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    13 Things You Never Knew About The "Goosebumps" Book Series From R.L. Stine Himself

    The series almost didn't happen!

    1. The Goosebumps series was inspired by R.L. Stine’s Fear Street series.

    2. Initially, Stine didn’t want to do Goosebumps.

    3. He came up with the name “Goosebumps” randomly, while reading a TV Guide.

    4. Goosebumps began as a much smaller collection.

    5. Goosebumps books weren’t an immediate hit.

    6. R.L. Stine thinks of the Goosebumps titles first, then he writes the book.

    7. Piano Lessons Can Be Murder was originally “Guitar Lessons Can Be Murder.”

    8. R.L. Stine’s favorite Goosebumps book is one that you’d never guess.

    9. R.L. Stine’s favorite monster he wrote is King Jellyjam from The Horror at Camp Jellyjam.

    10. An artist named Tim Jacobus painted the Goosebumps covers.

    11. There was going to be a follow-up series called Goosebumps Gold, but it never panned out.

    12. R.L. Stine thinks the first book in the series, Welcome to Dead House, is too scary for kids.

    13. There was a movie deal for Goosebumps books in the ’90s, but it wound up not happening until 2015.