‘Goosebumps’ author and Bexley native R.L. Stine talks horror, humor and Ohio roots in the newest issue of ‘(614) Magazine’

Jack McLaughlin

While most of us are familiar with the Goosebumps series of young adult horror books, not all of us are aware that the books’ author, R.L. Stine, is actually from central Ohio himself. And since, each year, the January issue of (614) Magazine is dedicated interviewing some of the most interesting and influential people who live in or come from Columbus, we decide to sit down with the writer, who’s been scaring you since Night of the Living Dummy.

Our conversation with Stine covers horror, humor and touches on his Bexley roots, spanning everything from Rubino’s Pizza to his time at Ohio State University. 

In addition to Stine, our January issue also profiles four other unique Columbus residents, Three Bites Bakery owner Isabella Bonello, local stylist for the stars Mattey Spicer, giant pumpkin portrait artist Jeanette Paras and World War II veteran Jim Bryant.

We also take a dive into local seafood, make time for Columbus tea and offer a cultural look into what the Crew’s recent championship means top the city.

Check out the newest issue of (614) Magazine below!


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