Trivia : About the authors


We have started a new trivia series in which we will tell you about many famous authors so today’s author is R.L.Stine



R.L.Stine (Robert Lawrence Stine ) was born in 8TH October ,1943 .

He is an American novelist .

His pen names are Jovial Bob Stine & Eric Affabee.

He is a novelist, short story writer, television producer, screenwriter, executive editor by    occupation.

Stine is  referred  as the “Stephan king of children’s literature” .

He is the author of  hundreds of horror fiction novels including Fear street , Goosebumps , Rotten school , Mostly Ghostly & The nightmare room series .

As of 2008, Stine’s books have sold over 400 million copy.

Early life

Stine was born  in Columbus on October 8, 1943  , Ohio  the son of Lewis Stine, a shipping clerk, and Anne Feinstein. He grew up in Bexley , Ohio.

R.L. Stine  comes from a Jewish  family.

He began writing at age nine, when he found a typewriter in his attic, subsequently started to type stories and joke .

He graduated from Ohio State University (OSU) in 1965 with a Bachelor of Arts in English.

While at  Ohio State University,  R. L. Stine edited the Ohio State University humor magazine The Sundial for three years  and he studied four years there.

He later moved to New York City to pursue his career as a writer.


Stine wrote dozens of humor books for teenagers and kids under the name Jovial Bob Stine and created the humor magazine Bananas.

Bananas was for teenagers published by Scholastic Press for 72 issues , between 1975 and 1984, plus various “Yearbooks” and paperback books.

Stine was editor and liable for much of the writing .(other contributors included writers Robert Leighton, Suzanne Lord and Jane Samuels and artists Sam Viviano, Samuel B. Whitehead, Bob K. Taylor, Bryan Hendrix, Bill Basso, and Howard Cruse).

In 1986, R. L. Stine wrote his first horror novel, named Blind Date.

He also  followed with many other novels, including The Babysitter, Hit and Run, Beach house and The Girlfriend.

In the first decade of the 21st century, R. L. Stine worked on installments of five different book series,  Mostly Ghostly, Fear StreetRotten School, The Nightmare RoomGoosebumps Horrorland and the stand-alone novels Dangerous Girls (2003) and  therefore The Taste of Night (2004).


Awards and recognition

According to Forbes List of the 40 best-paid Entertainers of 1996–1997, Stine placed 36th with an income of $41 million for the financial  year.

His books have sold over 400 million copies worldwide as of 2008, landing on many bestseller lists.

In three consecutive years during the 1990’s, USA Today named Stine as America’s number one best-selling author.

Among the awards he has received are the 2002 Champion of Reading Award from the Free  Library of Philadelphia (that award’s first year),  the Disney Adventures Kids’ Choice Award for Best Book-Mystery/Horror (three-time recipient) and therefore the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards (also received three times).

During the 1990’s, Stine was listed on People Weekly‘s “Most Intriguing People” list, and in 2003, the Guinness Book of World Records named Stine because of best-selling children’s book series author of all time.

He won the Thriller Writers of the  America Silver Bullet Award in 2007, and therefore the Horror Writers Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014.

Personal life

Stine married Jane Waldhorn, on June 22, 1969 an editor and writer who later co-founded Parachute Press in 1983.

The couple’s has only a child  , Matthew who is born June 7, 1980 and currently working in the music industry.


To go to the website of R. L. Stine click here

To read our previous blog The irreplaceable 

NOTE:  All the above information is written with the refrence of  wikipedia .

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