Robert Lawrence Stine is a popular American author who wrote under the pseudonym Jovial Bob Stine and Eric Affabee. A literature giant, he has authored hundreds of books of various genres, horror, thriller and sci-fi. Not confining himself to writing, he has also produced several series, such as Goosebumps, which happened to become a great blockbuster among kids all over the world and is loved by them even today. Stine began his career in writing, with humorous stories and articles for kids. Further, he attempted to test the waters of new genres like thriller, which proved to be a major success. Stine is popularly referred to as "Stephen king of children's literature" even today.
R.L. Stine was born on November 8, 1943, in Ohio to a Jewish couple Lewis Stine and Anne Stine. Lewis Stine worked as a shipping clerk. Lawrence started typing in his father's type writer at an early age of nine. A serious career began with writing humorous stories and continues to be shining even today.
Lawrence was extremely passionate about literature, and he went to persuade his degree at the Ohio State University. He graduated with a bachelors' degree in English in 1965. Robert’s unfading interest in writing led him to work for a magazine called The Sundial; he contributed innumerable articles with high humour quotient for the magazine. He worked in Sundial for about four years, before moving to New York to start his career.