King had thrown an early draft of the novel into the trash after becoming discouraged with his progress writing about a teenage girl with psychic powers.
His wife retrieved the manuscript and encouraged him to finish it.
His Aunt Emrine had read the novel to her before she died.
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In 1971, King married Tabitha Spruce, a fellow student at the University of Maine whom he had met at the University's Fogler Library after one of Professor Hatlen's workshops.
In 1973, King's first novel Carrie was accepted by publishing house Doubleday.
That inspiration occurred while browsing through an attic with his elder brother, when King uncovered a paperback version of an H. Lovecraft collection of short stories he remembers as The Lurker in the Shadows, that had belonged to his father.
King told Barnes & Noble Studios during a 2009 interview, "I knew that I'd found home when I read that book." King attended Durham Elementary School and graduated from Lisbon Falls High School, in Lisbon Falls, Maine.
King sold his first professional short story, "The Glass Floor", to Startling Mystery Stories in 1967.