Thanks for stopping by! If you like what you read, tell your friends! If you don't like what you read, tell your enemies! Either way, please post a comment, even if it's just to tell us how much we suck! (We're really needy!) You can even follow us @JasonBerner! Or don't! See if we care!

Sunday, November 3, 2013


How prolific is Stephen King? Consider the book dedication. Most authors dedicate their books to their spouses. Perhaps, if one writes a second or third book, a dedication may be made to one's parents or children, or maybe another close friend or relative.  As the books continue to appear, one may thank one's agent, editor, perhaps a favorite teacher or an admired authorial role model.  Stephen King has published so many books that his latest, Doctor Sleep, a sequel to The Shining, is dedicated to the late rocker Warren Zevon, with whom King would jam occasionally as a member of the Rock Bottom Remainders (a rock band composed of famous authors like Dave Barry and Amy Tan).

Personally, I think this is great. I figure another two or three novels (which he will probably finish by Christmas) and Stephen King will be dedicating a book to me!


  1. I've heard it said that Stephen King has a writing formulation and that he employs a group of uncredited writers to churn out his work. I don't know if that's true, but famous designers do follow that path of using uncredited designers who work in a proscribed style. So, maybe it's true.

  2. ...and there you go....that's my 50 percentile vocabulary showing through....proscribed should be prescribed.....though banning some of those creations is not a bad idea

  3. I've never heard that about Stephen King. James Patterson, yes, and the late Tom Clancy. I'm pretty sure King writes everything under his own name--the style is just so consistent--and, frankly, it's just too damn good--for it to be an "industry."