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We Love Stephen

King of All Things Scary!

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    King and his wife, Tabitha, own “The Zone Corporation,” a company that serves to head their three radio stations in Maine
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    He’s a hardcore Red Sox fan
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    You probably remember that King was hit by a van not far from his home in 1999. He suffered from a collapsed lung, a broken hip, a gash to the head and a leg broken in nine places. Afterward, King and his lawyer bought the van for $1,500 and when King was better, he wailed on it with a baseball bat before sending it to be crushed at a junkyard
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    There may be a reason for the way his brain seems to be able to create chilling stories at such an amazing clip: he saw a friend get struck and killed by a train when he was just a kid.
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    He wrote a musical with John Mellencamp
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    Stephen King plays rhythm guitar for a band made up of writers
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    He writes about Maine a lot because he knows and loves Maine
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    King had pretty serious drug and alcohol addictions in the ‘80s. He says that he doesn’t remember writing Cujo at all
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    King is an avid Lost fan and sometimes writes about it in his Entertainment Weekly column “The Pop of King.”
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    Of the five people in the immediate King family, four of them are authors. Tabitha King, Stephen’s wife, has seven published novels. Joe, their oldest son, followed in his dad’s footsteps and is a horror writer (I really like his books, for what it’s worth). Youngest child Owen has written a collection of short stories and one novella (and he married a writer). Naomi, the only King daughter, is a minister and gay activist.