The King of Terror
Stephen Edwin King is one of today's most popular and best selling writers.
King combines the elements of psychological thrillers, science fiction, the paranormal,
and detective themes into his stories. In addition to these themes, King sticks to
using great and vivid detail that is set in a realistic everyday place. Stephen King
who is mainly known for his novels, has broadened his horizons to different types of
writings such as movie scripts, nonfiction, autobiographies, children's books, and short
stories. While Stephen King might be best known for his novels The Stand and It, some
of his best work that has been published are his short stories such as "The Body" and
"Quitters Inc". King's works are so powerful because he uses his experience and
observations from his everyday life and places them into his unique stories.
Stephen Edwin King was born in Portland, Maine, on September 21, 1947, at the
Maine General Hospital.
Stephen, his mother Nellie, and his adopted brother David were
left to fend for themselves when Stephen's father Donald, a Merchant Marine captain,
left one day, to go the store to buy a pack of cigarettes, and never returned. His
fathers leaving had a big indirect impact on King's life. In the autobiographical work
Danse Macabre, Stephen King recalls how his family life was altered: "After my father
took off, my mother, struggled, and then landed on her feet." My brother and I didn't
see a great deal of her over the next nine years. She worked a succession of continuous
low paying jobs." Stephen's first outlooks on life were influenced by his older brother
and what he figured out on his own. While young Stephen and his family moved around
North Eastern and Central United States. When he was seven...