Children Series Authors: R.L Stine Essay

Children Series Authors: R.L Stine Essay

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The author that I choose was R.L Stine. The reason I choose this author is because, he writes one of the best children series (in my opinion). His book series are called “Goosebumps”, and are mostly scary stories, he also wrote other series. He writes his stories in such a way that grabs the reader’s attention and makes them want to read more, especially with cliff hangers at the end of chapters. If it wasn’t for this author I don’t think I would have ever read books during elementary, I probably ended reading over 30 of his books. His books were really addicting and got me to finish some of his books within 2 days, which is a lot faster than when I read other books. His books were also New York Times Best-Selling Series.

R.L Stine was born in Columbus, Ohio on October 8, 1943 and his name was Robert Lawrence Stine and was the only child, his parents where Jewish. He began writing at the age of nine when he found a typewriter in his attic, and right away he began to write stories and joke books, he loved to make kids laugh, so that’s why later on he was the editor of humor magazine called Bananas. He went to OSU, over their he edited the OSU humor magazine, The Sundial, for three out of his four years over there. He graduated from OSU in 1965 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.
Afterwards he moved to New York City to begin his career as a writer. He wrote dozens of humor books for kids under the pen name Jovial Bob Stine and created the humor magazine Bananas. Bananas was made for teenagers published by Scholastic Press for 72 issues between 1975 and 1984, plus different "Yearbooks" and paperback books. Before working with Scholastic he worked for various small magazines. Stine was editor and also was responsible for muc...

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...triguing People" list, and in 2003, the Guinness Book of World Records named Stine as the best-selling children's book series author of all time. He won the Thriller Writers of America Silver Bullet Award in 2007. His stories have even inspired R. L. Stine's Haunted Lighthouse, 4D movie-based attractions at SeaWorld and Busch Gardens.
On June 22, 1969, Stine married Jane Waldhorn, who became an editor and writer and formed Parachute Press with Joan Waricha on April 1, 1983. Their only child, Matthew, was born on June 7, 1980 and works in the music industry. R.L Stine is currently alive today at age 75.

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R. L. Stine. (2013). The Biography Channel website. Retrieved 08:41, Dec 01, 2013, from

Stine, Robert Lawrence. "R. L. Stine." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 30 Nov. 2013. Web. 01 Dec. 2013.

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