Simon & Schuster Speakers Bureau: Author News
Spine-Chilling Guest


Nov 16, 2016

Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 12:00 am
FLORENCE - Spine-chilling author R.L Stine has joined the line-up for the Reader Riot book festival on April 28-29 in Florence. Stine is the bestselling author of multiple series of books, including Fear Street, Mostly Ghostly, The Nightmare Room, and Goosebumps and its skin-crawling spinoffs. His work has been adapted into multiple television series including Goosebumps, The Nightmare Room, and The Haunting Hour, and a feature-length Goosebumps motion picture starring Jack Black as the horrormeister himself.
The Reader Riot is being hosted by Florence-Lauderdale Public Library and a creepy committee of community volunteers. Stine’s visit is sponsored by the University of North Alabama College of Arts and Sciences.
Several other major authors have joined the festival line-up including New York Times bestseller Melanie Benjamin, Queen of Katwe author, Tim Crothers, young adult author, Watt Key, children’s author/illustrator, Lori Nichols, science fiction writer, Tobias Buckell, and Affrilachian poets, Frank X Walker and Randall Horton. More featured guests will be added to the festival and regular updates can be found at
The Reader Riot, hosted by Florence-Lauderdale Public Library, is the Shoals’ first book festival. Businesses, organizations, and individuals interested in sponsoring the festival can contact Nancy Sanford at Florence-Lauderdale Public Library at 256-764-6564, ext. 33.