocus.com) are in talks to write an episode of The Walking Dead.  AMC & Frank Darabont have filmed a TV show that no other network has been able to do up to this point, they've created a masterpiece for any zombie lover. Q.) What's the only thing that could make The Walking Dead better this upcoming season or next?   A.) An episode written by the writing duo King/Hill.  Now I ask, who else knows dead better?  Ms. Mod of the SKMB still writes that the reports are only speculation at this point.

EW.com

Thursday, March 17, 2011

It's St. Patrick's Day SK fans!

Go GREEN everyone, today and everyday.
Wishing you all a little luck O'Irish.  GREEN beverages for everyone.  Be safe and have fun.

Doesn't King have an unfinished short story called The Leprechaun written for his son Owen?  

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

ATSK: Exclusive Interview with the creators of 'Orbit: Stephen King' Biographic Comic

First of all, I want to say thank you to Bluewater Productions President Darren G. David, writers Michael Lent & Brian McCarthy, and artist Kent Hulbert for offering this exclusive interview for the upcoming Orbit: Stephen King biographic comic book. Michael Lent and Brian McCarthy share their witty thoughts about working on the new comic due out in May 2011.  Retail $3.99 32 pages.

Q. What makes this book different or the same as other biographic comics that you have done in the past?

A. “The Stephen King biography was a crazy challenge for us because he has a huge body of work spanning so many different mediums AND his work is so well known. There’s Stephen King the man and there’s Stephen King the body of work in literature, film, television and comics. Not only do you have to find a way to fit it all in, but you have to get the details right because his fans will know and they will call you out.” – Brian McCarthy

A. “For sure, this was the only assignment we’ve ever had where there was a real risk that if we got some facts wrong, we might be run over by a combine in one of Mr. King’s novels. We’re kidding, sort of, but, for example, we originally conceived King’s near-fatal accident in 1999 in a certain way from the media reports of the time; however, we soon discovered that based on Stephen’s own recounting and the police reports, the event was a lot more complicated. So we had to go back in and recreate everything as it happened – or risk a ride under the combine.” – Michael Lent


Q. What was the main reason for choosing Stephen King for this issue besides the fact that he is an icon?

A. “This was a really great opportunity to bring King to a new audience and new generation. On a personal note, as writers who work in multiple mediums, too, King is a hero of ours. We grew up on him and his work. Being old enough to see The Shining was a rite of passage. Luckily, the movie more than lived up to our expectations and still scares the “wit” out of us.” – Michael Lent


A. “When you’re old enough to read adult fiction King is who you reach for. The other thing is that King is prolific – he’s sold more than 350 million copies worldwide, translated into dozens of languages -- and many of them are masterpieces. Everybody has their personal favorites but we think that books like The Stand, Carrie, Delores Claibourne , It and Misery will stand the test of time. Same goes for movies like The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile and Misery. We really respect that about King’s work. Did I mention Delores Claiborne? Seriously, that writing baked my noodle.” – Brian McCarthy

Q. How did you get Mr. King involved in this project and what was it like working with him?

A. “We contacted Stephen King through his longtime personal assistant Marsha DeFilippo who has been with him since 1986. To King fans, Marsha is something of a legend in her own right. She was amazingly helpful. Mr. King has an incredibly busy schedule so we emailed our questions and then patiently waited for answers. We had done our homework so we kept our questions short and to the point and mainly we just needed clarification of events.” – Michael Lent

A. “There’s so much misinformation out there so this kind of help was invaluable. Stephen and Marsha are air mobile when it comes to getting factual information out so the responses came quickly and we were able to make our deadline.” – Brian McCarthy

A. “One story we were helped with concerned Stephen as a small child witnessing a friend's accident involving a train. They were playing on the tracks and King literally witnessed him get hit. Until now, the event was largely apocryphal and wasn't mentioned in King's autobiography.” – Michael Lent

A. “We were able to get confirmation on the story. It's a great feeling when you can resolve something once and for all.” – Brian McCarthy

A. “Yeah, we exchanged High-5s that day!” – Michael Lent


Q. What was the artists/writers reaction when they were told they would get to do a comic on Stephen King?

A. “See our answer above.”   

A. “I was excited when Darren asked me to do the Stephen King comic book. I have read a lot of his books so it was an honor to illustrate him.” –Kent Hulbert


Q. How much of Stephen King's life is covered in this book? Was there anything you had to leave out that you wish you could have included?

