Stephen King

Scribner and Hodder & Stoughton have announced that the official publication date for  SLEEPING BEAUTIES , co-written by Stephen and Owen King, has been set as September 26, 2017.

King was born September 21, 1947, in Portland, Maine . His father, Donald Edwin King, was born circa 1913 in Peru, Indiana , and was a merchant seaman. When Donald was born, his surname was Pollock, but as an adult, he used the surname King. [10] [11] [12] King's mother, Nellie Ruth (née Pillsbury; February 3, 1913 – December 28, 1973), was born in Scarborough, Maine . [12] Donald and Nellie were married July 23, 1939, in Cumberland County, Maine . [12]

The following is a complete list of books published by Stephen King , an American author of contemporary horror, suspense, science fiction, and fantasy. His books have sold more than 350 million copies, [1] and many of them have been adapted into feature films, television movies and comic books. King has published 55 novels, including seven under the pen name Richard Bachman , and five non-fiction books. He has written nearly 200 short stories, most of which have been compiled in book collections. Many of his stories are set in his home state of Maine .

Believe it or not, I was about six or seven, just copying panels out of comic books and then making up my own stories. I can remember being home from school with tonsillitis and writing stories in bed to pass the time. Film was also a major influence. I loved the movies from the start. I can remember my mother taking me to Radio City Music Hall to see Bambi . Whoa, the size of the place, and the forest fire in the movie—it made a big impression. So when I started to write, I had a tendency to write in images because that was all I knew at the time.

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King attended Durham Elementary School and graduated from Lisbon Falls High School, in Lisbon Falls, Maine. He displayed an early interest in horror as an avid reader of EC's horror comics, including Tales from the Crypt (he later paid tribute to the comics in his screenplay for Creepshow). He began writing for fun while still in school, contributing articles to Dave's Rag, the newspaper his brother published with a mimeograph machine, and later began selling to his friends stories based on movies he had seen (though when discovered by his teachers, he was forced to return the profits). The first of his stories to be independently published was "I Was a Teenage Grave Robber"; it was serialized over four issues (three published and one unpublished) of a fanzine, Comics Review, in 1965. That story was published the following year in a revised form as "In a Half-World of Terror" in another fanzine, Stories of Suspense, edited by Marv Wolfman. As a teen, King also won a Scholastic Art and Writing Award.

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