Tabitha King Biography

Tabitha King was born on 24 March 1949 in Old Town, Maine as Tabitha Jane Spruce. She is an actress and writer. She is the eldest daughter of Sarah Jane Spruce and Raymond George Spruce.

Tabitha King Age

She was born on 24 March 1949 and is currently 70 years as of 2019.

Tabitha King Nationality

Tabitha was born in Oldtown, Maine and lives in America and is therefore of American nationality.

Tabitha King Education

Her primary education took place at St. Mary’s Grammar in Old Town, from which she graduated in 1963. She then attended John Bapst Memorial High School in Bangor until 1967 and earned her Bachelor’s degree in history in 1971 from the University of Maine in Orono.

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Tabitha King Spouse

Tabitha got married to Stephen King, an American author of Horror and fantasy since 2 January 1971 till today.

Tabitha King Children

She has three children, two sons; Joe Hill and Owen King and one daughter; Naomi King.

Tabitha King Relatives

Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King was the Mother-in-law to Tabitha King. The rest of the family members are still under review.

Tabitha King Career

She is an American author and philanthropist best known as the wife of horror fiction writer Stephen King. She had published eight novels and two works of non-fiction.

She published her first novel, Small World, through Signet Books in 1981. Candles Burning was published through Berkley Books in 2006. The book was written predominantly by Michael McDowell, who died in 1999. The McDowell family requested that King finish the work.

Tabitha King Net Worth

She has an estimated Net Worth of approximately $400 Million as per celebrity worth as of 2019.

Tabitha King Genre

She is a lady of horror, fantasy and science fiction.

Tabitha King Awards and recognition

  1. Honorary Doctorates of Humane Letters, the University of Maine in Orono May 1987
  2. Dowd Achievement Award in 1992
  3. Constance H. Carlson Public Humanities Prize in 1998

    Tabitha Novels

    1. Small World in 1981
    2. Caretakers in 1983
    3. The Trap also published as Wolves at the Door in 1985
    4. Pearl in 1988
    5. One on One in 1993
    6. The Book of Reuben in 1994
    7. Survivor in 1997
    8. Candles Burning with Michael McDowell in 2006

    Tabitha Unpublished novels

    1. The Sky in the Water
    2. The Devil’s Only Friend

    Tabitha Nonfiction

    1. Playing Like a Girl; Cindy Blodgett and the Lawrence Bulldogs Season of 93-94 in 1994
    2. Mid-life Confidential: The Rock Bottom Remainders Tour America with Three Chords and an Attitude in 1994
      • They were written by all of the Rock Bottom Remainders with photos by Tabitha King.

     Tabitha Short stories

    1. The Blue Chair in 1981
    2. The Demonstration in 1985
    3. Road Kill in 1986
    4. Djinn and Tonic in 1998
    5. The Woman’s Room in 2002
    6. Archie Smith, Boy Wonder in 2011

    Tabitha Poetry

    1. A Gradual Canticle for Augustine in 1967
    2. Elegy for Ike in 1967
    3. Note 1 from Herodotus in 1968
    4. Nonsong in 1970
    5. The Last Vampire: A Baroque Fugue in 1971

    Tabitha Teleplay

    1. The Passion of Reverend Jimmy – episode of Kingdom Hospital co-written with Stephen King in 2004

    Tabitha Contributions and compilations

    1. Murderess Ink: The Better Half of the Mystery, Dilys Winn, ed., Bell in 1979
    2. Shadows, Volume 4, C. L. Grant, ed., Doubleday in 1981
    3. Midlife Confidential, ed. David Marsh et al., photographs by Tabitha King, Viking Penguin in 1994

    Tabitha  Short stories

    1.  The Blue Chair in 1981
    2. The Demonstration in 1985
    3. Road Kill in 1986
    4.  Djinn and Tonic in 1998
    5. The Woman’s Room in 2002
    6.  Archie Smith, Boy Wonder in 2011

Tabitha King Social activism

She has served on several boards and committees in the state of Maine, such as the Bangor Public Library board. until 1994, she served on the board of the Maine Public Broadcasting System and received a Constance Carlson award for her work with literacy for the state of Maine.

Currently, she serves as vice president of WZON/WZLO/WKIT radio stations as well as in the administration of two family philanthropic foundations.

Tabitha King Reception

Pearl received positive mentions from the Los Angeles Times and the Bangor Daily News, while the Chicago Tribune panned Survivor. The Arizona Daily Star condemned One on One, calling King “a hack”, whereas Entertainment Weekly, Time, and the Rocky Mountain News gave the novel positive reviews.

Caretakers received hopeful praise from The New York Times. However, Bookreporter.com said that some readers might be saddened by the changes made to McDowell’s Candles Burning.