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Stephen King is a well-known and talented horror/fiction author

who has published over eleven books in the last two decades. His

great stories of horror and fantasy have been enjoyed by kids and

adults starting from his first best-seller, Carrie. King's wit and

style of

writing has made him one of the most popular horror story authors

today.

Stephen King's life has not been an easy one. he was born on

September 21, 1947, in Portland Maine(Bleiler, 1038). His father left

when he was two and gave him only a collection of supernatural

fiction stories(Bleiler, 1038). By age twelve, he was submitting short

stories into different magazines such as "The Glass Floor", in

1967(Beacham, 747). After his graduation from the University of

Maine with a B.A. in English teaching(Bleiler, 1038), King published

many best sellers that won these awards: The British Fantasy

Award(1982), The World Fantasy Award(1982), and the Hugo

Award(1985)(Beacham, 748).

Stephen King written many great books throughout his writing

career. Carrie, King's first best seller, is about a teenager who is

ridiculed and harassed throughout high school(Bleiler, 1031). After

she is finally pushed to the limit, her true side is finally exposed.

Cujo, involves a ferocious dog that starts out so innocent and kind ,

and ends up a brutal man killer(Bleiler, 1031). The Shining, takes

place in a motel that is haunted(Beacham, 748). Jack Torrence is a

writer who is ridden by guilt and failure(Beacham, 749). After

Torrence, his wife, and his five year old son are snowed in for the

week,

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