A. “We definitely got the highs and lows in terms of King’s personal life. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to focus as much as we would have liked on certain books, his Richard Bachman works, and the various television and comic book series. We would have loved double the pages to cover all of that. That said, we tried to come up with a mix of original and iconic images that would both welcome fans and maybe get them to reconsider the man and his work in a new light. Hopefully, readers will get that and appreciate our effort.” – Brian McCarthy


Q. What did you and your staff find most interesting about Stephen King's biography? Did you have to pick and choose which topics you would include, if so how daunting was it to choose?

A. “We focused on key books and key moments in King’s life and career. It was fantastic when the two coincided or collided like meteors in spectacular fashion. For example, after The Tommyknockers was published, King's family and friends had to stage a drug intervention. They were dumping all the evidence of his addictions taken from the trash and all of his hiding places on the rug in front of him. There were beer cans, mounds of cigarette butts, cocaine, weed, drugs like Xanax, Valium and all kinds of cough medicines that King was downing day and night to stay high. Stephen’s wife Tabitha had stood by him through the lean early years but now she said, “It’s either this junk or me.” Fortunately, King was able to get help and by the late 1980s, he was off all forms of drugs and alcohol for good. Afterwards, King said that there were some books he doesn’t even remember writing during that drug hazed period.” – Michael Lent

Q. Has Stephen King seen this comic yet, if so, what did he say about the amazing likeness of himself and what was his reaction in general?

A. “We sent the cover to him a week or two ago but haven’t heard back. We assume he’ll be bemused. If not, he can always fire up the combine.” – Brian McCarthy


Q. Comic-Con and Wonder Con are coming up soon, will you or any of your staff be there promoting this comic?

A. “We will not be at Wonder Con this year. We will have a presence at Comic con in which I am excited about.” –Darren Davis

ATSK: Comic-Con July 21-24

Q. If this comic sells well, how soon after the release of this one could we expect a sequel?

A. “That would be awesome but something that’s up to Darren and the readers. We are thrilled to be along for the ride.” – Michael Lent

Thank you so much for your time.
Thank you!

ATSK: To ensure that future Orbit:  Stephen King comics will follow, click the link below, “Like” on Facebook, share the link on Twitter and/or buy it of course, maybe even a couple!!! (I had to special order 2 of my own copies through my local comic book store.)

Pre-order below
http://www.amazon.com/Orbit-Stephen-King-Michael-Lent/dp/1450756689

All Things Stephen King

I've got a secret, I'm about bursting at the seams.......

There's going to be something pretty big here at All Things Stephen King!  I can't talk much about it right now but let me just say, I'm elated.  This came so far out of the blue that I really thought it was all fiction at first. :) There will be an announcement made real soon so keep checking back, there may be clues peppered throughout so keep your eyes peeled for any plays on words!  Gotta love surprises! 

Monday, March 14, 2011

25th Anniversary "Stand By Me" Blu-Ray Edition


Release Date:  Mar 22, 2011

NYPOST.com   You must read this interesting and informative article called  Hearty Boys about the cast, filming, and director of Stand By Me.  Good article.

DVDTOWN.com has a review of the special edition Blu-Ray. 

Marvel's next arc for The Dark Tower Series: The Battle of Tull

The Dark Tower:  The Battle of Tull #1 (Click to Read Press Release)
Comic Release Date:  June 2011
Artist Michael Lark

"Herman Wouk is Still Alive" a NEW short story written by Stephen King will appear in The Atlantic

In The Atlantic's May issue, the magazine will include King's short story Herman Wouk is Still Alive on newsstands April 19th.  Herman Wouk was born May 27, 1915 known  for his novel War and Remembrance among others.  He published a novel last year by the name of The Language of God at the age of 96, which makes me smile to myself a little.  Mostly I smile because I think that Constant Readers could quite possibly get another 30+ years of King's writing, that is, if he so obliges.  Oh, and how I do wish he would oblige.

To read more about Herman Wouk click this link for Wiki

Update:  Ms. Mod posted Herman Wouk is Still Alive will be 24 manuscript pages and 6,460 words long.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Who does King think is perhaps the most terrifying female villian on a TV series?

