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R. L. Stine was born in Columbus Ohio on October 8, 1943. He graduated from Ohio State University in 1965. Under the name Jovial Bob Stine, he wrote dozens of joke books and humor books for kids including How to Be Funny, 101 Silly Monster Jokes, and Bozos on Patrol. He also created Bananas, a zany humor magazine which he worked on for ten years. His first teen horror novel, Blind Date, was published in 1986 under the name R. L. Stine. His other works include Beach House, Hit and Run, The Babysitter, The Girlfriend, the Goosebumps series, and the Fear Street series. He also wrote an adult novel entitled Superstitious. (Bowker Author Biography)
— biography from Welcome to Dead House (Goosebumps, No. 1)
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R. L. Stine also uses the pseudonym Jovial Bob Stine. The name "Bob Stine", without the 'Jovial', is not a pen name used by R. L. Stine, so it has a separate author page.

Monster Blood (Goosebumps, No 3) 1,839 copies, 23 reviews
Stay Out of the Basement 1,745 copies, 29 reviews
Say Cheese and Die! (Goosebumps) 1,662 copies, 17 reviews
The Haunted Mask (Goosebumps) 1,495 copies, 19 reviews
The Ghost Next Door (Goosebumps) 1,307 copies, 18 reviews
Deep Trouble (Goosebumps) 1,265 copies, 22 reviews
Ghost Beach 1,222 copies, 15 reviews
Return of the Mummy 1,169 copies, 14 reviews
Why I'm Afraid of Bees 1,158 copies, 13 reviews
It Came from Beneath the Sink! 1,155 copies, 14 reviews
Night of the Living Dummy II 1,093 copies, 11 reviews
A Night in Terror Tower 1,073 copies, 9 reviews
The Abominable Snowman of Pasadena 1,067 copies, 10 reviews
How I Got My Shrunken Head 1,047 copies, 9 reviews
Attack of the Mutant 1,026 copies, 15 reviews
A Shocker on Shock Street 1,006 copies, 9 reviews
Revenge of the Lawn Gnomes 1,004 copies, 10 reviews
Monster Blood II 980 copies, 10 reviews
The Beast From The East 974 copies, 10 reviews
Phantom Of The Auditorium 972 copies, 11 reviews
The Cuckoo Clock of Doom 958 copies, 8 reviews
Night of the Living Dummy III (Author) 938 copies, 10 reviews
You Can't Scare Me! 921 copies, 13 reviews
The Headless Ghost 917 copies, 7 reviews
Go Eat Worms! 905 copies, 10 reviews
The Horror at Camp Jellyjam 897 copies, 10 reviews
Monster Blood III 882 copies, 6 reviews
Ghost Camp 868 copies, 11 reviews
Vampire Breath 839 copies, 10 reviews
My Hairiest Adventure 836 copies, 12 reviews
The Blob That Ate Everyone 834 copies, 13 reviews
Say Cheese and Die - Again! 832 copies, 7 reviews
The Barking Ghost 809 copies, 13 reviews
Egg Monsters from Mars 808 copies, 10 reviews
Bad Hare Day 795 copies, 10 reviews
How To Kill A Monster 786 copies, 9 reviews
The Curse of Camp Cold Lake 778 copies, 18 reviews
Attack of the Jack-O'-Lanterns 773 copies, 11 reviews
Beware, the Snowman 756 copies, 15 reviews
The Haunted School 721 copies, 23 reviews
Haunted Mask II 719 copies, 7 reviews
How I Learned to Fly 668 copies, 9 reviews
Legend of the Lost Legend 606 copies, 4 reviews
