R. L. Stine
October 8, 1943 (80)
Robert Lawrence Stine, more commonly known as R. L. Stine, is an American novelist, short story writer, television producer, screenwriter, and executive editor. Often referred to as the “Stephen King of children’s literature”, R. L. Stine has written hundreds of horror fiction novels for kids. His most popular series include Fear Street, Goosebumps, Rotten School, Mostly Ghostly and The Nightmare Room series which has sold over 400 million copies worldwide. In 1997, Forbes listed him in the 40 best-paid Entertainers list and he was named America’s number one best-selling author by USA Today for three consecutive years in the 90s.