He is the son of Tabitha and Stephen King, the younger brother of Naomi and Joseph King, and the husband of Kelly Braffet. He was raised in Bangor, Maine, showing an interest in writing during high school. King attended Vassar College and Columbia University, where he earned a Master of Fine Arts degree.King published his first book, We’re All in This Together, a collection of three short stories and a novella in 2005 through Bloomsbury USA. His short fiction has been published through various journals, such as One Story and Prairie SchoonerKing's debut novel, Double Feature, was published in 2013 by Scribner.
King is married to writer Kelly Braffet.