R. L. STINE is the author of the bestselling Goosebumps and Fear Street series, as well as the stand-alone novel It's the First Day of School . . . Forever! His adult novel, Red Rain, was described by Douglas Preston as "real characters, crisp writing, and a wicked sense of humor." He lives in New York City with his wife, Jane, and their dog, Minnie.
"Romantic comedy quickly turns to horror and revenge in this story of glam teen movie stars haunted by a Hollywood curse. Enough scares to keep you guessing--and screaming!" --Harlan Coben, author of Seconds Away"Stine takes the normal anxieties of childhood--in this case, the first day at a new school--and blends exaggerated humor with a few equally exaggerated moments of horror in a fast and goofy romp. Lots of fun for Stine fans." --Booklist on It's the First Day of School Forever"As usual, Stine delivers the hilarity and horror that readers love, and his mastery of sustaining mood will not disappoint. . . . Kids will love the twist at the end." --School Library Journal, starred review on It's the First Day of School Forever"Stine's signature blend of horror and humor, combined with an unexpected ending, offers a fresh view on a familiar idea." --ABC New York on It's the First Day of School Forever"Stine has a freshly terrifying story to tell, and he tells it with gusto, ratcheting up the chills until we're frozen in our chairs. Parents, be warned: this is emphatically not for younger readers." --Booklist on Red Rain"It's a page turner until the end, with short chapters that help increase the pace. Stine enjoys himself writing not for kids but about them." --Associated Press on Red Rain"Stine's story is a creepy, fun read." --Library Journal on Red Rain"With this brilliantly written novel Red Rain, Stine proves that he definitely has it in him to challenge the greats in the thriller/horror genre. . . . Think Dean Koontz, Douglas Preston, Harlan Coben and then amp it up by a hundred!" --MysteryNet.com on Red Rain