She co-wrote the tenth episode of Kingdom Hospital – "The Passion of Reverend Jimmy" – with Stephen. As of 2006, King has published eight novels and two works of non-fiction. She published her first novel, Small World, through Signet Books in 1981 and her most recent book, Candles Burning through Berkley Books in 2006.
King has served on several boards and committees in the state of Maine, such as the Bangor Public Library board. She also served on the board of the Maine Public Broadcasting System until 1994, and has received a Constance Carlson award for her work with literacy for the state of Maine.
Awards and Recognition
- Honorary Doctorates of Humane Letters, University of Maine in Orono (May 1987)
- Dowd Achievement Award (1992)
- Constance H. Carlson Public Humanities Prize (1998)