The Life of Stephen King

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  • Born in Portland, ME

    Born in Portland, ME
    Stephen Edward King was born in Portland, Maine at Maine General Hospital on September 21, 1947. His father was Donald Edwin King, and his mother was Ruth Pillsbury King.
  • Begins his writing career with his older brother, David

    Begins his writing career with his older brother, David
    Stephen and his older brother, David, decide to publish their own local newspaper called, "Dave's Rag."
  • Stephen and his friend, Chris Chesley begin writing short stories in high school

    Stephen and his friend, Chris Chesley begin writing short stories in high school
    Collaborating with his best friend Chris Chesley, on Augustus 28, 1963, they published a collection of 18 short stories called "People, Places, and Things--Volume I". King's stories included "Hotel at the End of the Road", "I've Got to Get Away!", "The Dimension Warp", "The Thing at the Bottom of the Well", "The Stranger", "I'm Falling", "The Cursed Expedition", and "The Other Side of the Fog."
  • Graduated Lisbon High School

    Graduated Lisbon High School
    Stephen graduated from Lisbon High School in Lisbon Falls, Maine on May 18, 1962 and had a scholarship to go to the University of Maine.
  • Graduates from the University of Maine

    Graduates from the University of Maine
    Stephen King graduates from the University of Maine with a B.A. in English and qualified to teach on the high school level in Orono in 1970.
  • Marries Tabitha Spruce

    Marries Tabitha Spruce
    Stephen marries Tabitha Spruce on January 2, 1971. They met because they both worked in the library at the University of Maine in Orono, ME.
  • Begins teaching English at Hampden Academy

    Begins teaching English at Hampden Academy
    On August 20, 1971, Stephen 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.
  • Stephen publishes his first novel, Carrie

    Stephen publishes his first novel, Carrie
    Carrie is published by Doubleday & Co. This was the first major novel to be published that King wrote, and the first of many more novels to come.
  • Hit by a car when he was walking alongside the highway

    Hit by a car when he was walking alongside the highway
    On June 7, 1999 King was severely injured in an accident, he was walking alongside a highway and was hit by a car, that left him in critical condition with injuries to his lung, broken ribs, a broken leg and a severely fractured hip. After three weeks of operations, he was released from the Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston.
  • Blockade Billy is published

    Blockade Billy is published
    Stephen King's, "Blockade Billy" is published. He has now started to write books for children.