Saturday, April 29th – 6:00pm (author talk), 7:00 pm (book signing)
LOCATION: UNA’s Norton Auditorium
Florence beware, you’re in for a scare! Spine-chilling author R.L Stine has joined the line-up for the Reader Riot book festival in April 2017. Stine is the bestselling author of multiple series of books, including Fear Street, Mostly Ghostly, The Nightmare Room, and most notably Goosebumps and its skin-crawling spinoffs. His work has been adapted into multiple television series (Goosebumps, The Nightmare Room, The Haunting Hour, among others) and a feature-length Goosebumps motion picture starring Jack Black as the horrormeister himself.
Stine’s work is truly multigenerational. His career began in the 1970s writing humor, and his first horror novel was published in 1989 as part of his long-running and completely terrifying Fear Street. But in 1992, Stine changed the children’s literature world forever with the publication of Welcome to Dead House, the first book in the Goosebumps series. The series was a massive success, leading Stine to be entered into the Guinness Book of World Records in 2003 for being the best-selling children’s book author of all time.
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.
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Everything you need to know about R.L. Stine can be found at www.rlstine.com