From an article by nzherald.co.nz

King was quoted in an article about actress  Felicia "Snoop" Pearson on HBO's The Wire
Novelist Stephen King described her as "perhaps the most terrifying female villain to ever appear in a television series"  When Stephen King says something or someone is terrifying, I go check it out.  Crap, he wasn't kidding.


New Stephen King Biographic Comic for May 2011 Release

Bluewater Comics and King work on a new comic about his interesting life. (I don't know about you, but I just can't get enough insight into his life.)  King recounts some memories not even included in On Writing

OMG, it is about time!!!  Nice rendition of our favorite novelist on the cover, the likeness is incredible.  Love it, love it, love it!  I special ordered two copies from my local comic book store.

Read the article:

KING HELPS WEAVE HIS OWN TALE IN BLUEWATER'S BIOGRAPHY COMIC

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Who will be the artist for "The Wind Through the Keyhole"? CAST YOUR VOTE

Cast your vote for your favorite artist "The Wind Through The Keyhole" check the full list

Some of the artists include:

Michael Whelen
Jae Lee
Phil Hale

These artists are my favorite.  This is going to be tough to choose just one.  Eeny, meeny, miney, mo will have to solve this decision for me because all of  their work is exceptional.  Who is your favorite?  PLMK your thoughts on all the artists,  I desperately need help deciding.  Thanks in advance.  Poll ends 4/1/11



Phil Hale














Jae Lee

"The Wind Through the Keyhole" (DT 4.5) is finished and is expected to publish next year!

SKMB CONFIRMED DT 4.5 :  READ KING'S LETTER HERE!

King writes a letter to his Constant Readers about the newest edition to the Dark Tower Series.  He realized he could fill in a hole about Roland, Jake, Eddie, Susannah, and Oy from between the times of Wizard in Glass and Wolves of Calla.  Storm, Swamp of Terrors, Line of Riders, Alkali Dust Cloud, Severed Head on a Fencepost.  


Announcement Letter

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

King politically speaking




Article in Sarasota's Herald Tribune Click Here





The quality of this one was a little better even if it is shorter.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Perplexed, still trying to figure this one out...

Artnet.com posts a photo of a Stephen King Sculpture

If anyone understands what this artist might be trying to "say" could you please fill me in?  Nothing against his idea of art, I just don't get it.  There is one redeeming quality though, it has a picture of King even if it is on the smallish side. :)

Patrick Walsh Stephen King Wall Sculpture

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Want a chance to win 1/10 yet-to-be released King book, '11/22/63'? Here's how!

veryfinebooks.com is offering a contest to win 1/10 of the yet-to-be released book 11/22/63.  This random drawing will be held on 11/08/11 on their website where the winners will be posted. Good luck everyone! 


CLICK HERE FOR CONTEST

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Drumroll please.....and the NEXT Stephen King Title will be..... '11/22/63'

11/22/63 is the name of Stephen King's next book. The new book will be released on 11/8/11. The premise of this book is about the efforts to change the outcome of the single most important event in our history, JFK's assassination. (by means of time travel) Guaranteed, this 1,000 page book (give or take) will transport you back in time to the 60's when King was just 16. Countdown to the next book release: 250 days

Read about what it is all about here!

Monday, February 28, 2011

Horror Writers Association Announce 2010 Bram Stoker Nominees


Superior Achievement in a Collection:
Full Dark, No Stars Stephen Awesome King

Superior Achievement in a Novel:
Horns Joe Hill

Congrats to Stephen King and his son Joe Hill on their nominations! Good luck to you both!

For a full list of nominees in each catagory click here




Wednesday, February 23, 2011

King praises "The Terror of Living"

The Terror of Living: A NovelKing has a blurb on the cover of The Terror of Living by Urban Waite.  We all know that if King likes a book he will sing it from the rooftops.  See what he has to say about The Terror of Living.  Read what King wrote on the cover of   The Terror of Living

Finally my "Carrie" review Book 2



I thought it would be an interesting twist to do a glog for my Book Chick City Stephen King Challenge review of Carrie .  The Glog adds a whole new element to a simple review.  Hope you like the review and my Glog.  The next book is The Shining with less than 50 pages left until I finish the book.  I am simultaneously reading Rose Madder.

Please tell me what you think, do you like this new way of blogging/glogging?  Peace

The Dark Tower Glogster Poster



I've been Glogging.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

My Glog for All Things Stephen King



Click the Glogster banner to see full size hope all King fans enjoy this.

