The Fogler Library at the University of Maine now holds many of King's papers.

After leaving the university, King earned a certificate to teach high school but, unable to find a teaching post immediately, initially supplemented his laboring wage by selling short stories to men's magazines such as Cavalier.

He began writing for fun while still in school, contributing articles to Dave's Rag, the newspaper his brother published with a mimeograph machine, and later began selling to his friends stories based on movies he had seen (though when discovered by his teachers, he was forced to return the profits).

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His family told him that after leaving home to play with the boy, King returned, speechless and seemingly in shock.

Only later did the family learn of the friend's death.

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He has written nearly 200 short stories, most of which have been collected in book collections.

Many of his stories are set in his home state of Maine.

King compares his uncle's successfully dowsing for water using the bough of an apple branch with the sudden realization of what he wanted to do for a living.

That inspiration occurred while browsing through an attic with his elder brother, when King uncovered a paperback version of an H. Lovecraft collection of short stories he remembers as The Lurker in the Shadows, that had belonged to his father.

King was born September 21, 1947, in Portland, Maine.