Stephen King was born in Portland, Maine in 1947, the second son of Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King. He made his first professional short story sale in 1967 to Startling Mystery Stories. In the fall of 1971, he began teaching high school English classes at Hampden Academy, the public high school in Hampden, Maine. Writing in the evenings and on the weekends, he continued to produce short stories and to work on novels. In the spring of 1973, Doubleday & Co., accepted the novel Carrie for publication, providing him the means to leave teaching and write full-time. He has since published over 50 books and has become one of the world's most successful writers.
Stephen lives in Maine and Florida with his wife, novelist Tabitha King. They are regular contributors to a number of charities including many libraries and have been honored locally for their philanthropic activities.
You appear to be using Internet Explorer 7 or earlier. Please consider updating your browser at Microsoft's site, or trying a different browser such as Firefox, Opera or Chrome.
The Library |
The Author |
Future Works |
Illustrated Publishing Tracker |
The Dark Tower|
Stephen King Merchandise | The Message Board | Gallery XIX | Miscellaneous
Press Biography & Information
Copyright © 2000 - 2015 Stephen King - All Rights Reserved.
Contents of this site including text and media may not be reproduced without prior written consent.
Audio and video elements of this site are property of their respective owners and are used with permission.