New York Times bestselling author R.L. Stine has been called the Stephen King of children’s literature. He has written hundreds of horror fiction novels for children with the most popular being the “Goosebumps” series.
R.L. Stine recently announced that he was reviving the popular “Fear Street” series for teenagers next year. According to his website this was due in part to the requests he got from readers who grew up with the series and were nostalgic for more. Ashley Strickland writes on cnn.com that he has signed on to write three new books beginning with “Party Games” in October. In this new book Shadyside High School senior Brendan Fear has a birthday party at his parent’s summer home when things go horribly wrong.
“Fear Street” is the teenage horror fiction series that takes place in the fictional city of Shadyside, Ohio. The title alludes to the name of a street in Shadyside which was named after the Fear family. Most of the novels deal with ghosts and other paranormal themes but they also include murder mysteries and the deaths are more gruesome with more blood and gore.
R.L. Stine started writing stories when he was nine years old. He graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelors of Arts degree in English. In 1986 he wrote his first horror novel “Blind Date." Since then he has written numerous books which have sold millions of copies.