I understand that the chances of Stephen King actually reading this are small, but I will write as though I were speaking to him. I have always had a personal attachment to the character of Danny Torrance in The Shining. As a young child my parents responded to a casting call for the role of Danny in the movie. I was one of the finalists for the role, partially because my name is Dan. One of my oldest memories is of going to a hotel in downtown Chicago to interview for it. I remember meeting Shelley Duvall and thinking how nice (and pretty) she was. I always had a lot of questions as to how Danny would grow up. How would the shining affect his ability to have personal relationships? Would he find others like himself? Would he have the same problems his father struggled with? Obviously, Doctor Sleep answers these questions and for that I am grateful. There are several eerie parallels between Dan Torrance's life and my own. I also have a daughter named Abby who we have always called "Abba-Doo" (creepy). Thank you for returning to Dan Torrance, it means more than I can say.