Friday, November 13, 2009

the stephen king of children's books

Being that today is Friday the 13th, I'd like to dedicate this notorious day to thriller writer, R. L. Stine (Robert Lawrence Stine) - the "Stephen King of children's books". Stine was born in Columbus, Ohio, and started to write when he found a typewriter in his attic at age nine. He got mostly B's in school and was pretty terrible in math (I can relate) and hated gym. In 1965 he moved to New York City to become a writer (ah, the city of dreams). Stine has sold over 300 million books and written many series including; Mostly Ghostly, Rotten School, Goosebumps, Fear Street, and The Nightmare Room. If you haven't read any of his books then you'd better get on it. And if you have kids or know kids who like to feel their hearts racing, this is your author. Actually, Stine has also written books for adults including; Superstitious, The Sitter, and Eye Candy. I've felt the hairs on the back of my neck stand on end from reading his books - granted, I do get scared easily - but there's no doubt, this man has a natural gift.

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