Even with all of Ellis’s health issues, his parents were still very much indifferent towards their children and he continued to care for his siblings until he left to study at the City University of New York. Ellis had wanted to become a novelist, but the Great Depression changed his plans. He graduated from the university with a degree in business administration in 1934. After graduating, Ellis attempted to become and entrepreneur and started a pants matching business with his brother where they found pants that matched the customer’s coat. He only stayed in the business world for a few more years before trying his hand as a fiction author.
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.
One summer, Golding made writing his first priority. (Reif, 21). He wrote two short stories and they both were rejected by publishers (Reif, 22). This discouraged Golding, but his wife encouraged him to start writing his own novel (Reif, 22). The novel now known as "Lord Of The Flies" was originally called "Strangers from Within" and was rejected twenty one times before it was published (Feeney) .
Stephen King has not always been the successful millionaire he is seen as today. Stephen king always had a calling for horror that he is so well known for being known as the King of Horror. Young Stephen read horror stories all the time and read a collection of stories called ‘ The Lurker In the Shadows’ and realized his life dream. Stephen King when on to publish some of the most successful horror novels ever having sold more than 350 million copies he is the most successful horror author ever. Most of Stephen King's most successful novels have went on to make very popular movies such as Carrie, Pet sematary, The Shining.
King wanted a position as a school english teacher but could not find one, so he took a job in a laundromat. Finally he was able to get a job as an english teacher in a private school. There he started to work on his first book, Carrie. He threw it away due to the thought of rejections from publishers, but his wife dug it out and encouraged him to finish it. The book was finished in 1974 and became a huge success.
Ray Bradbury No name typifies science fiction to the American public more than the name Ray Bradbury. For over forty years, he has been writing novels, short stories, poems, plays, and movie scripts that have long since kept him in the forefront of American literature. His stories become standard reading for many high school and college students. His literary style can best be described as "enchantment;" the way he captivates his readers with charm, bewitchment, and stunning verbal evocations. His visions of the past, future, and the present delight his readers.
He has accomplished a lot with all his achievements that he has made, becoming a best-selling author. His unique work is what makes him on the top. He has worked on so many books, he should be well-recognized by many people, not to mention he was the author of the iconic book “The Blind Side”. His most notable works were “Liars Poker”, “Moneyball”, and “The Big Short”. Michael Lewis is one of the most successful authors to date because of all his success and feedback.
Interestingly to me, Hawthorne attended college and when he graduated he moved back home with his mother (his father died when he was only four). He had started writing some in college and soon published his first work after graduation. He said this was a lonely and difficult time for him because he earned little money, but did learn a lot. The first thing he published was Fanshawe (1828). Soon after he did, he learned that publication of his work was a mistake and he wanted all copies destroyed.
Rachel Glock Mr.Metz English 3 February 1, 2018 Stephen King Horror has taken over this generation by storm. Multiple horror movies and books are coming out each month and have been setting record high sale rates. Steven King is one of the most renowned American authors famous for his horror and gothic stories. His books are widely recognized and read among children and adults. The nail biting horror stories have readers on the edge of their seat.
He’s also traveled all over the world finding things to write his award winning novels about. John Green is a positive influence for teens because of the topics his books cover, his communication towards teens and how he presents a visual to things some people may not be aware of. John’s books cover very intense topics, and that’s what draws people to them. His first book ever published, Looking for Alaska, was extremely dark and touched on the topics of religion, drug use, and the main character is assumed to have committed suicide. That was in fact only his second most popular book.