**Updated with official word from Stephen King** Stephen King shows no signs of slowing down. Last November we saw the release of 11/22/63 and The Wind Through the Keyhole is schedule for wide release later this month. The Shining sequel, title Dr. Sleep, isn't expected until next year, so it made fans wonder if King would release a new book between now and then. We aren't sure when this book will be released, but it has been revealed that he's working on a new story revolving around an amusement park serial killer.

This news comes from a recent interview conducted by Neil Gaiman in The Times: "That’s the desk that King sits at every day, and it is where he writes. Right now he’s writing a book called Joyland, about an amusement park serial killer. Below the window is a patch of well-fenced land, with an enormous African spurred tortoise nosing around in it, like a monstrous ambulatory rock."

Unfortunately, the basic premise and title is all we know at this time, but the publisher or official Stephen King website will announce this soon enough. People will often wonder what unreleased materials an author has laying around and thought readers would find this particular answer from Stephen King interesting:

"Somebody told me that every year Danielle Steel wrote three books and published two, and I knew Agatha Christie had squirreled a couple away, to put a final bow on her career. As of right now, if I died and everybody kept it a secret, it would go on until 2013. There’s a new Dark Tower novel, The Wind in the Keyhole.That comes out soon, and Dr Sleep is done. So if I got hit by a taxi cab, like Margaret Mitchell… Joyland wouldn’t be done but Joe could finish it, in a breeze. His style is almost indistinguishable from mine. His ideas are better than mine. Being around Joe is like being next to a Catherine Wheel throwing off sparks, all these ideas. I do want to slow down. My agent is dickering with the publishers about Dr Sleep, that’s the sequel to The Shining, but I held off showing them the manuscript because I wanted time to breathe."

*Updated 4/11: The official Stephen King website has officially confirmed the novel and talked about its current status:

"Following up on Neil Gaimain's interview in the (UK) Sunday Times mentioning a new novel to be titled Joyland about an amusement park serial killer, Stephen has given the thumbs up to officially report that this is indeed a work in progress that has been completed but will need to be edited. There is no official publisher or publication date set at this time. We will update you as more official news becomes available."