Casey Key is home to those who bought modest beach cottages decades ago and those who have built gulf-to-bay mansions.
Stephen King is one of Casey Key’s most famous (infamous?) residents. His home is at the very northern end of the island.
While Stephen King is involved in supporting the broader Sarasota community, his publicity appearances are uncommon. If you are in the Sarasota area in March, you’ll have a chance to meet him at Bookstore1 on March 15, 2017.
“Stephen King, one of the best-selling authors of all time, will sign copies of his newest book “End of Watch” at 2 p.m. March 15. King divides his time between homes in Maine and on Casey Key.
“The store said that King will sign only copies of “End of Watch” and those copies must be purchased at Bookstore1. Books went on sale Feb. 20. At the time of purchase, each customer will receive a place-in-line ticket to be presented at the door the day of the event.
The Sleepy Sandpiper is just over the bridge from Nokomis Beach on historic Casey Key, which is said to be the inspiration for the setting of the book “Duma Key.” I love to take the drive up the winding Casey Key Road to Blackburn Point Road.
Grab dinner at the Casey Key Fish House, another place King is known to frequent. If you don’t see him, no loss — it’s a great place to eat!