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Publication Order of Bill Hodges Trilogy Books

Publication Order of The Button Box Books

Gwendy's Button Box (With: Richard T. Chizmar) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gwendy's Magic Feather (By: Richard T. Chizmar) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gwendy's Final Task (With: Richard T. Chizmar) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Dark Tower Books

The Gunslinger (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Drawing of the Three (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Waste Lands (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wizard and Glass (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wolves of the Calla (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Song of Susannah (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dark Tower (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wind Through the Keyhole (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Dark Tower: Beginnings Books

The Gunslinger Born (By: Robin Furth,Peter David) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Long Road Home (By: Robin Furth,Peter David,Richard Isanove) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Treachery (By: Robin Furth,Peter David,Richard Isanove) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fall of Gilead (By: Robin Furth,Peter David,Richard Isanove) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Battle of Jericho Hill (With: Robin Furth,Peter David) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sailor (By: Robin Furth) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Dark Tower: The Drawing of the Three Books

with Robin Furth, Peter David
The Prisoner (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
House of Cards (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lady of Shadows (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bitter Medicine (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Books

with Robin Furth, Peter David
The Journey Begins (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Little Sisters of Eluria (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Battle of Tull (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Way Station (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Man in Black (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Last Shots (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Green Mile Books

The Two Dead Girls (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mouse on the Mile (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Coffey's Hands (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bad Death of Eduard Delacroix (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Night Journey (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Coffey on the Mile (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Outsider Books

Publication Order of Secretary of Dreams Books

The Secretary of Dreams (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Secretary of Dreams Volume 2 (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Shining Books

Publication Order of Talisman Books

with Peter Straub

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Carrie (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
'Salem's Lot (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rage (As: Richard Bachman) (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Stand (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Long Walk (As: Richard Bachman) (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dead Zone (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Firestarter (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Roadwork (As: Richard Bachman) (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cujo (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Running Man (As: Richard Bachman) (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Christine (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pet Sematary (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Thinner (As: Richard Bachman) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
It (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Eyes of the Dragon (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Misery (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Tommyknockers (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
One Past Midnight: The Langoliers (Four Past Midnight) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dark Half (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Needful Things (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gerald's Game (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dolores Claiborne (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Insomnia (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rose Madder (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Desperation (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Regulators (As: Richard Bachman) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bag of Bones (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dreamcatcher (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
From a Buick 8 (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Colorado Kid (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cell (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lisey's Story (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blaze (As: Richard Bachman) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Duma Key (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Under the Dome (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
11/22/63 (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Joyland (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Revival (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sleeping Beauties (With: Owen King) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Institute (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Later (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Billy Summers (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fairy Tale (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Holly (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

