NEWS - SLEEPING BEAUTIES

Stephen & Owen On Tour

Posted: October 11, 2017, 16:46:23

Here are a few clips from Stephen and Owen’s tour that I found on YouTube.


“Like the Internet rumor that Stephen King was dead.”
- Owen King


Stephen quizzed on Firestarter by Owen.


Stephen and Owen talks about sleeping Beauties.


Stephen and Owen in Chicago


Stephen and Owen in Sarasota

Lilja Meets Stephen & Owen King 2017

Posted: October 9, 2017, 08:00:00

It's September 26, 2017. The day Stephen and Owen's book, Sleeping Beauties, is released. It's also the day they kick off their promotion tour for the book in New York. And I'm there, right in New York ready to see The King’s.



The day starts early as I’m jetlagged and wakes up at 3AM. I make the most of the time I have in New York though so after a shower and breakfast I head down to the studio where they are filming Good Morning American. Since I only found out that Stephen and Owen would be guests on the show the day before all the tickets are gone. I’m not too bummed out about that though since their segment will only be a couple of minutes and the rest of the 2 hour show isn’t that interesting to be honest. I find it more fun to stand outside with a lot of other fans and professional photographers watching the stars come and go. This particular day Harrison Ford and Kate Winslet are also guests and a lot of their fans are also present.


Video: Lilja

The evening’s event (and the reason I’m here) starts at 7PM but people are starting to line up hours in advance outside St. Ann’s and the Holy Trinity Church. The church didn’t have assigned seating so it's first come first served. So, if you want front row seats you need to be there early. And normally I would have been there really early but not this time. Why? Well, I had the good fortune to be granted a visit backstage to say "Hi" to Stephen and Owen. And what is a front row seat compared to that? Right, nothing.

So I arrive around 6:15 and 6:30 I'm let in through the side door of this old church to meet Stephen King. I would be lying if I said I wasn't nervous but once I shake his hand that all falls away. He is such a down to nice man, asking me how I like New York and if I'm jetlagged. We chat a bit and then I ask if he would sign my copy of Sleeping Beauties that I brought (the ones included in the event weren’t being distributed until after the event). He didn't mind and dedicated it to me and then said "I'll get Owen to sign it as well". And Owen didn't just sign it, he actually drew a moth in the book, how cool is that?

Photo left: Marsha DeFilippo, Photo right: Stephen King

While Owen is doing this I noticed another familiar face. Peter Straub who with Stephen wrote The Talisman and Black House is sitting right beside Owen. And I can't resist introducing myself (Peter and I have spoken through emails earlier) and shake his hand. Then Stephen King takes a photo of me and Peter Straub. How cool is that? And after that he also takes a photo of me and Owen (I really put Stephen to work). After that it's time for the Kings to get ready for the reading and me to move into the church.

Photo: Stephen King

When I arrive the seats in the front half of the church are all taken but I noticed a lot of people are sitting up on the balcony so I go up there and manage to find a seat in the front row, just to the left of some electrical equipment (part of the sound system I think) but who cares. The seat is perfect and I have a great view over where Stephen and Owen sit.

Photo: Lilja

The event is introduced by Emma Straub (who also introduced her father, the audience cheered) and then the Kings enter the stage a few minutes after 7. The simplicity of the stage is very promising. It's just the Kings in two chairs and two large posters of the book cover. What's about to happen is all going to have to be done by Stephen and Owen. And they deliver, man do they deliver.


Video: Lilja

Each of them read a part from the book, Owen about the fox and Stephen about a meeting the men have at a bar. And while they read it struck me how good they are at reading out loud. Not everyone pulls that of but both Stephen and Owen could have a career narrating books if they ever get tired of writing them.

They have each prepared a few questions for each other without the other one knowing the questions beforehand. This generates an interesting and spontaneous discussion between the two of them. The questions include "What was it like to collaborate on the book?", Owen tells how he used to freeze his GI Joes and how they together created a GI Joe. Stephen asked Owen to tell us what child labor he was forced to do as a kid and Owen told us how he recorded books for his father when he was young. Owen then asked Stephen how he manages to keep all his characters different from each other and not repeating them.

Photo: Lilja

The event ended with pre sent in questions from the audience. Do they still doubt themselves even though they are now successful? Did they ask their wives for input on the female characters in Sleeping Beauties (King told a great story about his mother in law) and who they think would be best to play Stephen in a movie about him. Owen said Bill Hader from SNL.

Photo: Lilja

With that the event was over. The Kings left the stage and the rest of us (pretty warm and sweaty since the church was hotter than a sauna) started queuing for our book. You gave the person giving out books the wristband you got when you entered the church and in return you got a book. Once outside you could hear spontaneous cheers when someone opened their book and found two signatures inside. I opened mine and was happy to see that I had gotten a signed copy of the book.

Photo: Lilja

Later that night as I was in a cab on my way back to my hotel I tried to summarize the evening in my head but it was hard to grasp everything that had happened. Had I really shook Stephen, Owen and Peter's hands? And gotten my photo taken with them (most of the photos taken by Stephen himself)? Yes I had. All I had to do was pick up my phone and the photos were there. And the books, one personalized by Stephen and Owen and the other one signed by them. It was true, it had happened and it had been a truly great evening.

