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   Robert Laurence Stine 罗伯特•劳伦斯•斯坦


 Royalty Income: 3.2 million yuan (US$0.5 million)

Bestseller: the "Goosebumps" series

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Robert Laurence Stine, born in 1943, is a best-selling American writer who excels in amusing and scaring children with exciting and engaging horror stories. Starting his writing career at 9 years old, the writer is now credited as one of the bestselling children's book writers of all time. He has produced hundreds of globally popular scary fictions, including "The Fear Street," "Goosebumps," "Rotten School," "Mostly Ghostly" and "The Nightmare Room" series.

The writer, who once created and edited a humor magazine called Bananas for ten years, wrote his first teen's scary fiction "Blind Date" in 1986 and found it becoming an instant bestseller upon hitting the bookshelves. He began his "Fear Street" teen series in 1989 and put himself into the "Goosebumps" series in 1992. The "Goosebumps" series took the world by storm and was turned into a high-rating TV series in 1995. Stine was ranked as the top bestselling author in the U.S. for three consecutive years between 1994 and 1996.

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