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R. L. Stine

Distinguished Visiting Writer 2019

About R. L. Stine

Stine’s Goosebumps series for young people has sold over 300 million copies in this country alone and has become a publishing phenomenon in 32 languages around the world. 2012 marks the twentieth anniversary of Goosebumps, which means that he has frightened several generations of kids. Many of his original readers are now in their twenties and thirties and have been demanding that he write something for them. Other popular children’s book series include Fear Street, Mostly Ghostly, The Nightmare Room, and Rotten School.

Stine’s anthology TV series of horror stories for the whole family, R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour, is beginning its third season on The Hub TV Network. The original Goosebumps TV series is also being shown daily by the same network.

Now Stine sets his sights on adults with a terrifying new horror novel centered on a town in the grip of a sinister revolt. In Red Rain, Stine uses his unerring knack for creating terror to tap into some very grownup fears. Travel writer Lea Sutter finds herself on a small island off the coast of South Carolina, the wrong place at the wrong time. A merciless, unanticipated hurricane cuts a path of destruction through the island and Lea barely escapes with her life.

Stine’s previous novels for adults include Superstitious, The Sitter, and Eye Candy. Stine lives in New York City with his wife Jane, an editor and publisher.