According to Buzzfeed, Stephen King is turning his Maine home into a writer’s retreat. That’s right, you can now stay in Stephen King’s house!
The article mentions that King has been spending less time at his Maine property and did not want it to inevitably become a tourist attraction. Instead, King has begun to turn it into a working literary landmark. In addition to the retreat, which can house up to five writers at a time, the property will also contain an archive of King’s work. King’s archives were formerly housed at the University of Maine. Imagine the new stories that will be created!
October is also the perfect month to check out some of King’s horror novels. Here are a few to put on your to-read list:
Would you stay in King’s home?
-Jessica, Adult Services Librarian
There was another notable death in the literary world this month..
Dorothea Benton Frank, best selling American novelist, with novels set along the South Carolina coast and depicting strong women, died September 2nd at the age of 67.
She was a nationally recognized volunteer fundraiser for the arts and education, and an advocate of literacy programs and women’s issues.
Dorothea had homes in Montclair, New Jersey, and Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina, part of Charleston County. You can read her obituary via the NY Times here.
The Library has most of her works right from her first novel “Sullivan’s Island” to her very latest published this year, “Queen Bee” so make sure to check out the works of this engaging storyteller, featuring cheating husbands, nosy neighbors, and nutty families. if you haven’t already.
You can also visit her website, for more information about her books and writing.
-Archana Chiplunkar, Adult Services Librarian