Robert Lawrence Stine, known as R. L. Stine and Jovial Bob Stine, is an American writer. Stine, who is often called the "Stephen King of Children's literature," is the author of hundreds of horror fiction novels, including the books in the Goosebumps, Rotten School, Mostly Ghostly, The Nightmare Room, and Fear Street series. Some of his lesser-known works include a Space Cadets trilogy, two Hark gamebooks, a two-part novel The Beast and dozens of joke books.
R. L. Stine
- Oct. 7, 1943