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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

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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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R. L. Stine Explains the Gersberms Meme

What happens when a bestselling series for kids becomes a full-blown Internet fad?

In the video embedded above, Goosebumps creator R. L. Stine discussed the BERKS meme, a viral photograph of a girl with braces holding up his scary novels for kids. Stine also talked about his cameo role in the hilarious Gersberms video at Nerdist.

Next week, MediabistroTV’s My First Big Break show will release a video interview with the novelist about the early days of his career.

R.L. Stine: ‘Everything That Ever Happened To Me Was an Accident’

R.L. Stine,  the author of the popular Goosebumps horror series for kids, has been busy lately: tweeting scary stories and publishing Red Rainhis first novel for adults.

We caught up with Stine to discuss writing tips, challenging himself and his favorite scary books. Check out the highlights from our interview below…

Q: What’s your advice for aspiring horror writers?

A: There’s no formula. I think you have to create a very close point of view. You have to be in the eyes of the narrator. Everything that happens, all the smells, all the sounds; then your reader starts to identify with that character and that’s what makes something really scary.

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R.L. Stine, Michael C. Hall and Michelle Tea Get Booked

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Celebrated horror writer R.L. Stine will be talking about his adult novel, Red Rain, at Barnes & Noble Upper East Side. Hear him on Monday, October 22nd starting 7 p.m. (New York, NY)

Dexter actor Michael C. Hall and The Wisdom of Psychopaths author Kevin Dutton will discuss what makes psychopaths happy at the Rubin Museum of Art. Check it out on Wednesday, October 24th starting 7 p.m. (New York, NY)

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R.L. Stine Posts a Horror Story on Twitter

R.L. Stine, the author of the popular Goosebumps horror series for kids, gave his nearly 45,000 followers a free story this afternoon on Twitter.

The novelist tweeted a mini-horror story about a haunted kitchen. We’ve collected the posts below for your reading pleasure.

In January, Stine published Goosebumps Hall of Horrors #5: Don’t Scream.

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26 Thriller Writers Collaborate on Serial Novel for Charity

The new serial novel No Rest for the Dead features writing contributions by 25 thriller writers, including Sandra Brown, Jeffrey Deaver, R.L. StineGayle Lynds and Alexander McCall Smith. Novelist David Baldacci wrote the introduction to the charity novel.

Strand magazine managing editor Andrew Gulli and Lamia Gulli edited four-year project. Proceeds from the Simon & Schuster novel will be donated to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, honoring the memory of Andrew’s mother.

Here’s more about the serial novel: “When Christopher Thomas, a ruthless curator at San Francisco’s McFall Art Museum, is murdered and his decaying body is found in an iron maiden in a Berlin museum, his wife, Rosemary, is the primary suspect, and she is tried, convicted and executed. Ten years later, Jon Nunn, the detective who cracked the case, is convinced that the wrong person was put to death.”

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