Blaze is a novel by American writer Stephen King, published under the pseudonym of Richard Bachman. King announced on his website that he “found it” in an attic. In fact (as mentioned in the afterword of Different Seasons) it was written before Carrie and King offered the original draft of the novel to his Doubleday publishers at the same time as ‘Salem’s Lot. They chose the latter to be his second novel and Blaze became a “trunk novel.” King rewrote the manuscript, editing out much of what he perceived as over-sentimentality in the original text, and offered the book for publication in 2007. The book also contains “Memory”, a short story that was first published in 2006 and which King has since worked into Duma Key.