"To die your whole life. Despite the morbidity, I can’t think of a better definition of the writing life. There’s something about writing that demands a leave-taking, an abandonment of the world, paradoxically, in order to see it clearly."
Stephen Edwin King (Sept 1947) is an American author of contemporary horror, suspense, science fiction, and fantasy. His books have sold more than 350 million copies & have been adapted into a number of feature films, television movies & comic books. King has published 50 novels, including seven under the pen-name of Richard Bachman, & five non-fiction books. He has written nearly two hundred short stories, most of which have been collected in nine collections of short fiction.