All Things Stephen King Glog

Friday, February 18, 2011

IMDb lists Best 10 movies based on Stephen King stories


All of the most important King movies are on this IMDb list .  These movies happen to be the ones that when channel surfing, you can't help but watch the film again for the umpteenth time, that is how I compile a best movie list of my own. How do you compile your best SK movie list?  Quick question, who thinks there should be a Stephen King Scene It? game?  That would be crazy cool.  Stephen King Trivial Pursuit is also another idea for a game. 

The Shawshank Redemption
Stand by Me
The Green Mile
The Shining
Carrie
Misery
Delores Claiborne
The Mist
The Running Man
Secret Window



"Full Dark, No Stars" trade paperback approximate release date announced

Full Dark, No Stars paperback edition will be released  on or around May 24, 2011.

Ghost Brothers of Darkland County: Will open in Atlanta later this year


John Mellencamp tells NY Daily News at the end of an interview that GBDC will open later this year!  The article says it will open later this year but the theatre doesn't mention Ghost Brothers of Darkland County at all as an upcoming play.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Save the Date: September 23, 2011 Fall for the Book Event

Stephen King will be honored with a Mason Award at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA.  He is scheduled to speak, read, or do both for approx. 30-45 minutes then receive his award, and maybe (and that's a big maybe) do a book signing.  Ms. Mod posted here about the event.

No information has come forth on ticketing so far but ATSK will stay on top of any ticketing information.  Read the press release here:  fallforthebook.org 

***This event is scheduled about 45 min. to1 hour from my home.  Yet another chance to see King!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Geesh......NO NEW STEPHEN KING NEWS!!

Nope, nothing, nada, zilch, zero!!!   This has been a very dry period for Stephen King news.  ATSK has been waiting for news on the next book for the fall or maybe CD will offer another novella like Blockade Billy.  Ms. Mod mentioned that they forgot to name the book during the UStream chat earlier this year.  All I could say to that was what, nooooooo, how could you forget to announce it? (We were so close to knowing...ha ha)  Now we won't know until sometime in March thru May (I'm guessing) but you just never know, it could be sooner.  News on the upcoming multitude of movies would be nice too, until then we sit in a suspenseful limbo.   

Friday, February 4, 2011

EW: Stephen King had no clue about "The Stand" remake

EW:  10 things I know about the remake of The Stand

Can you believe that "the powers that be" didn't even think to consult the creator of The Stand to let him know that a remake was in the works?   

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

"The Stand" on the BIG SCREEN according to The Hollywood Reporter

The Hollywood Reporter article here .

After the exceptional graphic novels published of The Stand, I embrace the idea of another reason to head to the theatre.  Warner Bros. and CBS have a chance to take this film and make it an instant classic if they do it right.  Warner Bros. has my vote after The Harry Potter film(s) The Deathly Hallows Part 1 was done so well that I believe that they could take The Stand to the next level and beyond.  Warner Bros.
"gets" the concept of a dark film, so have at it!   

Friday, January 28, 2011

Ron Howard Offers Role

According to the SKMB Ron Howard has offered the role of Roland to Javier Bardem.  No word as to whether he has excepted the role though. 















Aug 08 Time interview with Javier Bardem.

Black and Whiteout Here In MD

The last couple of days we experienced extreme winter weather which resulted in a complete power failure for more than 24 hours here in the MD. There was no way for me make a post to this blog. I am aware that there have been some announcements about "The Dark Tower".

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Typos!!!! Arrggghhh!

Sorry about the typos, I type so fast to try to get the information out as quickly as possible that when I go back and read it I find all kinds of mistakes.

I yllaer etah ti nehw I od taht!

Purchase Through Cemetery Dance or Gauntlet Press: Comic Anthology

J.N. Williamson's Illustrated Masques Cemetery Dance Cemetery Dance

Full Color Trade Hardcover $50.00
Signed Limited Edition Hardcover $125.00 not signed by King

See Gauntlet Press for some photos from the book and other ordering methods.

Slipcase for signed numbered edition $35.00
52 copy Traycased Lettered Edition $1500.00 not signed by King

See order page for details

Monday, January 24, 2011

Interview with Marsha DeFilippo on King Cast Episode 9

King Cast   She discusses how she began working for Stephen King.  She convinced Stephen to start the SKMB to get accurate information out.  Go Quick Listen!

