King and Richard Chizmar have announced publication of a new novella:
Gwendy's Button Box
The little town of Castle Rock, Maine has witnessed some strange events and unusual visitors over the years, but there is one story that has never been told... until now.
There are three ways up to Castle View from the town of Castle Rock: Route 117, Pleasant Road, and the Suicide Stairs. Every day in the summer of 1974 twelve-year-old Gwendy Peterson has taken the stairs, which are held by strong (if time-rusted) iron bolts and zig-zag up the cliffside.
At the top of the stairs, Gwendy catches her breath and listens to the shouts of the kids on the playground. From a bit farther away comes the chink of an aluminum bat hitting a baseball as the Senior League kids practice for the Labor Day charity game.
One day, a stranger calls to Gwendy: "Hey, girl. Come on over here for a bit. We ought to palaver, you and me."
On a bench in the shade sits a man in black jeans, a black coat like for a suit, and a white shirt unbuttoned at the top. On his head is a small neat black hat. The time will come when Gwendy has nightmares about that hat...
There are signed and un-signed ($25) editions (signed by Chizmar) available for pre-order. There is also an edition with a slipcase ($49). I've seen rumors of an edition by Lonely Road Books signed by King as well, but there's no info about that yet.
You can pre-order the book here.
My friend Mondo and I have started a new podcast about the Dark Tower called The Beam Cast. We plan to discuss the Dark Tower novels and then the movie. Check it out.
Episode 0 is the introduction to the show, we're working out the details.
From Lilja's Library:
On the Charleston stop on the End of Watch tour King mentioned how he and his son Owen have collaborated on a book set in a women’s prison in West Virginia. A first draft of that work has been finished which means we probably won’t see it until the fall of 2017 at the earliest. No info on what kind of book it is but the title will be Sleeping Beauties.
King just posted this picture on his Twitter account.
Oscar-nominated actor Jackie Earle Haley is set for a key villainous regular role opposite Peter Serafinowicz in the Amazon pilot The Tick, a new take on Ben Edlund‘s comic book character with an all-new cast. Additionally, he is in negotiations for a co-starring role opposite Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey in The Dark Tower.
The Dark Tower, co-written and directed by Nikolej Arcel, is based on the Stephen King novels, with Akiva Goldman, Ron Howard, Brian Grazer and Erica Huggins producing. Haley will play Sayre, a menacing humanoid who is the vampire leader and kowtows to no one.