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R.L. Stine is the author of over 330 books for children. His Goosebumps, Fear Street and other book series have sold nearly 400 million copies around the world, making him one of the best-selling children’s authors in history.
Stine’s thrillers and horror tales have proved to be great reading motivation for young people. The young adult series, Fear Street, started in 1989 and was followed in 1992 by Goosebumps, which quickly took off around the world. Goosebumps has been translated into 35 languages. These days, Stine continues to add books to the Goosebumps series, scaring a new generation of kids.
He has had three TV series based on his works: Goosebumps, The Nightmare Room and R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour the Series. The last is currently broadcast on The Hub Network. In addition, several TV movies have become perennial Halloween favorites.
Stine has published three thrillers for adults: Superstitious, The Sitter and Eye Candy. The Sitter is currently being developed as a feature film by Sam Raimi’s company. In 2012, Touchstone Books will publish a new R.L. Stine adult horror novel.
Stine is a three-time winner of the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award and a recipient of the American Library Association Award. For his work in promoting literacy, he was also a recipient of the ITW Silver Bullet Award.