R. L. Stine – Guest of Honor

rlstineR.L. Stine is one of the best-selling children’s authors in history. His Goosebumps series for young people has sold over 300 million copies in this country alone and has become a publishing phenomenon in 32 languages around the world. Other popular children’s book series include Fear Street, Mostly Ghostly, The Nightmare Room, and Rotten School. R.L.’s anthology TV horror series, R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour, recently won an Emmy Award as Best Children’s Show. The original Goosebumps TV shows are still shown on TV and on Netflix, and a Goosebumps feature film is currently in production. 2014 marks the 22nd anniversary of Goosebumps, which means that he has frightened several generations of kids. Many of his original readers are now in their twenties and thirties and have been enjoying his adult horror novels, which include Red Rain, The Sitter, Eye Candy and Superstitious. Eye Candy is being developed by MTV as a TV series starring Victoria Justice, to begin in January. The Fear Street teen horror book series, which was published from 1989 to 1995, is being revived. R.L. will write six new novels, the first to be published this October. R.L. Stine lives in New York City with his wife Jane, an editor and publisher.