“People like to be scared,” according to writer Stephen King, pictured in New York City, March 21, 1979. The good reception for his horror-suspense novels and short stories has proved that – he’s a best-selling author at 32. Chillers he’s written include “Carrie,” which earned him enough to write full time, “Salem’s Lot” and “Night Shift.” He will have a new book out later this year, “Dead Zone” of which he’ll only say, “It’s creepy.” Associated Press/Marty Reichenthal


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