Author whose bestselling horror, science fiction, and suspense novels include Carrie, The Shining, Misery, and The Dark Tower series. His numerous literary honors include a Bram Stoker Award, an O. Henry Award, and a National Book Foundation Medal.
He spent his childhood pouring over horror books, comic books, and films, and he especially loved Tales from the Crypt and Dracula. He graduated from the University of Maine in 1970 with a Bachelor’s degree in English.
He was hit by a van in 1999, an accident that collapsed his lung and broke his hip. Shortly after the accident, however, he returned to writing fiction seven days a week.
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|Date of Birth
|September 21, 1947 (age 76 years)
|6 Feet 3 Inches (1.93 m)
In 1967 he began writing professionally where his first book, ‘The Glass Floor’ debuted, and it sold highly. After completing school and finding it hard to find a job in teaching, Steve began writing articles for the Men’s Magazine, which earned him some cash. He continued writing even after finding a job as a tutor and built his career from there.
When he was two years old, his father, Donald Edwin King, left to ‘grab a pack of cigarettes’ and never returned. Afterwards, King and his adopted brother were raised by their mother, Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King. Stephen King later married Tabitha King, with whom he had three children: Naomi, Joe, and Owen.
He cited the American novelist H.P. Lovecraft as one of his major influences.
Inspirational Quotes by Stephen King
When asked, 'How do you write?' I invariably answer, 'one word at a time.'Stephen King
Let's face it. No kid in high school feels as though they fit in.Stephen King
Life is like a wheel. Sooner or later, it always come around to where you started again.Stephen King
People want to know why I do this, why I write such gross stuff. I like to tell them I have the heart of a small boy... and I keep it in a jar on my desk.Stephen King
You cannot hope to sweep someone else away by the force of your writing until it has been done to you.Stephen King