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Stephen King & Peter Straub To Write Talisman 3 In 2015

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Yesterday at a reading in Washington, DC, Stephen King provided some news  regarding the long awaited third Talisman book.

King confirmed that the series was intended to be a trilogy and that he had already worked out the framework for the third book. King and Straub plan on writing Talisman 3 in 2015.

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The Talisman is a 1984 fantasy novel by Stephen King and Peter Straub. Twelve-year-old Jack Sawyer embarks on an epic quest–a walk from the seacoast of New Hampshire to the California coast–to find the talisman that will save his dying mother’s life. Jack’s journey takes him into the Territories, a parallel medieval universe, where most people from his own universe have analogs called “twinners.” The queen of the Territories, Jack’s mother’s twinner, is also dying.

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King and Straub followed up in 2001 with a sequel, Black House. In this sequel to The Talisman, Jack Sawyer is now in his late thirties and has taken early retirement from the LAPD, retreating to a small town in Wisconsin. He has no memory of his adventures as a twelve-year-old boy, when he traveled into a parallel universe in search of the talisman that would save his mother’s life. A series of murders involving young children force him out of retirement. There is more to these cases than murder, though, and Jack must retrieve his childhood memories to rescue the latest victim, who is coveted by the killer’s evil overlord, a powerful force from End-World, in Roland the gunslinger’s universe.

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Scary Monsters & Superfreaks: The World of Stephen King, A to Z

Author Stephen King in Bridgton, Maine.

In honor of the Master of Horror’s latest novel ‘Revival’ hitting shelves today, Rolling Stone breaks down Stephen King’s work from Annie Wilkes to Zihuatanejo. Check it out HERE.

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Stephen King Announces A New Short Story Collection, “The Bazaar of Bad Dreams” To Be Released In 2015

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Stephen King has been doing press to promote his upcoming novel, Revival which is due in stores on Tuesday November 11, 2014.

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The prolific author announced 2 future books, a follow up to Mr. Mercedes and a new short story collection. The follow up to Mr. Mercedes is titled Finders Keepers and is due on June 2, 2015.

King also announced, The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, a collection of 20 short stories also due in 2015.

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Jack Torrance By Nick Comparone

I befriended artist Nick Comparone at a Hero Complex Gallery art show and mentioned to him that I was a huge Stephen King fan and would love him to paint a piece for me reflecting the prolific author’s work.

This Jack Torrance painting arrived in the mail today. Nick paints on actual book pages and cleverly chose the “REDRUM” page. Thank you so much Nick for the gorgeous piece which I will cherish forever; it will be placed amongst my Stephen King collection of books.

For more information about Nick and his work, please click HERE.

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Cemetery Dance Publications Invites You To Visit Stephen King Revisited

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Cemetery Dance Publications invites readers everywhere to the launch of StephenKingRevisited.com, a massive new project unlike anything the horror and suspense publisher has undertaken in their twenty-five years in publishing.

Starting this Halloween, Cemetery Dance founder and publisher Richard Chizmar will begin re-reading ALL of Stephen King’s books in the order of publication, starting with Carrie, and posting his thoughts about the experience.

“Like many longtime readers,” Chizmar explains in his first post on the site, “I can chart the course of my life by when and where I read most of Stephen King’s books. Re-reading Christine recently (when writing an afterword for an anniversary edition) inspired the project was like traveling back to my youth in a time machine.  I turned the pages, and I was a teenager again, carrying around a tattered, old paperback.  Experiencing the novel for the first time. It felt like a kind of magic.  And I wanted to do it again.”

When Chizmar asked Stephen King what he thought of the idea of him re-reading all of the books in order, King replied, “You should blog about it” and “go for it!”

After each re-read, Chizmar will post his thoughts on StephenKingRevisited.com.  Readers are encouraged to read along and share their own thoughts, including their memories of where they were when they first read each book.

For readers who are interested in behind the scenes information about King’s unprecedented career, author Bev Vincent will be writing a historical context post for each title, including insightful anecdotes about the writing and publication history of the book.

In addition, special guest contributors who are well known to Stephen King readers will be providing their own take on the books.  Some of the first guest contributors include Michael Koryta (author of So Cold the River and Those Who Wish to Kill Me), Josh Boone (director and writer of the films The Fault in Our Stars, Stuck in Love, and two forthcoming Stephen King projects, Lisey’s Story and The Stand), and Jack Ketchum (author of The Lost, The Woman, and I’m Not Sam).

Stephen King Revisited can be found at StephenKingRevisited.com and Cemetery Dance Publications can be followed on Facebook and Twitter for updates.

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Read An Excerpt From Stephen King’s New Book Revival

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Stephen King’s new book Revival, in stores on November 11, 2014 is a modern-day Frankenstein story about a electricity-obsessed minister that turns on God after his family dies and his five-decade relationship with a drug-added rock guitarist.

“I’ve had the idea for this book since I was a kid,” says King. “I drew a lot of inspiration from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. I wanted to make the story as warm as possible, because the best way to scare people is to really make the reader care about these characters.”

Read the excerpt HERE.

