Stephen King

Birth Name: 
Stephen Edwin King
Best Known For: 

The Stand
The Dark Tower series

Short bio: 

Stephen King is an American author of contemporary horror, suspense, science fiction and fantasy. His books have sold more than 350 million copies and have been adapted into a number of feature films, television movies, and comic books. King has published 50 novels, including seven under the pen-name of Richard Bachman, and five non-fiction books. He has written nearly two hundred short stories, most of which have been collected in nine collections of short fiction. Many of his stories are set in his home state of Maine.

King has received Bram Stoker Awards, World Fantasy Awards, British Fantasy Society Awards, his novella The Way Station was a Nebula Award novelette nominee, and his short story "The Man in the Black Suit" received the O. Henry Award. In 2003, the National Book Foundation awarded him the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He has also received awards for his contribution to literature for his whole career, such as the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement (2004), the Canadian Booksellers Association Lifetime Achievement Award (2007) and the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America (2007).


Stephen King
1380 Hammond Street
Bangor, ME 04401



Submitted by Hermann Thorarensen (not verified) on

Read your new book. Leaning over backmards. But, very good. thanks.

Submitted by Hermann Thorarensen (not verified) on

Sorry, I am to precise. I am distracted by books by Umberto Eco. Ha ha. Aniway. Humm English is not my first languish, obviusly.
I am sorry about your accident. Many think of you as an ...perich the thought. I am a very direct person.
Keep up the good work. Yes I read Neil Gaiman. Trying to say as little in even shorter words Ha Ha.
Yours Sincerely ( is it sellery ?) Hermann Eymundur Thorarensen. P.S. I read all of the Tower series and had good fun.

Submitted by Jasmine Nardone... (not verified) on

Hello. I have stiff person syndrome and so did my father. I am 32 years old and my symptoms started in 2009, I was diagnosed with lupus and never sent to a neurologist until March of this year. It was on October 26th I was officially diagnosed based on symptoms and a gas65 level of .26. Reference range for the test was 0.0-0.2 at Yale- New Haven hospital. Dr. Machado is my neurologist I see. I live in Maine but there are no "specialists" in Maine such as Dr. Machado is at Yale. I am researching on my own to find the correlations between genetics and how, why and what makes it so. Please, if you can help me in any way, I would be so grateful. Also, my treatments are not covered by insurance and my SPS is increasingly processing on a daily basis. I want to eventually start a non profit organization so others with this syndrome are not in my position of being homeless with very limited income, out of pocket medical costs and such. I want to help others once I get one my feet, so to say, and I am "stable" in this syndrome. I have a Facebook pages. SPSisBS to try to get more research I am doing out there to help others and a private group in conjunction with the page for others with stiff person syndrome and their families to talk, vent and learn as a community. I also have my own personal gofundme page to help me with my treatments but it hasn't gotten out to many people. If you know of any help with financial resources, I would be so thankful! Thank you for your time.


Jasmine Nardone-Franco

Submitted by janice (not verified) on

Mr. King of course I love all of your books, I have them all, but I was writing to ask you to write about this trump crap, he is the devil, he can say and do anything and it's as if the world has gone crazy they love him, and too many people don't care what he says

Submitted by Jason Edelman (not verified) on

Hi my name is Jason
Just wanted to drop a line about the Long Walk .I'm dyslexic and I'm I have been reading your books I'm a very happy fan having a disability and reading your books make is easy for me to live everyday life .I have recently started to read the book the Long Walk and was wondering weither you had noticed that it is not as interesting and up to beat as some of your other master pieces.
When I read your books no matter where I have been I have drifted away on the intense thrill riding that your books have had to offer I'm a huge fan and interested what what you may have been going through while writting this novel .It's good but the thrill riding causes my to slow compared to that of the dark half or any of your original classics .Just wanted to say keep up the good work .because it helps alot of people like me cope with disabilities that effect every day life .and as you must no like writting has its ups and downs .May the current of energy regenerate your ability to help people in need of everyday fuctions so that good thing may come from your gift

Submitted by Mal (not verified) on

I've written a book and don't know how to finish it, what do I do?

Submitted by Mal (not verified) on

I also love your books and read your autobio,

Submitted by Jessica Dyer (not verified) on

I know I will not get a reply and that is ok. I just wanted to let you know that I love all your books but my favorite by far is Rose Madder. I can' t seem to get enough of it. I was wondering if you have thought about and would be willing to make it into a Movie?

Submitted by Michelle Morrison (not verified) on

From one avid, lifelong reader to another...try Sophie's World. It's a mere bagatelle.

Submitted by Not necessary (not verified) on

Mr. King, thank you for numerous hours of great reading. I just finished 'On Writing' and noted that you play guitar and like to jam. In exchange for all you have given me please go to SoundCloud and check out 'Second Coming Busker's Lament.' As we grew up listening to the same music, I think you will 'get' these tunes. One or two of them ain't so bad. Please, do with them as you wish. Once again, thank you ever so much for all your hard work. Greatly appreciated. You dun gud.

