R. L. Stine
Author of Goosebumps HorrorLand series, Goosebumps series, Fear Street series, Ghosts of Fear Street, Give Yourself Goosebumps, The Nightmare Room, Mostly Ghostly, Beware!, Rotten School series, Mostly Ghostly series, The Nightmare Hour, The Haunting Hour, Dangerous Girls and Dangerous Girls II: The Taste of Night
Bio: Stine was born on October 8, 1943 in Columbus, Ohio, the son of Lewis Stine, a shipping clerk, and Anne Feinstein. He began writing at age nine, when he found a typewriter in his attic, subsequently beginning to type stories and joke books. He graduated from Ohio State University in 1965 with a Bachelor of Arts in English. While at OSU, R. L. Stine edited the OSU humor magazine The Sundial for three out of his four years there. He later moved to New York City to pursue his career as a writer. Stine wrote dozens of humor books for kids under the name Jovial Bob Stine and created the humor magazine Bananas for teenagers. In 1986, Stine wrote his first horror novel, called Blind Date. From that point forward he's been writing horror books for children and teens, selling over 400 million books world-wide. R.L. lives in New York City with his wife Jane and his dog Minnie. His son Matthew is a composer, musician, and sound designer.