Photo: Stephen King

Another thing that was really great about the evening was that I got to shake Marsha DeFilippo's hand. She is Stephen's assistant that has endured me for over 20 years. She has supported me and helped me more than I can even describe in words. This evening I got the shake her hand and say thanks. That meant a lot to me! Thanks again Marsha!


I also want to thank everyone who supported the Crowdfunding that made this possible. I couldn’t have done it without your help and support! I know who you are and you know who you are! Thanks!

One More Dark Tower Story?

Posted: October 7, 2017, 23:09:10

Here are some great Dark Tower news that King revealed at the Sarasota stop of the Sleeping Beauties tour.



Thanks to Kris Webster from small town Kentville Nova Scotia

Stephen & Owen US Tour 2017

Posted: October 7, 2017, 20:29:12

A summary of Stephen & Owen’s signings for Sleeping Beauties.

Dates, info and photos:


September 26th, 2017 - New York City (SOLD OUT!)
Place: St. Ann’s and the Holy Trinity Church
Time: 7pm
Capacity: 700
Photo by: Lilja


September 27th, 2017 - Hudson Valley, NY Area (SOLD OUT!)
Place: Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater
Time: 7pm
Capacity: 900
Photo by: John Meore


September 28th, 2017 - Newton Centre, MA (SOLD OUT!)
Place: Newtonville Books
Time: 7pm
Capacity: 700
Photo by: Heather19


September 29th, 2017 - Chicago, IL (SOLD OUT!)
Place: Residence Hall/Recreation Center on campus @ North Central College
Time: 7pm
Capacity: 3300
Photo by: Halle Olson


September 30th, 2017 - Milwaukee, WI (SOLD OUT!)
Place: The Riverside Theater
Time: 8pm
Capacity: 2400
Photo by: bdwyer19


October 1st, 2017 - St. Louis, MO (SOLD OUT!)
Place: J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts at Lindenwood University
Time: 7pm
Capacity: 1200
Photo by: C1TIZEN_X


October 2nd, 2017 - Missoula, MT (SOLD OUT!)
Dennison Theatre
Time: 7:30pm
Capacity: 1100
Photo by: Todd Goodrich


October 3rd, 2017 - Portland, OR (SOLD OUT!)
Newmark Theatre
Time: 7:30pm
Capacity: 922
Photo by: TacomaDiver


October 5th, 2017 - Toronto, ON, Canada (SOLD OUT!)
Koerner Hall, at the TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning
Time: 7pm
Capacity: 1200
Photo by: unknown


October 6th, 2017 - Sarasota, FL (SOLD OUT!)
Selby Public Library
Time: 6:30pm
Capacity: 400
Photo by: Unknown

Fans Get Sleeping Beauties

Posted: October 3, 2017, 09:17:36

Stephen and Owen’s collaboration, Sleeping Beauties, is out and you know what that means…

I want to put together a page with photos of you all and your copy of Sleeping Beauties. All you need to do is send me a photo (this should open an email but if it doesn’t, send the photo to info[a]liljas-library.com) of yourself and the book (any edition works) and I’ll post them here. If you don’t want to send it by email you can also post it on the facebook page and I’ll grab it there. I would also like to ask you to include your name, town and country so that I can list that with the photo. You can see what it will look like at the Mr Mercedes page, the Revival page, the Finders Keepers page, Bazzar of Bad Dreams page, End of Watch page, Charlie the Choo Choo page or the Gwendy’s Button Box page.

Check out all the Sleeping Beauties photos here.

Let's get those photos collected! Some of you are even on all pages, GOOD WORK!

Unconfirmed News About The Outsider

Posted: October 1, 2017, 21:55:23

Some in the audience at Stephen & Owen's stop in Milwaukee reported that Stephen revealed that he has a new book done that's to be released in June called The Outsider. Stephen said it was about some southwest gentleman committing some murders. He also said there would be a character we would recognize...

Please note that this (specially the release date) is unconfirmed news.


And here Is a report feom Naperville.

The King's Talk Audiobooks

Posted: September 29, 2017, 00:17:07

Owen and Stephen talks audiobooks.

The Sleeping Beauties Tour: Second Stop

Posted: September 28, 2017, 14:46:37

Here are some photos from yesterday's event at Fisher Center. If you attended, please let us know how it was!




Photos credit: (c) Jordan Hahn

Stephen & Owen Reading In New York

Posted: September 27, 2017, 04:59:59

Today was the first reading on Stephen and Owen's tour to promote Sleeping Beauties and while I will write a longer article about it I wanted to tell you about some things that happened during the event.


Stephen and Owen each read a part from Sleeping Beauties and then asked eachother questions. The event then ended with questions for the audience. Nothing was revealed about the next book.

I also got a chance of saying "Hi" to Stephen and Owen before the event.


And special guest Peter Straub was in the audience...and no, that dosn't mean they are working on The Talisman 3.

Oh and I did get a signed copy of the book.

My Interview With Owen King

Posted: September 27, 2017, 01:00:01

Today is the release day for Sleeping Beauties by Stephen and Owen King. It’s also the start of their tour to promote the book.

I got a chance to talk to Owen about the book and how he and Stephen wrote it. You can see what he had to say here.


The genesis was just a one sentence pitch that I made to my dad: "What if all the women in the world fell asleep?" I wanted him to take the idea and run with it. The notion struck me as one that you could make a hell of a disturbing meal out of, and that's kind of his specialty, whereas most of my own writing to that point had been pretty mainstream. He was very insistent that I should write it, though. Eventually, we compromised and wrote it together.

