As individuals and families across the U.S. gear up for the Great American Eclipse, a lot of businesses and cities have planned special, lucrative events to draw in customers and tourists. Even authors are getting in on the action. Goosebumps author R.L. Stine teased glow-in-the-dark books for eclipse reading in a Wednesday tweet, generating a media frenzy as everyone clamored for more information. Which of Stine's hundreds of books will get the glow-in-the-dark treatment? And will they be available before Monday afternoon, when the moon blocks out the sun and the ancient rituals commence? Here's what we know so far.
On Monday, Aug. 21, the Great American Eclipse will pass over 10 states — Idaho, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Wyoming — drawing tourists from neighboring states to view the rare event.
If you're thinking it seems like a waste to print glow-in-the-dark books for some spooky fun during a few short hours on Monday afternoon, think again. Not only are glow-in-the-dark R.L. Stine books perfect for reading in a dark room — and past your bedtime — but they will come in handy when the next total solar eclipse happens in 2024. That eclipse will pass over Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, and Vermont.
Here are five books R.L. Stine should release for glow-in-the-dark reading.