One for the Road (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ledge (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
I Am the Doorway (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Quitters, Inc. (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
I Know What You Need (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Woman in the Room (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Man Who Loved Flowers (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night Surf (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crouch End (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mist (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Monkey (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Do the Dead Sing? (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Body (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Shawshank Redemption (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Uncle Otto's Truck (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Apt Pupil (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cycle of the Werewolf (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Silver Bullet (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Breathing Method (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ballad of the Flexible Bullet (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
The End of the Whole Mess (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trucks (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Rung on the Ladder (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Night Flier (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dolan's Cadillac (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
My Pretty Pony (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Langoliers (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Library Policeman (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sun Dog (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Secret Window, Secret Garden (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Three Carols (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Children of the Corn (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gray Matter (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Man in the Black Suit (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Umney's Last Case (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lawnmower Man (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Everything's Eventual (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Riding the Bullet (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
LT's Theory of Pets (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Autopsy Room Four (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lisey and the Madman (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Things They Left Behind (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stationary Bike (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Road Virus Heads North (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Harvey's Dream (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gingerbread Girl (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
UR (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Morality (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
1922 (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blockade Billy (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mile 81 (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Little Green God of Agony (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Herman Wouk Is Still Alive (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Throttle (With: Joe Hill) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stephen King's Battleground (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Face in the Crowd (With: Stewart O'Nan) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Big Driver (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
In the Tall Grass (With: Joe Hill) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Good Marriage (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Drunken Fireworks (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Laurie (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Obits (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Low Men In Yellow Coats (in Hearts in Atlantis) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Elevation (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Red Screen (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Night Shift (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Different Seasons (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Skeleton Crew (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Four Past Midnight (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nightmares and Dreamscapes (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Man in the Black Suit: 4 Dark Tales (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Green Mile (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Six Stories (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hearts in Atlantis (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Graveyard Shift: and Other Stories from Night Shift (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blood and Smoke (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Secret Windows: Essays and Fiction on the Craft of Writing (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Everything's Eventual: 14 Dark Tales (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Just After Sunset (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
N (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stephen King Goes to the Movies (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
In the Deathroom and Lunch at the Gotham Café (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Full Dark, No Stars (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Road Rage (With: Joe Hill,Richard Matheson,Chris Ryall) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bazaar of Bad Dreams (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Darkness (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
If It Bleeds (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
You Like It Darker (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon
If It Bleeds is a standalone short story sequel to The Outsider.

Publication Order of Graphic Novels

Creepshow (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Talisman: Road of Trials (With: Peter Straub,Tony Shasteen) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dark Man: An Illustrated Poem (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sleeping Beauties, Vol. 1 (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Stephen King's Danse Macabre (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Danse Macabre (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bare Bones: Conversations on Terror with Stephen King (With: Chuck Miller,Tim Underwood) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nightmares in the Sky: Gargoyles and Grotesques (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Feast of Fear: Conversations with Stephen King (With: Chuck Miller,Tim Underwood) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
On Writing (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Faithful (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Guns (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hearts in Suspension (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Transgressions Books

Transgressions (With: Lawrence Block,Anne Perry,Jeffery Deaver,Sharyn McCrumb,Ed McBain,Donald E Westlake,Bonnie Jeanne Perry,Joyce Carol Oates,Walter Mosley,John Farris) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Transgressions, Vol. 2 (With: Lawrence Block,Ed McBain,John Farris) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Transgressions, Vol. 3 (By: Anne Perry,Sharyn McCrumb,Ed McBain,Donald E Westlake,John Farris) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Transgressions, Vol. 4 (By: Anne Perry,Sharyn McCrumb,Ed McBain) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Plays

Storm of the Century: An Original Screenplay (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ghost Brothers of Darkland County (With: T. Bone Burnett) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Stand: Graphic Novels Books

Captain Trips (With: Mike Perkins,LauraMartin,Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
American Nightmares (With: Mike Perkins,LauraMartin,Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hardcases (With: Mike Perkins,Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Soul Survivors (With: Mike Perkins,LauraMartin,Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
No Man's Land (With: Mike Perkins,Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Night Has Come (With: Mike Perkins,Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Beryl Evans Picture Books

as Beryl Evans
Charlie the Choo-Choo (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Legends Books

Legends (With: Anne McCaffrey,Robert Silverberg) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Legends II: Dragon, Sword, and King (By: Diana Gabaldon,George R.R. Martin,Orson Scott Card,Terry Brooks,Robert Silverberg,Neil Gaiman,Elizabeth Haydon) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Legends 3 (By: Terry Pratchett,Tad Williams,Robert Jordan,Robert Silverberg,Ursula K. Le Guin) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of American Vampire Books

