As a child, it was Laura Ingalls Wilder and Louisa May Alcott who gave me the idea that I wanted to be a writer. But it wasn’t until I found my mother’s paperback copy of Salem’s Lot stashed in my grandmother’s closet that I knew what it was like to not be able to put down a book.
Over the years, King has taken me to all sorts of places I would never have found without him. More than any college professor with a red pen, he showed me what you could do if you loved to write and were blessed enough to be good at it.
He was also one of the patches in the quilt that was my relationship with my mother. We…
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