Jim C. Hines’ first novel was Goblin Quest, the tale of a nearsighted goblin runt and his pet fire-spider. Actor and author Wil Wheaton described the book as “too f***ing cool for words,” which is pretty much the Best Blurb Ever. After completing the goblin trilogy, Jim went on to write the princess series, four books often described as a blend of Grimm’s Fairy Tales with Charlie’s Angels. He’s also the author of the Magic ex Libris books, which follow the adventures of a magic-wielding librarian from northern Michigan; the Fable: Legends tie-in Blood of Heroes; and the humorous Janitors of the Post-Apocalypse trilogy.
Jim has written more than fifty published short stories. His first professional story sale was the award-winning “Blade of the Bunny,” published way back in 1999.
Jim is an active blogger about topics ranging from sexism and harassment to zombie-themed Christmas carols, and won the Hugo Award for Best Fan Writer in 2012.
He has an undergraduate degree in psychology and a Masters in English. He lives in Michigan with his family.
Random Bullet Points:
- Age: Born in 1974. You do the math.
- Represented by the JABberwocky Literary Agency
- Hugo Award Winner for Best Fan Writer (2012)
- Favorite Muppet: Animal
- Rejections collected since 1995: 500+
- Lifetime member, SFWA
- Toastmaster at the 2014 National Science Fiction Convention
- Best in Show at 2013 Windycon Masquerade
- Black belt in Sanchin-Ryu