The Stephen King Library Desk Calendar 2012

I received my contributor’s copy of The Stephen King Library Desk Calendar 2012 from Book-of-the-Month Club and they’ve really hit a home run again this year.  The theme is The Dark Tower and the cover is a cool 3-D hologram, but this flat scan doesn’t really do the effect any justice:

Editor Jay Franco did another incredible job editing the calendar.  He’s always terrific to work with and you should definitely check out his blog.  (He wants me to mention that he’s an infrequent blogger, but I think that just means he puts more thoughts into his posts than most people.)

This year Jay brought together a great group of contributors and they really cover a lot of ground, which is impressive considering how BIG a topic like The Dark Tower is!  Contributors include Matt Bergin, Peter Brett, Justin Brooks, Myke Cole, Matthiew DeVirgiliis, Samantha Etkin, Jay Franco, Brian James Freeman, Robin Furth, Stephen Jewell, Daniel M. Kimmel, Fotini Marcopulos, Jon Oden, Micol Ostow, Tricia Pasternak, Rome Quezada, Jeff Somers, and Bev Vincent.  My piece is called “Why the Dark Tower Series Isn’t Finished Yet” and I discuss The Wind Through the Keyhole, the next book in The Dark Tower series.

Here is the official sales copy from the Book-of-the-Month Club:

If you’re a fan of Stephen King, chances are you avoid pet cemeteries, you have a healthy fear of clowns and when you think of the Man in Black, it isn’t Johnny Cash who comes to mind. But there’s so much more to the Master of Horror, and in our Club exclusive Stephen King Library Desk Calendar 2012, you get to spend a year inside his sinister universe. Packed with essays, juicy details and fascinating trivia, this year’s calendar is also full of excerpts from all the Dark Tower books, articles from professionals he has influenced and more. Plus, it features quizzes—like Mid-World Word Trivia, which tests your knowledge of High Speech—and notes on the future of the series. This calendar is packed with so much, it’s scary!

Read more on their website today!

Stephen King Library 2012 Desk Calendar Table of Contents

Preface:                        “What is Mid-World by Robin Furth
Dec. 26 – Jan1st:            Walking the Line/Introduction by Jay Franco
Jan. 2 – 8th:                        Excerpt 1 from The Gunslinger
Jan. 9 – 15th:                       A Dark Tower Release Roundup
Jan. 16 – 22nd:                    The Dark One Would Never Expect It by Jay Franco
Jan. 23 – 29th:                     Time Keeps on Slipping into the Future by Bev Vincent
Jan. 30 – Feb. 5th:               Excerpt 2 from The Gunslinger
Feb. 6 – 12th:                       Dad-A-Chum Yum! by Matt Bergin
Feb. 13 – 19th:                     Introduction to High Speech by Robin Furth
Feb. 20 – 26th:                     Coming-of-Age by Peter V. Brett
Feb. 27 – Mar. 4th:               Excerpt 3 from The Drawing of the Three
Mar. 5th – 11th:                     The Ka-Tet: A Closer Look by Jay Franco
Mar. 12 – 18th:                      Floating Doors by Jay Franco
Mar. 19 – 25th:                      High Speech Primer, Part II by Robin Furth
Mar. 26 – Apr. 1st:                 Excerpt 4 from The Drawing of the Three
Apr. 2 – 8th:                 Writing in the Dark: Stephen King, Terror and the Sublime by Micol Ostow
Apr. 9 – 22nd:                        Running Time by Daniel M. Kimmel
Apr. 23 – 29th:                      The Fiction Within the Fiction / Trivia
Apr. 30 – May 6th:                 Excerpt 5 from The Waste Lands
May 7 – 13th:                        Your #1 Fan by Jay Franco
May 14 – 20th:                      High Speech Primer, Part III by Robin Furth
May 21 – 27th:                       A Dark Tower Cycle by Rome Quezada
May 28 – June 3rd:                 Excerpt 6 from The Waste Lands
Jun. 4 – 10th:                          Blaine the Jeopardy Brain by Matthew DeVirgiliis
Jun. 11 – 17th:                       Jae Lee to Illustrate The Wind Through the Keyhole by Jay Franco
Jun. 18 – 24th:                       Faith and the Father by Samantha Etkin
Jun. 25 – Jul. 1st:                   Excerpt 7 from Wizard and Glass
Jul. 2. – 8th:                            High Speech Primer, Part IV by Robin Furth
Jul. 9 – 15th:                           Mid-World Word Trivia by Fotini Marcopulos
Jul. 16 – 22nd:            The “N.” Mobisodes & Graphic Novel: A Unique Approach to Adaptation by Jay Franco
Jul. 23 – 29th:                        Excerpt 8 from Wizard and Glass
Jul. 30 – Aug. 5th:                  The Dark Tower: Treachery, The Graphic Novel by Jay Franco
Aug. 6 – 12th:                         Tie a Black Ribbon ‘Round My Soul by Jon Oden
Aug. 13 – 19th:                       Making a Comic Book Stand by Stephen Jewell
Aug. 20 – 26th:                       Excerpt 9 from Wolves of the Calla
Aug. 27 – Sep. 2nd:                We, the Constant Readers by Fotini Marcopulos
Sep. 3 – 9th:                           Other Rolands by Bev Vincent
Sep. 10 – 16th:            Test Your Memory: Release Dates / Trivia
Sep. 17 – 23rd:            Excerpt 10 from Wolves of the Calla
Sep. 24 – 30th:            The Dark Tower: How Meta is That? by Justin Brooks
Oct. 1 – 7th:                 High Speech Primer, Part V by Robin Furth
Oct. 8 – 14th:               Of Knighthood and Nostalgia by Myke Cole
Oct. 15 – 21st:             Excerpt 11 from Song of Susannah
Oct. 22 – 28th:             Walking the Path of the Beam by Tricia Pasternak
Oct. 29 – Nov. 4th:                 Random King Trivia by Fotini Marcopulos
Nov. 5 – 11th:                         One Morning in Dallas by Jay Franco
Nov. 12 – 18th:                       Excerpt 12 from Song of Susannah
Nov. 19 – 25th:                       Cort: Man-at-Arms [A Brief Bio] by Jay Franco
Nov. 26 – Dec. 2nd:                The Ka of Villain Decay by Jeff Somers
Dec. 3 – 9th:                           Hey, Little Sister[s] by Jay Franco
Dec. 10 – 16th:                       Excerpt 13 from The Dark Tower
Dec. 17 – 23rd:                       Regis Ex Machina by Matt Bergin
Dec. 24 – 30th:              Why the Dark Tower Series Isn’t Finished Yet by Brian James Freeman
Dec. 31 – Jan. 6th:                 Excerpt 14 from The Dark Tower


  1. Do you happen to know if there is anybody in Canada carrying this? I’ve been collecting these for the past 6 years, but both the Sci-Fi and Doubleday book clubs folded in Canada this year . . . meaning my primary source is gone.

  2. Hi!!!
    I’m from Italy and I have an hard passion to stephen King…..especially for the dark Tower!
    Please, reply!!
    Thanks a lot!!!
    Have a good time!

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