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Simon & Schuster announces contest
June 11th, 2010 1:04:50 pm

Simon & Schuster has announced a new contest open to US residents in the 50 states and District of Columbia who are 18 or older which will run from June 11th-30th.  Ten winners will receive a limited edition Blockade Billy poster, a copy of Blockade Billy, and a copy of Under the Dome.
Twenty runners up will receive a limited edition Blockade Billy poster and a copy of Blockade Billy.

For more information about the contest, rules, and to enter, click here.

Stephen on Sons of Anarchy
May 27th, 2010 7:27:09 am

As reported, Stephen has filmed a cameo for an upcoming episode of Sons of Anarchy. You can read more about the cool stuff Stephen got to do by clicking the link below.

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Full Dark, No Stars Cover Revealed Cover Full Dark, No Stars Cover Revealed
May 10th, 2010 8:04:27 am

The cover for Stephen's new short story collection, Full Dark, No Stars has been revealed by Simon & Schuster. You can download the full HD cover using the link below. You can also click on the thumbnail to the left to view a smaller version.

View  High-Resolution Cover

Story Titles & Plot Synopses for Full Dark, No Stars
April 2nd, 2010 11:43:08 am

The story titles and plot synopses for Full Dark, No Stars are:

1922
The story opens with the confession of Wilfred James to the murder of his wife, Arlette, following their move to Hemingford, Nebraska onto land willed to Arlette by her father.

Big Driver
Mystery writer, Tess, has been supplementing her writing income for years by doing speaking engagements with no problems. But following a last-minute invitation to a book club 60 miles away, she takes a shortcut home with dire consequences.

Fair Extension
Harry Streeter, who is suffering from cancer, decides to make a deal with the devil but, as always, there is a price to pay.

A Good Marriage
Darcy Anderson learns more about her husband of over twenty years than she would have liked to know when she stumbles literally upon a box under a worktable in their garage.

Blockade Billy Coming 4.20.10
March 29th, 2010 9:46:26 am

Stephen will be releasing a brand new novella entitled Blockade Billy through Cemetery Dance Publications on April 20th 2010. For more information see the links below.

UPDATE - Audiobook Drops in May! Simon & Schuster Audio has announced that Blockade Billy will be released as an audiobook on May 25th to be read by Craig Wasson. It will also include his short story "Morality" previously published in Esquire which will be read by Mare Winningham.

View the Audiobook Promo Page

UPDATE - Limited Edition Going Fast! Cemetery Dance Publications’ beautiful hardcover of Blockade Billy is a limited edition, and we all know what that means—there won’t be enough copies to go around. Because of high demand from devoted readers and obligations to libraries, and—alas—contrary to pre-order invitations from online retailers like Amazon and Barnes & Noble, it won’t be possible to ship copies of the limited edition to retail bookstores. Don’t blame Amazon! Don’t blame Barnes & Noble! Together with Cemetery Dance, Stephen is exploring ways to make the novella available to all his Constant Readers as soon as possible, at least by the time the Simon & Schuster audiobook goes on sale. More definite word on this should come shortly. But if you want that one-of-a-kind authentic William "Blockade Billy" Blakely baseball card which has time-traveled all the way from 1957, place your order online with Cemetery Dance.

UPDATE - Billy Goes Mass Market! Stephen and Cemetery Dance have made an arrangement with Scribner to make available a less expensive hardcover edition of Blockade Billy, with an on-sale date of May 25th, the same date the audiobook goes on sale. The Scribner edition will be available in all U.S. and Canadian retail outlets. Both the Scribner book and the Simon & Schuster audiobook will feature a bonus short story ("Morality"). In the meantime, an eBook edition of Blockade Billy should go on sale through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Sony on April 20th.

Pre-Order the LEHC on Cemetery Dance

Pre-Order the MMHC on Simon & Schuster

View the Promotional Page

View the Cover Artwork

Interview for L.A. Times
March 1st, 2010 10:51:55 am

The LA Times has published a new interview with Stephen about his participation in the Shooter Jennings album, Black Ribbons, which you can read here. Stephen plays the part of a late-night talk-show DJ, Will O' the Wisp.

New poem in Playboy
February 25th, 2010 1:38:43 pm

A new work of poetry by Stephen titled "Tommy" will be published in the March 2010 edition of Playboy.

Stephen to appear in Charlotte County, FL
February 1st, 2010 9:49:16 am

Stephen will be appearing at the Cultural Center of Charlotte County (FL) on Saturday, March 20th to host the Charlotte County Library Big Read Kickoff Event.  This is not a book signing.

Tickets (400 will be available) are being distributed by a random lottery drawing.    For more information about the event and to fill out the email form for the lottery drawing, please visit their web site.

Clearing Up the Ghost Brothers Confusion
January 12th, 2010 11:53:27 am


John Mellencamp’s recent characterization of his hugely ambitious “Ghost Brothers of Darkland County” musical theater collaboration with Stephen King as “very complicated” has been borne out by media confusion over the nature of the project.
 
In an effort to clarify, John, King and producer T Bone Burnett are finishing up the recording process for the deluxe three-CD set featuring the full text of the libretto and a recording of the music and script. The CD components involve the entire production—music and dialog—on two discs, with a single disc containing just the songs.
 
The set is still on track for release prior to the musical’s scheduled opening next September at Atlanta’s Alliance Theater. As has been reported, the production team has assembled a stellar cast to record the songs, including Kris Kristofferson, Elvis Costello, Rosanne Cash, Sheryl Crow, Neko Case, Dave and Phil Alvin. The casting of the Atlanta stage presentation is also underway.
 
Meanwhile, Burnett continues to record the actors who voice the speaking parts for the “Ghost Brothers” recordings.
 
As John said last month, “It’s hard enough to make a play with music work—even when you can see the actors singing. But here we have something that’s become way out of fashion: An audio program that allows the listener the opportunity to use his or her imagination!”

N. - The Comic Book Series
December 21st, 2009 9:03:24 am

Marvel has announced that N. - The Comic Book Series will begin release in March of 2010 with #1. This new tale will be told over four issues by the same team that produced the revolutionary N. - Motion Comic. We'll post more info and artwork in the near future. For now, be sure to check out the press release from Marvel as well as the first exclusive artwork at the link below.

View the Press Release



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