“Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win”
Stephen Edwin King (born September 21, 1947) is an American author of contemporary horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, science fiction, and fantasy.
His books have sold more than 350 million copies, many of which have been adapted into feature films, miniseries, television shows, and comic books.
King has published 54 novels, including seven under the pen name Richard Bachman, and six non-fiction books. He has written nearly 200 short stories, most of which have been collected in book collections.
Many of his stories are set in his home state of Maine. His novella “Rita Hayworth” and “Shawshank Redemption” was the basis for the movie “The Shawshank Redemption” which is widely regarded as one of the greatest films of all time.
He’s known worldwide for being the author of novels such as “Carrie”, “The Shining”, “It”, “Pet Sematary”, “Misery”, “Salem’s Lot,” among many others.
King has also written works that are not within the horror genre, including novels like “Different Seasons”, “The corridor of death”, “The Eyes of the Dragon”, “Hearts in Atlantis”, “11/22/63″ and his self-styled “Magnum Opus”: “The Dark Tower”.