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R.L. Stine

R.L. Stine Biography

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ABOUT
American young adult author who is best known for his Goosebumps series. His other horror fiction series include the Fear Street, Mostly Ghostly, and Nightmare Room books.
BEFORE FAME
He started writing short stories and joke books at the age of nine, upon finding an old typewriter in the attic. He later studied English at the Ohio State University.

FAMILY LIFE
He was born in Columbus, Ohio to Lewis and Anne Stine. He married Jane Waldhornson in 1969, and the couple's son, Matthew, was born on June 7, 1980.
ASSOCIATED WITH
He is often referred to as the Stephen King of children's books.
TRIVIA
Although he is known for his scary children's stories, he started out writing for a humor magazine and then for a Nickelodeon cartoon.

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