Robert L. Stein

From Ohio History Central

Robert Lawrence Stine was born on October 8, 1943, in Columbus, Ohio. He graduated from The Ohio State University in 1965, where he edited the school's humor magazine, The Sundial.

Since graduating, Stine has continued to pursue a writing career. He has authored several series of books geared towards younger children and teenagers. Most of his books deal with supernatural events, and critics have commonly compared him to Stephen King. His most popular series has been Goosebumps, although several of these books were actually ghostwritten. Television producers eventually turned Goosebumps into a television series for children. Stine also has written several additional series, including Fear Street, Ghost of Fear Street, Mostly Ghostly, and Nightmare Room. Stine also has written several humor books.

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