The King's On GMA

Posted: September 26, 2017, 22:46:10

Here is the clip of Stephen and Owen from today's GMA.


Thanks to Anders Jakobson

My Review Of Sleeping Beauties

Posted: September 26, 2017, 14:00:01

Today is the release day for Sleeping Beauties by Stephen and Owen King. It’s also the start of their tour to promote the book. I have read the book and you can check out my review here.


Sleeping Beauties is a great book. A great collaboration and it shows that both Stephen and Owen are great writers (as if anyone doubted it) and have the ability to draw characters that you care about, both good and evil.

Sleeping Beauties Teaser

Posted: September 26, 2017, 04:55:52

Here is a teaser for Sleeping Beauties.

Stephen & Owen Talks Sleeping Beauties

Posted: September 25, 2017, 17:43:29

Stephen and Owen talks Sleeping Beauties In this EW article.

My Interview With Federico Bebber

Posted: September 25, 2017, 14:00:09

Here is an interview I did with Federico Bebber who did the cover art for Sleeping Beauties.


The actual illustration is a modified version of something I created almost four years ago. I was contacted by who created the composition. As a long time King fan, I was totally flattered and excited. A dream come true!

UK Sleeping Beauties Signed Edition

Posted: September 21, 2017, 14:05:49

Waterstone is selling a beautiful edition of Sleeping Beauties, limited to 250 copies, signed by both the authors, with deluxe binding, slipcase and coloured endpapers available exclusively through Waterstones.

Excerpt from Sleeping Beauties

Posted: September 19, 2017, 08:29:07

One week from today Stephen and Owen starts their Sleeping Beauties tour in New York. I will be there and I hope a lot of you are as well. Until then there is now a new excerpt from the book that you can check out. It's available both in text and audio format. Check it out here.

Conversation With Stephen & Owen

Posted: September 3, 2017, 00:13:54

Looks like the audio edition of Sleeping Beauties will include a conversation with Stephen & Owen.

German Sleeping Beauties

Posted: August 29, 2017, 13:34:18

Here is the cover of the German edition of Sleeping Beauties, released on November 13.

The Sleeping Beauties Book Tour - Ticket Info (10/10)

Posted: August 17, 2017, 21:25:10

News about Stephen & Owen’s signings for Sleeping Beauties are starting to come in and here I will list news as they come in.

Here are all the dates and info (more to come):

September 26th, 2017 - New York City (SOLD OUT!)

Place: St. Ann’s and the Holy Trinity Church
Time: Doors 6:15pm // Show 7pm
Tickets: On sale July 10 12:00 PM EDT
Price: $41.87
Link

September 27th, 2017 - Hudson Valley, NY Area (SOLD OUT!)
Place: Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater
Time: Show 7pm
Tickets: Oblong Subscribers June 14, On sale June 19
Price: $40.00
Link

September 28th, 2017 - Newton Centre, MA (SOLD OUT!)
Place: Newtonville Books
Time: Doors 6pm // Show 7pm
Tickets: Now
Price: $35.00 ($37.22 w/service fee)
Link

September 29th, 2017 - Chicago, IL
Place: Residence Hall/Recreation Center on campus @ North Central College
Time: Show 7pm
Tickets: On sale June 27
Price: $40
Link

September 30th, 2017 - Milwaukee, WI (SOLD OUT!)
Place: The Riverside Theater
Time: Doors 7pm // Show 8pm
Tickets: Pre-sale June 14, On sale June 16
Price: $32.50, not including tax and fees
Link

October 1st, 2017 - St. Louis, MO (SOLD OUT!)
Place: J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts at Lindenwood University
Time: Show 7pm
Tickets: June 19
Price: $40, including tax and fees
Link

October 2nd, 2017 - Missoula, MT (SOLD OUT!)
Dennison Theatre
Time: Show 7:30pm
Tickets: August 4
Price: $42.39, including fees
Link

October 3rd, 2017 - Portland, OR (SOLD OUT!)
Newmark Theatre
Time: Show 7:30pm
Tickets: August 14
Price: $33.50
Link

October 5th, 2017 - Toronto, ON, Canada (SOLD OUT!)
Koerner Hall, at the TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning
Time: Show 7pm
Tickets: August 4
Price: 50 CDN
Link

October 6th, 2017 - Sarasota, FL (SOLD OUT!)
Selby Public Library
Time: Show 6:30pm
Tickets: August 25
Price: $32.50
Link

4 Hidden Covers For The UK Sleeping Beauties

Posted: August 12, 2017, 14:37:22

On the first print run of the UK edition of Sleeping Beauties there will be four versions of the cover. On the book itself (under the dustjacket) there will be either a tiger, a snake, a moth or a fox. But be quick if you want all four. It’s just the first print run that will have all four.


Lurking behind the dust jacket on the first UK hardback print run of Sleeping Beauties you’ll find four hidden covers printed on the board, featuring beautiful foiled animal illustrations.

If you’re ordering online the one you receive will be random, or you can head to your local bookstore and seek out your favourite. Look out for the sticker on the cover of the first print run.

The Sleeping Beauties Book Tour - Ticket Info (9/10)

Posted: August 7, 2017, 20:11:45

News about Stephen & Owen’s signings for Sleeping Beauties are starting to come in and here I will list news as they come in.