Revenge of the Living Dummy 571 copies, 10 reviews
Calling All Creeps! 555 copies, 8 reviews
Superstitious 524 copies, 5 reviews
Don't Go To Sleep! 523 copies, 4 reviews
Chicken Chicken 512 copies, 4 reviews
Monster Blood for Breakfast! 479 copies, 5 reviews
The Betrayal 457 copies, 9 reviews
The Baby-Sitter 453 copies, 7 reviews
Creep from the Deep 445 copies, 8 reviews
Trapped in Bat Wing Hall 433 copies, 8 reviews
Deep Trouble II 422 copies, 5 reviews
My Best Friend Is Invisible 416 copies, 11 reviews
The Secret 392 copies, 7 reviews
The Wrong Number 391 copies, 4 reviews
Tick Tock, You're Dead! 385 copies, 1 review
The New Girl 377 copies, 14 reviews
The Stepsister 373 copies, 10 reviews
The Hitchhiker 367 copies, 1 review
The Burning 364 copies, 10 reviews
Hit and Run 363 copies, 4 reviews
The Baby-Sitter II 347 copies, 5 reviews
The Boyfriend 341 copies, 5 reviews
Say Cheese - And Die Screaming! 339 copies, 4 reviews
Night In Werewolf Woods 330 copies, 3 reviews
Beach House 329 copies, 7 reviews
The First Evil 329 copies, 11 reviews
Please Don't Feed the Vampire! 326 copies, 3 reviews
Silent Night 311 copies, 10 reviews
Switched 309 copies, 5 reviews
Red Rain: A Novel 305 copies, 28 reviews
Halloween Party 304 copies, 13 reviews
Who's Your Mummy? 304 copies, 1 review
Attack of the Graveyard Ghouls 303 copies, 3 reviews
Planet of the Lawn Gnomes 292 copies, 4 reviews
Deadly Experiments Of Dr. Eeek 292 copies, 2 reviews
The Baby-Sitter III 291 copies, 4 reviews
Under the Magician's Spell 290 copies, 4 reviews
Bad Dreams 287 copies, 9 reviews
The Secret Bedroom 280 copies, 10 reviews
Werewolf Skin 278 copies, 5 reviews
The Haunted Car 275 copies, 1 review
The Second Evil 271 copies, 8 reviews
Dangerous Girls 269 copies, 5 reviews
Dr. Maniac vs. Robby Schwartz 268 copies, 2 reviews
Help! We Have Strange Powers! 265 copies, 1 review
First Date 264 copies, 8 reviews
The Best Friend 263 copies, 2 reviews
The Third Evil 261 copies, 5 reviews
Broken Hearts 257 copies, 6 reviews
My Friends Call Me Monster 257 copies, 4 reviews
The Big Blueberry Barf-Off! 250 copies, 6 reviews
Call Waiting 250 copies, 3 reviews
Welcome To Camp Slither 246 copies, 2 reviews
Nightmare Hour: Time for Terror 245 copies, 6 reviews
Monster Blood IV 243 copies, 3 reviews
Creepy Creatures 236 copies, 5 reviews
The First Horror 236 copies, 4 reviews
Lights Out 235 copies, 6 reviews
Knight In Screaming Armor 234 copies, 1 review
The Prom Queen 232 copies, 8 reviews
Ski Weekend 231 copies, 4 reviews
The Cheater 231 copies, 4 reviews
Party Summer 228 copies, 7 reviews
Silent Night 2 226 copies, 4 reviews
Double Date 226 copies, 4 reviews
College Weekend 220 copies, 5 reviews
Halloween Night 220 copies, 6 reviews
The Third Horror 220 copies, 7 reviews
Missing 218 copies, 5 reviews
The New Year's Party 218 copies, 3 reviews
Escape From Horrorland 217 copies, 1 review
Haunted 216 copies, 7 reviews
Truth or Dare 214 copies, 3 reviews
The Second Horror 214 copies, 4 reviews
One Evil Summer 214 copies, 3 reviews
Welcome to the Wicked Wax Museum 212 copies, 2 reviews