Submitted by Sarah Blake (not verified) on

Dear Mr. king
I'm a fan from Persia and I will be very grateful if you answer my question.
Your story about Pennywise the clown scared me to death! I know it may be a weird question to ask, but there is lots of strange things in the world and authors always like to mix the reality with all the attractive but unknown facts; and me myself believe in many of these mysteries.
So please let me ask, Is there any chance for Pennywise to be real or at least a part of a real story?

Submitted by Ray (not verified) on

You sir are a piece of shit, what did Obama or the Democrats do when they could have given dreamer Amnesty, absolutely nothing like all Democrats. At least republicans are dealing with issues. You Democrats did nothing to help anyone so sick it

Submitted by Adele Evans (not verified) on

Dear Mr. King,
Your work really scares me, but part of the reason it scares me is because there is usually if not always a shred of hope in it. I recently saw a film called "Funny Games" and it had no hope. To me, that's not scary because there's no suspense. I read that the director was really making fun of all of us for wanting hope or any kind of hopeful outcome in horror. If you have time, I would appreciate your thoughts on this. Thank you and thanks for all of your great work.

Submitted by Dave (not verified) on

"Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from trouble"
God Bless Mr. King. He might review the God-written Revelation and recognize the fact that Good triumphs over Evil. Jesus will judge the living and the dead for their eternity in Heaven or Hell. There is no compromise, there is no exception, no third choice.

Submitted by lynne belanger (not verified) on

Way to go Mr. King on the Trump comment YEAH as always keep it up!!!

Submitted by Carin Croker (not verified) on

Hi Mr. King
I have always been a fan and wanted to reach out after reading The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon because I was surprised you mentioned my Uncle Tony in your book. My Mother is Tony Kubek's sister. It was great to see my Uncle in my favorite author's book. Tony Kubek is alive and well living in Wisconsin a few hours from me.

Submitted by Dave Frazier (not verified) on

I just finished 11-22-63. No monsters, no psychos, no demons. Just a story about a man and time travel. This book shows what a gifted writer you are. I have read many books and written two small ones. I know that the mind an move so fast that pages write themselves. But you wrote a complicated story and did it very well. Thank you for taking me back to 1958. I was actually 10 years old then. I was 15 when Kennedy was assassinated. They closed the school that day and told us to go home and watch tv.

Submitted by victoria lowe (not verified) on

Dear Stephen King, My name is Victoria Lowe and i am you #1 fan..yor books keep me occupied for hours.My favorite book is IT. Im only thirteen and you don't write books anymore but whatever i still love to read them.

Submitted by Chucky (not verified) on

is there any possibility of a follow up to the eyes of the dragon? iv read the book 5/6 times now and it always leaves me eagerly awaiting the quest of thomas and dennis, i know it gets touched upon in the dark tower books but its not the same, i would genuinly love to read more stories in this regard even though i know they must be destined to fail for the dark tower to take place.

Submitted by cassie (not verified) on

Hi, I wanted to tell you that your book 11/22/63 was amazing. John F Kennedy is my favorite person in the world. I was not born yet when he died, but it was still sad. I actually found out about him, through a project I did in school. I thought he was a great person, and I know a lot about him. It makes me happy that you wrote this book. I thought it was great!

Thank you,


Submitted by Leon (not verified) on

Mr. King,

Though I doubt, that you´re reading this I have to say what swirled in my mind like a mutant bee.
Since I heard of the Dark Tower, I wondered what it was. It´s Nothing of their world, is it?
The Dark Tower, connecting all the worlds is made out of paper, ink and fantasy.
You climbed it, you built it, and you became God in return.
But the Tower is instable. It might break down before Roland ends his journey, for it is your life which holds everything together. The Red King is Madness, the Red King is chaos, the Red King are you.

Roland can´t stop the world from ending, can he? When you collapse, the Tower does. What a Nihilist you are Mr. King. You can´t die with our world, so you created a reflection of it. One whose life depends on your breath, on your mind.
Nevertheless, you ARE good. I liked the idea of Dr. Sleep. The enemy may be terrifying, but nothing you can´t deal with.

Good day Mr. King,
Long days and pleasant nights I wish,
for I´ll never see you..

Leon from Germany 21. century

Submitted by Ambre (not verified) on

Hello my name is Amber and I'm 14 years old. I have been trying for a long time to make a horror novel, go against I do not know what to start. I always had a weakness for horror movies like that I saw 4 days ago I would love to hear from you know what I must start and sorry if I deform your language I am French.

Submitted by Amanda C (not verified) on

This book has become my new favourite (which previously was 11-22-63). Kudos to you Mr King, and thank you. It will make a fantastic movie if they can get it right and don't ruin it, and I can't wait. Keep writing and I (like so many others) will keep reading. Thank you again, best wishes

Submitted by Althea Murphy (not verified) on

Thank you for again using my name, Althea, in one of your books. I just finished reading, If It Bleeds. I read that story first and was thrilled to come upon my name on page 178 ,- my new lucky # I just finished reading the whole book, The Rat was the last story. Big fan since 1978 when I read The Shining. I'm a new England native, born in Boston, raised in Foxboro. THANKS for your brilliant mind and equally brilliant stories.

