My parents recently traveled to Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee. When my mom talks about Elvis, her eyes always glaze over and she seems transported back to a time of hip-shaking and cheesy movies. So, let's just say going to Graceland was definitely at the top of her to-do list. I think the trip was as dreamy as she always hoped it would be (although I'm pretty sure she wants him to be alive now more than ever). Their vacation got me thinking about Elvis. He will always be known as "The King of Rock and Roll," and Michael Jackson will always be "The King of Pop," but I wonder who the world considers to be "The King of Words." Would Steven King fit the bill? His name certainly would, but do his dark and often twisted stories measure up to such a title? Or maybe there should be genre kings since rock and pop are both types of music. Maybe James Patterson would be "The King of Mystery." How about Clive Cussler? My dad's a huge fan of Mr. Cussler's wild adventures. Edgar Allan Poe for poetry? Maybe we need a queen, like Jane Austen. How would a king or queen be measured? If by sales, maybe J.K. Rowling or Stephanie Meyer would take the throne. I wonder if a king or queen of literature will ever be as widely known as "The King of Pop" and "The King of Rock and Roll."