American Vampire, Vol. 1 (With: Scott Snyder) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
American Vampire, Vol. 2 (By: Scott Snyder) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
American Vampire, Vol. 3 (By: Scott Snyder) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
American Vampire, Vol. 4 (By: Scott Snyder) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
American Vampire Vol. 5 (By: Scott Snyder) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
American Vampire, Vol. 6 (By: Scott Snyder) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
American Vampire, Vol. 7 (By: Scott Snyder) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
American Vampire Vol. 8 (By: Scott Snyder) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
American Vampire 1976 (By: Scott Snyder) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Tales of Unknown Horror(1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Finest Fantasy(1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Best Horror Stories: Series VI(1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Best Horror Stories Series VII(1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
More Tales of Unknown Horror(1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Finest Fantasy 2(1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
New Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos(1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Forces: New Stories of Suspense and Supernatural Horror(1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
New Terrors II(1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadows 4(1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Seventeenth Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories(1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fantasy Annual III(1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Giant Book Of Horror Stories(1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fantasy Annual IV(1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Modern Masters of Horror(1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death(1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fear Itself: The Horror Fiction of Stephen King(1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
65 Great Spine Chillers(1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Science Fiction Weight Loss Book(1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Best Horror Stories: Series XII(1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Realms of Darkness(1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Great Tales of Fantasy and Science Fiction(1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Best Horror Stories(1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kingdom of Fear: The World of Stephen King(1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Horrors(1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dark Descent(1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Duel — Horror Stories of the Road(1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Treasury of American Horror Stories(1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best Horror Stories from the Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction(1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Horror Factor 7(1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Prime Evil(1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Visions(1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of Short Horror Novels(1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Book of the Dead(1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best of Modern Horror(1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos(1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Voices: No. 1(1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Horrorstory(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Horror Hall of Fame(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
I Shudder at Your Touch: Twenty Two Tales of Sex and Horror(1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Midnight Graffiti(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Young Blood(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mid-life Confidential(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Puffin Book of Horror Stories(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Vampire Omnibus(1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Space Movies(1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Horror Stories(1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pulp Frictions: Hardboiled Stories(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Love(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Year's Best Fantasy & Horror: Ninth Annual Collection(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Twists of the Tale: An Anthology of Cat Horror(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
American Gothic Tales(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blood Thirst(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Robert Bloch's Psychos(1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best of the Best(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Playboy Book of Science Fiction(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Legends 1(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Eternal Lovecraft: The Persistence of HPL in Popular Culture(1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Scary! Stories That Will Make You Scream!(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
999: New Stories of Horror and Suspense(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vintage Science Fiction(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Twelfth Annual Collection(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Technohorror: Inventions in Terror(1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best American Mystery Stories of the Century(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Century of Great Suspense Stories(2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Masques(2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Baseball: a Literary Anthology(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wavedancer Benefit: A Tribute to Frank Muller(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
In the Shadow of the Master(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Great Ghost Stories(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Future Dictionary of America(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Seventeenth Annual Collection(2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Transgressions(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Campfire Collection(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Transgressions, Vol. 2(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best American Short Stories 2007(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Living Dead(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best of Cemetery Dance II(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dancing with the Dark(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Big Book of NECON(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Zombies: Encounters with the Hungry Dead(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best New Horror 20(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
FIRST WORDS: Earliest Writing from Favorite Contemporary Authors(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dead That Walk(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shivers VI(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Darkness: Two Decades of Modern Horror(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best New Horror 21(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Chronicles of Harris Burdick(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Book of Horrors(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crucified Dreams(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lightspeed(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rage Against the Night(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Four(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mammoth Book of Body Horror(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best Horror of the Year Volume 4(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shivers VII(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hard Listening: The Greatest Rock Band Ever (of Authors) Tells All(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bad Seeds: Evil Progeny(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Selected Shorts: Behaving Badly(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Turn Down the Lights(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Woman: An Anthology(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Field of Fantasies(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chiral Mad 3(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Six Scary Stories(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Grave Predictions(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best American Mystery Stories 2016(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
In Sunlight or In Shadow(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Detours(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
You, Human(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Flight or Fright(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
It Came From The Garage!: An Anthology of Automotive Horror(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Terrifying Tales to Tell at Night(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Tides(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best of Best New Horror Volume 2(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Pulp Horror Book of Phobias, Vol II(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best Horror of the Year Volume 13(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Revelations(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chiral Mad 5(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Qualia Nous: Vol. 2(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Stephen King Biography:

Stephen King is a prolific American author who is known for his suspense and fantasy novels. King has written several novels since his first short story sale in 1967 that have become pop cultural signposts. Every Stephen King reader has a favorite tale or series, from Christine to Cujo.