Another Dollar Baby Film "Fall River"

A filmmaker by the name of Ricardo Rebelo a teacher at Bristol Community College is about to film an adaptation of the King story One for the Road after purchasing the rights for a dollar through the Dollar Baby program.  The name of the film will be Fall River.   The full story is at Wicked Local.com

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Failure To Launch

I've been slaving at the computer all day working on a  new website for All Things Stephen King.  This site will be in addition to my blog page.  This has been in the works since March of 2010 but I haven't had any time to devote to the site. It is still hard to tell how long it might take but the followers of this blog will be the first to know. There aren't that many days that I devote the entire day setting up a website.  I hope there will be many more opportunities soon. 

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Question of the Day #61: Has Stephen King inspired you to do anything in your life?

The simple answer to that question is yes.  King has inspired me in these ways and so many more:

• To read his books despite all of the challenges I faced with reading in my youth

• To write daily in a blog which I dedicated to him. I had never written anything publicly before and believe me I was terrified to do so. I still am petrified to write at times. He makes a point to write daily so I have tried to make a similar goal for myself.

• To exercise and read every day. He walks 3-4 miles a day while reading, if the most prolific author of our time can find  the time to do the things he needs to do for his health and fulfillment, then so can I.

Stephen King inspires me because he has overcome so many obstacles in his life such as addiction, financial troubles, illness, injury, and rejection. There are so many things I could write but I don't want to appear to be gushing about him. My admiration is for his ability to achieve in the face of adversity where many others have failed. No matter what, his work ethic has created who he is, a master at what he does. I feel that his level of accomplishments are an example of what we can and should all strive for on a daily basis.  Thank you Mr. King for your hard work and dedication for all these years and setting an example for us all to live by.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Question of the Day #60: Is there a Stephen King related item(s) that you didn't purchase that you wish you had?


Under The Dome
The purchase that I wish I had made was  Under The Dome UK Signed Limited Edition.  (limited to 500)  I had this book in the cart ready to purchase......one thing I've learned, you snooze you lose. 





(The above photo is not the UK Signed, Limited Edition Cover)

Also The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon (Pop-Up Book), (Do you remember the quote by Dana Carvey as Pistachio Disguisey "It's a pop-up" in The Master of Disguise? He cracks me up, now every time I think of or hear the word pop-up I think of him.) I wish I would have grabbed it when I saw it.  I marveled at pop-up books as a child and it would be the only one I have in my collection.  If I'm not mistaken this was a limited edition book.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Question of the Day #59: If you saw Stephen King out in public minding his own business would you approach him?

Stephen King Author, Art Poster by Jim DavisNah, I wouldn't approach him but if he looked in my general direction I would wave and smile.  Then I might possibly say "Hi, Mr. King" in a very quiet voice (almost a whisper). That way he wouldn't get mobbed by other people that might not have noticed him yet.  I know that Stephen King enjoys his privacy so I would try to respect that by being discreet.  I wouldn't want to offend my favorite author in any way. 


On second thought, I might say "Mr. King, you rock." lol  JK

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Keep Your Ears To The Ground This Week


The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower, Book 1)Screen Rant article:  Brian Grazer expects to announce who will play Roland Deschain sometime this week  I've been chomping at the bit to get this announcement, who will it be?  I will be checking the news wires for this one......  

Sarasota Herald Tribune mentions a visit to Stephen King by Ron Howard and Stephen Spielberg in Sarasota, Florida this past week.  See Page 2 of article



Tuesday, January 18, 2011

A Parody for Stephen King: "Vampires Suck"

Vampires Suck
I've been wondering if King has watched Vampires Suck.  I imagine he would get a kick out of all of the Twilight bashing.  I'm also wondering if the actors in this film were the rejects from the original casting from Twilight.  The movie rates a solid C with some parts that are beyond words.  We watched the movie this evening after recieving it from Netflix. Did you see it, what did you think? 

Monday, January 17, 2011

Question of the Day #58: Which is better "Carrie" the book or the original movie?


