King, Stephen: The Shining

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THE SHINING By Stephen KING A book report from Christian Winkler Biography Stephen Edwin King was born on September 21, 1947 at the Maine General Hospital in Portland Maine. His parents were Donald Edwin King and Ruth Pillsbury King. Stephen was the only natural born child in the family and his older brother David had been adopted at birth two years earlier. The Kings were the typical family until one night Donald was stepping out and never come back again. Then the whole family travelled through many states and came 1958 back to Maine. Stephen King began his actual writing career in January of 1959 when David King and Stephen decided to publish their own local town newspaper named Daves Rag. During his first year at college, King completed his first full-length novel, The Long Walk. Stephen King made his first small sale with his story The Glass Floor for the amount of thirty-five dollars. Then he began to earn money for his writings by submitting his short stories do mens magazines such as Cavalier. On January 2, 1971, Tabitha Jane Spruce and Stephen were married. After he had quite his job at school, King has had numerous short stories and novels published and movies created from his work. Stephen King has also played roles in some of his movies. He is called the Master of Horror. His books have been translated into 33 different languages, published in over 35 different countries. There are over 300 million copies of his novels in publication. Stephen Edwin King is one ...

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