His works have sold more than 350 million copies. Many of these have been adapted into movies or series for television. He has written many books, including non-fiction and over 200 short stories. King also has an alias named Richard Bachman. Stephen King was born September 21, 1947 in Portland, Maine. He has an older brother, David. His parents Donald and Nellie Ruth divorced when he was young.

When he was eleven they moved from Indiana to Durham, Maine. King went to elementary school in Durham and graduated in 1966 from Lisbon Falls High School. He attended the University of Maine at Orono where he wrote for the school’s newspaper.

He also was active in Student Senate and supported the anti-war movement at UMO. He graduated in 1970 with a Bachelor of the Arts in English. His daughter Naomi Rose was born the same year. Following graduation, King failed a draft board examination for service and was not drafted to participate in the War. He married Tabitha King in 1971.

He had met Tabitha when they were students in the library stacks where they both worked. King worked as an industrial laundry laborer as a result of not being able to find a teaching position right away. He sold several short stories to magazines and finally found a job teaching English at Hampden Academy in the fall of 1971. He continued to write in his spare time while teaching.

Stephen King’s first novel Carrie was accepted for publication in 1973 by Doubleday & Co. In between the Kings moved to southern Maine due to the poor health of Stephen’s mother. King wrote what would become Salem’s Lot while the family stayed at the summer cottage.

His mother died the same year from cancer at the age of 59. Carrie was published in the spring of 1974. The Kings moved to Colorado for what would ultimately be a year, during which time Stephen King wrote The Shining, which is set in the same state.

Carrie was made in to a feature film starring Sissy Spacek as an outcast high school girl who discovers she has mental powers. It is being made into a 2013 revision starring Chloe Moretz. The Shining was made into a full-length movie in 1980 starring Jack Nicholson and directed by Stanley Kubrick. Jack Nicholson won an Oscar for Best Actor for the role.

The Kings bought a home in western Maine near the lakes and returned there to live for some time. During this period, King wrote The Stand, set in Colorado, and The Dead Zone. The Shining was published in 1977 and The Stand was published the next year.

After spending some time in England, the Kings returned to Maine and bought a house in Center Lovell. They then moved closer to Bangor for a position Stephen had been offered at the University of Maine Orono teaching Creative Writing. In 1979 they returned to Center Lovell, then bought a home in Bangor. King wrote a number of additional novels from 1977 to 1980 as well.

He finished Rage, Night Shift, a collection of stories, The Long Walk, and Firestarter. Cujo was published in 1981. The book would be made into a feature-length film the same year that gave hundreds of children nightmares about a terrifying, crazed rabid dog.

King has little to no memory of writing it. It was during this time period that King’s family staged an intervention for his drug and alcohol addiction. Confronted with the numerous substances he abused, King quit all drugs and alcohol in the late 1980s. He debuted as a director with an adaptation of his short story “Trucks”, called “Maximum Overdrive”.

King published the first of his Dark Tower series in 1982. The novel was called The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger. It would be followed by six more books through the years and is King’s own stated magnum opus. The story spans two worlds that are strangely connected and may be in more ways than one. Roland is The Gunslinger, a courageous man of honor with a storied past.

He is pursuing the mysterious Man In Black, and meets a child named Jake who hails from Manhattan. Part John Wayne, part archetype, the series is inspired by a number of things dear to King, including spaghetti western movies and Kurosawa’s “The Seven Samurai”.

