R.L. Stine Contribution, Novelist, Early Life, Career, Personal Life, Net Worth, Awards and Recognition

Published Date   08th Nov. 2017, 20:32 pm
R.L. Stine Contribution, Novelist, Early Life, Career, Personal Life, Net Worth, Awards and Recognition
Quick Info
Birth Name: Robert Lawrence Stine
Nationality: American
Net Worth: $41 million
Qualification: Bachelor Degree of Arts

R.L. Stine, stand as Robert Lawrence Stine, an American novelist, story writer, television producer, screenwriter and an executive editor is an inspiration for millions of people over the state. He is renamed as a father of literature because of his contribution towards the literature along with fascinating, simple and meaningful presentation.

Early Life and Education

Stine was born on a small family which consists of Father ‘Lewis Stine’ and Mother ‘Anne Stine’ on October 8, 1943 at Columbus, Ohio, United States. He at his early age went to Cassingham Elementary school in Bexley, Ohio and completed his Bachelor Degree of Arts from Ohio State University in 1965.


At the age of nine, Stine by using an old typewriter began his writing career. He initially started working on Children’s magazine and put up his views in a very humorous and simple form. He used to write only for kids at his early age. Later, he moved to New York City in order to upgrade his thinking level and gather lots of new experiences and knowledge from the renowned scholars as a writer.

Stine wrote numerous books for kids under the name of Jovial Bob Stine and also created magazine Bananas. Back then for the first time he wrote a horror novel named Blind Date. Subsequently, in order to broaden his contribution, he arises with several novels including Original series such as: Goosebumps and its series, Fear Street and its series, Ghost of Fear street, Mostly Ghostly, Rotten School, The Nightmare Room, Goosebumps Most Wanted, Hark, Dangerous Girls, Stand-alone novels, Anthologies, Short Stories, Non-fiction and Jovial Bob Stine books, Pictures books, Cosmic books, and so on.

Stine as a novelist, his major genre are Children’s literature, horror, science fiction, fantasy, humor, Gothic fiction, genre fiction, dark fantasy, thriller, supernatural fiction.

Awards and Recognition

Stine was estimated to be the highly demanded writer for his writing which consists of stories with different themes and ideas in a smooth language. He was then placed at 40th best-paid writer and a novelist for the year 1996-97 and has an income of $41million for the fiscal year.  His books, over 400 million copies were sold all over the world. And his books demanded excessively and landed on best-seller lists. He then appears in 8 interviews, 13 pictorials and 18 articles with his own identity and fame.

Moreover he has received Reading Award from Free Public Library, Disney Adventure Kid’s Choice Award for Best Book, Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards  for three times, and in 2003 Stine’s name was recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records for his massive contribution as the best-selling children’s book series of all time. Similarly he won Thriller Writers of America Silver Bullet Award (2007), The Horror Writers Association’s Lifetime achievement Award (2014) and so on.

Personal Life

R.L. Stine has a small family of three members, his wife Jane Waldhorn, an entrepreneur and a writer and a son named Matthew Stine, a businessperson and a music producer. Usually in his books, we could find him with another name rather than his own real name i.e. Jovial Bob Stine Eric Affabee.

Net worth

In the field of literature, being placed at the top position, he used to earn huge amount of money and his precise net worth is estimated to be $41 million at present. His books still are getting the same response as before all over the state.

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