R.L. Stine Author of the internationally bestselling Goosebumps series

About the Author

R.L. Stine has been writing horror stories and scaring young readers for over thirty years. His bestselling Goosebumps series quickly became a publishing phenomenon and his books came to define horror for a generation of avid young readers. The Goosebumps series has sold more than 400 million copies in the United States and The Guinness Book of World Records cited Stine as the bestselling series author in history.

Stine began his career at Scholastic and started writing joke books and humor books under the name Jovial Bob Stine. He published his first teen horror novel, Blind Date, in 1986, followed by the Fear Street series in 1989, which quickly became the best-selling YA series in history. When the Goosebumps series began in 1992, Stine became a worldwide publishing celebrity and the series was soon adapted for television, becoming the number one kids’ show in America for three years in a row.

In 2015, The Goosebumps Movie, starring Jack Black as Stine, was released by Sony and Columbia Pictures. Featuring forty monsters from the Goosebumps books as well as the infamous Slappy, the evil dummy, it quickly became the #1 film in the United States. Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween was released in 2018 and the first of three films based on Stine’s Fear Street series was released on Netflix in 2021.

With many of Goosebumps’ original fans now well into adulthood, Stine has published numerous novels for adults, including Superstitious, The Sitter, Eye Candy, and Red Rain. Stine is a three-time recipient of both the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards and the Disney Adventures Kids’ Choice Award. He also won the Thriller Writers of America Silver Bullet Award in 2007 and the Horror Writers Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014. Stine lives in New York City with his wife.

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Books by R.L. Stine

First Horror
New Year's Party
Perfect Date
Boy Next Door
Moonlight Secrets
Midnight Games
Killer's Kiss
All-Night Party
First Date
Secret Admirer
Best Friend
New Girl
Halloween Party
Hide and Shriek and Who's Been Sleeping in My Grave?
Fright Knight and The Ooze
Attack of the Aqua Apes and Nightmare in 3-D
Nightmare in 3-D
Into the Dark
Third Evil
Second Evil
Awakening Evil
Hidden Evil
What Holly Heard
College Weekend
Who Killed the Homecoming Queen?
Dead Lifeguard
Secret Bedroom
Night Games
New Evil
Red Rain
First Evil
Revenge of the Shadow People and The Bugman Lives!
Boy Who Ate Fear Street
Night of the Werecat
How to Be a Vampire
Broken Hearts
Darkest Dawn
Sign of Fear
House of Whispers
Forbidden Secrets
Children of Fear
Dance of Death
Bad Moonlight
Creature from Club Lagoona
Field of Screams
Attack of the Aqua Apes
Fright Knight
Body Switchers from Outer Space
Three Evil Wishes
Fright Christmas
House of a Thousand Screams
Why I'm Not Afraid of Ghosts
Silent Night 2
Silent Night 3
Spell of the Screaming Jokers
Camp Fear Ghouls
Beast 2
Heart of the Hunter
Second Horror
Third Horror
Wrong Number 2
Prom Queen
High Tide
Evil Lives!
Fear Street The Beginning
Surprise Party
Fear Street Collection (Boxed Set)
True Evil
No Rest for the Dead

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