Here are all the dates and info (more to come):

September 26th, 2017 - New York City (SOLD OUT!)

Place: St. Ann’s and the Holy Trinity Church
Time: Doors 6:15pm // Show 7pm
Tickets: On sale July 10 12:00 PM EDT
Price: $41.87
Link

September 27th, 2017 - Hudson Valley, NY Area (SOLD OUT!)
Place: Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater
Time: Show 7pm
Tickets: Oblong Subscribers June 14, On sale June 19
Price: $40.00
Link

September 28th, 2017 - Newton Centre, MA (SOLD OUT!)
Place: Newtonville Books
Time: Doors 6pm // Show 7pm
Tickets: Now
Price: $35.00 ($37.22 w/service fee)
Link

September 29th, 2017 - Chicago, IL
Place: Residence Hall/Recreation Center on campus @ North Central College
Time: Show 7pm
Tickets: On sale June 27
Price: $40
Link

September 30th, 2017 - Milwaukee, WI (SOLD OUT!)
Place: The Riverside Theater
Time: Doors 7pm // Show 8pm
Tickets: Pre-sale June 14, On sale June 16
Price: $32.50, not including tax and fees
Link

October 1st, 2017 - St. Louis, MO (SOLD OUT!)
Place: J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts at Lindenwood University
Time: Show 7pm
Tickets: June 19
Price: $40, including tax and fees
Link

October 2nd, 2017 - Missoula, MT (SOLD OUT!)
Dennison Theatre
Time: Show 7:30pm
Tickets: August 4
Price: $42.39, including fees
Link

October 3rd, 2017 - Portland, OR (SOLD OUT!)
Newmark Theatre
Time: Show 7:30pm
Tickets: August 14
Price: $33.50
Link

October 5th, 2017 - Toronto, ON, Canada (SOLD OUT!)
Koerner Hall, at the TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning
Time: Show 7pm
Tickets: August 4
Price: 50 CDN
Link

October 6th, 2017 - Sarasota, FL
TBA

The Sleeping Beauties Book Tour - Ticket Info (8/10)

Posted: August 2, 2017, 17:56:52

News about Stephen & Owen’s signings for Sleeping Beauties are starting to come in and here I will list news as they come in.

Here are all the dates and info (more to come):

September 26th, 2017 - New York City (SOLD OUT!)

Place: St. Ann’s and the Holy Trinity Church
Time: Doors 6:15pm // Show 7pm
Tickets: On sale July 10 12:00 PM EDT
Price: $41.87
Link

September 27th, 2017 - Hudson Valley, NY Area (SOLD OUT!)
Place: Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater
Time: Show 7pm
Tickets: Oblong Subscribers June 14, On sale June 19
Price: $40.00
Link

September 28th, 2017 - Newton Centre, MA (SOLD OUT!)
Place: Newtonville Books
Time: Doors 6pm // Show 7pm
Tickets: Now
Price: $35.00 ($37.22 w/service fee)
Link

September 29th, 2017 - Chicago, IL
Place: Residence Hall/Recreation Center on campus @ North Central College
Time: Show 7pm
Tickets: On sale June 27
Price: $40
Link

September 30th, 2017 - Milwaukee, WI (SOLD OUT!)
Place: The Riverside Theater
Time: Doors 7pm // Show 8pm
Tickets: Pre-sale June 14, On sale June 16
Price: $32.50, not including tax and fees
Link

October 1st, 2017 - St. Louis, MO (SOLD OUT!)
Place: J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts at Lindenwood University
Time: Show 7pm
Tickets: June 19
Price: $40, including tax and fees
Link

October 2nd, 2017 - Missoula, MT
Dennison Theatre
Time: Show 7:30pm
Tickets: August 4
Price: $42.39, including fees
Link

October 3rd, 2017 - Portland, OR
TBA

October 5th, 2017 - Toronto, ON, Canada
Koerner Hall, at the TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning
Time: Show 7pm
Tickets: August 4
Price: 50 CDN
Link

October 6th, 2017 - Sarasota, FL
TBA

Sleeping Beauties: Collectors Edition

Posted: July 30, 2017, 10:46:29

Here is the cover of the collectors edition (exclusive to WHSmith) of Sleeping Beauties.

You can order your copy here.

Thanks to Herbert West

Stephen & Owen On Writing Sleeping Beauties

Posted: July 28, 2017, 08:22:42

Stephen and Owen talks about how they wrote Sleeping Beauties and that it originally was supposed to be a TV series…



Thanks to Lou Sytsma

Owen King In The UK In November?

Posted: July 26, 2017, 17:43:44

Owen King hinted today that he might be doing a pair of events in the UK in November. No details yet though. Stephen will NOT be joining him.


He also mentioned that you can order signed copies of his books from Oblong Books & Music.

Back Cover Of Sleeping Beauties

Posted: July 24, 2017, 12:04:36

Scribner has released a picture of the back cover of Sleeping Beauties.

The Sleeping Beauties Book Tour - Ticket Info (7/10)

Posted: July 21, 2017, 23:56:26

News about Stephen & Owen’s signings for Sleeping Beauties are starting to come in and here I will list news as they come in.

Here are all the dates and info (more to come):

September 26th, 2017 - New York City (SOLD OUT!)