The second story in the Dark Tower series is called The Drawing of the Three”. It was published in 1987. Roland is in a bind once again, waking up on a beach filled with hungry carnivorous lobsters. Three doors appear to him that are linked to different worlds.

They take him to meet different people. These include a dangerous sociopath named Jack Mort, a woman with multiple personalities named Odetta, and Eddie Dean, who is desperately addicted to heroin. Roland must navigate his way through the various timelines and worlds on Earth while just maybe being able to act in them to save a life.

Multiple Stephen King novels have been adapted for television or made into movies over the years. Along the way, they’ve become pop culture icons. Christine, a movie about a car come to life, was made in 1983. The Dead Zone, starring Christopher Walken, also came out that year about a man developing the power to see the future after waking from a coma.

Children of the Corn debuted in 1984 and led to an impressive seven sequels. Firestarter also became a feature film starring Drew Barrymore in 1984 and later became a tv series. Stand By Me was made into a movie in 1986 and enjoyed wide critical success.

King’s Running Man was made into a 1987 film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as a contestant in a dystopian television game show where the winners regain their freedom. Other notable movies include Pet Sematary, a spooky thriller about dead pets come to life, and 1990’s Misery, which Kathy Bates won an Oscar for as the kidnapper of a famous author.

Shawshank Redemption earned rave reviews and The Green Mile grossed over $135 million at the box office alone featuring Michael Clarke Douglas as a doomed inmate with special abilities.

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9 Responses to “Stephen King”

  1. Shannon Dixon: 6 months ago

    Mr. King,

    I had no idea you had this many publications!

    I’m keeping this list as there are many titles I had no idea you had written!!

    Please keep writing – your novels are always spectacular!!!


    Shannon Dixon
    Lake City, MN

  2. arthur lee dean: 11 months ago

    I have two comments, one general, and one specific.
    I’m using Your Stephen King section as an example. When you list anthologies for an author, does that mean that all of them have a story in them by the author? If so, are these stories also listed separately or did Stephen King acually write something for an anthology that was never published separatly. I’m asking this because my local library facility is not big on buying anthologies for some reason.
    A specific question. You have a book listed for Patricia Cornwell called “Chasing the Ripper” with a date of 2014. I can find this book nowhere, and my local library says there is no such book. When you look at the list of an author’s books in one of her efforts, you never see this book listed. Can you give me any information on this effort of hers.

    Thanking you for all you do for us readers.

    • Graeme: 11 months ago

      For sure – happy to answer 🙂

      In regards to anthologies – right now they’re a bit of a mess. Whether they edited it or wrote a story in it – they’re all added to that section. Occasionally, we may list the short story separately and link to the anthology but that is usually only if the short story won or was nominated for an award.

      At one point I would love to organize that section better, list if they are an editor, or list the short story title within the anthology. It’s on my “wishlist”. Sadly, it seems most people just don’t care about anthologies ha, so it’s really low on the priority list.

      Chasing the Ripper is available on Amazon. I just checked and see it on there. It’s an ebook only.

      Thanks for the feedback much appreciated.

  3. MARGO: 2 years ago

    Was there a book written for Maximum Overdrive, if so, is it under another title.

    • Graeme: 2 years ago

      Yep it was based off Trucks which is a short story inside Night Shift.

  4. Debbie ely: 3 years ago

    Can’t get enough love to pieces other than the short story in one of your collection books is there an actual book for 1408

  5. James Troyer: 5 years ago

    Where’s ‘Cycle of the Werewolf’?

  6. Tiffany Grimm: 8 years ago

    Under the dome parts 1 and 2 are two more of his books that can be added to the list

    • Graeme: 8 years ago

      Hi Tiffany,

      Under the Dome is just one novel, which is already on the list under the standalones. I know that some stores list both Part 1 & 2 – what the publishers did is take the original novel, and then split it into 2 later on for additional sales. However it was originally published as one big novel.


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