Interesting Facts About Stephen King

Stephen Edwin King is the master of horror stories. His books have sold more than 350 million copies, and many have been adapted into films, television series, miniseries, and comic books. Here are a few interesting facts about him that you probably did not know:

  • If you stacked up all of Stephen King’s books, they’d be taller than the man himself.

  • King used to write under a pseudonym, Richard Bachmanuntil he killed his alias.

  • Stephen King and his wife, Tabitha, own a radio station in Maine.

  • King holds the record for the most film adaptations by a single author.

  • A copy of The Lurker in the Shadows by H.P. Lovecraft inspired King to write horror fiction.

  • Carrie was King’s first novel and he originally threw it in the trash.

  • Throughout the ’80s, King frequently used alcohol and cocaine, due to this, he doesn’t remember writing Cujo.

  • King almost retired from writing when he was struck by a van in 1999.

  • These are the two things that terrify the King of Horror. The number 13 and flying.

  • King has more than 17,000 books in his personal library and has read almost all of them.

  • Stephen isn’t the only writer in the King family: His wife, Tabitha King, has published several novels. Both his sons have also followed his footsteps.

For a list of must-read books by Stephen King, click here.

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