Place: St. Ann’s and the Holy Trinity Church
Time: Doors 6:15pm // Show 7pm
Tickets: On sale July 10 12:00 PM EDT
Price: $41.87
Link

September 27th, 2017 - Hudson Valley, NY Area (SOLD OUT!)
Place: Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater
Time: Show 7pm
Tickets: Oblong Subscribers June 14, On sale June 19
Price: $40.00
Link

September 28th, 2017 - Newton Centre, MA (SOLD OUT!)
Place: Newtonville Books
Time: Doors 6pm // Show 7pm
Tickets: Now
Price: $35.00 ($37.22 w/service fee)
Link

September 29th, 2017 - Chicago, IL
Place: Residence Hall/Recreation Center on campus @ North Central College
Time: Show 7pm
Tickets: On sale June 27
Price: $40
Link

September 30th, 2017 - Milwaukee, WI (SOLD OUT!)
Place: The Riverside Theater
Time: Doors 7pm // Show 8pm
Tickets: Pre-sale June 14, On sale June 16
Price: $32.50, not including tax and fees
Link

October 1st, 2017 - St. Louis, MO (SOLD OUT!)
Place: J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts at Lindenwood University
Time: Show 7pm
Tickets: June 19
Price: $40, including tax and fees
Link

October 2nd, 2017 - Missoula, MT
Dennison Theatre
Time: Show 7:30pm
Tickets: August 4
Price: $42.39, including fees
Link

October 3rd, 2017 - Portland, OR
TBA

October 5th, 2017 - Toronto, ON, Canada
TBA

October 6th, 2017 - Sarasota, FL
TBA

Wraparound Cover & Excerpt

Posted: July 7, 2017, 12:35:07

Here is the full wraparound cover for the UK Sleeping Beauties.

Click for a larger image

Here is the part that inspired Hodder's cover.

UK Cover for Sleeping Beauties

Posted: July 7, 2017, 02:34:17

Here is the full cover. What do you think about it?

Second Part Of The UK Cover

Posted: July 6, 2017, 14:13:48

Here are more of the UK cover for Sleeping Beauties. Anyone want to guess what's behind the last part of the cover?

First Look At UK Cover

Posted: July 6, 2017, 09:28:13

Here is a first look at the UK cover for Sleeping Beauties.

Limited Sleeping Beauties

Posted: July 6, 2017, 03:33:33

Here are some pages from CD's limited editions of Sleeping Beauties.




UK Cover For Sleeping Beauties Are Coming

Posted: July 6, 2017, 02:33:51

The UK cover for Sleeping Beauties are coming...



Follow #SleepingBeauties on twitter for more!

First Sleeping Beauties Review

Posted: July 5, 2017, 03:25:36

Here Is a first review of Sleeping Beauties. Read at your own risk though, it's said to be slightly spoilerish...

Thanks to Lou Sytsma.

The Sleeping Beauties Book Tour - Ticket Info (6/10)

Posted: July 1, 2017, 01:56:06

News about Stephen & Owen’s signings for Sleeping Beauties are starting to come in and here I will list news as they come in.

Here are all the dates and info (more to come):

September 26th, 2017 - New York City

Place: St. Ann’s and the Holy Trinity Church
Time: Doors 6:15pm // Show 7pm
Tickets: On sale July 10 12:00 PM EDT
Price: $41.87
Link

September 27th, 2017 - Hudson Valley, NY Area (SOLD OUT!)
Place: Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater
Time: Show 7pm
Tickets: Oblong Subscribers June 14, On sale June 19
Price: $40.00
Link

September 28th, 2017 - Newton Centre, MA (SOLD OUT!)
Place: Newtonville Books
Time: Doors 6pm // Show 7pm
Tickets: Now
Price: $35.00 ($37.22 w/service fee)
Link

September 29th, 2017 - Chicago, IL
Place: Residence Hall/Recreation Center on campus @ North Central College
Time: Show 7pm
Tickets: On sale June 27
Price: $40
Link

September 30th, 2017 - Milwaukee, WI (SOLD OUT!)
Place: The Riverside Theater
Time: Doors 7pm // Show 8pm
Tickets: Pre-sale June 14, On sale June 16
Price: $32.50, not including tax and fees
Link

October 1st, 2017 - St. Louis, MO (SOLD OUT!)
Place: J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts at Lindenwood University
Time: Show 7pm
Tickets: June 19
Price: $40, including tax and fees
Link

October 2nd, 2017 - Missoula, MT
TBA

October 3rd, 2017 - Portland, OR
TBA

October 5th, 2017 - Toronto, ON, Canada
TBA

October 6th, 2017 - Sarasota, FL
TBA





More info

Happy Father's Day

Posted: June 18, 2017, 23:38:11

The Sleeping Beauties Book Tour - Ticket Info (4/10)

Posted: June 17, 2017, 00:11:33

News about Stephen & Owen’s signings for Sleeping Beauties are starting to come in and here I will list news as they come in.

