Stephen King Takes Shining To Toronto Blues Singer

by Rachel Baker on January 6, 2015

This is a very cool story about a young girl who wrote a letter to Stephen King as a 5th Grader; and then a few months ago wrote a letter to him as a Blues singer wanting to use his words.

Read more: Stephen King takes shining to Toronto blues singer

When Nicole Christian was in Grade 5 in Rochester, N.Y., her teacher asked the students to write a letter to their hero. Christian chose horror writer Stephen King, whose books she was devouring.

“My teacher was a little miffed,” Christian says. “Everybody else was writing to world leaders and presidents.”

Remarkably, King wrote back. He thanked her “for taking the time to enjoy my work.” Christian had the letter framed and it hung in her bedroom until she left home at age 18 for the University of Toronto to study the concert flute.

Now married and living in Toronto, the 28-year-old works as a waitress in the Beaches while pursuing a career as a blues singer and songwriter. She performs around Toronto in a group called Nicole Christian and the Caravan.

A few months ago she once again wrote to King, although she felt sure he would not respond to her new request: She wanted to use his words.

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