R L Stine

  Male      American      Writer

  Born : Oct 08, 1943  

About Author

Robert Lawrence Stine (born October 8, 1943) known as R. L. Stine and Jovial Bob Stine, is an American writer and producer. Stine, who is called the "Stephen King of children's literature," is the author of hundreds of horror fiction novels, including the books in the Fear Street, Goosebumps, Rotten School, Mostly Ghostly, and The Nightmare Room series. Some of his other works include a Space Cadets trilogy, two Hark gamebooks, and dozens of joke books. R. L. Stine's books have sold over 400 million copies as of 2008.

Stine was born on October 8, 1943 in Columbus, Ohio, the son of Anne (née Feinstein), a homemaker, and Lewis Stine, a shipping clerk. Stine grew up in Bexley, Ohio. His family was Jewish. 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 the Ohio State University (OSU) in 1965 with a bachelor of arts degree 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...

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