Here are all the dates and info (more to come):

September 26th, 2017 - New York City

TBA

September 27th, 2017 - Hudson Valley, NY Area
Place: Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater
Time: Show 7pm
Tickets: Oblong Subscribers June 14, On sale June 19
Price: $40.00
Link

September 28th, 2017 - Newton Centre, MA (SOLD OUT!)
Place: Newtonville Books
Time: Doors 6pm // Show 7pm
Tickets: Now
Price: $35.00 ($37.22 w/service fee)
Link

September 29th, 2017 - Chicago, IL
TBA

September 30th, 2017 - Milwaukee, WI
Place: The Riverside Theater
Time: Doors 7pm // Show 8pm
Tickets: Pre-sale June 14, On sale June 16
Price: $32.50, not including tax and fees
Link

October 1st, 2017 - St. Louis, MO
Place: J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts at Lindenwood University
Time: Show 7pm
Tickets: June 19
Price: $40, including tax and fees
Link

October 2nd, 2017 - Missoula, MT
TBA

October 3rd, 2017 - Portland, OR
TBA

October 5th, 2017 - Toronto, ON, Canada
TBA

October 6th, 2017 - Sarasota, FL
TBA





More info

The Sleeping Beauties Book Tour - Ticket Info (1/10)

Posted: June 12, 2017, 15:47:54

News about Stephen & Owen’s signings for Sleeping Beauties are starting to come in and here I will list news as they come in.

Here are all the dates and info (more to come):

September 26th, 2017 - New York City

TBA

September 27th, 2017 - Hudson Valley, NY Area
TBA

September 28th, 2017 - Boston, MA Area
TBA

September 29th, 2017 - Chicago, IL
TBA

September 30th, 2017 - Milwaukee, WI
Place: The Riverside Theater
Time: Doors 7pm // Show 8pm
Tickets: Pre-sale June 14, On sale June 16
Link

October 1st, 2017 - St. Louis, MO
TBA

October 2nd, 2017 - Missoula, MT
TBA

October 3rd, 2017 - Portland, OR
TBA

October 5th, 2017 - Toronto, ON, Canada
TBA

October 6th, 2017 - Sarasota, FL
TBA





More info

An Update On The Sleeping Beauties Book Tour

Posted: June 8, 2017, 15:13:03

When asked if there would be pre-signed books at the Sleeping Beauties tour stops or if Stephen and Owen would be signing “live” the moderator on King’s board said:


No signings on this tour.

That probably means there will be pre-signed books given out at random to those who attend. Last tour there were about 400 at each stop.

Also, closing in on the half-way-mark now and so far, it looks like I’ll be attending one stop at the tour. A huge thanks to everyone who has donated!

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Here are all the dates:

September 26th, 2017 - New York City
September 27th, 2017 - Hudson Valley, NY Area
September 28th, 2017 - Boston, MA Area
September 29th, 2017 - Chicago, IL
September 30th, 2017 - Milwaukee, WI

October 1st, 2017 - St. Louis, MO
October 2nd, 2017 - Missoula, MT
October 3rd, 2017 - Portland, OR
October 5th, 2017 - Toronto, ON, Canada
October 6th, 2017 - Sarasota, FL

New Excerpt From Sleeping Beauties

Posted: June 2, 2017, 08:38:38

Here is a new excerpt from Sleeping Beauties (out September 26th).

You can read the first exerpt here.

Here are some related links:
The dates for Stephen & Owen's US book tour
King talking about Sleeping Beauties
Send Lilja To The US!

King Discusses Sleeping Beauties

Posted: June 1, 2017, 20:29:05

Stephen King discusses new novel Sleeping Beauties.



Thanks to Randall Flagg

Cemetery Dance Covers For Sleeping Beauties

Posted: June 1, 2017, 08:24:30

Here are the Cemetery Dance covers for Sleeping Beauties. The Gift Edition cover (the one with the fox) and Limited Edition cover (the one with the moth).


Stephen And Owen's Book Tour

Posted: May 16, 2017, 17:36:29

Here is a list of cities that Stephen and Owen will visit on their Sleeping Beauties book tour.

September 26th, 2017: New York City
September 27th, 2017: Hudson Valley, NY Area
September 28th, 2017: Boston, MA Area
September 29th, 2017: Chicago, IL
September 30th, 2017: Milwaukee, WI
October 1st, 2017: St. Louis, MO
October 2nd, 2017: Missoula, MT
October 3rd, 2017: Portland, OR
October 5th, 2017: Toronto, ON, Canada
October 6th, 2017: Sarasota, FL

New Illustration From CD's Limited Sleeping Beauties

Posted: May 14, 2017, 11:04:01

Here is a new illustration from Cemetery Dances limited edition of Sleeping Beauties.


Order your copy here.

How Sleeping Beauties Happened

Posted: May 11, 2017, 13:25:15

Hear Owen and Stephen talk about how Sleeping Beauties happened.

Limited Signed Sleeping Beauties Announced

Posted: May 2, 2017, 09:13:15

Cemetery Dance Publications has announced a Deluxe Special Limited Edition of Stephen King and Owen King’s first collaborative novel, Sleeping Beauties

A Traycased Oversized Hardcover Signed Limited Edition will be printed in two colors with two-color hot foil stamping, a satin ribbon page marker and embossed endpapers, epic wrap-around cover artwork, nearly a dozen interior color paintings by Jana Heidersdorf, a signature sheet signed by Stephen King, Owen King, and Jana Heidersdorf, and the book will be housed in a custom-made traycase exclusive to this edition.

