Unless you have been holed up in Annie Wilkes' cabin for the last 50 years, having your limbs cut off one by one and trying your darnedest to bash out your own bestseller, you know the name Stephen King.
Often heralded as the definitive horror fiction writer, King has penned almost as many novels as Nicolas Cage has starred in films: 61 to date, with around 200 short stories. To say the man does not take a break is a crying understatement, and King has said himself that he writes every single day of the year.
Having tried his severed hand at film, theatre, music and philanthropy, It is no wonder then that the King of Horror has more than a few tricks up his sleeves and skeletons in the closet, to wonder and wow perhaps even the most attentive of fans.
Now, let's take a break and go for a moonlit stroll through these lucky thirteen things you didn't know about Stephen King before he has the chance to do anything else!