|R. L. Stine Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 11 in|
|Date of Birth||October 8, 1943|
R. L. Stine is an American novelist, short story writer, television producer, screenwriter, and executive editor who is known for having published a series of best-selling novels some of which include Fear Street, Goosebumps, Rotten School, Mostly Ghostly, and The Nightmare Room.
Robert Lawrence Stine
Jovial Bob Stine, Eric Affabee
Columbus, Ohio, United States
New York City, New York, United States
Stine studied at Cassingham Elementary School and Bexley High School from where he graduated in 1961.
In 1965, he graduated from the Ohio State University from where he attained his Bachelor of Arts in English.
Novelist, Short Story Writer, Television Producer, Screenwriter, Executive Editor
- Father – Lewis Stine (Shipping Clerk)
- Mother – Anne Feinstein
- Siblings – Bill (Younger Brother), Pam (Younger Sister)
R. L. Stine is represented by Parachute Publishing, LLC.
Children’s Literature, Horror, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Humor, Gothic Fiction, Genre Fiction, Dark Fantasy, Thriller, Supernatural Fiction
R. L. Stine’s net worth was $200 Million according to Celebrity Net Worth.
5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm
83 kg or 183 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
R. L. Stine has been in a relationship with –
- Jane Waldhorn (1969-Present) – R. L. Stine got married to editor and writer Jane Waldhorn on June 22, 1969. She is also the co-founder of Parachute Press. Together, the couple has a son named Matthew (b. June 7, 1980), who is part of the music industry.
Race / Ethnicity
Stine has Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry.
- Thick eyebrows
- He has a prominent mole on his forehead as well as several beauty spots.
R. L. Stine Favorite Things
- Films – Island Of Lost Souls (1933), The Lady Eve (1941), The Godfather, Part II (1974), A Damsel In Distress (1937), Spirited Away (2002), Goosebumps (2015)
- Scary Stories – Coraline by Neil Gaiman, Bunnicula by James Howe & Deborah Howe, The Twits by Roald Dahl, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz, The Witches of Worm by Zilpha Keatley Snyder, Infestation by Timothy J. Bradley, Half-Minute Horrors by Susan Rich, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (also rec’d by Patti Smith), Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
Source – Radical Reads, Rotten Tomatoes
R. L. Stine Facts
- He was raised in Bexley, Ohio in a Jewish family.
- Stine began writing when he was just 9 years old on a typewriter that had been laying in his home attic. Originally, he had started writing joke books.
- He credits Tales from the Crypt to be his inspiration as he enjoyed reading the comic books series at an early age.
- While attending Ohio State University he contributed to the humor magazine The Sundial as their editor for 3 out of 4 years that he was there.
- Upon graduating from college, Stine moved to New York City to pursue his passion for writing. After moving there, he began writing the humor magazine Bananas for Scholastic Press. He had written a total of 72 issues between 1975 and 1984.
- He wrote his debut horror novel titled Blind Date in 1986, followed by several others including The Babysitter, Beach House, Hit and Run, and The Girlfriend.
- R. L. Stine wrote his first Fear Street book series in 1989. Later, in 1992, Stine started writing the Goosebumps series.
- He was placed at #36 on Forbes‘s list of “40 best-paid Entertainers of 1996–97” with an income of $41 million for the fiscal year.
- By the year 2008, R. L. Stine had sold more than 400 million copies of his books.
- During the ’90s, Stine was listed as America’s number one best-selling author 3-times by USA Today.
- He has a dog named Minnie.
- R. L. Stine and comedian Chevy Chase were born on the same day.
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