H. P. Lovecraft was born on August 20, 1890, in Providence, Rhode Island.
He started out as a journalist in 1914 and then launched his own magazine The Conservative. He wrote a number of essays and pieces for the magazine but then became more serious about writing stories in 1917.
The horror magazine, Weird Tales, bought some of Lovecraft’s stories in 1923 which gave him his first stepping stone into the literary world.
His story, The Call of Cthulhu, came out in 1928 which introduced his readers to a genre of supernatural horror. Elements of this story would reappear in other related tales.
In his final years, he took editing and ghost writing work to try to make ends meet.
He died on March 15, 1937, in Providence, Rhode Island.
He is now one of the world's best known and bestselling horror writers.