There is also an unsigned Oversized Slipcased Hardcover Gift Edition of only 1,750 illustrated copies that will be printed in two colors with two-color hot foil stamping, a fine binding, epic wrap-around cover artwork, nearly a dozen interior color paintings by Jana Heidersdorf, and it will be housed in a custom-made slipcase.

Order here but hurry, they will go fast.




Limited Sleeping Beauties From CD

Posted: April 1, 2017, 01:21:47

Cemetery Dance will publish a limited edition of Sleeping Beauties. Here is all the available info from Richard Chizmar.


First, I’m extremely excited to report we will be publishing a special edition of SLEEPING BEAUTIES by Stephen King and Owen King. I cannot say more at this time, other than we’ve already read this massive novel and we’re incredibly thrilled to be able to publish it in three different deluxe editions. Details to come later this year, and again, we’re not accepting reservations yet, but we expect this one to sell out in record time. (And yep, that’s a photo of the manuscript!)

US Cover & Excerpt For Sleeping Beauties

Posted: March 29, 2017, 16:16:42

Here is the US cover for Stephen and Owen King’s upcoming book Sleeping Beauties. Release date for the book is September 26th.

You can also head over to EW for an excerpt from the book.

Gerald's Game, 1922, Sleeping Beauties & More

Posted: March 16, 2017, 00:29:19

King did a book signing at a bookstore in Sarasota on Wednesday. While there he talked about the upcoming Netflix adaptations Gerald’s Game and 1922:


Netflix will also make two films adapting his novel "Gerald's Game" and novella "1922," both of which King has seen and said are terrific.
"And I've seen 'It' the film, and that's terrific," King said. "And I've seen 'The Dark Tower' and that's terrific."

This indicates that both movies are pretty much done…at least in rough cuts.


King also talked about his upcoming collaboration with his son Owen:

The story takes place in a world where all women have fallen asleep in a cocoon-like gauze and turn feral and violent if awoken, leaving men to themselves. King and his son had initially considered making a limited television series out of the premise, but believing that would bring too many other people into the process, spent two years writing it as a novel together.
"The way that it worked was we went back and forth, like tennis, like the book is the ball," King said. "I'd have it for three or four weeks and he'd have it for maybe three or four weeks or maybe a little bit longer. He's a slower composer than I am, but he's very, very good — very sharp, very funny."

Read more here.

Sleeping Beauties Over 700 Pages Long

Posted: March 6, 2017, 13:13:13

Sleeping Beauties

By Stephen King and Owen King

Details UK Edition:
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781473665194
Publication date: 26 Sep 2017
Page count: 704
Imprint: Hodder & Stoughton
Cover art is not the final cover
Pre-Order

Details US Edition:
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 150116340X
Publication date: 26 Sep 2017
Page count: 720
Imprint: Scribner
Pre-Order

A spectacular father/son collaboration like no other, Stephen King and Owen King tell the highest of high stakes stories: what might happen if women disappeared from the world of men?
In a future so real and near it might be now, something happens when women go to sleep; they become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze. If they are awakened, if the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed or violated, the women become feral and spectacularly violent; and while they sleep they go to another place...

The men of our world are abandoned, left to their increasingly primal devices. One woman, however, the mysterious Evie, is immune to the blessing or curse of the sleeping disease. Is Evie a medical anomaly to be studied? Or is she a demon who must be slain?

Set in a small Appalachian town whose primary employer is a women's prison, SLEEPING BEAUTIES is a wildly provocative, gloriously absorbing father/son collaboration between Stephen King and Owen King.

Sleeping Beauties To Be Released Sep. 26 In The UK

Posted: March 6, 2017, 10:22:45

Hodder & Stoughton will publish Stephen King and Owen King’s book Sleeping Beauties on September 26 this year. Here’s what the press release say:


Hodder & Stoughton are thrilled to announce that they will publish Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King and Owen King on 26th September 2017. The novel is the first collaboration between the father and son. A simultaneous audio edition will be published by Hodder Audio.

The novel, which asks the question ‘What would happen if all the women abandoned the world?’ is a wonderfully provocative story of supernatural suspense. Editor Philippa Pride says: ‘We are thrilled that these two hugely talented writers – father and son – have come together to write such an exciting, powerful and original novel, rich with beautiful imagery and arresting characters. It is a wonderful achievement and publication will be a major event.’

2017: The Collaboration Year

Posted: February 13, 2017, 09:06:39

Two weeks ago I wrote that 2017 would be a great year for King adaptations. Well, it will also be a great year for King collaborations. Earlier King has only released books with two authors, Peter Straub (The Talisman and Black House) and Stweart O’Nan (Faithful). He has also released two short stories with his son Joe Hill (In the tall Grass and Throttle).

In 2017 two King books will be released and both are collaborations. The first one we learned about just two days ago and is a collaboration with Richard Chizmar. We don’t know anything about this story or when it will be released but based on what Rich wrote about it on his facebook page it will be released soon as a standalone hardcover. My guess is something like when CD released Blockade Billy.



The second book is also a collaboration. This time King has collaborated with his son Owen and together they have written Sleeping Beauties that will be released in October 2017. And even though it’s “only” 8 months until the book is out we don’t know much about it.

The idea, a story about what would happen if all the women in the world fell asleep, came from Owen and it took King and Owen over two years to write the book. So far King has read two excerpts from it (they are NOT online though). One from a man’s point of view, and one from the point of a view from a female character, who is existing in another dimension.

