It Came from Ohio: My Life as a Writer (Goosebumps)

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9781407157306: It Came from Ohio: My Life as a Writer (Goosebumps)

The autobiography of RL Stine, creator of the Goosebumps series, now a motion picture in theaters October 16, 2015!

Has he had a horrifying life?

-Was RL Stine a SCARY kid?
-Did he have a WEIRD family?
-Did his friends at school think he was STRANGE?
- Why does he like to TERRIFY his readers?
-Where does he get the frightening ideas for his stories?

All of your questions about best-selling your favorite author are answering in this STINE-TINGLING life story! For the first time ever, RL Stine reveals what he was like when he was YOUR age--and what his scary life is like TODAY!

Plus: Private snapshots and photos from his family album!

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About the Author:

R.L. Stine's has more than 350 million English language books in print, plus international editions in 32 languages, making him one of the most popular children's authors in history. Besides Goosebumps, R.L. Stine has written series including: Fear Street, Rotten School, Mostly Ghostly, The Nightmare Room, and Dangerous Girls. R.L. Stine lives in New York with his wife, Jane, and his King Charles spaniel, Minnie.

From School Library Journal:

Gr 4–6—As a tie-in with the Goosebumps film slated for release in October 2015, this mildly self-effacing memoir, originally published in 1997, has been rereleased with a light edit and three new chapters by coauthor Lurie. Until he hit the big time with "Fear Street" and subsequent series, Stine led an unremarkable life—except that his account of a writing apprenticeship demonstrates that his fluent, seemingly effortless prose and plotting are really the result of years of hard work, from a series of homemade joke books begun at age 12 through stints at a college magazine, an industry journal, and Junior Scholastic. The new material, which includes references to overseas tours, new series, and excited comments about the upcoming movie, fits seamlessly with the old. The gags, the hokey snapshot photos strewn throughout, the fan mail quotes ("Dear R.L. Stine, I've read forty of your books—and I think they're really boring!"), and the closing authorial FAQs haven't dated at all. VERDICT A sure hit with "Goosebumps" fans and certain to be a popular choice for biography assignments, too.—John Peters, Children's Literature Consultant, New York City

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