It Came from Ohio! is a book 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 Swamp Monster, The Abominable Snowman, and The Shrunken Head.


R.L. Stine is sitting at his computer writing, surrounded by Slappy, A lawn gnome, Fifi the Vampire Poodle, a mummy, a scarecrow, The Haunted Mask, Monster Blood, and the Abominable Snowman.


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.

2015 reprint

It Came from Ohio! was reprinted on April 28, 2015. It includes new information not seen in the original, such as three new chapters and the top 20 most asked questions is updated.

Book Release date Type Media
It Came from Ohio! - 2015
April 28, 2015 Standalone Paperback

International releases



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