This book is about R.L. Stine and how he came to be a writer. It talks about his childhood, his life in college, his early jobs, his girlfriend, and how he came up with the ideas for Fear Street and Goosebumps.
The US cover features R.L. Stine sitting and writing at his typewriter. He is surrounded by Slappy, The Lawn Gnomes, Monster Blood, Amaz-O the rabbit, Curly the Skeleton, The Mummy, a Scarecrow, The Ghost of Harrison Sadler, The Abominable Snowman, and The Shrunken Head.
R.L. Stine is sitting in a large chair surrounding by The giant bug, A Beast, A Mummy, Slappy, a Black Cat, The Dragon from Be Afraid - Be Very Afraid!, Amaz-O, a vampire (possibly Count Nightwing), and more monsters.
- The reprint includes three new chapters and the top 20 most asked questions is updated.
- Susan Lurie (who wrote the new chapters) is also the author of the Monster Survival Guide.