Day 124: Profile of a Father” Steven King

Picture by Pinguino

Picture by Pinguino

When and where did he live? Stephen was born on September 21st, 1947 in Portland, Maine, and is still living.

What is he the father of? Why is he famous?  Stephen King is a prolific horror writer of hundreds of short stories and many novels that have sold over 350 million copies worldwide. His books and short stories have been adapted in many TV shows and movies, such as the The Shining, The Green Mile, and Carrie. His is considered by many of the contemporary horror genre.

How many children does his have?  Did they follow in their father’s footsteps? He has three children, one daughter and two sons. Though King struggled with drug and alcohol addiction for some time, he overcame it with the support of his family and friends. Both of his sons have become published authors as well.

What can we learn from him? Just because you lose yourself in some kind of destructive behavior, you can find your way out again with the help of your family, and still go on to accomplish great things.

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