Acclaimed YA horror author R.L. Stine has left no doubt what his new collection of stories is designed to do–the title says it all.
Stinetinglers–which contains 10 new horror tales for young readers–is Stine’s latest contribution to the genre he has dominated for so many years. But fans will have to wait a little while to dive in, according to Entertainment Weekly. The collection–check out the cover on this page–is expected to hit book stores Aug. 30, 2022.
As an added touch, the author of such classics as Goosebumps and Fear Street introduces each story personally. And those stories include a tale about a boy who hates bugs and starts to see them everywhere, one about a basketball player whose skin starts to practically drip off his hands (but no one else can see it) and another about friends who discover a hole in the ground that only continues to grow.
Stine had this to say about that last story. “One of the stories is about a hole in the ground,” he said. “It’s called The Hole in the Ground. It’s not so easy to base an entire story on a hole in the ground!”
The author added that his favorite part of the new book is “that it is finished. Writing 10 short stories is a lot like writing 10 novels.” Stine also said this book may be a collection of short stories, but “they’re not short on terror–or thrills.”
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