The second son of Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King was born on 1974 in Portland,Maine. His name was Stephen Edwin King. After his parents serpertion as a toddler,Stephen and his older brother, David, were raised by his mother. Stephen, David, andtheir mother lived in Fort Wayne, Indiana, which was where Stephen's father's side ofthefamily lived. They then moved to Stratford, Connecticut, that was where Stephen Kingspent most of his childhood paying frequent visits to his mother's side of the familythatresided in Malden, Massachusetts and Pownal, Maine.
Around his 11th anniversaryStephen's mom moved to Durham, Maine, along with Stephen and his brother, to takecare of her parents, whom were to old to take care of themselves. Stephen's school days were spent in the Durham Grammar School. He thenattended Lisbon Falls High School, graduating in 1966. He went to college at theUniversity of Maine at Orono, at which, during his spophomore year, he worte a weeklycolumn for THE MAINE CAMPUS. During his years at college he was opposed to thewar in Vietnam, declaring it unconstitutional.
After his graduation in 1970 Stephen hadaquired a Bachelor of Science in English and immediately was qualified to teach at thehigh school level. As a student Stephen worked at the Folger Library, which was on the University ofMaine at Orono's campus. While working he met a fellow employee named TabithaSpruce, who he married in Janurary 1971.Stephen King's first publication was a short story he wrote and sent to a men'smagazine.
This is where his first profit from writing came from, throughout the fewyearsafter his graduation he worte stories and sold them to men's magazines. All of theseshortstories would be later gathered into a collection.