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Joe Hill
Joseph Hillstrom King (born 1972) is an American writer of fiction, writing under the pen name of Joe Hill. Hill is the the second child of authors Stephen King and Tabitha King. His younger brother Owen King is also a writer. He has three children. Hill's first book, the limited edition... show more
Joseph Hillstrom King (born 1972) is an American writer of fiction, writing under the pen name of Joe Hill.

Hill is the the second child of authors Stephen King and Tabitha King. His younger brother Owen King is also a writer. He has three children.

Hill's first book, the limited edition collection 20th Century Ghosts published in 2005 by PS Publishing, showcases fourteen of his short stories and won the Bram Stoker Award for Best Fiction Collection, together with the British Fantasy Award for Best Collection and Best Short Story for "Best New Horror". In October 2007, Hill's mainstream US and UK publishers reprinted 20th Century Ghosts, without the extras published in the 2005 slipcased versions, but including one new story.

Hill's first novel, Heart-Shaped Box, was published by William Morrow/HarperCollins on February 13, 2007 and by Victor Gollancz Ltd in UK in March 2007. Simultaneous to these two editions, a limited edition of Heart-Shaped Box was also released by Subterranean Press; it sold out several months prior to publication. The novel reached number 8 on the New York Times bestseller list on April 1, 2007.

His new novel Horns was published in 2010.

Hill chose to use an abbreviated form of his given name (a reference to executed labor leader Joe Hill, for whom he was named) in 1997, out of a desire to succeed based solely on his own merits instead of as the son of Stephen King. After achieving a degree of independent success, Hill publicly confirmed his identity in 2007 after an article the previous year in Variety broke his cover (although online speculation about Hill's family background had been appearing since 2005).
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Birth date: 1972-06-04
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FeeRtheDragon
FeeRtheDragon rated it 5 days ago
The Fireman by Joe Hill is a novel about a plague, Draco Incendia Trychophyton, also known as Dragonscale.I love how Hill brings his characters to life, and the world he creates is chilling. With incredible writing, I recommend this book to anyone who loves dystopian tales.
FeeRtheDragon
FeeRtheDragon rated it 1 week ago
Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill is a novel about rock star Judas Coyne and black, heart-shaped box and the dead man's suit it contains.I absolutely loved this story! I have to say that I am loving Joe Hill's work as much as I do his father's.
Tickets To Paradise
Tickets To Paradise rated it 1 week ago
What would you do if you got drunk one night out of rage and next thing you knew were accused of a murder of your sweetheart that you most definitely did not commit, even though everybody thinks that you did commit it, because you're immensely unlikable in the eyes of the town's community that doesn...
FeeRtheDragon
FeeRtheDragon rated it 2 weeks ago
Horns by Joe Hill is a stand alone novel about a young man, Ignatius Perrish, waking up after a night of drinking too much and discovering he has grown horns.I have to say that Joe Hill's writing definitely gives his father, Stephen King, a run for his money. Superb writing and great character devel...
carolesrandomlife
carolesrandomlife rated it 3 weeks ago
This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books.I liked this book quite a lot. I read Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill years ago and liked it but for some reason had never picked up anything else by the author. I have been hearing great things about this book for years and added the book ...
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