In September of 2012, I had the honor and privilege of interviewing author Stephen Spignesi, who is known as “the world’s leading authority on Stephen King”, according to Entertainment Weekly magazine, and several other reputable publications. My interview covered Mr. Spignesi’s life growing up in Connecticut, his school years, becoming a college professor, his writing career, and his love for The Beatles, and of course, writer Stephen King. The interview was truly memorable for me, and a friendship was born.
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To be a fan of something, anything (movies, books, music, games, tv shows), you can watch them 100 times, read the books over and over, dress up in Cosplay, go to conventions, have huge collections, heck..even have tattoos of your favorite characters! However, I believe a truly, major, die-hard fan does all those things AND does something else: studies! I mean, why not go deep into your fandom and find out fun facts, secrets, behind-the-scenes stories, and trivia that you may have never known before. One of the ways of doing this is by buying books about that favorite thing. In this case, the subject is, without question, one of the top greatest writers of our time: STEPHEN KING!
Posted December 1st, 2017. Add a comment
I have read many autobiographies in my life. I’ve found them to be the answer to that question many of us may have: What REALLY goes on behind the scenes? Some bio’s play it safe and sugarcoat, while others go ALL out, and tell it like it is. In this case, actress Rutanya Alda, has done that very thing, gone all out, and tells it like it is.
Posted March 10th, 2016. Add a comment
Just about everyone in the world know’s who Stephen King is. He is well-known around the world for scaring us with his books, movies, and television series. He is one of the biggest authors of our generation and with over 60 novels, over 50 films, and many well deserved awards under his belt – King has earned his spot in writing history.
Posted October 13th, 2015. Add a comment
Stephen King. A writer that is without question, the “Master Storyteller of our Generation”. He will go down in literature history along with the works of Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, Ray Bradury, and Bram Stoker. Part of King’s success is the writer’s who bring his personal life and works to the spotlight for fans around the world to learn from. There are many books about King, his works, and specific Companions that help explain everything you ever wanted to know about that particular story.
Posted March 14th, 2015. Add a comment
Stephen King: “the writer of our generation“. That is how most fans would refer to the biggest best-seller of our time. For the last 40 years, Stephen King has written almost 60 books, 100′s and 100′s of short stories, scripts, screenplays, a musical play, poems, as well as, acting and directing. He is certainly a man who just refuses to slow down, not even after his life-threatening hit and run accident in 1999.
Posted December 8th, 2014. Add a comment
One of my favorite things about books is that I enjoy biographies. I love learning about people, how it was in the beginning, how far they’ve come, and the rise to fame and all the struggles it took to get there. I’m one of those readers who likes to look “behind the curtain” and see what’s being hidden from us no matter how fascinating or scary it might be. Most of the time I’m reading “horror” books (Stephen King mostly), but on occasion I take a break for a biography that just might grab my interest long enough to give it my full attention.
Posted November 15th, 2014. Add a comment
There have been lots of books about the horror genre, the individuals who directed or wrote tales of horror that have scared us for decades. There are many names that come to mind, but if you want the best there is three that have completely changed the face of horror not just in film, but in books as well.
Posted September 3rd, 2014. Add a comment
First off, I never even knew this book existed until a friend of mine had an extra copy and was willing to make a trade. It was certainly worth it and I thank him for that. The book is a collection of Hans exclusive interviews with everyone from filmmakers such as, Frank Darabont, Mick Garris, and “Dollar Baby” filmmakers to writers such as, Peter Straub, Stephen Spignesi, Bev Vincent, and Robin Furth. And of course, he has interviewed the man himself, Stephen King.