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He says he started at the age of nine, when he found a typewriter in the attic. His mother was always yelling at him to go out and play. He commented that he was shy and clumsy kid. In his books he tries to keep the books as a fantasy and keep the real world out; he doesn't want to freak any kids out. In his early career he wrote joke books and a magazine. He has written 87 Goosebumps books, from 1992 to 1994 (doing one book per month) and then they just took off all over the world. At one point they were seling 4 million books per month in all different languages.