R.L. Stine

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Narrator on The Nightmare Room

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10/8/1943, Columbus, Ohio

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  • R.L. Stine, born Robert Lawrence Stine, is a well-known children's author. R.L. specializes in children's horror books including the Goosebumps series. R.L. also has been noted for his work in comedy books as well. R.L. continues to write today living in New York with his wife and dog (2007).

    Birth Name:

    Robert Lawrence Stine

    Gender:

    Male

    Birth Place:

    Columbus, Ohio

    Also Known As

    Jovial Bob Stine, Zachary Blue, Eric Affabee, Bobby Lawerence Stine

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  • Quotes (6)

    • R.L.: I thought writing 87 Goosebumps books was enough for a human-but everywhere I go the kids keep begging me to write more, I'm so pleased to be able to do what I've always done: listen to my audience!

    • R.L.: My job is to make kids laugh and give them the CREEPS!

    • R.L. (advice for inspiring young writers): Yes, write every day. Just a paragraph or two. Keep a journal or a diary. That way you'll always be writing.

    • R.L. (on ghosts): I've never seen a ghost--but I keep LOOKING!

    • R.L. (on where he gets his story ideas) Ideas come from everywhere. But most of my ideas start with a title. I try to dream up a really good book title first. Once I have a title, it leads me to a story. By the way, I've never gotten a story idea from a dream. I have the most boring dreams!

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    • He was originally a writer of juvenile humor until a published asked him to write a teen horror novel entitled "Blind Date." Encouraged by the best-selling success of "Blind Date," he started the "Fear Street" series.

    • In 2002, R.L. won the Thriller Writers of America Silver Bullet Award.

    • In 2002, R.L. became recipient of the first ever Champion Of Reading Award from the Free Public Library of Philadelphia.

    • R.L. Stine has made new Fear Street covers for old Fear Street books. He started doing this in the year 2005.

    • R.L likes to play the clarinet.

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