Florence beware! You’re in for a scare!

Florence beware! You're in for a scare!

Are you ready for a night that will give you…goosebumps?

Get yourself ready for a scare because the Reader Riot is delighted to announce the addition of R.L Stine to our line-up of featured guests!

Yep, the same R.L Stine who scared you to death as kids, who scared your kids to death, and who may be scaring you right this very second (well, maybe not this second, but one close to it).

Stine is best known for his children’s book series Goosebumps and its many, many spin-offs, but he’s not a one-trick undead pony, no. He was inducted into the Guiness Book of World Records in 2003 for being the best-selling children’s author of all time.

That’s thanks to his numerous book series, including Fear StreetThe Nightmare Room, and Mostly Ghostly among others. He’s had TV shows based on his work that you’ve probably watched dozens of episodes from, and I’m sure you remember the 2015 Goosebumps movie starring Jack Black as the horrormeister himself.

Stine will be appearing at the Reader Riot thanks to a joint effort between the Florence-Lauderdale Public Library and the University of North Alabama’s College of Arts & Sciences. So when you see someone from either of these fine organizations, make sure you give them a high-five, fist-bump, or a thank you (heck, given the circumstances, even a blood-curdling shriek would suffice!).

Everyone loves to get goosebumps!

Since 1992, the Goosebumps series alone has been adapted or spun-off into 11 separate series, with more slated to launch in 2017 and beyond. His Fear Street and The Nightmare Room have also warranted spin-off series. Because of these series, Stine’s career writing children’s and YA horror spans 4 decades, causing kids from multiple generations to keep themselves awake at night because of haunted dummies, giant hamsters, armies of evil lawn gnomes, and ghosts of every flavor imaginable.

How did we decide on Stine? Watch and see!

Save the date! Mark your calendar: April 28-29th, 2017!

Y’all, this is going to be big. Bigger than big. Bigger than the Abominable Snowman of Pasadena.

So remember to mark your calendars, make Siri set a reminder for the Reader Riot on April 28th and 29th, and then rush into your attic to get all those Goosebumps books that we all know you still have packed away. You have plenty of time to re-read them.

…or do you? Dun dun dunnnnn!

(Oh. Umm…yeah, you do. He’s coming at the end of April.)

Until then, why don't you...