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Description of Pictures: R. L. Stine’s writing career began at the age of nine when he wrote stories and jokes on an old typewriter and handed them out at school. He is now the author of more than 50 books, including the GOOSEBUMPS series (1992), and Nightmare Hour (1999) which received a Children’s Choices Award. His most recent books are Who Let the Ghosts Out? and Have You Met My Ghoufriend, both the latest in the Mostly Ghostly series (Delacorte, 2004). As an advocate of literacy for kids, he created a writing program, R. L. Stine’s The Nightmare Room Writing Program (Parachute Press and Avon Books), which is available free of charge to educators nationwide. He lives in New York City.
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Copyrights: All pictures were taken by amateur photographer Bruce Guthrie (me!) who retains copyright on them. Free for non-commercial use with attribution. See the [Creative Commons] definition of what this means. "Photos (c) Bruce Guthrie" is fine for attribution. (Commercial use folks can of course contact me.) Feel free to use in publications and pages with attribution but you don't have permission to sell the photos themselves. A free copy of any printed publication using any photographs is requested. Descriptive text, if any, is from a mixture of sources, quite frequently from signs at the location or from official web sites; copyrights, if any, are retained by their original owners.
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STINE_041009_10.JPG: R.L. Stine @ National Book Festival.
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2004 photos: Equipment this year: I bought two Fujifilm S7000 digital cameras. While they produced excellent images, I found all of the retractable-lens Fuji models had a disturbing tendency to get dust inside the lens. Dark blurs would show up on the images and the camera had to be sent back to the shop in order to get it fixed. I returned one of the cameras when the blurs showed up in the first month. I found myself buying extended warranties on cameras.
Trips this year: (1) Margot and I went off to Scotland for a few days, my first time overseas. (2) I went to Hawaii on business (such a deal!) and extended it, spending a week in Hawaii and another in California. (3) I went to Tennessee to man a booth and extended it to go to my third Fan Fair country music festival.
Number of photos taken this year: 110,000.