I originally stumbled across this site while trying to see if there was a way to get an autograph from Stephen King as a birthday present for my husband. After having read the FAQ section, I realize that's not his bag. I decided that, even though that wasn't going to work out, I wanted to post a thank you note to Mr. King.
If it weren't for your fabulous body of work, I would not currently be married to my amazing husband. I did not want to go on a date with the guy because he was moving to Myrtle Beach in 3 days. What was the point? He talked me into it, and (much to my dismay) I found out that he was incredible. He came to my apartment the day before he was planning to leave, and that's where he saw my book shelves and DVD collection. I have a copy of almost every one of your books, and a good percentage of the movies made out of your stories. When my future-husband saw that I owned a copy of The Shining mini-series, he was floored. Apparently, he'd never met anyone else before that loved that film adaptation as much as he did.
After a day of deliberating, and another day of introducing me to his friends, he decided he wasn't moving. We were secretly engaged two weeks later, and we've never looked back.
Thank you for being such a phenomenal writer that the very ownership of your materials helped me find a kindred spirit. You're a cool guy, Mr. King. Now, in lieu of an autograph, I'll be getting a copy of Doctor Sleep for my husband's birthday. I've never seen him more excited about a book. So, you'll be a big part of his day anyway.
I wish you all the best!