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Stephen King

Biography

Stephen King

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 1973, 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.

Books by Stephen King

by Stephen King - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

In a small New England town, over half a century ago, a new minister named Charles Jacobs will transform the local church. However, when tragedy strikes the Jacobs family, this charismatic preacher curses God, mocks all religious belief and is banished from the shocked town. Years later, a grownup Jamie Morton meets Charles Jacobs again, with profound consequences for both men. Their bond becomes a pact beyond even the Devil’s devising, and Jamie discovers that revival has many meanings.

by Stephen King - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

A retired cop named Bill Hodges is still haunted by the unsolved case of a lone driver who plowed through a crowd in a stolen Mercedes, running over the innocent, backing up and charging again. When he gets a crazed letter from someone who self-identifies as the “perk” and threatens an even more diabolical attack, Hodges wakes up from his depressed and vacant retirement, hell-bent on preventing another tragedy.

written by Stephen King, read by Will Patton - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

A retired cop named Bill Hodges is still haunted by the unsolved case of a lone driver who plowed through a crowd in a stolen Mercedes, running over the innocent, backing up and charging again. When he gets a crazed letter from someone who self-identifies as the “perk” and threatens an even more diabolical attack, Hodges wakes up from his depressed and vacant retirement, hell-bent on preventing another tragedy.

by Stephen King - Fiction, Horror, Suspense, Thriller

Stephen King returns to the character and territory of one of his most popular books ever, THE SHINING, in this instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance and the very special 12-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals.

by Stephen King - Fiction, Hard-boiled Mystery, Mystery

Set in a small-town North Carolina amusement park in 1973, JOYLAND  tells the story of the summer in which college student Devin Jones comes to work as a carny and confronts the legacy of a vicious murder, the fate of a dying child, and the ways both will change his life forever.

by Stephen King, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, and Mike Perkins

The Night Has Come collects the final six issues of Marvel’s adaptation of The Stand and the result is, as with its predecessors, a darkly beautiful rendition that is faithful to the original yet is capable and worthy of standing on its own.

by Stephen King and Peter Straub - Fiction, Thriller

Twenty years ago, a boy named Jack Sawyer traveled to a parallel universe called the Territories to save his mother and her “Twinner” from an agonizing death that would have brought cataclysm to the other world. Now Jack is a retired Los Angeles homicide detective living in the  hamlet of Tamarack, Wisconsin. When a series of gruesome murders occur in western Wisconsin that are reminiscent of those committed several decades earlier, Jack’s buddy, the local chief of police, begs Jack to help find the killer. But are these new killings merely the work of a disturbed individual, or has a mysterious and malignant force been unleashed in this quiet town?

by Stephen King - Fantasy, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Roland Deschain and his ka-tet --- Jake, Susannah, Eddie, and Oy, the billy-bumbler --- encounter a ferocious storm just after crossing the River Whye on their way to the Outer Baronies. As they shelter from the howling gale, Roland tells his friends not just one strange story but two...and in so doing, casts new light on his own troubled past.

written and read by Stephen King - Fantasy, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Roland Deschain and his ka-tet --- Jake, Susannah, Eddie, and Oy, the billy-bumbler --- encounter a ferocious storm just after crossing the River Whye on their way to the Outer Baronies. As they shelter from the howling gale, Roland tells his friends not just one strange story but two...and in so doing, casts new light on his own troubled past.

by Stephen King - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Science Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas. President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this tour de force, Stephen King takes readers on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

written by Stephen King and Robin Furth; illustrated by Peter David, Sean Phillips and Richard Isanove - Graphic Novel

After escaping death at the Battle of Jericho Hill, Roland Deschain helps a dying gunslinger return to the crypts of Gilead. He finds the fallen city haunted by both the memories of his past life there and the ghost of a long-dead traitor. Inspired by Stephen King's momentous saga, THE JOURNEY BEGINS is a haunting psychological examination of Mid-World's last gunslinger as he begins his search for the Dark Tower and the evil that lurks within.

by Stephen King - Fiction, Horror, Supernatural

On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester's Mill, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage, a gardener's hand is severed as "the dome" comes down on it, people running errands in the neighboring town are divided from their families, and cars explode on impact. No one can fathom what this barrier is, where it came from, and when---or if---it will go away.

Stewart O'Nan and Stephen King - American, Baseball, History, Nonfiction, Sports

Early in 2004, two writers and Red Sox fans, Stewart O'Nan and Stephen King, decided to chronicle the upcoming season, one of the most hotly anticipated in baseball history. They would sit together at Fenway. They would exchange emails. They would write about the games. And, as it happened, they would witness the greatest comeback ever in sports, and the first Red Sox championship in 86 years. What began as a Sox-filled summer like any other is now a fan's notes for the ages.

by Stephen King - Thriller

Set in the 1930s at the Cold Mountain Penitentiary's death-row facility, The Green Mile is the riveting and tragic story of John Coffey, a giant, preternaturally gentle inmate condemned to death for the rape and murder of twin nine-year-old girls. It is a story narrated years later by Paul Edgecomb, the ward superintendent compelled to help every prisoner spend his last days peacefully and every man walk the green mile to execution with his humanity intact.

written by Stephen King, read by Frank Muller - Fiction, Horror

Welcome to Cold Mountain Penitentiary, home to the Depression-worn men of E Block. Convicted killers all, each awaits his turn to walk the Green Mile, keeping a date with "Old Sparky," Cold Mountain's electric chair. John Coffey, a man with the body of a giant and the mind of a child, is condemned for a crime terrifying in its violence and shocking in its depravity. In this place of ultimate retribution, prison guard Paul Edgecombe is about to discover the terrible, wondrous truth about Coffey, a truth that will challenge his most cherished beliefs...and yours.

by Stephen King - Fiction, Horror

It's the epic battle between good and evil. How DO ordinary people survive when a virus wipes out ninety percent of the world's population? Enter this post-apocalyptic world and join a band of intriguing characters as they decide which way to go.

by Stephen King - Horror

Master of horror Stephen King spins a story about seven kids who stumbled upon a hidden terror in their hometown. Now, as adults, they are summoned together when the cycle of evil begins again. But none of them can withstand the force that has drawn them all back to Derry, Maine, to face the nightmare without end, and the evil without a name.