RL Stine is known as the Stephen King for children’s literature. Highly credited for his publications like Fear Street, Rotten School, Goosebumps and others, RL Stine is one of the renowned authors of present time with huge amount of net worth (accurate figure not known, still under speculation). He was reported to have the earning of $41 million in 1997 whereas his 2009 earnings are stated to be £13.1 million. All his net worth is said to be sourced from his publishing career of over 50 years.
Implying on his terrific writing capability, he had relocated to New York to pursue a better career as a writer after his graduation from OSU. By 1975, he was much famous with the pen name of Jovial Bob Stine who used to write kids humor volumes and had also founded Bananas, humor magazine. The Bananas was highly popular due to the witty ingredients and was published for 72 issues by Scholastic Press. Stine published his first horror creation, Blind Date in the year of 1986. The book created a wave in the genre leading its author to create more such volumes in the genre. He was also credited for his book Beach House, The Babysitter, The Girlfriend and Hit and Run. Also known for his co-authoring the script of Nickelodeon’s series Eureeka’s Castle, Stine also ventured in the production of TV show Goosebumps. His other creations; Superstitious, Escape from HorrorLand, Red Rain, The Sitter, and most admired Fear Street were included in many best seller lists. He had also co-partnered in production of many TV basically based on his own book/novel. He was included in the best paid list of entertainers in 1996-97 by Forbes. Recorded for selling more than 400 million copies of his volumes worldwide, RL Stine was named America’s #1 best selling writer in 1990s, for three consecutive years.
RL Stine, birth name Robert Lawrence Stine was born in 8 October 1943 in Columbus, Ohio, US. Raised by his homemaker mother Anne and shipping clerk father Lewis Stine in the suburb of Columbus, Stine was inclined towards writing since his early age. He had commenced writing since the age of 9, more precisely when he found an old typewriter in the attic of his home. Started from the jokes and short stories, Stine gained more confident in scripting which led him to graduate from Ohio State University with a major in English. During his years in the university, he had also served as the editor for the magazine The Sundial, a humor volume published by the OSU. RL Stine is married to his ladylove Jane Waldhorn. The couple got married in 22 June 1969 and in 1980 their son Matthew, a renowned figure of musical industry, was born. Jane also had followed her husband’s footstep and had become writer and editor forming Parachute Press in 1983 in association with Joan Waricha.
Honored with Champion of Reading Award in 2002, he was also awarded with Disney Adventures Kids’ Choice Award for best book-mystery and Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards thrice. Included in Most Intriguing People’ list of People Weekly, RL Stine was enlisted in the world famous Guinness Book of World Record for his enormous contribution in children book series and was also awarded 2014 Horror Writers Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award and 2007 Thriller Writers of America Silver Bullet Award.