A reading staple of most middle-schoolers and young adults, R.L. Stine is the prolific master of teen-friendly horror. His works and writing style have helped many of us – me included – graduate from his lower-stakes horror fare to the more graphic and violent works of Stephen King and Jack Ketchum. Even if you’ve never read one his novels, you are more than likely familiar with the Goosebumps series of books that sport very effective and compelling covers.
Stine wrote his first teen-themed horror novel, Blind Date, in 1986, which became a best-seller. In 1989, Stine began the Fear Street series, which boats over 100 books under its banner. In 1992, Stine began the Goosebumps series of books, a series that currently has over 130 books! His other novel series include, The Nightmare Room, Mostly Ghostly, Rotten School, The Haunting Hour and The Nightmare Hour.
His novels have been adapted into TV series, films, and comic books. Needless to say, he is an author with one of the most extensive bodies of work I’ve talked about in this series!
Below are some interviews with Stine where he talks about his works and his creative process.
Check out his official site HERE. http://rlstine.com/
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