In episode 234 of the Functional Nerds Podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio chat for a bit before Patrick’s live interview with not one, but two NY Times best selling authors: Mary Kay Andrews and R.L. Stine.
About R.L. Stine:
R.L. Stine was born in Columbus, Ohio. When Bob was nine, he found an old typewriter up in the attic. That discovery changed his life. He carried it down to his room and started typing stories and little joke books. After graduating from Ohio State University in 1965, Bob headed to New York City to become a writer. He wrote dozens of joke books and humor books for kids. And he created Bananas, a zany humor magazine which he did for ten years. In 1989 he created the Fear Street series, the best-selling young adult book series in history. Goosebumps began in 1992. The book series quickly became a hit around the world. Translated into 32 different languages, it made R.L. a worldwide publishing celebrity. R.L. Stine says he has a great job: “My job is to give kids the CREEPS!” R.L.’s books are read all over the world. So far, he has sold over 350 million books, making him one of the best-selling children’s authors in history.
About Mary Kay Andrews:
Mary Kay Andrews is the author of the New York Times bestselling Save the Date, Ladies’ Night, Spring Fever, Summer Rental, The Fixer Upper, Savannah Breeze and Blue Christmas, as well as Deep Dish, Hissy Fit, Little Bitty Lies and Savannah Blues. Her next novel, BEACH TOWN, will go on sale May 26, 2015. She also wrote ten critically acclaimed mysteries, including the Callahan Garrity mystery series, under her real name, Kathy Hogan Trocheck. Her mysteries have been nominated for the Edgar, Anthony, Agatha and Macavity Awards. a.k.a. Kathy Hogan Trochek.
This week’s picks:
- R.L. Stine on Twitter
- Mary Kay Andrews on Facebook
- The Pikes Peak Writers Conference
- Patrick Hester on Twitter
- John Anealio on Twitter
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