Stephen King was born on September 21, 1947, in Portland, Maine. He graduated from Lisbon Falls High School in 1966. While attending the University of Maine, he wrote for the school newspaper and served in the student government.
King published his first short story while in college. He graduating with a degree in English in 1970.
After Stephen King graduated from college, he tried to get a job as a teacher. Having little luck finding a job teaching, King took a job in a laundry and continued to write in his spare time.
In 1973 Stephen King’s first horror novel Carrie, was a huge success after being rejected many times. Carrie would later be adapted for the big screen with Sissy Spacek as the titular character. This allowed King to begin writing full time. Soon king turned out even more popular novels including:
King in the movies | Television
King began to publish several books a year for much of the 1980’s and 1990’s. Stephen King’s brand of horror/thriller became very popular and was quickly used as the basis for numerous television movies.
The Shining was made into a major motion picture, starring Jack Nicholson, and directed by Stanley Kubrick. The film has become a classic, iconic horror thriller. Other titles have been successfully adapted, as well.
- Misery (Starring actress Kathy Bates and actor James Caan.
- Bag Of Bones (TV mini-series)
- The Dead Zone Movie and television series (based on his novel)
- Maximum Overdrive (Adaptation of the short story Trucks, found in the collection, Night Shift)
- It (TV mini-series, starring Tim Curry and others)
- Under The Dome (Current TV series)
- The Green Mile (Starring Tom Hanks, Michael Clarke Duncan)
- The Shawshank Redemption (Starring Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, based on a novella from Different Seasons)
- Pet Sematary
Stephen King | Doctor Sleep
Doctor Sleep, a story that explores a battle between good and evil.
Stephen King returns to the character and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, The Shining. In this instantly riveting novel, we meet the now middle-aged Dan Torrance and the very special twelve-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals.
Stephen King | Family And Friends:
Tabitha Jane King is an American author and activist. Tabitha and Stephen were married in 1971. Tabitha, Born: March 24, 1949. Graduated from University of Maine.
A few Books by Tabitha King
Stephen and Tabitha have three children: Naomi Rachel, a reverend, Joseph Hillstrom, who writes under the pen name Joe Hill and is a lauded horror-fiction writer in his own right, and Owen Phillip, whose first collection of stories was published in 2005.
King is a music fan. He even sometimes plays guitar and sings in a band called Rock Bottom Remainders with fellow literary stars Dave Barry and Amy Tan. The group has performed a number of times over the years to raise money for charity.
A few Books by Stephen King