(CNN)Here's a look at the life of best-selling author, Stephen King, who has written more than 50 books. He is best known for his works in the horror and fantasy genres, many of which have been adapted into films and television programs.
Birth date: September 21, 1947
King's parents separated when he was young; he was raised by his mother.
1967 - Sells his first short story, "The Glass Floor" to the magazine "Startling Mystery Stories."