Stephen King

"I have the heart of a small boy... and I keep it in a jar on my desk." ~Stephen King

Stephen King - he's smart, he's successful, and he says exactly what he thinks. He grew up without a TV. That explains a lot.

Stephen King on What He Read as a Kid
By Ken Tucker

Sunday’s PARADE features a rare interview with master storyteller Stephen King. His new novel, Joyland (a paperback original due June 4), follows lovelorn college student Devin Jones, who, while working at a small-time amusement park, learns the secret history behind a shocking murder.

“I’ve been typed as a horror writer, but I never saw myself that way,” King tells PARADE’s Ken Tucker. “I’ve reached a point in my life where I can write pretty much what comes into my mind and not worry about grocery day at Publix.”

In the exclusive online extras below, King shares the horror classic his mom read to him as a child and his views on gun control, a subject he also addresses in the Kindle Single essay Guns. Be sure to check out this weekend’s issue of PARADE for the full story.



05/25/2013 6:16am

Since horror books were never a favorite of mine, I never read anything by Stephen King, not until I came across a book he wrote called "On Writing". I cannot remember when I have enjoyed a book more. In the first part of it, Mr. King talks about his childhood and how he became interested in writing. In the second, he gives advice. Apart from being very practical and straight forward, no nonsense in his suggestions to writers, he is very, and I mean very funny. I was so impressed, I wrote an article on my blog about this book called "Homage to a Brilliant Book." A must read for anyone, not just writers!

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