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Stephen Edwin King is one of todays most popular and best selling writers He combines the elements of psychological thrillers science fiction and detective themes into his stories In addition to these themes Stephen King sticks to using great and vivid detail that is set in a realistic everyday place Stephen King who is mainly known for his novels has also been involved with different types of writing such as movie scripts nonfiction autobiographies childrens books and short stories While Stephen King might be best known for his novels The Stand and It some of his best work that has been published are his short stories such as The Body and Quitters Inc His work is so powerful because he uses his experiences and observations from his everyday life and places them into his unique stories Stephen Edwin King was born in Portland Maine on September 21 1947 at the Maine General Hospital Stephen his mother Nellie and his adopted brother David were left to fend for themselves when Stephens father Donald left one day to go the store and never returned When his father left it had a big impact on his life When Stephen was seven years old his family moved to Stratford Connecticut This was where Stephen got his first exposure to horror One evening he listened to Ray Bradburys story Mars Is Heaven on the radio Stephens exposure to storytelling on the radio had a large impact on his later writing Stepehn King tells his stories in visual terms so that the reader would be able to see what was happening in their own mind like the way it was done on the radio Stephens fascination with horror continued and was pushed along One day Stephen was looking through his mothers books and came across one named The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde After his mother finished reading him the book Stephen was hooked He asked her to
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