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Does Amelia Bedelia Frighten You?

Amelia BedeliaWhen bibliophiles think of horror, typically names like Stephen King, Anne Rice, and R.L. Stine come to mind. How about Peggy ParishDorkly.com editor-in-chief Andrew Bridgman and comics creator Andy Kluthe collaborated on a parody piece starring Amelia Bedelia.

Many children’s literature fans will fondly recall Parish’s lovable goofball maid “drawing the drapes,” “dressing the chicken,” and “dusting the furniture.” The ”Why Amelia Bedelia Is Literally The Most Terrifying Character Ever” piece features antics that include “making the bed,” “throwing a baby shower,” and “having a brainstorm session.” What do you think?

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R.L. Stine Writes a Scary Short Story On Twitter

1257831Goosebumps series author R.L. Stine wrote a scary story called “What’s In My Sandwich?” on Twitter.

Below, we’ve collected all the tweets that make up the short story in a Storify post embedded below—what do you think?

Tomorrow, Stine will unveil another short fiction piece entitled “Let’s Make a Trade” on Wattpad for the “The R.L. Stine Fill In The Fear Contest.” (via BuzzFeed)

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Wattpad Contest Invites Fans to Collaborate On a R.L. Stine Short Story

Fear Street ContestWattpad is running “The R.L. Stine Fill In The Fear Contest.” This allows fans to collaborate on a short story called “Let’s Make a Trade” with R.L. Stine.

Stine wrote the beginning and now it’s up to the participants to fill in the middle; Stine will be responsible for the ending. Writers have until October 9th to turn in a submission.

Both the winner and the finished piece will be unveiled on October 31st; readers will be able to access the entire story on Stine’s Wattpad profile. Follow this link to learn all the rules for this contest.

R.L. Stine Reveals ‘Fear Street’ Origins in a Wattpad Essay

Fear StreetR.L. Stine has revealed the back story for Fear Street on Wattpad. The two-page essay, entitled “How did FEAR STREET become the street where your worst nightmares live?“, reveals the origins of this popular young adult series. What do you think?

Stine also posted a three-part excerpt from the forthcoming book, Party Games. This project marks Stine’s return to Fear Street after an extended hiatus. St. Martin’s Press will release the book on September 30, 2014.

R.L. Stine to Re-Boot ‘Fear Street’ YA Series

Fear StreetWriter R.L. Stine plans to re-boot his popular Fear Street book series. The last Fear Street title was published back in 1999.

St Martin’s Griffin will release Party Games on September 30th. In an interview with MartiniProductionsNY, Stine revealed that he has 6 more Fear Street books planned for the future. We’ve embedded his announcement on Twitter below.

Here’s more from Bustle: “Stine’s Fear Street series was the YA equivalent to his middle grade series Goosebumps. It was ‘sleep with the lights on’ spooky, and occasionally just skewed the right amount toward silly. (Can I direct your attention to Cat?) The series was a commercial smash, and now it has acquired a cult following from twenty- and thirtysomethings across the country.”

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MTV is Adapting R.L. Stine’s Internet Dating Thriller Into TV Mini-Series

eyecandyMTV is working on a television series based on R.L. Stine‘s best-selling online thriller about online dating Eye Candy.

According to a report in The Hollywood Reporter, Victoria Justice will star in the flick and Twilight director Catherine Jardwicke will direct the adaptation. IMDB reveals that  is heading up production for the mini-series.

Here is more about the story from the book’s description:

Lindy Sampson is a twenty-three-year-old New Yorker with a problem: She’s too beautiful. Guys are intimidated by her. Her roommate suggests Internet dating and writes a Personal ad for Lindy, calling her “Eye Candy.” The responses pour in. Suddenly, Lindy is dating four guys at once–and having the time of her life. Until she gets a terrifying note that warns: “Don’t say no, Lindy. Keep going out with me. I’ll mess you up if you ever say no.”

Hear more about how Stine started writing spooky stories on MediabistroTV’s ‘My First Big Break. We’ve embedded the video after the jump. Read more

Neil Gaiman Book Removed From High School Reading List in New Mexico

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Educators of Alamogordo High School have removed a Neil Gaiman Neverwhere from their required reading list. The author sent a message out on Twitter and asked, “is anyone fighting back?”

According to The Guardian, this New Mexico school removed the book after one student’s mother complained that the book contains “sexual innuendos and harsh language.”

Gaiman recently delivered a lecture at the Reading Agency on the importance of libraries, reading, and daydreaming. During one portion of his speech, he denounces censorship and declares that “there are no bad authors for children.”

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What Books Scared You As a Kid?

What books scared you as a kid?

Video blogger Vsauce created a great video called “Why Are Things Creepy?,” exploring the nuances and science of scariness (video embedded above). Along the way, he cites the great Stephen King and shares a few scary books.

Below, I collected free samples of books that scared me as a kid. Add your suggestions in the comments section–we’ll keep building our list.

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R.L. Stine: ERMAHGERD! My First Big Break

He makes his living scaring children and has been called the Stephen King of children’s books.

“Goosebumps” author, R.L. Stine sat down with mediabistroTV to talk about how finding a typewriter at the age of nine started him on his journey to becoming one of the most successful children’s book authors in history.

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How R.L. Stine Discovered Ray Bradbury

In the video embedded above, the great R.L. Stine explains how he discovered Ray Bradbury for the first time as a kid lost in the library.

The experience would spawn a life-long love of literature and help launch a long writing career. It’s a story that will warm the hearts of all the librarians and aspiring writers in the audience. You never know how a book can change somebody’s life.

Check it out: “Fabled scary author R.L. Stine recounts the time his mother dropped him off at the local library in his home town of Bexley, Ohio. As a child who only read comics, R.L. staggered around the shelves in confusion, bitter that the library didn’t stock his beloved reading material. A kindly librarian spotted his plight and approached, changing his life forever.”

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