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I was born in Alabama and grew up on the Gulf Coast. After years of practicing law, I quit to write about people and topics that interest me.

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message 74: by Majenta

Majenta Hello, Joe! Thank you for contacting me. Congratulations on your books! Happy reading, writing, and everything else. Blessings, and please take care.
Best wishes from Majenta


message 73: by David

David Gardner Hi there, you might like to check out my latest travelogue on the Cotswold Way.
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message 72: by Rob

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Christine Hatfield Thanks for being my friend


message 70: by Agnė

Agnė Thank you for the friend invite! :)


Barbara Ann Thank you for the friendvite! I look forward to checking out your work and chatting with you about books in the future.


message 68: by Joe

Joe Hilley Finished a manuscript last week. Starting on the next one.


message 67: by Joe

Joe Hilley Working through the last chapter


message 66: by Joe

Joe Hilley Still plowing through this manuscript


message 65: by Joe

Joe Hilley Grinding on manuscript revisions


Brigitte Thank you for the add Joe. Have a great day :)


message 63: by Joe

Joe Hilley Ghosting another manuscript


message 62: by David

David Brown Thanks for the friend request! I look forward to reading your books!


message 61: by Bev

Bev Thanks for the friendvite Joe. Hope to catch you around on the posts.


Chris- Bookaddict Thanks for the friend invite :)


message 59: by Joe

Joe Hilley Finished revising a manuscript that I previously thought was finished


message 58: by Joe

Joe Hilley Working on a new outline


message 57: by Joe

Joe Hilley Finishing up a manuscript - making changes from my reader, checking for over-use of phrases . . .


message 56: by Beth

Beth Michele Thanks for the add Joe!


message 55: by Joe

Joe Hilley Slowly converting this outline into a novel.


message 54: by Joe

Joe Hilley Saturdays are always different


message 53: by Joe

Joe Hilley Finished a work for hire. Now on to a new project


message 52: by Joe

Joe Hilley Working on two new projects.


message 51: by Joe

Joe Hilley New book released today - Our Sarah: Made in Alaska - by Sarah Palin's father and brother

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message 50: by Joe

Joe Hilley Working on an outline for a new novel.


message 49: by Joe

Joe Hilley Grinding away on a new manuscript. A novel set during World War II. Check us out at www.joehilley.com


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Joe Hilley Kirkus Review of Desert Rose: The Life and Legacy of Coretta Scott King http://www.kirkusreports.com/book-rev...


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Joe Hilley "Desert Rose - The Life and Legacy of Coretta Scott King" is a biography of Mrs. King written by her sister, Edythe Scott Bagley. I was Mrs. Bagley's co-writer. The book will be released to stores May 1, but you can get a copy now online at all the usual places. Here's a link to the Amazon page http://www.amazon.com/Desert-Rose-Leg...


message 46: by Joe

Joe Hilley Working on a manuscript


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Joe Hilley Desert Rose - a new book about Coretta Scott King - will be released May 2012.


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Joe Hilley Trying to find the end of this outline


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Joe Hilley Still raining in the Gulf South - good day to spend with a book


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Joe Hilley Check out our latest project http://t.co/DQ0Wpc1


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Joe Hilley Summertime . . . and working on a new manuscript.


message 40: by Joe

Joe Hilley Writing, always writing . . . and research


message 39: by Joe

Joe Hilley Have a new book outlined and ready to write. And I'm researching another one. Dining table is covered with stacks of books.


message 38: by Joe

Joe Hilley Finishing an outline for a novel. Waiting for a response on several pending projects.


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Joe Hilley Summer is off to a great start. Swimming lessons. Ballet. For our children - wouldn't want to see me in a leotard.


message 36: by Milton

Milton Esitubi Mary Anita And The Second Liberation In Kenya Consider reading this book full of African passion and flavour, culture, social life and politics


message 35: by Joe

Joe Hilley Moved three projects off my desk last week. Working on an outline for a new manuscript.


message 34: by Joe

Joe Hilley I keep writing chapters, but I'm not any closer to the end.


message 33: by William

William O'Brien Hi- Just to let you know...
Peter: a Darkened Fairytale
AVAILABLE TO ORDER NOW!!! DIRECT FROM THE PUBLISHER
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Best wishes, William


message 32: by Joe

Joe Hilley I'm in my cave, still grinding on a couple of manuscripts.


message 31: by Joe

Joe Hilley Grinding toward a deadline on a manuscript for a novel.


message 30: by William

William O'Brien Hi Joe - Thank you for your friendship on Goodreads!
Please visit my website http://www.peteradarkenedfairytale.co.uk
to view book snippets. Expected release March.
Best wishes, William


message 29: by Ed

Ed Rambeau Thanks for accepting my friend request, Joe. You seem like an interesting person, as well as a prolific and accomplished author, so feel free to tell me more about yourself and perhaps we can grow to become even greater friends. I, myself, am a singer/songwriter/actor who has recently turned author. My 2 top ten recordings were CONCRETE & CLAY (as a singer) and NAVY BLUE (as a writer)...both in the early 1960's. My first novel is an unusual murder mystery entitled "Forbidden Steps".

Regards, and have a great day, Ed

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message 28: by Joe

Joe Hilley Watched the Oscars last night. Every year the show seems to run longer, and every year we watch it to the very end. I have enjoyed movies since childhood.


message 27: by Joe

Joe Hilley Working on several projects at once. Really busy, which is what I like.


message 26: by Evan

Evan Nice to meet you, Joe.

Cheers,
Evan


Leaundra Oye! Joe, thanks for the add. Take care...Leaundra


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