Stephen King is one of the most prolific and well-loved authors ever. I've read a whopping 62 books written by him. Some of them were short story collections and some had more than one novel in them, so if I was to count stories...well, the number would be even higher. This number also doesn't count the number of times I've re-read the same book because I loved it so much. I have another half-dozen yet to read (which doesn't include the ones he's written that I don't have yet!). And, he's not done. Of this, I am sure.
From Carrie (1974) to Sleeping Beauties (2017), from The Stand to the Dark Tower series, this man has earned the title The King of Horror, although I think he's actually The King of Story-Telling myself. So many of his books have been made into movies (or mini-series), it's incredible.
My favorite books remain the Dark Tower series (which I'm currently re-reading) and The Stand, which is also my favorite of his film adaptations, although the movie made from The Shining with Jack Nicholson and The Shawshank Redemption starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman are very close seconds.
He is and has been for as long as I can remember the one person I'd like most to meet.