Author of the enduring Goosebumps series, R.L. Stine is the cause of many childhood nightmares.
Born in Columbus, Ohio, Robert Lawrence Stine started writing at age nine upon stumbling on a typewriter in their attic. From there, he started creating stories and joke books. He continued to pursue writing, and in 1965, he graduated from Ohio State University with a BA in English.
After graduating, he moved to New York to jump-start his writing career. He started Bananas, a humor magazine that was published by Scholastic Press from 1975 to 1984. He continued writing humorous books for kids under the penname “Jovial Bob Stine.” He published his first horror novel, Blind Date, in 1986,...