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.
R.L.'s favorite actress is Wyona Ryder and his favorite actor is Jim Carrey.
When he was still young, he was called a nerd.
R.L. Stine found an old typewriter in their attic that caused him to start writing books.
R.L.'s son, Matt, has gone on book signings with him.
R.L. wrote a new book for the Fear Street series in a period of ten days and a new book for the Goosebumps series in a period of eight.
When R.L. Stine made the perfect date book. He made a picture exactly like Matt in the front cover along with Matt's girlfriend.
He is currently making more "Rotten School" books.
R.L. Stine decided to make his books even scarier because a boy wrote to him: "Dear R.L. Stine I have read forty books by yours and I think they are boring!"
Susan Lurie and Heather Alexander are two of R.L. Stine's Goosebumps editors.
R.L. Stine has a younger brother named Bill.
R.L. Stine got the idea in making "A Night In Terror Tower" when his family visited the Tower of London where prisoners were shut away.
R.L. Stine's first published book is titled Blind Date, which took him three months to write.
R.L. Stine's favorite Goosebumps books are "Stay Out Of The Basement," "The Haunted Mask," and "Night Of The Living Dummy."
R.L. enjoys the books of authors Agatha Christie and Stephen King.
R.L.'s most popular book is Welcome To Dead House. According to R.L., the book has sold over two million copies.
R.L. has written over three-hundred books.
R.L. Stine grew up in Bexley, a suburb of Columbus.
R.L. Stine had the idea of making the "Haunted Mask" book in Goosebumps when his son, Matt couldn't remove a mask he bought.
R.L married Jane Waldhorn in 1969. They are still married today. They have had one son together, Matthew. Matthew was born on June 7, 1980.
Has stated in an interview that he got the idea for the Goosebumps Book/Episode Night of the Living Dummy from the classic Pinnochio tales.
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!