Stephen King helps children publish book inspired by pandemic

Stephen King helps children publish book inspired by pandemic

A group of hopeful young writers is about to publish a book with the help of Maine’s most famous writer.

The Stephen King Foundation has paid $6,500 to publish a 290-page manuscript by students who participate in the Author Studies Program at Farwell Elementary School. It was reported by Israel Hayom.

The students began with Gary Savage’s story about a Maine boy, “Fletcher Mackenzie and the Way to the Whole,” and then revised it to reflect their experiences during the pandemic.

Farwell Principal Amanda Winslow said she was proud of the students for their accomplishments and grateful for the dedication of Savage, who advised the students, and librarian Kathy Martin.

A number of local groups also sent donations that will be used for the authors’ research program.