R. L. Stine Bio


R.L. Stine is an author of children's horror books, mostly known to scare the kids. He has sold millions of copies and his books are printed in 35 different languages. R. L. is married.

Relationship Statistics of R. L. Stine

What is R. L. Stine marital status ? (single, married, in relation or divorce):Married
When did R. L. Stine get married ? (married date):June 22, 1969
How many children does R. L. Stine have ? (name):One (Matthew)
Is R. L. Stine having any relationship affair ?: No
Is R. L. Stine gay ?: No
Who is R. L. Stine wife ? (name):Jane Waldhorn

More about the relationship

R.L. Stine, the great novelist is married to an editor and writer, Jane Waldhorn on 22nd June 1969.

The couple is blessed with a son, Matthew born on 7th June 1980. His son, Matthew works in the music industry.

Stine and Jane worked together to create all of R.L.’s most popular book series. Soon, Mrs. Jane Waldhorn co-founded Parachute Press in 1983.

Who is R. L. Stine?

R. L. Stine is an American novelist and has sold 400-million books. He is also a short story writer, television producer, screenwriter, and executive editor.

‘He is called the “Stephen King of children’s literature”.

 R. L. Stine’s Early Life, Childhood, Family

R.L. Stine was born Robert Lawrence Stine on 8th October 1943 in Ohio, USA, to Lewis Stine and Anne Feinstein.

His father, Lewis Stine, a shipping clerk in a warehouse, and mother, Anne Feinstein, a homemaker. He belongs to a Jewish family. He has a brother, Bill and a sister, Pam who are younger than him.

He was born in a poor family, thus he had a difficult childhood. He says he used to wear his cousin’s old clothes to go to school. It was very difficult for him to face everybody because of this, hence he would mostly be inside his house and would write.

He began writing at age nine, when he found a typewriter in his attic, subsequently beginning to type stories and joke books.


In 1965, he graduated from Ohio State University and moved to New York City to pursue his career as a writer.

During his college days, he worked as an editor for a magazine, The Sundial, which is a school’s humor magazine.

 R. L. Stine’s  Career, Awards

R.L.Stine, the famous author, wrote his first book for kids under the name Jovial Bob Stine and created the humor magazine Bananas.

In 1986, he wrote his first horror novel, called Blind Date. Then he followed with many other novels, including The Babysitter, Beach House, Hit and Run, and The Girlfriend.

During 1989-1995, he became the co-creator and head writer for the Nickelodeon Network children’s television show Eureeka’s Castle, original episodes of which aired as part of the Nick Jr. programming block.

In 1989, he started writing Fear Street books. He was also the writer of Goosebumps which was released in 1992. From the starting of the 21st century he started working on installments of five different book series, Mostly Ghostly, Rotten School, Fear Street, The Nightmare Room, Goosebumps Horrorland and the stand-alone novels Dangerous Girls in 2003 and The Taste of Night in 2004.

He, not only writes the book but has received many awards too. In 2002, he has received Champion of Reading Award from the Free Public Library of Philadelphia, Disney.

During the 1990s, he was listed on People Weekly’s “Most Intriguing People” list, and in 2003, his name was written in the Guinness Book of World Records as the best-selling children’s book series author of all time.

He had also won the title of Thriller Writers of America Silver Bullet Award in 2007, and the Horror Writers Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014.

His stories have even inspired R. L. Stine’s Haunted Lighthouse, 4D movie-based attractions at SeaWorld and Busch Gardens.

Salary, Net Worth

Stine is of the richest authors present today.

He has published over a thousand books and has earned of net worth $200 million.

His yearly income is estimated to be over $41 million. His income sources are his books, royalties, brand endorsements.

R. L. Stine’s Rumors, Controversy

Rumors were that R. L. died, however, his death news was hoax news.

Besides, he keeps his life low profile, hence there are no major rumors or controversies lately.

Body Stats

R.L. is 6 feet tall and weighs 78 kg. His hair is dark brown and eyes are brown

Social Media

He is active on social media. He has over 202k Facebook followers, 243k Twitter followers, and around 30k Instagram followers.

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