a personal note
All hail the King!
The man known as one of the world’s leading authorities on Stephen King stops by to chat about the King of Horror!
An essay on The King of Horror on his birthday
Sitting roughly thirty feet from a living legend is sure to make anyone a little mesmerized, but for me, this was a once-in-a-lifetime experience that had my heart pounding almost out of my chest for the first ten minutes of the event.
Stephen King cemented his status in the literary world decades ago and he could have retired a few dozen times over if he really wanted to. But that’s what is so awesome- he doesn’t want to. Rarely do you see a prolific writer still churning out material and new novels at such a rate as they near their fifth decade in the industry. He writes for himself. He writes for his Constant Readers. He writes because that’s what he was born to do.
If there is one horror icon living today who deserves two full days dedicated to his work, it would be a gentleman who was born in Portland, Maine and grew up to become arguably the greatest horror writer of all time. It seems only fitting that we are celebrating Stephen King’s birthday so close to the holiday…