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Someone’s vandalising Stephen King books!  Oh, wait…
Posted: 16 August 2007 07:35 AM   [ Ignore ]
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It’s just Stephen King himself.

Stephen King mistaken for vandal in Alice

One of the world’s most famous authors, Stephen King, was mistaken for a vandal in an Alice Springs bookstore on Tuesday.

Dymocks store manager Bev Ellis says a customer saw the horror novelist walk into the store.

Once inside, King found copies of his books and began signing them.

“As the owner of a bookshop, when you see someone writing in one of your books you get a bit toey,” Ms Ellis said.

“So we immediately ran to the books and lo-and-behold here was the signature in several books.

“We sort of spun around on our heels, [saying] ‘where did he go, where did he go’.”

Ms Ellis says she saw the author standing in the fruit and veg section of the supermarket across the road.

“So I went over and introduced myself ... He was lovely, very nice, charming,” she said.

Ms Ellis says she asked him if he was staying long in Alice Springs and he just smiled.

“[Then I said], well if we knew you were coming we would have baked a cake.”

King signed six books in total.

The customer that mistook the author for a vandal bought one. Ms Ellis plans to give the remaining five copies to community groups who can auction them off to raise funds.

King’s rep in Sydney confirmed that they did not know the author was currently in Australia.

Ms Ellis says King was travelling with a friend.

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Posted: 16 August 2007 07:51 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Oh, Smerk, you have no idea how much of a fan I am. This story absolutely made my morning smile

One of the best things about Stephen King is that he’s still so grounded, humble and downright decent.

Here are some pictures of his house I took while in Bangor, Maine. I think you’ll agree it really suits him. I particularly liked the bats on the front gate. He and his family really live there, even though it looks like it stepped right out of one of his books.






Apparently it is the best house to stop by when Trick-or-Treating on Halloween grin

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Posted: 16 August 2007 08:13 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Transfrmr - 16 August 2007 11:51 AM

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Here are some pictured of his house i took while in Bangor, Maine. I think you’ll agree it really suits him.

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I think that it suits me far greater!

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Posted: 16 August 2007 08:40 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Carlotta, can we live there together?
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Posted: 16 August 2007 08:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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HEY! I saw it first!!!

I’m sure there is plenty of room for visitors though tongue wink

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Posted: 16 August 2007 08:52 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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So, if we can’t get Dracula’s castle, shall we just take Stephen King’s place instead?

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Posted: 16 August 2007 10:37 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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I like that.

If I was a best-selling author I’m sure I’d enjoy covertly signing books. Just shows he’s a man who’s easily made happy.

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Posted: 16 August 2007 12:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Transfrmr BOY do I envy you!!!  I love the photos!  It’s been a long-time dream of mine to meet King!  I just cannot imagine if I’d even be able to speak if he was standing in front of me.  Okay, I’d probably just faint

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Posted: 16 August 2007 12:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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hulitoons - 16 August 2007 04:07 PM

Transfrmr BOY do I envy you!!!  I love the photos!  It’s been a long-time dream of mine to meet King!  I just cannot imagine if I’d even be able to speak if he was standing in front of me.  Okay, I’d probably just faint

I’ve never met him face to face, but I did exchange correspondence with him when I was in High School and sent him some of my writing asking for advice. I was very surprised to receive a reply that was actually written directly by him, and even more surprised the second time grin

I own every single one of his books in hardcover, including a few first edition prints. The ones I really love I also have in paperback for lending out or because I read them so much I don’t want to destroy the hardcovers.

I’m happy to meet a fellow fan Huli, I am really sitting at the junkie level though:-)

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Posted: 16 August 2007 04:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Boo - 16 August 2007 12:40 PM

Carlotta, can we live there together?
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