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St. Louis Book Tour Stop

Discussion in 'Sleeping Beauties' started by redman, Oct 2, 2017.

  1. redman

    redman Well-Known Member

    Last night I got to see Steve and Owen in St. Louis or technically it was in St. Charles. First off I don't live in the area so I wasn't familiar with where I was going. But I got to the hotel and decided to go see if there was a line. There was a small line probably 50 people. This is around 4:00 pm and I decided to grab a bite to eat. Got back around 5:00 pm and the line was about a mile long. I was so pissed at myself. I should've just got in line and ordered Jimmy John's. Oh well so I stood for about an hour and doors were supposed to open at 6:00 pm and to the credit of the organizers the door's opened at 6. My only other complaint was the way they let us in. It was very difficult to figure out what line to be in and people stood in the wrong line for longer than they needed to. But finally got my wristband and it was orange. They did different colors. (Purple was the 1st released and the orange was 2nd). Steve and Owen came out to roaring applause and Owen talked 1st and read from the book. Then Steve took over and read for awhile. Then they started to talk to each other. I must say as a guy who's the almost the same age as Owen and seeing how him and his father interact is very heart warming. You can almost feel the love and pride Steve has for his baby boy. And they asked each other some really good questions and some of the highlights were Steve talking about his next book which is titled The Outsider and it's being released next June. Owen terrorized Steve with a gift from a fan for years and Steve has no clue about Eyes of the Dragon. Finally the audience got to ask questions and they were pretty standard there were a few I liked. I have some pic's and video's I will post up somewhere and will let you know where. Unfortunately it ended about 8:30. They released us and I was fortunate to get a signed book. I must say even if I didn't get a book the talk was worth it. It was so good.
     
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  2. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

    Thank you for sharing your special night. Happy to hear you rec'd signed book.
     
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  3. Machine's Way

    Machine's Way “Go then, there are other worlds than these.”

    Can you elaborate on this some more?

    Congrats on the signed book!!
     
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  4. redman

    redman Well-Known Member

    Apparently Steve received a spider like gift from a fan years ago and he hated it. Owen would leave it in his office chair or bed and it scared him half to death. He would hide it from Owen but he'd always find it
     
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  5. RichardX

    RichardX Well-Known Member

    I wonder if The Outsider will be a Charles Starkweather-inspired book? A wild guess but King has sometimes mentioned him. Odd coincidence, but I seem to remember King was on a book tour when the Orlando mass shooting took place. Now he is on tour in the midst of the Las Vegas incident.
     
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  6. Hill lover35

    Hill lover35 Well-Known Member

    That is funny. I wonder if joe helped him to find it.
     
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  7. redman

    redman Well-Known Member

    I woke up this morning excited to tell my story about last night and turned on the news to hear about the shooting. Needless to say I was heartbroken for those people and I wasn't so excited anymore
     
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  8. Hill lover35

    Hill lover35 Well-Known Member


    What shooting? Where do you live?
     
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  9. carrie's younger brother

    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

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  10. Hill lover35

    Hill lover35 Well-Known Member

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  11. king family fan

    king family fan Prolific member

    Awesome. Glad you got a signed book.
     
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  12. Bev Vincent

    Bev Vincent Well-Known Member

    I saw this photo on reddit. He looks quite comfortable.

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  13. Hill lover35

    Hill lover35 Well-Known Member


    This is a great picture
     
  14. Srbo

    Srbo Uber Member

    Thanks for sharing and congrats. :)
     
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  15. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Beta Tester Moderator

    I love this photo...
     
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  16. redman

    redman Well-Known Member

    I posted some pic's on twitter if you want to see them @mlcarter34
     
  17. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Beta Tester Moderator

    They were great, thanks! Hope you had a good time. :smile:
     
  18. redman

    redman Well-Known Member

    I did it was a blast
     
  19. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    Thanks for sharing!
     
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