R.L. Stine to take over Scholastic’s social media for Halloween Mua-ha-ha!
By Ivy on October 19th, 2011
Halloween to-do List:
- Halloween costume? Check!
- Extra large bag to hold all of this year’s treats? Check!
- Chat with the Master of Horror, R.L. Stine, on Scholastic’s Facebook and Twitter? Check!
It’s scary how excited we are to announce that Goosebumps author R.L. Stine, will host a two-hour live chat at 1 p.m. (EDT) on Friday, Oct. 28 on our Facebook Page and Twitter! R.L. will take over Scholastic’s social media, posting frighteningly fantastic prompts, jokes, and trivia, and answering fans’ ghoulish questions. Every time I think about it, flashbacks to my childhood come racing back…
*cue flashback blur*
I grew up with R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps series. My favorite book from the series was You Can’t Scare Me. Ironically, I always got scared and couldn’t read the book alone so I would convince my friend, who was equally obsessed with Goosebumps but much braver, to read it with me. We’d take turns reading each paragraph out loud, and sometimes we’d read the dialogue sections using different voices. We were the nerdy types. I get it. I’m ok with that.
Friends and I also loved watching Goosebumps episodes on TV. After we finished our homework, we would tune in to the show and roast mini marshmallows on a chopstick over a candle. It gave the whole experience a more “we’re camping and listening to spooky stories by the fire” feel.
*cue flashback blur*
I’m sure you have lots of memories like mine! And now you get to ask R.L. some serious, hard-hitting questions on Scholastic’s social media: What scares him? What’s the best Halloween costume he’s ever seen? Does he like pumpkin pie? I need to know!
And just to give you a head start, here are some fun facts about R.L.:
• R.L. shares that The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was one of the most influential books of his life. See his full Bookprint here on YouAreWhatYouRead.com (2010)
• “Goosebumps” or “R.L. Stine” has been the answer to five different questions on the game show Jeopardy between 1998 and 2006
• R.L. Stine types so much that he needs to replace his keyboard every six months
While R.L. is a Twitter sensation, he is rarely on Facebook. So this is definitely a unique opportunity for our fans. We know our readers love to interact with authors online. And who better to chat with this time of year than the scariest guy we know? With the perfect mix of horror and humor, R.L. may even give you some spooky ideas just in time for Halloween. Although, I’m warning you now…there’s always the risk that you’ll get a surprise visit from Slappy!
To ask R.L. a question, “Like” Scholastic on Facebook or follow tweets from @Scholastic and @RL_Stine during the Oct. 28 event. Fans and followers participating will also have a chance to win personalized, autographed books from the horror master! You can also RSVP and invite friends on Facebook, and we’ll send you a reminder.
Posted: October 19th, 2011 under Uncategorized. .
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