The Knife 211 copies, 7 reviews
Secret Admirer 209 copies, 3 reviews
The Thrill Club 209 copies, 3 reviews
The Dare (Fear Street, No. 21) 208 copies, 5 reviews
Beach Party 208 copies, 2 reviews
The Surprise Party 207 copies, 6 reviews
The Perfect Date 206 copies, 4 reviews
The Snowman 205 copies, 1 review
Wrong Number 2 204 copies, 3 reviews
Sunburn 203 copies, 7 reviews
The Curse of the Creeping Coffin 202 copies, 4 reviews
The Sleepwalker 201 copies, 5 reviews
A New Fear 200 copies, 3 reviews
Tales to Give You Goosebumps 200 copies, 1 review
Beware!: R.L. Stine Picks His Favorite Scary Stories (Editor; Contributor) 197 copies, 5 reviews
The New Boy 197 copies, 3 reviews
When The Ghost Dog Howls 196 copies, 2 reviews
Claws! 196 copies, 1 review
The Overnight 195 copies, 4 reviews
The Mind Reader 193 copies, 4 reviews
Little Shop Of Hamsters 190 copies, 2 reviews
The Fire Game 187 copies, 3 reviews
The Baby-Sitter IV 187 copies, 5 reviews
More Tales to Give You Goosebumps 187 copies, 3 reviews
The Dead Lifeguard 185 copies, 4 reviews
All Night Party 185 copies, 8 reviews
The Boy Next Door 185 copies, 3 reviews
Deep in the Jungle of Doom 185 copies, 2 reviews
Cry of the Cat 183 copies, 3 reviews
Heads, You Lose! 180 copies, 2 reviews
Final Grade 178 copies, 4 reviews
The Streets of Panic Park 177 copies, 1 review
The Stepsister 2 174 copies, 5 reviews
Twisted 173 copies, 6 reviews
The Confession 173 copies, 6 reviews
The Wizard of Ooze 172 copies, 2 reviews
Cheerleaders: The New Evil 172 copies, 2 reviews
Bad Moonlight 171 copies, 5 reviews
The Great Smelling Bee 170 copies, 2 reviews
The Beast 168 copies, 2 reviews
The Rich Girl 166 copies, 4 reviews
Dead End 166 copies, 2 reviews
The Goodnight Kiss 160 copies, 3 reviews
The Dead Girlfriend 159 copies, 2 reviews
The Face 159 copies, 2 reviews
Secret Agent Grandma 157 copies, 1 review
Nightmare in 3-D 157 copies, 5 reviews
Scary Summer 154 copies
Bride of the Living Dummy 154 copies, 2 reviews
The Little Shop of Monsters 154 copies, 7 reviews
Hide and Shriek 152 copies, 3 reviews
What Holly Heard 150 copies, 4 reviews
The Taste of Night 147 copies, 4 reviews
The Five Masks of Dr. Screem 147 copies, 2 reviews
The Evil Moon 146 copies, 5 reviews
Terror Trips 143 copies, 1 review
101 School Cafeteria Jokes 143 copies, 1 review
Killer's Kiss 140 copies, 6 reviews
Fear: 13 Stories of Suspense and Horror (Editor) 139 copies, 6 reviews
How to Be a Vampire 137 copies, 8 reviews
House of Whispers 136 copies, 4 reviews
Spaceballs 132 copies, 1 review
The Dark Secret 132 copies, 3 reviews
Slappy New Year! 131 copies, 1 review
Who's Been Sleeping in my Grave? 131 copies, 2 reviews
Night Games 131 copies, 1 review
Night of The Werecat 128 copies, 3 reviews
Halloween Night II 127 copies, 1 review
Forbidden Secrets 121 copies, 5 reviews
A Midsummer Night's Scream 120 copies, 9 reviews
30 Tales to Give You Goosebumps 119 copies, 1 review
The Attack of the Aqua Apes 118 copies, 3 reviews
The Beast 2 116 copies, 2 reviews
The Deadly Fire 116 copies, 4 reviews
