If you grew up in the United States in the 1990s, chances are you came across the "Goosebumps" books. You remember—the spooky young adult novels that made you check under your bed before turning out the lights at night. Still one of the best-selling book series of all time, this month marks the 25th anniversary of "Goosebumps'" first release. But get this: before the series' author Robert Lawrence (R.L.) Stine was scaring kids, he cut his teeth on bizarre comics and funny stories. Stine even spent the first 10 years of his writing career on comedy books. But, after an author dropped out from writing a young adult horror novel with the publisher Scholastic, Stine stepped in and his book was a hit. He decided to switch gears and go full horror, and the rest is history. But he credits his twisted sense of humor for the success of his spooky stories.
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