Famed author and ‘Goosebumps’ creator R.L. Stine: “I think humor and horror are very close together”

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Children’s horror fiction author R.L. Stine has more than 400 million Goosebumps books in print worldwide. (Handout photo / R.L. Stine)

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The great children’s author R.L. Stine joins Justin to discuss his career, how he started writing when he was a child, making the transition from writing humor to writing horror, trying to find the right balance when it comes to being scary, going into the 25th year of writing the “Goosebumps” series, the success of the “Goosebumps” movie, how his books span a generation, schools using his books so more kids will enjoy reading, his appearance at this weekend’s Printers Row Lit Fest and receiving the 2016 Chicago Tribune Young Adult Literary Award.

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