Revival Movie Concept Art

Posted: August 25, 2017, 10:16:13

Head over to the great Vinchent Chong’s Blog to check out some Revival movie concept art and a post about the Bulgarian edition of Shining in the Dark.


Posted: August 24, 2017, 10:34:50

Shining in the Dark is heading to Bulgaria. On November 22th Pleiad Books will publish СИЯНИЕ В МРАКА (Shining in the Dark in Bulgarian).

You can read all about it on the official site or at Pleiad Books.

You & Lilja's Library: Photo Contest

Posted: April 2, 2017, 01:23:31

As you know (and if you didn’t you do now) Lilja’s Library celebrated 20 years last year and I want to celebrate that as much as I can. And you also know that the site wouldn’t be worth anything if no one read it. So, in order to celebrate that I want to involve you.

I want to do something similar to the photos you send in with yourself and one of King’s books but this time I want you to send in a photo of yourself and Lilja’s Library. Lilja’s Library you might ask? Yes, take a photo of yourself and Lilja’s Library in some form. It could be you in front of the computer (where you can see Lilja’s Library), it could be a photo of you and my book, it could be a photo of you and your tattoo of Marv (if anyone has one), or any other form of Lilja’s Library. Draw Marv and pose with him, read the site on your phone and take a photo of you doing it…your imagination is the limit. The rule is that Lilja’s Library and you need to be in the photo (and not just a toe or a finger, your face at least). That’s it. Not to hard right?

And to make it even more fun, one of you that send in a photo will get a prize. I will draw the photo I like the best (what I like is for me to know and you to find out) as the winner. If you have already sent a photo and think: "darn I should have been more creative", then just send another one. The prize is a copy of my upcoming anthology Shining in the Dark: Celebrating Twenty Years of Lilja’s Library that's released later this year.

OK, so start sending in your photos, either by email to info[a] or post them on facebook or twitter. I will then pull them from there and post them on the site.

Check out the entries here.

I hope to SEE you soon! / Lilja

Lilja Talks Castle Rock On Swedish Radio

Posted: February 27, 2017, 15:56:34

Listen to Lilja talk about Castle Rock and Shining in the Dark on Swedish Radio!


Lilja At Goodreads

Posted: January 25, 2017, 14:27:03

I have just updated my page over at Goodreads, Head over there to check it out. You can give me tips on what to read, check out my books and what others think about them (or rate them yourself). You can even ask me a question if you so wish…

My Books on Amazon

Posted: January 17, 2017, 11:02:52

Check out my books on Amazon.

My Books on Amazon

Posted: January 11, 2017, 10:13:15

Shining in the Dark is now listed on my author page over at Amazon along with my other two books. They haven’t added the cover yet though but it’s there if you want to pre-order.

You can also follow me on Amazon (not sure what you get for doing that but please try it out).

Get Shining in The Dark From Amazon

Posted: January 9, 2017, 08:29:06

Looks pretty good when you see it like this...

For those of you that don't know what Shining in The Dark is you can find out more here and on the official site.

Order from

Back Cover For Shining in the Dark

Posted: November 21, 2016, 13:52:52

Check out the illustration for the back cover of Shining in the Dark: Celebrating Twenty Years of Lilja’s Library by Vincent Chong!

Pre-Order your copy here.

Click for a larger image

My Books

Posted: November 3, 2016, 17:00:54

Need something to read? Why not try these books?

Lilja's Library: The World of Stephen King
The Illustrated Stephen King Movie Trivia Book
Shining in the Dark: Celebrating Twenty Years of Lilja’s Library

The History Of A Cover

Posted: November 1, 2016, 22:38:00

Vincent Chong who’s done the beautiful cover for the book Shining in the Dark: Celebrating Twenty Years of Lilja’s Library has posted the backstory to the cover as well as some sketches he did for it. A very interesting look at how a cover was created. Check it out over at his site.

You can pre-order the book here.

Shining in the Dark: Celebrating Twenty Years

Posted: October 31, 2016, 21:25:31

Finally, I can reveal what I have been teasing about for quite some time now. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Lilja’s Library Cemetery Dance will publish the anthology Shining in the Dark: Celebrating Twenty Years of Lilja’s Library.

The anthology will contain 12 stories by 13 great authors that I have selected. Six of the twelve stories have not been published anywhere (some are actually written with this book in mind) before this publication and of the six that have, most have only been published in magazines. So, chances are that you’ll read them here for the first time.

Table of Contents:
"Celebrating 20 Years of Lilja's Library (An Introduction)” by Hans-Åke Lilja
"The Blue Air Compressor" by Stephen King
"The Net" by Jack Ketchum and P. D. Cacek
"The Novel of the Holocaust" by Stewart O'Nan
"Aeliana" by Bev Vincent
"Pidgin and Theresa" by Clive Barker
"An End To All Things " by Brian Keene
"Cemetery Dance" by Richard Chizmar
"Drawn to the Flame" by Kevin Quigley
"The Companion" by Ramsey Campbell
"A Tell Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe
"A Mother's Love" by Brian James Freeman
"The Keeper's Companion" by John Ajvide Lindqvist
"Celebrating 20 Years of Lilja's Library (An Afterword)" by Hans-Åke Lilja

For pre-orders and more info about all the authors and stories in Shining in the Dark: Celebrating Twenty Years of Lilja’s Library head over to