I Saw You That Night! 115 copies, 3 reviews
Lose, Team, Lose! 115 copies, 1 review
Who Let the Ghosts Out? 115 copies, 3 reviews
Party Games 114 copies, 11 reviews
The Runaway 114 copies, 2 reviews
Return to Horrorland 113 copies, 1 review
Jekyll and Heidi 110 copies, 1 review
Weirdo Halloween 108 copies, 2 reviews
Cheerleaders: The Evil Lives 107 copies, 2 reviews
Brain Juice 107 copies, 2 reviews
I Am Your Evil Twin 106 copies, 1 review
Revenge R Us 106 copies
Curtains 105 copies, 2 reviews
Goodnight Kiss 2 104 copies, 3 reviews
Into the Dark 102 copies, 2 reviews
Goosebumps 102 copies
Are You Terrified Yet? 100 copies, 1 review
Fear Hall: The Conclusion 100 copies, 5 reviews
Silent Night 3 100 copies, 3 reviews
Fear Hall: The Beginning 99 copies, 5 reviews
The Sign of Fear 99 copies, 2 reviews
The First Scream 97 copies, 3 reviews
Don't Stay Up Late 96 copies, 7 reviews
The Loudest Scream 95 copies, 4 reviews
Locker 13 95 copies, 2 reviews
Stay Away from the Tree House 93 copies, 3 reviews
Just Beyond: The Scare School 93 copies, 3 reviews
Dudes, the School is Haunted! 91 copies, 2 reviews
Daughters of Silence 91 copies, 2 reviews
The Sitter 89 copies, 1 review
Mary McScary 88 copies, 4 reviews
The Last Scream 87 copies, 3 reviews
High Tide 87 copies, 3 reviews
You May Now Kill the Bride 87 copies, 4 reviews
Cat 86 copies, 2 reviews
The Hidden Evil 86 copies, 1 review
Have You Met My Ghoulfriend? 85 copies, 1 review
Shake, Rattle, and Hurl! 85 copies, 2 reviews
Be Afraid -- Be Very Afraid! 85 copies, 1 review
The Ooze 84 copies, 6 reviews
The Mummy Walks 83 copies, 1 review
Don't Scream! 82 copies, 1 review
Trapped 82 copies, 3 reviews
Don't Forget Me! 80 copies, 3 reviews
Scream School 80 copies
Fright Knight 77 copies, 4 reviews
Midnight Games 77 copies, 3 reviews
Eye Candy 74 copies, 3 reviews
The Lost Girl 74 copies, 7 reviews
Headless Halloween 72 copies, 1 review
Moonlight Secrets 71 copies, 4 reviews
The Awakening Evil 71 copies, 1 review
Full Moon Fever 68 copies
Children of Fear 67 copies, 2 reviews
Fright Camp 67 copies
Don't Ever Get Sick at Granny's 66 copies, 5 reviews
Let's Get This Party Haunted! 65 copies, 1 review
The Bugman Lives! 65 copies, 2 reviews
The Horror of the Black Ring 64 copies, 1 review
Party Poopers 62 copies
Dance of Death 62 copies
The Best Friend 2 59 copies, 2 reviews
Eye of the Fortuneteller 59 copies, 4 reviews
Can You Keep a Secret? 58 copies, 7 reviews
Ghost in the Mirror 58 copies, 1 review
Liar, Liar 55 copies, 1 review
My Name is Evil 55 copies, 1 review
Dear Diary, I'm Dead 55 copies, 1 review
Fright Christmas 55 copies, 1 review
Zapped in Space 54 copies
Revenge of the Shadow People 53 copies, 2 reviews
Darkest Dawn 53 copies, 2 reviews
Freaks and Shrieks 52 copies, 2 reviews
Don't Close Your Eyes! 52 copies, 1 review
The Boy Who Ate Fear Street 52 copies, 2 reviews
Lost in Stinkeye Swamp 52 copies, 2 reviews
Monster Dog 51 copies, 1 review
One Night in Doom House 51 copies, 2 reviews
Ghouls Gone Wild! 48 copies, 1 review
Zombie Town 48 copies, 1 review
