Joe Hilley

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I used to be an attorney. Then I quit to write novels and books about things that interest me.

Children of Men: Don't Ignore The Background

You should watch this - an analysis of the movie CHILDREN OF MEN.

Quite intriguing. And unsettling.

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Published on April 08, 2019 10:07
Average rating: 3.41 · 287 ratings · 62 reviews · 9 distinct works
Sarah Palin: A New Kind Of ...

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Electric Beach (A Mike Conn...

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What The Red Moon Knows

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message 72: by Rob

Rob Rosen Joe, hi. Hope all is well. Since we’re Goodreads friends, I thought I’d share my latest novel, Midlife Crisis, with you.

"Rob Rosen does madcap gay humor better than anyone else writing today. Midlife Crisis is no exception." - Neil Plakcy, author of The Mahu Investigations

I hope you can pick up a copy. As a special thanks for your time, feel free to message me on Facebook ( for a free PDF copy of any of my other 9 novels, which you can find here:

All the best,

Rob Rosen

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

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

message 48: by Joe

Joe Hilley Kirkus Review of Desert Rose: The Life and Legacy of Coretta Scott King

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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

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.

message 44: by Joe

Joe Hilley Trying to find the end of this outline

message 43: by Joe

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

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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.

message 37: by Joe

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

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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
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
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

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.


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

message 24: by Pamela

Pamela Thanks for the add Joe!

message 23: by Joe

Joe Hilley Straightening out the chronology at the front of this book so I can write the rest of it while switching back and forth between other projects.

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