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The second son of Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King was born on 1974 in PortlandMaine His name was Stephen Edwin King After his parents serpertion as a toddlerStephen and his older brother David were raised by his mother Stephen David andtheir mother lived in Fort Wayne Indiana which was where Stephens fathers side of thefamily lived They then moved to Stratford Connecticut that was where Stephen Kingspent most of his childhood paying frequent visits to his mothers side of the family thatresided in Malden Massachusetts and Pownal Maine Around his 11th anniversaryStephens mom moved to Durham Maine along with Stephen and his brother to takecare of her parents whom were to old to take care of themselves Stephens school days were spent in the Durham Grammar School He thenattended Lisbon Falls High School graduating in 1966 He went to college at theUniversity of Maine at Orono at which during his spophomore year he worte a weeklycolumn for THE MAINE CAMPUS During his years at college he was opposed to thewar in Vietnam declaring it unconstitutional After his graduation in 1970 Stephen hadaquired a Bachelor of Science in English and immediately was qualified to teach at theAs a student Stephen worked at the Folger Library which was on the University ofMaine at Oronos campus While working he met a fellow employee named TabithaSpruce who he married in Janurary 1971Stephen Kings first publication was a short story he wrote and sent to a mensmagazine This is where his first profit from writing came from throughout the few yearsafter his graduation he worte stories and sold them to mens magazines All of these shortstories would be later gathered into a collection known as the Night Shift collection Inthe fall of 71 King was hired as a teacher at Hampden Academy a public high school inHampden Maine He still found time to write short stories and work on his novel on theKings first big break came on the
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