Born In: Portland, Maine
Book Classification: Horror Fiction, Science Ficition
Stephen King, sold his first piece of writing to a magizine when he was 18 years old. King earned his B.A. degree from the University of Maine at Orono in 1970. King published his first novel, Carrie, in 1973. Soon after Carrie, he produced more popular books like The Shining (1976), The Stand (1978), Christine (1983), and It (1986). King's other novels include Misery (1987), Needful Things (1991), Insomnia (1994), Rose Madder (1995), and The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon (1999). King started science fiction with a series of fiction books about Roland Gilead, including The Dark Tower and The Gunslinger (1988), The Drawing of Three (1989), The Waste Lands (1992), and The Wizard Glass (1997). King's collections of short fiction stories include Night Shift (1978), Skeleton Crew (1985), and Nightmares and Dreamscapes (1993). King has also written a couple books under the pseudonym Richard Bachman. Most of his books have been made into movies including Carrie (1976), The Shining (1980), Misery (1990), to his newest movie coming out Dreamcatcher. King began exploring different publishing methods, for example his book The Green Mile (1996) was published in a six-part monthly serial. King parceled the novel into montly installments, available as paperback books, he hightened the tensions of the novel. The Green Mile was soon made into a movie in 1999. He became one of the first authors to publish work as an e-book (electronic book), in 2001.
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