Biography and Work of Stephen King

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Killer clown, pig’s blood, children killing adults, an adventurous cat and “here’s Johnny!” can all be connected to the KING of terror and horror, Stephen King. King is one of today's most popular and best selling writers. King combines thrillers, science fiction, the paranormal and detective themes into his stories. He is mainly known for his novels, which has allowed him to do different types of writings such as movie scripts, nonfiction, autobiographies, children's books, and short stories. King's works are so powerful because he uses his experience and observations from his life and (finish) Stephen Edwin King was born in Portland, Maine on September 21, 1947. His parents Donald King a Merchant Marine captain and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury also adopted a son, David King that was born in 1945. He and his brother David spent much of their childhood living between Fort Wayne, Indiana, (where his father's family lived) Massachusetts and Maine with his mother and her family. Eventually Stephen, his mother and David were left to fend for themselves when his father left one day, to the store to buy a pack of cigarettes, and never returned. After discovering a box of horror and science fiction books in his aunt's house, he discovered his gift. By the time King was seven he had begun writing stories. When in school, he wrote stories based on movies he had seen recently and sold them to his friends. King attended a grammar school in Durham and Lisbon Falls High school, where he started to write short stories and played in an amateur rock band. In 1960 he submitted his first story for publication - it was rejected. He edited the school newspaper, The Drum, and also wrote for the local newspaper, Lisbon Weekly Enterprise.Inspired by writers s... ... middle of paper ... ...es a straight answer and usually says "I have the heart of a small boy......and I keep it in a jar on my desk," Which is a quote from Robert Bloch, the author of Psycho. From the beginning of his career, King has been able to interest his audience with terror. Using experiences, king is able to apply a unique twist to his stories. He is one of the most successful horror writers of his time like one of his inspirations Edgar Allan Poe. King's place in the modern horror fiction can be compared to that of J.R.R. Tolkien's who created the modern genre of fantasy. So far King has written over 50 books, all of them are #1 bestsellers. King will continue to hold his title as king of Horror and is currently working on new TV Series and new Novels. Stephen and Tabitha now live in Florida, have three children: Naomi Rachel, Joe Hill and Owen Phillip, and three grandchildren.

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