R.L. Stine at the Library of Congress National Book Festival
R.L. Stine, best known for his Goosebumps series, is one of the most beloved children's authors of all time; ironic since he spends most of his time trying to scare the pants off of young kids! Stine has sold more than 350 million books and been translated to over 32 languages. He sat down with Indiezone.tv's Christie McDonald to discuss the National Bookfest, being mobbed by the media, why it took him so long to turn scary, a possible second autobiography, and his newest adult novel Red Rain.
We were eagerly awaiting our interview with this living legend (as was the rest of the festival), and were quite pleasantly surprised by his easy going nature and genuine love for what he does, even with all the chaos that ensued around him. His story about being a humor writer that accidentally got his big break writing a scary teen novel is both endearing and surprising, since it is easy to assume he would have been "writing scary" his entire life. We wish him the best success on his adult novel Red Rain, and hope all the kids that took pleasure in his Goosebumps series will check out what he has in store for us now that we're all grown up!