Robert Lawrence Stine (born October 8, 1943) is the author of over 330 books for children. His book series, including Goosebumps and Fear Street, have sold nearly 400 million copies around the world, making him one of the best-selling childrens authors in history.
Stines 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 the Middle Grade series 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. Stines The Haunting Hour. The last ended its run 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 Raimis company. In 2012, Touchstone Books published a new R.L. Stine adult horror novel, Red Rain.
Stine is a three-time winner of the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award (for Deep Trouble in 1995, Even More Tales to Give You Goosebumps in 1996, and Deep Trouble II in 1998) 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.