R.L. 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!

  • R.L. (on his ideal writing environment): I have a room in my apartment where I write. But I can really write anywhere I am-- I'm a machine!

Trivia (28)

  • 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.

  • R.L. was selected to accompany first Lady Laura Bush to Russia to promote children's reading in Moscow in 2003.

  • R.L.'s books have been translated into twenty-eight languages.

  • Has a dog named, Nadine.

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