News From The Dead Zone #77

Breaking News from the Dead Zone

There’s an eBay auction running through the 26th for a complete set of hand-signed copies of the Dark Tower series. The books are all hardcovers and consist of first trade editions from 2003-2004; The Viking editions of the first four books (including the revised and expanded edition of The Gunslinger) and the Scribner/Grant editions of the last three books. The opening bid was $100 and within an hour or so it was up to $1500. It’s for a good cause! Check it out.

According to Publisher’s Lunch. The Haven Foundation, created by Stephen King to provide financial assistance to  writers and artists “experiencing career-threatening illness, accident, natural disaster or other emergency or personal catastrophe,” has announced that they are now able to start making grants of up to $25,000 a year to those in need. Seed money for the foundation was raised in part by last year’s Harry, Carrie and Garp readings at Radio City Music hall.

Here’s an article about King’s recent visit to Australia and his own EW column on the topic: Uncle Stevie: Back from Down Under.

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