Monday, October 23, 2006

Two writers, Stephen King & TJ Waters, each having a fit!

1st, From Editors & Publishers:

'NYT' Hails Stephen King -- As He Boosts
By E&P Staff
Published: October 23, 2006 1:45 PM ET

NEW YORK Sometimes -- okay, nearly always -- timing is everything. So it seemed for the liberal political action group today. Just hours after his latest book got a rare rave in The New York Times, horror novelist Stephen King emailed a big election year pitch for MoveOn. You'd almost think it was a liberal conspiracy.

"If I know anything, I know scary," King emailed. "And giving this president and this out-of-control Congress two more years to screw up our future is downright terrifying. Thankfully, this national nightmare is one we can end with—literally—a wake up call.

"My friends at Political Action are organizing pre-Halloween phone parties this weekend, Oct. 28th & 29th....And since it's almost Halloween, we'll celebrate with an optional costume contest, some pumpkin carving (I'll be making a Jack-Abramoff-O'-Lantern) and—of course—plenty of candy."

Janet Maslin in the Times called King's new Scribner's book, "Lisey's Story," a "tender, intimate book that makes an epic interior journey without covering much physical terrain." She considers it "haunting even by Mr. King's standards."

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2nd, an email from TJ Waters on "Class 11" media tour:

Well, more bad news, Hannity and Colmes have also cancelled me for today. Perhaps you already noticed I didn't appear on CNN this morning. Happy? Not really!!!

H&C may have a slot later in the week. We'll see. I'm tentatively on Glenn Beck's program on CNN tomorrow. Check his website for local listings:

WFLA wants me down in Tampa. All this way for a booking back home!! In the meantime I'm up here twiddling my thumbs.....



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