Also known as 'The King of Horror,' Stephen King's horror, science fiction, and suspense novels have sold over 350 million copies.
As a child, he became hooked on horror books, comic books, and films, and loved to read Tales from the Crypt and Dracula.
Shortly after a van ran into him in 1999, breaking his his hip and collapsing his lung, he returned to writing fiction 7 days a week.
When he was two years old, his father left to 'grab a pack of cigarettes' and never returned. He married Tabitha King, and together they had three children: Naomi, Joe, and Owen.
He cited the American novelist H.P. Lovecraft as one of his major influence.