Stephen King

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Stephen King The very name Stephen King conjures images of malevolent otherworldly creatures jumping out of corners at every turn. The most prevalent horror writer in America today, King has been terrifying us for decades. Before his interesting life is over, he will write many more surrealistic horror tales to frighten many others. Known by adults and children alike as the reigning king of horror, he has had us running scared from not only his writing. "An astonishing number of King's works have been made into movies, many of which were box-office hits. (" Stephen Edwin King is of "Scots-Irish ancestry. He stands six feet four inches tall, and weighs 200 pounds. He is blue-eyed, fair skinned, and has thick black hair. Stephen has worn glasses since he was a child. (" Born September 21st, 1947, in Portland, Maine, to Nellie and Donald King. Donald left King and his only brother David when they was only three; he went to get cigarettes and never came back.

"This did not hinder Stephen; when he was seven he authored his first short story. A normal teenager, and also a fan of 50's horror movies, he joined the football team, played in a rock band, and had two of his short stories published. (" Out of high school in 1966, Stephen pursued a Bachelors of Science degree in English at the University of Maine at Orono. As a student, Stephen met his future wife Tabitha Spruce at the Folger Campus Library where they both worked. "In the fall of 1971, Stephen began teaching high school English classes at Hampden Academy, the public high school in Hampden, Maine. Writing in the evenings and on the weekends, he continued to produce short stories and to work on novels. (" During this year, he also...