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If you have an imagination let it run free- Steven King 1963The King of Terror Stephen Edwin King is one of today s most popular and best selling writers King combines the elements of psychological thrillers science fiction the paranormaland detective themes into his stories In addition to these themes King sticks tousing great and vivid detail that is set in a realistic everyday place Stephen Kingwho is mainly known for his novels has broadened his horizons to different types ofwritings such as movie scripts nonfiction autobiographies children s books and shortstories While Stephen King might be best known for his novels The Stand and It someof his best work that has been published are his short stories such as The Body and Quitters Inc King s works are so powerful because he uses his experience andobservations from his everyday life and places them into his unique stories Stephen Edwin King was born in Portland Maine on September 21 1947 at theMaine General Hospital Stephen his mother Nellie and his adopted brother David wereleft to fend for themselves when Stephen s father Donald a Merchant Marine captainleft one day to go the store to buy a pack of cigarettes and never returned Hisfathers leaving had a big indirect impact on King s life In the autobiographical workDanse Macabre Stephen King recalls how his family life was altered After my fathertook off my mother struggled and then landed on her feet My brother and I didn tsee a great deal of her over the next nine years She worked a succession of continuouslow paying jobs Stephen s first outlooks on life were influenced by his older brotherand what he figured out on his own While young Stephen and his family moved around theNorth Eastern and Central United States When he was seven years old they moved toStratford Connecticut Here is where King got his first
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