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The Author’s Bookshelf: R.L. Stine

R.L. Stine is a novelist, short story writer, television producer, screenwriter, and executive editor, best known for his horror books aimed at young readers. R.L. Stine says he has a great job: “My job is to give kids the CREEPS!”

R.L.'s books are read all over the world. So far, he has sold over 350 million books, making him one of the best-selling children's authors in history. Authoring the Fear Street series, the best-selling young adult book series in history, and Goosebumps, the international hit translated into 32 languages, R.L. became a worldwide publishing celebrity.

Among his accolades, R.L. has been awarded the 2002 Champion of Reading Award from the Free Public Library of Philadelphia, the Thriller Writers of America Silver Bullet Award in 2007, and the Horror Writers Association's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014.

Other book creations include: Ghosts of Fear Street, Give Yourself Goosebumps, The Nightmare Room (also a TV series), Mostly Ghostly, and Beware!, a collection of all his favorite stories, poems, comics and illustrations. These days, R.L. is busier than ever. He's working on many books, including the Goosebumps HorrorLand series. He lives in New York City with his wife Jane and his dog Minnie.


  • A Kiss Before Dying

    By Ira Levin

    Our Price: $6.00 - $6.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781849015912
    • Publisher: Corsair
    • Published: June 2011
  • A Long Long Way

    By Sebastian Barry

    Our Price: $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780143035091
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: 2006
    A Man Booker Prize nominee. In 1914, eighteen-year-old Willie Dunne leaves behind Dublin and everyone he loves in order to enlist in the Allied forces on the Western front. Once there he encounters violence on a scale he could not haveimagined, barely sustaining his spirit with letters from homme and the camaraderie of the boys who fight and die by his side. But when he returns home on leave to encounter the growing tensions over Irish independnece, Willie soon finds himself confronting unbearable choices regarding family, patriotism, and duty. A wartime tragedy of rare power. 292p.
  • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Dover Thrift Editions)

    By Mark Twain

    Our Price: $5.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780486280615
    • Publisher: Dover Publications
    • Published: May 1994
    Climb aboard the raft with Huck and Jim and drift away from the "sivilized" life and into a world of adventure, excitement, danger, and self-discovery. Huck's shrewd and humorous narrative is complemented by lyrical descriptions of the Mississippi valley and a sparkling cast of memorable characters.
  • Catch-22 (50th Anniversary Edition)

    By Joseph Heller

    Our Price: $9.00 - $16.20
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781451626650
    • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Paperbacks
    • Published: April 2011
    A cornerstone of 20th century American literature, Catch-22 – a National Book Award for Fiction Finalist (1962) - is set in Italy during World War II. It is the story of the incomparable malingering bombardier, Yossarian, a hero who is furious because thousands of people he has never met are trying to kill him. But his real problem is not the enemy – it is his own army, which keeps increasing the number of missions the men must fly to complete their tour of duty. Yet if Yossarian makes any attempt to excuse himself from the perilous missions he’s assigned, he’ll be in violation of Catch-22, a hilariously sinister bureaucratic rule: a man is considered insane if he willingly continues to fly dangerous combat missions, but if he makes a formal request to be removed from duty, he is proven sane and therefore ineligible to be relieved. This 50th anniversary edition commemorates Heller’s masterpiece with a new introduction by Christopher Buckley; a wealth of critical essays and reviews by Norman Mailer, Alfred Kazin, Anthony Burgess, and others; rare papers and photos from Heller’s personal archive, and much more. 523p.
  • Cold Service (Spenser Book 32)

    By Robert B. Parker

    Our Price: $9.99
    • Format: Mass Market
    • ISBN-13: 9780425204283
    • Publisher: Berkley
    • Published: March 2006
    When his friend, Hawk, is brutally injured after helping protect another man, Boston private detective Spenser throws himself into Hawk's rehabilitation and investigates the Ukrainian mob he believes is responsible for the attack. Reprint.
  • Dandelion Wine

    By Ray Bradbury

    Our Price: $7.19
    • Format: Mass Market
    • ISBN-13: 9780553277531
    • Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE
    • Published: August 1987
    In the unusual world of Green Town, Illinois, a twelve-year-old discovers the wonders of reality and the power of imagination during the summer of 1928
  • Drop Shot (Myron Bolitar #2)

    By Harlan Coben

    Our Price: $8.95
    • Format: Mass Market
    • ISBN-13: 9780345542229
    • Publisher: Dell
    • Published: April 2013
    Investigating the killing of a burned-out tennis star, sports agent Myron Bolitar uncovers a connection between the victim and a rising star from the wrong side of the tracks, while a corrupt senator and organized crime watch his every move.
  • Harpo Speaks!

