Everybody knows who Stephen King is; he is one of the greatest horror fiction writers of all time. Stephen King was born in Portland, Maine on September 21, 1947. He has always shown an interest in the genre of horror and fiction, and his earliest works (which were mainly just shory stories) started while he was in school. His first professional short story was a story called "The Glass Floor" which was sold to, and published by Startling Mystery Stories in 1967. He published his first novel shortly after, in 1974. The novel was titled Carrie, and from there, Stephen has wrote many novels, and won many different awards. Some of the more popular awards that he won are in the next column.