‘Goosebumps,’ ‘Fear Street’ Author Stine Helps Nephew Close the Bowdoin Chapter

R.L. Stine with nephew Sam Waterbury '11 at the lobster bake following Baccalaureate.

He likely gave many members of the Class of 2011 goosebumps growing up, but now bestselling horror fiction writer R.L. Stine (sometimes called “the Stephen King of children’s literature”) is on campus to cheer them on as they graduate with his nephew Sam Waterbury ’11.

Stine’s books, including those in the Goosebumps and Fear Street series, have sold hundreds of millions of copies.

Waterbury, a music major and no stranger to interesting plots, wrote a Sondheim-inspired musical based on professional wrestling and delivered the talk “The Point of Bowdoin” at the 2008 Sarah and James Bowdoin Day.

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