CarrieCarrie Poster Movie 11x17 Sissy Spacek Piper Laurie John Travolta William KattThe original movie Carrie is a cult classic but experiencing the book that started it all for King was even more unforgettable than the movie.  The movie touched on what a holy roller Carrie's mother was while the book elevated her to a crazy bible thumper.  King nailed down the wretched teenage girls without fail and the backstory of Carrie helped make her more of a sympathetic, unlucky (for the lack of a better word) character.  The final scenes written in the book were absolutely wicked.  All in all I prefer King's written brainchild over the movie anyday but I am going to watch it again this week. :) 

On a final note, when reading the book Carrie, my mind kept going back to SK as a starving artist.  I marvel at his conviction in the beginning with all of the obstacles he and his family overcame.   

Sunday, January 16, 2011

No News Updates

With a long weekend, the Steelers playing (what a win guys), Carrie to read, and 1 hour a day working out....my time is totally consumed!  My goal is to complete Carrie by tomorrow.  Hoping to start on The Shining in the evening sometime.  The SKMB will be closed to regular message traffic so there shouldn't be any new news from stephenking.com but I always check anyway.  Goodnight!         

Friday, January 14, 2011

'Carrie'

CarrieCurrently I'm on page 102, right before the proverbial *bleep* goes down.  Must get back to my book.....             

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Cemetery Dance 'Screamplays'

King's script The General is only one of half a dozen other screenplays written by other authors included in this collection. 

Clothbound Trade Hardcover:  $40.00
Traycased Lettered Edition:  $300.00 52 copies signed by artist and editor

See Cemetery Dance for details 


UPDATES NEW RELEASE DATES: January Releases: 'The Crate' and Marvel Comics

NOTE:  Some revisions have been made to the release dates for Marvel comics.  Please see old blog post for more current dates.

 I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
http://stephenkingrocks-hallrla3.blogspot.com/2011/01/january-releases-crate-and-marvel.html

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Hail to the King, a Stephen King Tribute Art Show

Press Release:  Hail to the King, a Stephen King Tribute Art Show
January 22, 2011 runs until the end of February

Finder's Creepers
515 18th Street
Des Moines IA

515-288-9815

Yeah, I've got some room on my walls for some original Stephen King inspired art!

Question of the Day #57: Has anyone read "Lilja's Library: The World of Stephen King" yet?



Sadly no, I haven't read this one yet.  I was hoping to find one at a bookstore that I could browse through and decide if I wanted to purchase it.  If you have read it, what do you think about this book?

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Under The Dome Exclusive Limited Edition Cover

Cover located here:
http://www.librarything.com/work/7765390/covers/
A while back I got an email from a reader asking about a paperback cover for UTD with a 12 year old boy shown.  He told me that he was scouring the internet for any information on this particular cover.  Tonight while surfing for any new King information I came across the exact cover the guy mentioned along with 60+ covers.  I believe it is the 5th cover for the UK Paperback Edition. 

Monday, January 10, 2011

Question of the Day #56: Who would you like to see play Eddie Dean?


ATSK's choice for Eddie Dean is Shia LeBouf.

He is about the right age to play Eddie.

His build is about what I imagined for Eddie.

Playing a "bad boy" wouldn't be too much of stretch for him.

Shia is a talented actor that could evolve his character from a drug addict into Roland' friend and sidekick.

Let me know what you think of him or anyone else you think could play the role of Eddie Dean.

Fan Choices for Eddie Dean:

Crispin Glover

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Saturday, January 8, 2011

"You Can't Kill Stephen King" A NEW FILM????

Scene with Ducks and Canoe on Lake Kezar Photographic Poster Print by Robin Siegel, 42x56 (2011 Release Date Unknown)

The name of the film is You Can't Kill Stephen King IMDb, it is about some vacationers that stay at the same lake Lake Kezar in Maine where King and his wife stay during the summer.   I noticed a couple of the characters have the last name Bachman, hmmm  interesting...  I'm not sure if it will be a good film but if you get views of Lake Kezar (I hear it has stunning views) that would make it worthwhile.   I've wanted to see views of that lake for a while now.  The genre of this film is listed as a Comedy and a Horror. 

***It does not appear that King is involved with this project.

Who is being considered for the role of Susannah?

Naomi Harris
Pirates of the Caribbean
Role:  Tia Dalma
NY Post article We hear....we hear (very short blurb)

Naomi Harris IMDb

Naomi would be great for Susannah or even Sara Tidwell/Bag of Bones if that film ever gets made.

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