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S: Stephen King Biography

BC: "This Presentation contains copyrighted material used under the educational fair use exemption to U.S. Copyright law." (Simpson, 70)

FC: Stephen King

1: Stephen King was Born in Portland, Maine 1947. Kings father left his family shortly after he was born.

2: He discovered a box of horror and science fiction books at his aunts house and and discovers his forte.

3: Attended Grammar school and Lisbon Falls High School and graduated in 1966.

4: King made his first professional short story sale. ("The Glass Floor"). to startling mystery stories in 1967

5: He graduated from University of Maine at Orono in 1970

6: In the Fall of 1971, King began teaching High School English at Hampden Academy. And later that year married Tabitha Spruce

7: Kings Book "Carrie" is accepted for publication in 1973.

8: Kings Mother died from cancer, after he published "Salems Lot", In 1973

9: Wrote Books under the pseudonym Richard Bachman

10: His Book "Maximum Overdrive" is an expansion of one of his short stories, Trucks.

11: He has also written two short story collections.

12: King is very interested in demonic and Paranormal activities

13: Some of Kings novels offer variations on classic stories of fantasy and horror.

14: King has written 67 books. His more famous books | The Shining The Dead Zone IT Salem's Lot Cujo and The Dark Tower Series

15: Bag of Bones Bag of bones is set in kings home state of Maine. It recounts the difficulty of fortyfour year old Mike Noonan,a well known author, who cannot stop mourning over his wifes tragic death and get over his writers block. His dreams are disturbed by clear nightmares of his house by the lake, and finally decides to go back to Sarah Laughs, the Noonans isolated summer home. Soon after he gets there he meets Kyra, a 3 year old child and her widowed mother Mattie Devore,21 years old. Her father in law is Max Devore the local millionaire. He would do anything to get custody of his grand daughter. Mike gets Mattie a lawyer, and things are Looking up. He begins writing. He suddenly begins having reoccurring nightmares, and finds him and Kyra have a connection. Max and his assistant Rogette try to down mike, but survives with the help of his wifes ghost. Max commits suicide that same night.Mike then notices a pattern when the towns earlier peoples deaths had started with either "C" or "K". Then at a little party, there is a driveby and Mattie is killed. Mike takes Kyra Back to "Sarah Laughs. Mike then prepares to kill Kyra and commit suicide himself, but Jo leads him to some hidden documents that show his blood relations to someone in the town. He then realizes there is a curse from sara. Men raped and killed her, and drowned her son Kito. "K" All those mens Children were Ks or Cs. He broke her bones in her grave breaking the curse.

16: After returning to the lake house, he finds that Rogette has kidnapped Kyra. He follows Rogette to the lake, where Matties ghost comes back and hits Rogette into the water without Kyra. She tries to pull mike down with her, but is hit with wreckage from the dock. Matties spirit then says her goodbyes to Mike and Kyra. The book ends with Mike retiring from writing and adopts Kyra.

17: King is 6,4" weighs 200lbs, has Blue eyes, fair skin, thick black hair with tints of gray. With the occasional beard

18: Kings son Joe Hill was in a good scary movie, that was originally a comic.

19: The Dark Tower series is one of his best sellers.

20: Has three children, Naomi, Joe, Owen, and Four Grandchildren

21: Is of Scots-Irish Ancestry

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