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Robert Lawrence Stine (born October 8, 1943) [1], known as R. L. Stine and Jovial Bob Stine, is an American novelist and writer, well known for targeting younger audiences. Stine, who is often called the Stephen King of children's literature, is the author of dozens of popular horror fiction novellas, including the books in the Goosebumps, Rotten School, Mostly Ghostly, The Nightmare Room and Fear Street series.

[edit] Biography
Stine was born in Columbus, Ohio the oldest of three children, to a homemaker mother and a shipping clerk father. Stine had a Jewish upbringing. He began writing when he found a typewriter in his attic,[2] subsequently beginning to type stories and joke books and has been writing ever since. He graduated from Ohio State University in 1965 and moved to New York City to become a writer. He wrote dozens of joke books for kids under the pen name Bob Turdis and created the humor magazine Bananas, where he worked for many years.

[edit] Career as popular writer
In 1987 Stine wrote his first teen horror novel, Blind Date. He soon followed with the novels Beach House, Hit and Run, and The Girlfriend. He was a co-creator and head writer for the Nickelodeon Network children's television show Eureeka's Castle, original episodes of which aired as part of the Nick Jr. programming block during the 1989 to 1995 seasons.

In 1990, Stine teamed up with Parachute Press to create Fear Street, which soon became the best selling young adult series in the nation. In 1992, Stine and Parachute went on to launch Goosebumps, the phenomenal series that made the author an international celebrity and resulted in his becoming a well known writer for younger audiences. According to Forbes List of the 40 best-paid Entertainers of 1996-97, Stine placed 36th with an income of $41 million for the fiscal year.[3] His books have been translated into 32 languages and have sold over 300 million copies worldwide, landing on bestseller lists world wide. In three consecutive years during the 1990s, USA Today named Stine as America's number one best-selling author. Among the awards he has received are the 2002 Champion of Reading Award from the Free Public Library of Philadelphia (that award's first year), the Disney Adventures Kids' Choice Award for Best Book-Mystery/Horror (three time recipient) and the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards (also received three times). During the 1990s, Stine was listed on People Weekly's "Most Intriguing People" list, and in 2003, the Guinness Book of World Records named Stine as the best-selling children's book series author of all time. He won the Thriller Writers of America Silver Bullet Award in 2007. His stories have even inspired ""R.L. Stine's Haunted Lighthouse"", "4D" movie-based attractions at SeaWorld San Diego and Busch Gardens Europe.

Also produced was a TV series that ran for four seasons from 1995-1998 and two video games; Escape From Horrorland and Attack of the Mutant.

In the first decade of the 21st century, Stine has worked on installments of three different book series, Mostly Ghostly, Rotten School and Fear Street and the stand-alone novels Dangerous Girls (2003) and Dangerous 2: The Taste of Night (2004). Also, a direct-to-DVD movie The Haunting Hour Volume One: Don't Think About It, starring Emily Osment, based on Stine's Haunting Hour series, was released by Universal Home Entertainment on September 4th, 2007.

In an 2007 interview with Entertainment Weekly, author Tom Perrotta revealed that he was responsible for ghostwriting The Thrill Club as part of Stine's Fear Street series.[4]

[edit] Personal life
As an elementary school student he enjoyed playing soccer. Stine is a 1965 graduate of Ohio State University. During his years at Ohio State, he was renowned locally as "Jovial Bob" Stine, the editor of the campus humor magazine, The Sundial.

In 1969, Stine married Jane Waldhorn, who became an editor and writer and eventually formed Parachute Press with a business partner. In 1980, the couple gave birth to their only child, a boy named Matthew. Stine lives with his wife and dog, Minnie. He has published an autobiography, called It Came from Ohio!

Stine reads a lot in his free time. Some of his favorite authors are Agatha Christie, Ruth Randell, M. C. Beaton, P. G. Wodehouse, and Ray Bradbury.

[edit] Bibliography

[edit] Novels
101 Creepy Creature Jokes
A Night In Terror Tower
A Shocker On Shock Street
Attack of the Graveyard Ghouls
Attack of the Jack O'Lanterns
Attack of the Mutant
Bad Hare Day
Badlands of Hark
Beach House
Beach Party
Be Afraid, Be very Afraid
Be Careful What You Wish For...
Beware, The Snowman
Blind Date
Blips: The First Book of Videogame Funnies
Broken Date
Call Waiting
Calling All Creeps!
Cheerleader Saga!
Chicken Chicken
Cry of the Cat
Dangerous Girls I
Dangerous Girls II: The Taste of Night
Dear Diary, I'm Dead
Deep Trouble
Deep Trouble II
Don't Go To Sleep
Don't Stand in the Soup
Darkest Dawn
Egg Monsters From Mars
Escape From the Carnival of Horrors
Eye Candy
Freeze Tag
Ghost Beach
Ghost Camp
Go Eat Worms!
Halloween Night
Halloween Night 2
Happy Holidays from Dead House
Hit and Run
How I Broke Up With Ernie
How to Be Funny
How I Got My Shrunken Head
How to Kill a Monster
I Live In Your Basement!
I Saw You That Night!
Indiana Jones and the Giants of the Silver Tower
Invaders of Hark (Hark)
Invasion of the Body Squeezers
It Came From Beneath The Sink!
Jekyll and Heidi
Killer Kiss
Legend of The Lost Legend
Let's Get Invisible!
Liar, Liar
Monster Blood
Monster Blood II
Monster Blood III
Monster Blood IV
My Best Friend Is Invisible
My Hairiest Adventure
Night of the Living Dummy I-III
One Day at Horrorland
One Evil Summer
Operation: Mindbender (part of the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero series, and Find Your Fate book series).
Phantom of the Auditorium
Phone Calls
Piano Lessons Can Be Murder
Return of the Mummy
Revenge of the Lawn Gnomes
Revenge R Us
Say Cheese And Die
Say Cheese And Die--Again!
Siege of Serpentor (part of the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero series)
Serpentor and the Mummy Warrior (part of the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero series)
Stay Out Of The Basement
The Abominable Snowman of Pasadena
The Barking Ghost
The Blob That Ate Everyone
The Cuckoo Clock Of Doom
The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb
The Dare
The Dead Girlfriend
The Ghost Next Door
The Girl Who Cried Monster
The Babysitter
The Babysitter II
The Babysitter III
The Babysitter IV
The Beast
The Beast 2
The Beast From The East
The Best Friend
The Boyfriend
The Cry of the Cat
The Curse of Camp Cold Lake
The Girlfriend
The Haunted Car
The Haunted Mask
The Haunted Mask II
The Haunted School
The Haunting Hour
The Headless Ghost
The Horror At Camp Jellyjam
The Dead Lifeguard
The Nightmare Hour
The Night of the living dummy
The Mind Reader
The Scarecrow Walks at Midnight
The Sick of Being Sick Book
The Sitter
The Time Raider (part of the TwistAPlot book series)
The Werewolf of Fever Swamp
Three Evil Wishes
Vampire Breath
Welcome to Camp Nightmare
Welcome to Dead House
Werewolf Skin
Why I'm Afraid of Bees
You Can't Scare Me!

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