According to a Sunday Times profile by Neil Gaiman, King is working on a novel called Joyland, which sounds sounds like it’ll be a return to the pure horror genre as the undisputed master of horror adds another fear to the ever growing list: “amusement park serial killers.”
Always a bit morbid, King has also thought about what would happen to Joyland in the event of his death: “If I got hit by a taxi cab, like Margaret Mitchell… Joyland wouldn’t be done but [my son] 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.”
Dr. Sleep, the sequel to The Shining, is the next book of King’s to be hitting shelves sometime in 2013.