Stephen King Pictures Stephen King Biography Stephen Edwin King born September 21, is an American author of contemporary horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, science fiction, and fantasy.
His father, Donald Edwin King, was a merchant seaman. Donald was born under the surname Pollock, but as an adult, used the surname King. When King was 11, his family returned to Durham, Mainewhere his mother cared for her parents until their deaths.
She then became a caregiver in a local residential facility for the mentally challenged. His family told him that after leaving home to play with the boy, King returned, speechless and seemingly in shock.
King related in detail his primary inspiration for writing horror fiction in his non-fiction Danse Macabrein a chapter titled "An Annoying Autobiographical Pause.
That inspiration occurred while browsing through an attic with his elder brother, when King uncovered a paperback version of an H. Lovecraft collection of short stories he remembers as The Lurker in the Shadows, that had belonged to his father.
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independently published was "I Was a Teenage Grave Robber"; it was serialized over four issues three published and one unpublished of a fanzineComics Review, in That story was published the following year in a revised form as "In a Half-World of Terror" in another fanzine, Stories of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.
That year, his daughter Naomi Rachel was born. Many of these early stories have been republished in the collection Night Shift. Luckily payment arrived for the short story The Raft, then entitled The Float, and "all I did was cash the check and pay the fine.
He continued to contribute short stories to magazines and worked on ideas for novels. King had thrown an early draft of the novel into the trash after becoming discouraged with his progress writing about a teenage girl with psychic powers. His wife retrieved the manuscript and encouraged him to finish it.
In a issue of The Highway Patrolman magazine, he stated, "The story seems sort of down home to me. I have a special cold spot in my heart for it! His Aunt Emrine had read the novel to her before she died. The family returned to western Maine inwhere King completed his fourth novel, The Stand published Inthe family, with the addition of Owen Phillip his third and last childtraveled briefly to England, returning to Maine that fall, where King began teaching creative writing at the University of Maine.
He has kept his primary residence in Maine ever since. The book, whose profits were donated to assist with famine relief in Africa, was written by a number of different authors in the comic book field, such as Chris ClaremontStan Leeand Alan Mooreas well as authors not primarily associated with that industry, such as Harlan Ellison.
The Dark Tower series In the late s, King began what became a series of interconnected stories about a lone gunslinger, Roland, who pursues the "Man in Black" in an alternate-reality universe that is a cross between J. The first of these stories, The Dark Tower: Fermanfrom to The Gunslinger was continued as an eight-book epic series called The Dark Towerwhose books King wrote and published infrequently over four decades.
The idea behind this was to test whether he could replicate his success again and to allay his fears that his popularity was an accident. An alternate explanation was that publishing standards at the time allowed only a single book a year. Induring a press conference in LondonKing declared that he had discovered another Bachman novel, titled Blaze.
It was published on June 12, King rewrote the original manuscript for its publication.Despite a Halloween pub date, these four reprints are not King as a horror novelist.
His mask as Richard Bachman, writer of Signet paperback originals, allows him to try his band at straight suspense and one Orwellian suspense-fantasy.
King dedicated his book The Dark Half, about a pseudonym turning on a writer, to "the deceased Richard Bachman", and in , when the Stephen King novel Desperation was released, the companion novel The Regulators carried the "Bachman" metin2sell.comen: 3, including: Joe Hill, Owen King.
According to King, a Bachman Turner Overdrive record was playing and a Richard Stark novel was on his desk.
Stark was the pen name for writer Donald E. Westlake—hence “Richard Bachman.” The publication of Rage in was followed by The Long Walk in , Roadwork in . Stephen King (Stephen Edwin King) USA (September -) (Husband of Tabitha King, father of Joe Hill, Owen King & Naomi King) aka Richard Bachman, John Swithen Carlos G.
Figueroa STEPHEN KING: THE MASTER'S OF HORROR BOOK'S. King published seven novels ("Rage", "The Long Walk", "Roadwork", "The Running Man", "Thinner", "The Regulators" and "Blaze") under the pseudonym Richard Bachman. Portions of King's writings from when he was 9 years old appears in the book, "First Words", edited by Paul Mandelbaum, available from Algonquin books.
Stephen King biography: Newspapers reported that he has bought the van that hit him on June; he plans to hammer it to pieces on the anniversary of the accident. [September ] King was accidentally hit in the back by a minivan while walking on Route 5 near North Lovell, Maine.