The world’s bestselling children’s author, R.L. Stine, is here today to sign books in the Autographing Area. If you’ve been on the planet since 1992, when the first book in the Goosebumps series was published, then chances are you’re familiar with the blockbuster author whose other series include Fear Street, Mostly Ghostly, The Nightmare Room, and Rotten School. Here are some things you might not know about this international superstar of the book world.
Some Stine-tingling Facts
There are more than 350 million Goosebumps books in print in the U.S., and an additional 50-plus million international copies in print worldwide.
R.L. Stine types so much that he needs to replace his keyboard every six months.
You don’t need to read English to read R.L. Stine; Goosebumps books have been translated into more than 32 languages.
“Goosebumps” or “R.L. Stine” was the answer to five different questions on the TV game show Jeopardy between 1998 and 2006.
R.L. Stine admits he’s never seen a ghost—but he’s on the lookout all the time.
R.L. Stine’s anthology TV series, R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour, recently won an Emmy Award for Best Children’s Show.
The 2003 Guinness Book of World Records named Stine the world’s bestselling children’s book series author of all time.
USA Today named R.L. Stine the #1 bestselling author in America for three consecutive years during the 1990s.
Stine was included on People magazine’s list of the “25 Most Intriguing People of 1995.”
@RL_Stine was listed as one of the “140 Best Twitter Feeds” by Time.com in March 2011.
R.L. Stine will be at Table 1, 11 a.m.–noon. A ticket is required, available at 9 a.m. at the Autographing Ticket Booth.