R.L. Stine

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Robert Lawrence Stine 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.

R. L. Stine began his writing career when he was nine years old, and today he has achieved the position of the bestselling children's author in history. In the early 1990s, Stine was catapulted to fame when he wrote the unprecedented, bestselling Goosebumps® series, which sold more than 250 million copies and became a worldwide multimedia phenomenon. His other
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“Read. Read. Read. Just don't read one type of book. Read different books by various authors so that you develop different style.”
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“Many adults feel that every children's book has to teach them something.... My theory is a children's book... can be just for fun.”
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“I've had a very sheltered life. What can happen to you if you stay home writing all day?”
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