Submitted by Martha (not verified) on

I have been a long time fan of your wonderfully disturbing stories. The Shining and it's sequel are great. Danny T. had a hard life with his talent, but my question/desire (to get to the point) is to know more about the cook (Mr. Holloran).
I would love to read about young Dick Holloran and the story of Mr. Mannix.

Great job with the book Doctor Sleep!

Submitted by Michael Hovey (not verified) on

Just wanted to say thank you for creating the Best series in history. I've been a fan of yours since I was thirteen and I'm now fourty almost fourtyone and I gotta say short of Shakespeare's phenomenal body of work the dark tower novels truly are the greatest books ever written. Each one is a masterpiece in its own right but taken together they really are remarkable and truly take you on a one of a kind epic journey through time and space itself. For the longest time I hadn't bothered with the middle books but thanks to me finding an original hardcover of wolves of the calla last year at my local library book fair I decided to give the whole middle series a try, and now thanks to that same library as well as Amazon I now own the original plume paperback versions of one through four and the original hardback versions of wolves, Susannah, and the wind through the keyhole. I hope to get the hardback of book seven soon as well but it's not like I didn't cheat and read it from my library originally around ten years ago now, but I'd really like to own it anyway just to complete my collection. Anyway, thanks again Steve for creating arguably the greatest work of fiction since Shakespeare and of course John Bunyan with the pilgrims progress.

Submitted by Lisa Overby (not verified) on

Mr. King
Not a star gazer. Live in Santa Fake NM.
I was in Puerto Rico when I got all my ex pats together to watch The Stand.
Just wanted to thank you for your clairvoyance.
Also for your choice in Marin Sheen.
What else do we need to know?

Submitted by Grant (not verified) on

Kinda new into your books. I’ve tried writing fantasy only because of myself and one of the things I struggled with was building suspense when I had a clear idea of what was going to happen. In the waste lands you do a really good job of leading the reader on to some next event especially when speaking about Jack the kid. Some of this is done through incremental reporting statements like “and this was the last time he would be home again” or something of the matter at the end of a block. I feel as if you just almost create suspense within yourself, freak yourself out a bit with these characters in your head, in order to pass that suspense on. I’m still learning and no one posts on this anymore but who cares.

Submitted by Patricia Eggman (not verified) on

I love how Mr. King refers to US as Constant Reader and I assume that name. I am reading "The Bazaar of Dreams" now and it is so good. Thank you.

Submitted by mitch radel (not verified) on

mr.king im a huge fan of your work,im a self taught horror artist born with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder,instead of turning to drugs i get treatment and use my diagnosis to an advantage to create unique horrific artwork,i would love to show you my artwork to get your opinion

Submitted by Dan Fry (not verified) on

Dear Mr King, super love all your work Carrie being my fav, anyways my parents are both gone now, but they told this story about you driving through Anacortes Washington, saw my dad's gray and white dodge for sale outside the anchor inn bar where my mom worked , said u came in and asked if u could test drive the truck saying u had a farm in in Blaine by Bellingham and that your workers all drove that style truck, scared my dad on the test drive, but gave my mom 100 bucks to hold for one day, wish I could ask my mom or dad again about it again, but grasping at straws I thought I'd leave a comment here , would have been around 1993 ish, anyways thanks a million just for giving me a place to write this down :) Danny fry, Anacortes Washington

Submitted by Traci monroe (not verified) on

Hello my name is traci monroe and I live in Kansas city mo and and I wanted to say that I absolutely love every one of your books & movies I think that your an amazing man and everything about your books once I start reading one of your books I just can't put it down because it's so good so I just wanted to say thank you for everything you have made I can't wait to get your new book!!!!!

Submitted by Erin McGrath ( male) (not verified) on

I have read you since youth, (48) and have yet to actually say anything, because I'm not techy, and much less care about the lives of folk who have much on their plates, you wouldn't want it any more than I, in my thought. But as a progression, I have noticed a more personal feel to FT, something akin to a lot of kids experience in the pre BS times of now, and it is noted more than than you know, and as the youngest of 3 boys who grew up on literature, not the typical 80s TV kids...we read for hours instead of television, and myself buying this book means it is my duty to tell the truth to my brothers, before sharing and discussion...Ha!
My first duty is to tell you that as your years of writing progressed, I had a depression after reading the Dark Tower set. It was the opus, and continues to be. But this has a heart I haven't seen from you. I'm not saying personal, but the imagination you still have for a younger mindset, and keeping his character younger, but personal to the occasional reader who feels every second. Mr. King, I'm only 27 pages in, and ferl that I should say something...I'm proud that I get to read this version of your youth, and equally proud that I started talking to my brothers about 10 pages in.

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