Stephen King: Andrea Renault/Globe
Matthew Flamm
February 14, 2002 AT 05:00 AM EST

Reports of his retirement have been greatly exaggerated: In a Los Angeles Times interview promoting his latest miniseries, ”Rose Red,” Stephen King announced that he would soon be ”done” with ”writing books,” adding that he didn’t ”want to finish up like Harold Robbins,” who continued writing into his 80s. ”This story gets recycled all the time and I put no more credence in it now than the last time,” scoffs Susan Moldow, publisher of Scribner, which will release a King short-story collection, ”Everything’s Eventual,” next month and the novel ”From a Buick 8” in the fall.

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