Stephen King Talks about New Novel

Terry Stackhouse

Updated 8 months ago

Stephen King released a new novel Tuesday. The idea for “Mr. Mercedes” came to him while watching a news story from Cleveland, Ohio. During a fight with a friend, a woman drove over several job applicants outside a McDonalds, injuring 6. King was intrigued by it. He tells us that local news can be helpful to draw from for inspiration. He was especially fascinated with the story of a teen in western Maine who wandered from home and was found dead in a pond. We’ll have much more with King over the next few weeks. The TV adaptation of his novel “Under the Dome” returns to TV 5 later this month.

  • pat5star

    Imagine the stories Mr. King would write if he watched something like TLC instead of the news! ;-)