The Stephen King of Children’s Books: R .L. Stine
Robert Lawrence Stine was born on October 8th 1943. Many people will know him as the author of many children’s series like, Goosebumps, Mostly Ghostly, Fear Street, and The Nightmare Room. Robert began writing at the age of 9 when he discovered a typewriter in his attic. Roberts father was a shipping clerk at a warehouse and his mother would stay at home to look after the children. Robert had two other siblings.
He later went on to achieve a degree of a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in English. He then moved to New York and became a writer and editor. His books have now sold over 400 million copies worldwide.
Some interesting facts about R. L. Stine that you may not have known:
His mother would read scary stories to him as a child like the original version of Pinocchio.
When he was a child he wanted to become a cartoonist.
Something strange about Robert is that the only green thing that he will eat is green mint ice-cream.
Supposedly Robert doesn’t have a very good memory.
Robert tried to make sure that he was writing every day when he was a teenager.
Robert wrote his first book in 1986 and it was called Blind Date.
In 1986 he wrote a children’s book called Miami Mice
Stine is married to a Jane Waldhorn and they have a son together and his name is Matt Stine.
Some writing you should certainly check out by Robert is:
Jerks-in-Training Losers in Space Bozos on Patrol
Goosebumps Series 2000
Cry of the Cat Bride of the Living Dummy Creature Teacher
Invasion of the Body Squeezers, Part I Invasion of the Body Squeezers, Part II
I Am Your Evil Twin Revenge R Us Fright Camp
Are You Terrified Yet? Headless Halloween Attack of the Graveyard Ghouls Brain Juice
Return to HorrorLand Jekyll and Heidi Scream School The Mummy Walks
The Werewolf in the Living Room Horrors of the Black Ring Return to Ghost Camp
Be Afraid – Be Very Afraid! The Haunted Car Full Moon Fever Slappy’s Nightmare
Earth Geeks Must Go! Ghost in the Mirror
Give Yourself Goosebumps
Escape from the Carnival of Horror Tick Tock, You’re Dead! Trapped in Bat Wing Hall
The Deadly Experiments of Dr. Eeek Night in Werewolf Woods Beware of the Purple Peanut Butter
Under the Magician’s Spell The Curse of the Creeping Coffin The Knight in Screaming Armor
Diary of a Mad Mummy Deep in the Jungle of Doom Welcome to the Wicked Wax Museum
Scream of the Evil Genie The Creepy Creations of Professor Shock Please Don’t Feed the Vampire!
Secret Agent Grandma Little Comic Shop of Horrors Attack of the Beastly Baby-sitter
Escape from Camp Run-for-Your-Life Toy Terror: Batteries Included The Twisted Tale of Tiki Island
Return to the Carnival of Horrors Zapped in Space Lost in Stinkeye Swamp
Shop Till You Drop…Dead! Alone in Snakebite Canyon Checkout Time at the Dead-End Hotel
Night of a Thousand Claws Invaders from the Big Screen You’re Plant Food!
The Werewolf of Twisted Tree Lodge It’s Only a Nightmare It Came from the Internet
Elevator to Nowhere Hocus-Pocus Horror Ship of Ghouls
Escape from Horror House Into the Twister of Terror Scary Birthday to You
Zombie School Danger Time All-Day Nightmare
Give Yourself Goosebumps: Special Edition
Into the Jaws of Doom Return to Terror Tower Trapped in the Circus of Fear
One Night in Payne House The Curse of the Cave Creatures
Revenge of the Body Squeezers Trick or…Trapped! Weekend at Poison Lake
The New Girl The Surprise Party The Overnight Missing
The Wrong Number The Sleepwalker Haunted Halloween Party
The Stepsister Ski Weekend The Fire Game Lights Out
The Secret Bedroom The Knife The Prom Queen
First Date The Best Friend The Cheater Sunburn
The New Boy The Dare Bad Dreams Double Date
The Thrill Club One Evil Summer The Mind Reader
Wrong Number 2 Truth or Dare Dead End
Final Grade Switched College Weekend The Stepsister 2
What Holly Heard The Face Secret Admirer The Perfect Date
The Confession The Boy Next Door Night Games Runaway
Killer’s Kiss All-Night Party The Rich Girl Cat
Fear Hall: The Beginning Fear Hall: The Conclusion
Who Killed The Homecoming Queen? Into The Dark Best Friend 2
New Fear Street
The Stepbrother Camp Out
Scream, Jennifer, Scream! The Bad Girl
Fear Street Super Chiller
Party Summer Silent Night Goodnight Kiss
Broken Hearts Silent Night 2 The Dead Lifeguard
Cheerleaders: The New Evil Bad Moonlight
The New Year’s Party Goodnight Kiss 2 Silent Night 3
High Tide Cheerleaders: The Evil Lives!