Category Archives: Stephen King

Win A Signed Copy of Stephen King’s Mr. Mercedes & Finders Keepers

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StephenKing.com has teamed up with Scribner to give you a chance to receive a signed copy of Mr. Mercedes, a signed copy of Finders Keepers, and a Finders Keepers broadside! In addition to that Grand Prize, 40 First Prize winners will receive one hardcover edition of Mr. Mercedes and one hardcover edition of Finders Keepers; 100 Second Prize winners will receive one Finders Keepers broadside. Use the HERE to enter now.

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Stephen King’s Gunslinger Print Commission By Lyndon Willougby

Dallas based Graphic Designer Lyndon Willougby created this fantastic poster paying homage to Stephen King’s epic novel, The Gunslinger. The limited edition print measures 12 x 36 with 3 colors and will be printed by Lady Lazarus in Houston, TX. Sadly this was a private commission and not available to the general public but I still wanted to promote this exceptional piece.

Lyndon shared that he has read the entire series twice and was disappointed that The Dark Tower does not get the print love it deserves so he wanted to take a stab at it. Job well done!

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Locke & Key Audible Adaptation Coming In October

Locke & Key, the award-winning comic book series created by writer Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez will be released as an audio adaptation this Fall.

Audible Studios will be publishing the first graphic novel, adapted as an audio book with an all-star cast featuring 50 voice actors, and an original score.

It will be narrated by Haley Joel Osment (“The Sixth Sense”) and Tatiana Maslany (“Orphan Black”), with special appearances by Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez, Kate Mulgrew (“Orange is the New Black”) and Hill’s father, Stephen King.

The audiobook will be free from October 5 to November 4, after which it’ll become a paid product in the Audible store.

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Marvel & Stephen King Announce The Dark Tower: The Drawing of The Three – The Lady of The Shadows # 1

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The ka-tet is assembling. Marvel & Stephen King are proud to announce the next chapter in the bold epic Dark Tower series. Coming this September, Stephen King’s The Dark Tower: The Drawing of the Three – The Lady of Shadows #1 continues the epic story through the eyes of one of the series fan-favorite characters. Perfect for new and old fans alike, the rich and vibrant world of the Dark Tower series comes alive like never before! New York Times Bestselling writers Peter David & Robin Furth alongside rising star artist Jonathan Marks bring the action from Mid-World to our world in this exciting new installment!

The Gunslinger Roland and his companion Eddie Dean, the troubled young man with the ability to open doors to other worlds are now united. Together, they will find the Dark Tower. But first they must locate the 3rd member of their ka-tet, residing in our world. Enter Odetta Holmes, a wealthy, Civil Rights activist living in the South. But Odetta has a dark secret, and a darker side. To uncover that secret, we’ll have to go back to the beginning…

A bold new chapter begins as Odetta Holmes makes her entrance into this landmark series. Don’t miss Stephen King’s The Dark Tower: The Drawing of the Three – The Lady of Shadows #1, when it comes to comic shops and digital devices this September!

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The New York Times Talks To Stephen King: By The Book

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Stephen King, most recently, of “Finders Keepers” has never read Jane Austen. “I do not say this with either pride or shame (or prejudice, for that matter). It’s just a fact.”

Read what else the prolific author has to say about his favorite novelist, who would be invited to a literary dinner, his most personal novel and lots more.

Read the interview HERE.

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Cover Reveal For Stephen King’s The Bazaar of Bad Dreams

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A master storyteller at his best—the O. Henry Prize winner Stephen King delivers a generous collection of stories in his upcoming book The Bazaar of Bad Dreams. Several of the stories are brand-new, featuring revelatory autobiographical comments on when, why, and how he came to write (or rewrite) each story.

Since his first collection, Nightshift, published thirty-five years ago, Stephen King has dazzled readers with his genius as a writer of short fiction. In this new collection he assembles, for the first time, recent stories that have never been published in a book. He introduces each with a passage about its origins or his motivations for writing it.

There are thrilling connections between stories; themes of morality, the afterlife, guilt, what we would do differently if we could see into the future or correct the mistakes of the past. “Afterlife” is about a man who died of colon cancer and keeps reliving the same life, repeating his mistakes over and over again. Several stories feature characters at the end of life, revisiting their crimes and misdemeanors. Other stories address what happens when someone discovers that he has supernatural powers—the columnist who kills people by writing their obituaries in “Obits;” the old judge in “The Dune” who, as a boy, canoed to a deserted island and saw names written in the sand, the names of people who then died in freak accidents. In “Morality,” King looks at how a marriage and two lives fall apart after the wife and husband enter into what seems, at first, a devil’s pact they can win.

Magnificent, eerie, utterly compelling, these stories comprise one of King’s finest gifts to his constant reader—“I made them especially for you,” says King. “Feel free to examine them, but please be careful. The best of them have teeth.”

The 512 page hardcover will be released on November 3, 2015.

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Stephen King’s Finders Keepers Broadside Available On California Bookstore Day On May 2, 2015

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This color broadside from Stephen King’s forthcoming novel, Finders Keepers, is a love letter to passionate readers, written in King’s own hand. Suitable for framing with a limited print run of 1500.

The dimensions are 9” x 12” for the broadside and 10” x 13” for the sleeve. Retail Price: $12.00 per print

In 2015 California Bookstore Day is expanding to include independent bookstores all over the country! Join them on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at you favorite indie bookstore from Mendocino to Maine! Click HERE to find a participating store near you.

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Simon & Schuster Audio To Publish Exclusive Stephen King Short Story Drunken Fireworks On June 30, 2015

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Simon & Schuster Audio is thrilled to announce the publication of Drunken Fireworks, a brand new story from Stephen King. Drunken Fireworks will be released exclusively as an audiobook on June 30, 2015.

Drunken Fireworks will be released on CD and as a digital download before it is published as one of the short stories in King’s collection, The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, coming from Simon & Schuster Audio and Scribner in November 2015.

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Full Table of Contents Revealed For Stephen King’s The Bazaar of Bad Dreams

Today StephenKing.com announced the full table of contents for Stephen King’s upcoming short story collection due this Fall and you can check it out below! The Bazaar of Bad Dreams will be available on November 3, 2015 and the book will contain previously published but hard-to-find short stories.

This is King’s 11th short story collection.

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Stephen King To Share Writing Tips In New Short Story Collection, The Bazaar of Bad Dreams

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Stephen King is set to give his first major insights into the writing process since his acclaimed On Writing, in a new collection of short stories due out this winter.

The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, due to be published on November 3, 2015 will bring together 20 short stories by King, a mix of new writing and work already collected in magazines. But it will also include an introduction to each story by the writer, in which he will provide “autobiographical comments on when, why and how he came to write it”, as well as “the origins and motivation of each story.

In the new collection, King writes of how “little by little, writers develop their own styles, each as unique as a fingerprint. Traces of the writers one reads in one’s formative years remain, but the rhythm of each writer’s thoughts – an expression of his or her very brain waves, I think – eventually becomes dominant.”

Stories confirmed for the book are: A Death, Drunken Fireworks, UR (revised) and Bad Little Kid.

Additional stories have been described as follows:

“a man who keeps reliving the same life, repeating the same mistakes over and over again”

“a columnist who kills people by writing their obituaries”

“a poignant tale about the end of the human race”

Read more HERE.

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