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 childrenís authors in history.
Stineís 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. Stineís The Haunting Hour
. 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 Raimiís company. In 2012, Touchstone Books will publish a new R.L. Stine adult horror novel, Red Rain
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.