Robert Lawrence Stine is best known for his horror series, Goosebumps though he did not begin his writing career with horror. He worked as an editor on his university campus humour magazine and then some years later as an editor at Scholastic Books working mainly in humour including on the humour magazine for older children, Bananas. It wasn’t until 1986 that Robert’s career as a horror writer began with Blind Date. In 1989 Robert released his first horror series, Fear Street which included about 100 books and sold more than 80 million copies. The first book in the Goosebumps series was released in 1992 and inspired a television series as well as two films. It was a huge hit and has been so popular that he has been compared to the likes of Stephen King.