In addition to being one of the most famous people in america, Stephen King has used his talents and imagination to bring fame and recognition to the Horror Fiction genre in the world of serious literature, making millions in the process. Stephen King was born in Portland Maine on September 21, 1947. He was raised by his mother, Nellie Ruth Pillsbury after his father went out for a package of ciggarettes and never returned when Stephen was about two years old. Ruth had to work to support Stephen and his adopted older brother,David and the family had to move often.
King probably inherited his love for the written word from his parents. His mother often read aloud to the boys. His favorite was Dr. Jeckyl and Mr. Hyde and when he was around seven Stephen began writing horror stories of his own. When he was a little older he found some stories Donald King, his father, had written with hopes of publication in a trunk along with some hopefull rejection slips and some Horror fiction novels. Soon he would have rejection slips of his own.
King actually began his writing career in1959 when
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