12/30. Met his wife Tabitha King while the two were working at the Fogler Library as students at the University of Maine in Orono, Maine.
13/30. He used to work for a dry cleaner before publishing his first novel.
14/30. He wrote "The Running Man", a 304-page novel, in only ten days.
15/30. King is certified by Guinness Superlatives (the "Book of World Records" group) as having the most number of motion picture adaptations by a living author.
16/30. In 1992 he and wife Tabitha King gave a donation to build Mansfield Stadium in Bangor, Maine. The only condition Stephen had was that the score board would be placed such that he could see it from his house while working. In August of 2002 he threw the first pitch at the opening of the Senior League Baseball World Series. The Kings were honored for their generosity with an inscribed stone monument shaped like a home plate.
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