Stephen King’s email has been hacked.
An anonymous hacker has contacted ha.ckerne.ws with information and emails that confirm: Stephen King has a staff of writers who have been writing his books for the last nineteen years.
The hundreds of emails between Stephen King and his various business and personal contacts have revealed years of books written by a veritable army of ghost writers, which King and Verrill alternately call the “writers workshop,” the “sweat shop,” or the “writing team.”
While it has long been suspected that no author could be as prolific as Stephen King, this is the first time any evidence has been found to prove that King no longer writes his own work. As alluded to in one email with Verrill, this “sweat shop” has been responsible for every one of King’s works of the last 19 years.
Photos from the “sweat shop” were also found within the emails.
Here is the most recent email chain between King and Verrill, in which they discuss plans for King’s next book: (skip headers)
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Date: Sat, 30 Mar 2013 18:24:23 -0400
Subject: Re: Sequel Time?
From: Chuck Verrill <email@example.com>
To: Stephen King <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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You got it, amigo. More soon.
On Sat, Mar 30, 2013 at 5:26 PM, Stephen King <email@example.com> wrote:
> Just see what the team thinks, Chuck. It’s why we have a team.
> On Sat, Mar 30, 2013 at 4:31 PM, Chuck Verrill <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Sure thing. I’ll have Mick get the gang working on a basic plot line for
>> your review. Susan can flesh out some character bios to go along with
>> it–help you get the vibe of what they’re going for. How about they get
>> back to you within the next few days? I still feel bad about that DOCTOR
>> SLEEP delay (although it was worth the wait, don’t you think?), and I’m
>> sure they can roll out CHRISTINE II on whatever deadline you propose. I’ve
>> got some ideas about where to go with it.
>> On Sat, Mar 30, 2013 at 4:25 PM, Stephen King <email@example.com> wrote:
>>> Hey, Chuck,
>>> I’ve been thinking about that idea I ran by you last month to do another
>>> sequel. Marsha tells me Christine is one of the top books in the sequel
>>> request line over at sk.com. Can you have the team put their thinking
>>> caps on and bring back some ideas? This might be the time to roll that
>>> odometer back again one more time.
Here are some of the photos of the “writing team”:
After repeated calls and emails to Stephen King’s Bangor office, we still have yet to get a reply.