At 45, Helen Crane had suffered the early deaths of her previous four children, each of whom died within one year of birth.
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.
While no longer religious, King chooses to believe in the existence of a God. His family told him that after leaving home to play with the boy, King returned, speechless and seemingly in shock.
Only later did the family learn of the friend's death. Some commentators have suggested that this event may have psychologically inspired some of King's darker works,  but King makes no mention of it in his memoir On Writing 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.
He displayed an early interest in horror as an avid reader of EC's horror comicsincluding 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 machineand 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independently published was "I Was a Teenage Grave Robber"; it was serialized over four issues three published and one unpublished of a fanzineComics Review, in That story was published the following year in a revised form as "In a Half-World of Terror" in another fanzine, Stories of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. After leaving the university, King earned a certificate to teach high school but, unable to find a teaching post immediately, initially supplemented his laboring wage by selling short stories to men's magazines such as Cavalier. Many of these early stories have been republished in the collection Night Shift.
The short story The Raft was published in Adam, a men's magazine. 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. King and his family moved to southern Maine because of his mother's failing health.
At this time, he began writing a book titled Second Coming, later titled Jerusalem's Lot, before finally changing the title to Salem's Lot published 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. King has written of his severe drinking problem at this time, stating that he was drunk delivering the eulogy at his mother's funeral.Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) is a service we offer sellers that lets them store their products in Amazon's fulfillment centers, and we directly pack, ship, and provide customer service for these products.
Moishe the Beadle You will like this one much more if you have read the trilogy. King could of named this "part 4" of the Bill Hodges books and few would more You will like this one much more if you have read the trilogy.
King could of named this "part 4" of the Bill Hodges books and few would disagree.(without a certain main character). K. Edwin Fritz. Author of Horror, Thrillers, Dark Fantasy, Science-Fiction, & Young Adult VISIT K. EDWIN'S WORKS PAGE FOR DETAILS ON EACH OF HIS PUBLISHED WORKS. The year, , was the same as when Stephen Edwin King published his first novel.
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Stephen Edwin King is an American author of contemporary horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, science fiction, and fantasy.
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He was one of the most influential and widely read writers of popular science of his generation.