Last Chance 48 copies, 1 review
The Siege of the Dragonriders 47 copies, 1 review
All-Day Nightmare 46 copies, 2 reviews
Let's Party! 45 copies, 2 reviews
Circle of Fire 45 copies
HOW I BROKE UP WITH ERNIE 44 copies, 2 reviews
Dumb Clucks 44 copies, 1 review
They Call Me Creature 43 copies, 1 review
Three Faces of Me 43 copies, 1 review
The Thirst 43 copies, 2 reviews
Phone Calls 43 copies
Little Camp of Horrors 43 copies, 1 review
Camp Red Moon 42 copies, 2 reviews
Camp Out 42 copies, 3 reviews
Three Evil Wishes 42 copies, 1 review
The Dead Boyfriend 41 copies, 5 reviews
In Too Deep 41 copies, 3 reviews
Zombie School 40 copies
House of a Thousand Screams 40 copies, 1 review
No Answer 39 copies, 1 review
Give Me a K-I-L-L 39 copies, 3 reviews
The Stepbrother 39 copies, 1 review
Camp Nowhere 39 copies
The Wrong Girl 37 copies, 3 reviews
Miami Mice (Author) 37 copies
The 13th Warning 37 copies, 4 reviews
Ship of Ghouls 35 copies
Hide and Shriek II 35 copies, 2 reviews
Drop Dead Gorgeous 34 copies, 2 reviews
Chamber of Fear 34 copies
Fight Team, Fight! 33 copies, 2 reviews
Scare School 33 copies, 1 review
Scream, Jennifer, Scream! 33 copies, 1 review
Danger Time 33 copies
One Last Kiss 33 copies, 2 reviews
Visitors 32 copies
My Alien Parents 32 copies, 1 review
Sweetheart, Evil Heart 32 copies, 1 review
No Survivors 32 copies
The Bad Girl 31 copies, 2 reviews
Full Moon Halloween 30 copies, 1 review
The Howler 30 copies
Fear Games 30 copies
Door of Death 29 copies
Got Cake? 29 copies
Shadow Girl 29 copies
The Gift 28 copies, 1 review
The Tale of the Blue Monkey 27 copies, 1 review
Faces of Terror 27 copies
Attack of the Vampire Worms 26 copies, 1 review
Camp Fear Ghouls 26 copies, 1 review
Wicked 26 copies, 1 review
Escape of the He-Beast 23 copies, 1 review
Spell of the Screaming Jokers 23 copies, 1 review
Man-Thing 22 copies, 1 review
Spring Break 22 copies
The Creature from Club Lagoona 22 copies, 2 reviews
The Witness 21 copies
Halloween Bugs Me! 21 copies, 1 review
Graduation Day 21 copies
Conquest of the Time Master 20 copies, 1 review
Prom Date 20 copies, 1 review
FaceOff (Contributor) 451 copies, 32 reviews
No Rest for the Dead: A Serial Novel (Contributor) 376 copies, 19 reviews
Thirteen: 13 Tales of Horror by 13 Masters of Horror (Contributor) 357 copies, 6 reviews
Dear Bully: Seventy Authors Tell Their Stories (Contributor) 294 copies, 18 reviews
Half-Minute Horrors (Contributor) 253 copies, 22 reviews
Thriller 2: Stories You Just Can't Put Down (Contributor) 209 copies, 6 reviews
Guys Read: Terrifying Tales (Contributor) 91 copies, 3 reviews
The Mystery Box (Contributor) 78 copies, 4 reviews
What You Wish For: A Book for Darfur (Contributor) 68 copies
Scary Out There (Contributor) 33 copies, 1 review
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R. L. Stine also uses the pseudonym Jovial Bob Stine. The name "Bob Stine", without the 'Jovial', is not a pen name used by R. L. Stine, so it has a separate author page.

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