    By Harpo Marx

    Our Price: $27.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780879100360
    • Publisher: Limelight Editions
    • Published: June 1985
    Depicts the personal life of Harpo Marx and traces his career as a member of the Marx Brothers comedy team
  • Killing Floor (Jack Reacher #1)

    By Lee Child

    Our Price: $9.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780515153651
    • Publisher: Jove
    • Published: October 2012
    INTRODUCING REACHER: The First Jack Reacher Novel NEW INTRODUCTION BY THE AUTHOR Ex-military policeman Jack Reacher is a drifter. He’s just passing through Margrave, Georgia, and in less than an hour, he’s arrested for murder. Not much of a welcome. All Reacher knows is that he didn’t kill anybody. At least not here. Not lately. But he doesn’t stand a chance of convincing anyone. Not in Margrave, Georgia. Not a chance in hell. See Jack Reacher now in his first major motion picture.
  • Lolita

    By Vladimir Nabokov

    Our Price: $8.00 - $14.35
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780679723165
    • Publisher: Vintage International
    • Published: June 1997
    The infinitely absorbing story of aging Humbert Humbert's obsessive, devouring and doomed passion for the 'nymphet' Dolores Haze. Set against a post-WWII American modernism that etches the 'highway & travel lodge' mode into an emblem of illicit desire achieved, Humbert's obsessional love drive for Lolita takes whatever was left of its Russian-born author's formative prose to a level unrivalled in 20th-century fiction. 317p.
  • Martin Chuzzlewit (Oxford World's Classics)

    By Charles Dickens

    Our Price: $10.76
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780199554003
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
    • Published: May 2009
    At the center of Martin Chuzzlewit is Martin himself, very old, very rich, very much on his guard. What he suspects (with good reason) is that every one of his close and distant relations, now converging in droves on the country inn where they believe he is dying, will stop at nothing to become the inheritor of his great fortune. Having unjustly disinherited his grandson, young Martin, the old fellow now trusts no one but Mary Graham, the pretty girl hired as his companion. Though she has been made to understand she will not inherit a penny, she remains old Chuzzlewit's only ally. As the viperish relations and hangers-on close in on him, we meet some of Dickens's most marvelous characters - among them Mr. Pecksniff (whose name has entered the language asa synonym for ultimate hypocrisy and self-importance): the fabulously evil Jonas Chuzzlewit: the strutting reptile Tigg Montague: and the ridiculous, terrible, comical Sairey Gamp.
  • Maus I, A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History

    By Art Spiegelman

    Our Price: $8.00 - $15.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780394747231
    • Publisher: Random House Inc
    • Published: September 1986
    The author-illustrator traces his father's imprisonment in a Nazi concentration camp through a series of disarming and unusual cartoons arranged to tell the story as a novel
  • Maus II: A Survivor's Tale: And Here My Troubles Began

    By Art Spiegelman

    Our Price: $15.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780679729778
    • Publisher: Pantheon
    • Published: September 1992
    A narrative sequel to Maus captures the experience of the Holocaust as it chronicles the continuing story of Vladek, who survives Auschwitz, is reuited with his beloved Anja, and sires young Art. Reprint. 100,000 first printing. $100,000 ad/promo.
  • Mindswap

    By Robert Sheckley

    Our Price: $18.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780765315601
    • Publisher: ORB
    • Published: May 2006
    Unable to afford a vacation on an alien world, college student Marvin purchases a "mindswap" through which he trades bodies with a life form from another planet, but finds the bargain going horribly wrong when he discovers that he has changed places with an interstellar criminal. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.
  • Misery

    By Stephen King

    Our Price: $15.30
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781501143106
    • Publisher: Scribner
    • Published: January 2016
    The #1 national bestseller about a famous novelist held hostage by his “number one fan” and suffering a frightening case of writer’s block—that could prove fatal. One of “Stephen King’s best…genuinely scary” (USA TODAY).Paul Sheldon is a bestselling novelist who has finally met his number one fan. Her name is Annie Wilkes, and she is more than a rabid reader—she is Paul’s nurse, tending his shattered body after an automobile accident. But she is also furious that the author has killed off her favorite character in his latest book. Annie becomes his captor, keeping him prisoner in her isolated house.Annie wants Paul to write a book that brings Misery back to life—just for her. She has a lot of ways to spur him on. One is a needle. Another is an axe. And if they don’t work, she can get really nasty.“Terrifying” (San Francisco Chronicle), “dazzlingly well-written” (The Indianapolis Star), and “truly gripping” (Publishers Weekly),Misery is “classic Stephen King...full of twists and turns and mounting suspense” (TheBoston Globe).