Sunday, June 25, 2006

Chat With Author Stephen Spignesi

Join us for a chat with author Stephen Spignesi

Date: Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Time: 10 PM Eastern US
Place: The Writer's Chatroom
Password: dialogues

Stephen Spignesi is a New York Times bestselling author who writes about historical biography, popular culture, television, film, American and world history, and contemporary fiction. He is also a songwriter, a novelist, a screenwriter, a poet, an editor, and a book doctor.

Spignesi — christened “the world’s leading authority on Stephen King” by Entertainment Weekly magazine — has written many authorized entertainment books and has worked with Stephen King, Turner Entertainment, the Margaret Mitchell Estate, Ron Howard, Andy Griffith, Viacom, QVC, and other entertainment industry personalities and entities on a wide range of projects. He has also contributed essays, chapters, articles, and introductions to a wide range of books.

Stephen’s three dozen books have been translated into several languages, including Farsi and Dutch, and he has also written for Harper’s, Cinefantastique, Saturday Review, TV Guide, Mystery Scene, Gauntlet, Lighthouse, and Midnight Graffiti magazines; as well as the New York Times, the New York Daily News, the New York Post, the New Haven Register, the French literary journal Tenébres and the Italian online literary journal, Horror.It.

His 2005 debut novel Dialogues (Bantam), now out in trade paperback, was hailed as "a reinvention of the psychological thriller" and called "impressive" by the Boston Globe.

Stephen has also appeared on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News Channel, and other TV and radio outlets. He appeared in the 1998 E! documentary, The Kennedys: Power, Seduction, and Hollywood, as a Kennedy family authority, and in the A&E Biography of Stephen King that aired in January 2000. Stephen’s 1997 book JFK Jr. was a New York Times bestseller. Spignesi’s authorized Complete Stephen King Encyclopedia was a 1991 Bram Stoker Award nominee.

In addition to writing, Stephen also lectures on a variety of popular culture and historical subjects and teaches writing in the Connecticut area. He is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the small press publishing company, The StephenJohn Press, which will soon be publishing a slipcased, limited edition of his historical fantasy, The Husbands of Coventry.

Stephen is a graduate of the University of New Haven, and lives in New Haven, CT, with his wife, Pam, and their very intelligent asthmatic cat Carter, named for their favorite character on ER.

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