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The Shining Poster By Tom Whalen

Tom Whalen created this 18” X 24” 4 color screen print of The Shining. The poster is a numbered edition of 75 and it will be available at The Logan Theatre screening and then on line from Monday, October 27th, 2014, from Gallerie F.

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Stephen King Rolling Stone Interview

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Rolling Stone has done an in-depth interview with Stephen King covering his life, his career, beliefs and what his legacy might be. It will be on stands for two weeks beginning October 24th (cover date 11/6). This is one you won’t want to miss!

Read the interview HERE.

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Hulu Announces Stephen King’s 11/22/63 Series

Hulu has announced a nine-hour event series production of Stephen King’s 11/22/63 in a collaboration between Hulu and Warner Brothers TV. The series will debut in the U.S. in 2015 and Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Distribution will distribute 11/22/63 globally.

Here is a description of the novel that the series will be based on:

On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died and the world changed. What if you could change it back?

In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King—who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer—takes readers on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

It begins with Jake Epping, a thirty-five-year-old English teacher in Lisbon Falls, Maine, who makes extra money teaching GED classes. He asks his students to write about an event that changed their lives, and one essay blows him away—a gruesome, harrowing story about the night more than fifty years ago when Harry Dunning’s father came home and killed his mother, his sister, and his brother with a sledgehammer. Reading the essay is a watershed moment for Jake, his life—like Harry’s, like America’s in 1963—turning on a dime. Not much later his friend Al, who owns the local diner, divulges a secret: his storeroom is a portal to the past, a particular day in 1958. And Al enlists Jake to take over the mission that has become his obsession—to prevent the Kennedy assassination.

So begins Jake’s new life as George Amberson, in a different world of Ike and JFK and Elvis, of big American cars and sock hops and cigarette smoke everywhere. From the dank little city of Derry, Maine (where there’s Dunning business to conduct), to the warmhearted small town of Jodie, Texas, where Jake falls dangerously in love, every turn is leading eventually, of course, to a troubled loner named Lee Harvey Oswald and to Dallas, where the past becomes heart-stoppingly suspenseful, and where history might not be history anymore. Time-travel has never been so believable. Or so terrifying.

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Stephen King’s Revival Book Tour Information

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On November 11th, Stephen King will embark on a six-city book tour to promote the release of Revival. The tour begins in New York City and continues through Washington DC, Kansas City, Wichita, Austin and South Portland.

November 11
New York City
Barnes & Noble, Union Square

A limited amount of wristbands will be distributed with purchase of one copy of Revival to attend signing on 11/11. The store will open at 9 AM for this event instead of the usual 10 AM opening. The book signing will begin at noon on November 11th.

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November 12
Washington, D.C.
Sponsored by Politics and Prose

Stephen will appear on stage at the GW Lisner Auditorium. The event will be at 7:00 PM. The format will include remarks from the author, a reading, and a brief Q&A. This will not be a book signing. A limited number of first edition, first printing copies of Revival will be pre-signed by Stephen and distributed at random. Tickets will go on sale Tuesday, September 23. Full details about how to purchase a ticket for the event will be coming soon—please visit their site.

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November 13
Kansas City, MO
Sponsored by Rainy Day Books

Stephen will appear in Conversation with Vivien Jennings, founder and president of Rainy Day Books. The event will be at 7:30 PM at Unity Temple on the Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W. 47th Street, Kansas City, MO 64112. This will not be a book signing. A limited number of first edition, first printing copies of Revival will be pre-signed by Stephen and distributed at random.

Tickets will go on sale September 15, 10 AM CST. For full details about how to purchase an Admission Package for the event, please visit their site.

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November 14
Wichita, KS
Sponsored by Watermark Books in partnership with Wichita State University

Stephen King will appear on stage at the Eugene M. Hughes Metroplex, 5015 E. 29th St. N., Wichita KS. The event will be at 6:00 PM. The format will include remarks from the author, a reading, and a brief Q&A. This will not be a book signing. A limited number of first edition, first printing copies of Revival will be pre-signed by Stephen and distributed at random.

Tickets will go on sale September 15 at 10 AM CST. For full details about how to purchase a ticket for the event, please visit their site.

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November 15
Austin, TX
BookPeople
603 N. Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78703

This event is a signing only and will be a ticketed event. There will not be a public talk.Tickets go on sale in-store at BookPeople registers at 9AM on Tuesday, September 16. They are not available over the phone or online. You must be present at BookPeople to purchase a ticket. (In other words, one person cannot purchase multiple tickets for friends who are not there.) Tickets cost $30 (plus tax), the price of one hardcover copy of Revival. Each ticket admits one person to the signing line and will be redeemed for one signed copy of Revival at the event. Only copies of Revival will be signed at this event, no memorabilia and no other books.

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November 17
South Portland, ME
Books-A-Million
430 Gorham Road South Portland, ME

Tickets will be available beginning at 9 a.m. Tuesday, November 11th. The book signing will be held on November 17 at 4pm. A copy of Revival, must be purchased from the South Portland Books-A-Million store and a proof of receipt is required in order to receive a ticket to the event.  Each customer must be present to receive 1 ticket per book purchased for the event.  Only copies of Revival will be signed at this event, no other memorabilia or books.

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