Happy birthday, R.L. Stine!

Gina Asprocolas  //  Oct 8, 2019

Happy birthday, R.L. Stine!

October is my favorite month of year. Often referred to as “spooky season,” there’s a lot to love: the leaves start to turn, the sweaters come out, freshly baked pies are everywhere, and of course, there’s Halloween. But there’s another reason why October is great you may not know: today, October 8th, is R.L. Stine’s birthday!

It's been well-documented on this blog that the Goosebumps series was my favorite growing up, and being able to meet (and sometimes work with!) R.L. Stine has been a career highlight. But R.L. Stine’s humor and spookiness isn’t limited to October; he maintains a very active Twitter account featuring upcoming appearances, jokes, fun facts, cover reveals and more, all year round. So in honor of his birthday, here’s just a sample of what you’ll see in your feed when you give him a follow.

The Jokes



Cover Reveals


Original Stories

Stine wrote this short story over a series of 15 tweets, before threads were offically developed. (What a trendsetter!) You can read the full story, tweet-by-tweet, at USA Today.


The Occasional Random Song Lyric

Fan Appreciation

Happy birthday, R.L. Stine!

Photo credit: Dan Nelken