Waiting on Wednesday: Gwendy’s Button Box by King & Chizmar

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Gwendy's Button Box by Stephen King and Richard Chizmar
Expected publication: May 30th 2017 by Cemetery Dance Publications

The little town of Castle Rock, Maine has witnessed some strange events and unusual visitors over the years, but there is one story that has never been told... until now.

There are three ways up to Castle View from the town of Castle Rock: Route 117, Pleasant Road, and the Suicide Stairs. Every day in the summer of 1974 twelve-year-old Gwendy Peterson has taken the stairs, which are held by strong (if time-rusted) iron bolts and zig-zag up the cliffside.

At the top of the stairs, Gwendy catches her breath and listens to the shouts of the kids on the playground. From a bit farther away comes the chink of an aluminum bat hitting a baseball as the Senior League kids practice for the Labor Day charity game.

One day, a stranger calls to Gwendy: "Hey, girl. Come on over here for a bit. We ought to palaver, you and me."

On a bench in the shade sits a man in black jeans, a black coat like for a suit, and a white shirt unbuttoned at the top. On his head is a small neat black hat. The time will come when Gwendy has nightmares about that hat...

Journey back to Castle Rock again in this chilling new novella by Stephen King, bestselling author of The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, and Richard Chizmar, award-winning author of A Long December. This book will be a Cemetery Dance Publications exclusive with no other editions currently planned anywhere in the world!

Castle Rock may be one of my favorite fiction settings, and I'm ridiculously excited to see King returning there after such a long absence. The addition of Chizmar as co-author intrigues me as well. If I am able to land an ARC of this, that would be a coup indeed.


  1. I still have only read one book by King. I know Pet Cemetery is NOONES favorite but it was so damn bad that I have hesitated to take the plunge again.

    1. Funny. Pet Semetary was my first grown-up rest and still remains one of my favorite King books. :)

  2. I'm very excited for this too. It will be interesting to see how Chizmar and King collaborate.

    1. I'm even more excited about his collaboration with his son later this year.

  3. How awesome! I haven't been reading as much King lately, as many of his recent releases have been series continuations. A collab project should be interesting though...

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum


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