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Joe Hill

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Born
in Bangor, Maine, The United States
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Physical Graffiti - Led Zeppelin

Member Since
November 2016


Joe Hill's debut, HEART-SHAPED BOX, won the Bram Stoker Award for Best First Novel. His second, HORNS, was made into a film freakfest starring Daniel Radcliffe. His other novels include NOS4A2, and his #1 New York Times Best-Seller, THE FIREMAN.

He also writes short stories. Some of them were gathered together in his prize-winning collection, 20TH CENTURY GHOSTS.

He was awarded the Eisner Award for Best Writer for his long running comic book series, LOCKE & KEY, co-created with illustrator and art wizard Gabriel Rodriguez.

He lives in New Hampshire with a corgi named McMurtry after a certain beloved writer of cowboy tales. His next book, STRANGE WEATHER, a collection of novellas, is due in fall of 2017.

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Joe Hill I see genre as a set of props that you can bring in to stage the performance. In the horror prop room there's the axe, strobes for suggesting the…moreI see genre as a set of props that you can bring in to stage the performance. In the horror prop room there's the axe, strobes for suggesting the flash of lightning, plastic gallon jugs of fake blood. In the science fiction prop room, you've got the robot costume and a drawer full of Buck Rogers zap guns. And so on. If you use those props, you're inevitably going to encourage certain expectations in your audience, which you can seek to meet or confound, depending on your goals.

If I'm not sure The Fireman is really horror, it's probably because I got most of my props from the science fiction department, with a couple side trips to to the room where we store stuff for romantic comedies. I also visited the wardrobe we use for "road trip" stories. Oh, and also, I grabbed a carpetbag left over from the theater's last performance of Mary Poppins. Ahem.(less)
Joe Hill I will be answering this one in the third issue of Escape Hatch, out in two weeks.
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Horns

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Hey. Hi. Hello. Still settling up my Goodreads account in my own bumbling way. Thanks for joining me here.

It appears my novel, The Fireman, has made it all the way to the final round of voting in the Horror category, in this year's Goodreads Awards. Okay, it's true: I'm not sure The Fireman is really horror. But boy, it sure does have some scary parts in it! Even considering that I cut out the... Read more of this blog post »
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Joe The Fireman

The Fireman is a finalist for a GoodReads Award in Horror! I'm not sure it's really a horror novel, but it has scary parts, and winning prizes is always fun, so if you feel inclined to vote for it, I WILL LICK BETWEEN YOUR TOES IN GRATITUDE.*

*not really


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