The official synapse is:

What would happen if all the women abandoned the world? A wildly provocative novel of supernatural suspense, SLEEPING BEAUTIES is the first father/son collaboration between Stephen King and Owen King.

I think 2017 will be a great King year! What are your thoughts?

Prologue By Stephen King & Owen King

Posted: February 8, 2017, 11:29:54

Here you can find more info and register for this years Adult Book & Author Breakfast.


The 2017 Adult Book & Author Breakfast is shaping up to be the forum’s most exciting yet with the first-ever BookExpo appearance by best-selling novelist Stephen King (Misery, 11/22/63, On Writing). Joined by Owen King, his son and co-author of the upcoming novel Sleeping Beauties, the pair will offer a special introduction to the breakfast, ‘Prologue by Stephen King & Owen King.

Stephen & Owen Promoting Sleeping Beauties

Posted: February 7, 2017, 23:51:26

Stephen and Owen will both be attending this years BookExpo promoting Sleeping Beauties


NEW YORK (AP) — This year's BookExpo will feature a popular father-and-son combination: Stephen and Owen King.

Convention organizers ReedPop told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the authors will be featured at a June 1 breakfast at the Jacob Javits Center in New York. They will be promoting "Sleeping Beauties," a novel they worked on together.

Thanks to Lou Sytsma

Sleeping Beauties Out In October

Posted: January 31, 2017, 19:39:10

According to StephenKing.com Sleeping Beauties will be out in October.

What would happen if all the women abandoned the world? A wildly provocative novel of supernatural suspense, SLEEPING BEAUTIES is the first father/son collaboration between Stephen King and Owen King.

King Read Two Excerpts From Sleeping Beauties

Posted: November 23, 2016, 10:07:08

King read from his and Owen’s upcoming book Sleeping Beauties on November 16. Here is a recap of the event.


Stephen King gave a Princeton audience a preview of his newest work, which will be published in 2017.

The legendary author shared two excerpts from “Sleeping Beauties,” which Mr. King wrote with his son, Owen King, an author in his own right, having published such acclaimed books as “We’re All in This Together: A Novella and Stories,” and “Double Feature: A Novel.”

During his reading — which was part of the Althea Ward Clark Reading Series, presented by Princeton University’s Program in Creative in Writing — at McCarter Theatre on Nov. 16, Stephen King read the excerpts from an iPad. He explained that he and his son started working on the book two years ago after Owen came to him with an idea — a story about what would happen if all the women in the world fell asleep.

Mr. King, whose bibliography of bestsellers includes “Carrie,” “The Shining,” “Misery,” “Under the Dome,” and “11/22/63,” said the idea brought two memories to mind. His mother-in-law once told him that if you go into someone’s house and there isn’t a ring in the toilet bowl, it means a woman lives in the home. The other thought was his mother saying that no man knows how to property fold a shirt (men who served in the military may disagree).

Wearing jeans, a collared shirt, and sneakers, Mr. King was introduced by Joyce Carol Oates. Mr. King talked about the story, and a bit about writing. “One of the reasons writers write is to figure out what they think by codifying it into words,” he said. He also joked about pushing the wrong button on his iPad and losing the excerpts, “What will you do then Smartass?” he said to himself. He added that while the iPad is amazing, he preferred reading printed pages. “These are just boops and bleeps,” he said of the words on the screen. It was an interesting remark from a writer who was among the first major authors to publish an original story as an e-book, and who has published a few things exclusively for Amazon’s Kindle.

The stage was decorated with the set for a production of the musical “Once,” presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts. Standing before some wooden tables, a bar and under dozens of hanging chandeliers, Mr. King read two excerpts from the book, one from a man’s point of view, and one from the point of a view from a female character, who is existing in another dimension.

Source: Central Jersey

Thanks to Pablo

King Reading From Sleeping Beauties

Posted: November 17, 2016, 15:47:08

The Daily Princetonian reported that King read from the upcoming Sleeping Beauties yesterday.


Renowned suspense novelist Stephen King and award-winning poet Eileen Myles gave a joint reading at 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 16, as part of the Althea Ward Clark W’21 Reading Series 2016-2017. The writers were introduced by professor of creative writing Emeritus Joyce Carol Oates and professor of creative writing Susan Wheeler, respectively.

“We invited both of these writers because they do something in their genres that no one else does,” Michael Dickman, a lecturer in the Creative Writing department, said. “They read on the same day by happenstance in their schedules, but it was a great combination.”

Myles read a selection of her older works as well as an excerpt from her current project “Afterglow.” King followed with two excerpts from his upcoming novel Sleeping Beauties, which he co-wrote with his son Owen King.

If anyone attended, please let me know how it was and what the two Sleeping Beauties excerpts was all about.

More info here.

Sleeping Beauties Will Be Long & Released in 2017

Posted: September 26, 2016, 09:27:32

King confirmed (at the Library of Congress speech) that the book Sleeping Beauties that he has written with his son Owen will be released next year and that it’s a long book.

Sleeping Beauties Out Next Year

Posted: June 14, 2016, 08:16:31

On Sunday during his stop in Louisville, Kentucky King revealed that the book Sleeping Beauties that he and Owen has written will be released next year.

Thanks to Mark Allan Reynolds

Sleeping Beauties; Book by Stephen and Owen

Posted: June 11, 2016, 08:09:40

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.