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Stephen King Biography

Angus Whyte Tue May, 2017
Stephen King

Facts of Stephen King

Date of Birth: 1947 , September-21
Birth Nation: United States
Name Stephen King
Birth Name Stephen Edwin King
Nick Name Stephen
Father Donald Edwin King
Mother Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King
Nationality Ameriacn
Birth Place/City Portland, Maine
Religion Christian
Ethnicity White
Profession Author
Net Worth $400 Million
Eye Color Dark-Brown
Hair Color Dark-Brown
Weight in KG 102 KG
Famous for The Shining, IT, The Green Mile, The Shawshank Redemption
Married Yes
Married to Tabitha King (m. 1971)
Children Joe Hill
Education Lisbon Falls High School, University of Maine
Awards Bram Stoker Awards, Nebula Award, World Fantasy Awards, British Fantasy Awards
Movies The Shawshank Redemption, The Shining
Books The Shining

Quick Timeline of Stephen King

1947 Stephen King
1967 The Beginning of Stephens Career
1970 Graduation
1971 Stephen and Tabitha
1975 Publishing a book
2000 Award Recieving

Detail Timeline of Stephen King

1947

Stephen King

An American author Stephen Edwin King was born Stephen King on September 21, 1947 to Donald Edwin King and Nellie Ruth in Portland, Maine. His childhood didn't go well, due to his father's alcoholic habit.

1967

The Beginning of Stephens Career

Stephen King started his writing career as a Mystery Story author in 1967, he professionally sold his first short story, “The Glass Floor”, at the University of Maine.

1970

Graduation

 Stephen King attained Durham Elementary School and later graduated from Lisbon Falls High School situated in Lisbon, Maine. He later, studied at the University of Maine completing his graduation in English, in 1970.

1971

Stephen and Tabitha

In 1971, Stephen King met Tabitha soon they got married, presently they have blessed with two sons, Owen King and Joseph Hillstrom King. It seems his wife is his lucky charm, all the career success he got, he got after his married life.

1975

Publishing a book

Stephen King's new book titled Second Coming, later the title changed to Jerusalem’s Lot and finally decided to change as Salem’s Lot, which was published in 1975.

2000

Award Recieving

In 2000, Stephen King wrote about his addiction to alcohol in one of his books. Stephen has also several awards such as Bram Stoker Award, World Fantasy Awards, and British Fantasy Awards, and Nebula Award.

Content

Stephen King is a famous American novelist and a screenwriter. He is well-known for his thrillers like IT, The Green Mile and The Shawshank Redemption.

Stephen King was born as Stephen Edwin King on September 21, 1947, in Portland, Maine. He is the son of father Donald Edwin King, a merchant seaman, and his mother's name is Nellie Ruth. King is of American nationality and his ethnicity is white.

Talking about his education, Stephen attended Durham Elementary School and later enrolled at  Lisbon Falls High School, Maine, from where he graduated. King also attended the University of Maine, from where he received his bachelor's degree in arts with a major in English.

Stephen started his writing career as a Mystery Story author in 1967, he professionally sold his first short story, The Glass Floor, to the startling mystery Story at the University of Maine. After his graduation, King was certified to teach high schools but was not lucky to find a job immediately. Resulting, him to sell short stories to men’s magazine and managing his daily wages. His first official publish was Night Shift which was republished plenty of times.

Stephen King was at the Library of Fogler University, where he first met, Tabitha Spruce,  a Professor at Hatlen. Rumors say Spruce opened the door for Mr. King to Hampden Academy, where he worked for some years and Side by side Stephen worked for a magazine as well as was writing novels. During that time he was being alcoholic as well and it has been almost a decade he is continuing his drinking habit.

Most of his works have been used as a storyline for movies, which have turned out to be huge box office successes. Stephen's The Shawshank Redemption, movie adaption has been listed as one of the best movies in the IMDB as features actors like Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman.

King's thriller IT, has been adapted into a movie, released in 2017, and features actors like Jaeden Lieberher and, Bill Skarsgard. Another of his novel The Green Mile has also been made into a movie and features actor Tom Hanks and Michael Clarke Duncan.

As King's mother started being sick, the family moved to Southern Maine. hat very moment he started his new book, Second Coming, later the title changed as Salem’s Lot and was published in 1975.

In 1971, Stephen met Tabitha Spruce, another novelist and soon they get married, and now they have blessed with two children, Owen King, Naomi, and Joseph Hillstrom. The couple has been leading a very happy life together for almost three decades and more, and there have been rumors of them getting separated from each other.

After his mother’s death, King and his family moved to Boulder, Colorado. At that time he started writing The Shining, which was published in 1977. In 2000, King wrote about his addiction to alcohol and drugs as an acknowledgment in his book.

Stephen won several awards as well, such as Bram Stoker Award, World Fantasy Awards, and British Fantasy Awards, and Nebula Award.

Stephen King has an estimated net worth of $400 million as of 2018. The novelist added such a tremendous net worth from the sales of his novels. He also earned a great deal from the royalties of his novels which have been adapted into movies.

For his novel Carrie, Stephen Kinga was awarded an advance payment of $2.5k from the publication house. The novel earned $400,000 from its sales.