NYC – Best American Sci-Fi/Fantasy 2015


Joe Hill and John Joseph Adams appear at Forbidden Planet on Monday November 9, 2015 from 7:00 till 9:00 PM to sign BEST AMERICAN SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY 2015!

**JUST ADDED** Jess Row, Carmen Maria Machado, and Seanan McGuire

Forbidden Planet
832 Broadway, New York, NY 10003

UK – NOS4R2 Signing

00N0S4R2JOE HILL will be signing NOS4R2 at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Tuesday 20th October from 6 – 7pm.

Charlie Manx burned a man to death in his black 1938 Rolls Royce Wraith, but that’s not the worst of it. Rumour has it that he kidnapped dozens of children, taking them to a place he calls “Christmasland.” The only child ever to escape was a very lucky girl named Victoria McQueen.

Vic has a gift – she can ride her bike through the Shorter Way bridge and she’ll come out the other side wherever she needs to be, even if it’s hundreds of miles away. Vic doesn’t tell anyone about her ability; no one would understand.

When Charlie Manx finally dies after years in prison, his body disappears…after the autopsy. The police and media think someone stole it, but Vic knows the truth: Charlie Manx is on the road again…and he has her Joe Hill is the premier horror and supernatural writer of his generation with a slew of awards for his books and short fiction. His previous two novels won him international acclaim and his hugely successful comic series Locke and Key has been a smash hit. His novel ‘Horns’ has been turned into a movie with ‘Woman in Black’ and Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe in the lead.

Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
0207 420 3666

Merrimack Valley Halloween Book Festival on October 3rd


Press Release:

Horror and Suspense authors from New England – and all around the Northeast U.S. – will be selling and signing books throughout the event, and participating in panel discussions in the theater about New England Horror Tradition, what makes something scary, new fears, and childhood terrors. The event will conclude with a quintet of authors doing a live reading of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

Authors signing and speaking that day include:

Joe Hill
Kelly Link
Brian Keene
Sarah Langan
Christopher Golden
Paul Tremblay
Caitlin Kittredge
Thomas Sniegoski
John Langan
Dana Cameron
Rio Youers
Toni L.P. Kelner
Myke Cole
Mary SanGiovanni
Leigh Perry
Bracken MacLeod
Jack M. Haringa
Jason Ciaramella
Kat Howard
John M. McIlveen
Glenn Chadbourne
Mallory O’Meara
Holly Newstein Hautala
Errick Danger Nunnally
Izzy Lee
Scott Goudsward
Gardner Goldsmith
Douglas Wynne
Kristin Dearborn
Jan Kozlowski
TT Zuma

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ACT Theater Company
1632 Osgood Street, North Andover, MA 01845
(978) 276-9568

MA – Nerdist Writer’s Panel w/ Joe Hill


Ben Blacker and special guest Joe Hill appear at Brookline Booksmith for a live recording of the Nerdist Writers Panel podcast on Monday, August 31, 2015 at 7:00 PM. Please note this event has been postponed till Saturday, November 14th! Tickets purchased for 8/31 will be honored.

The Nerdist Writers Panel series is an informal chat moderated by Ben Blacker (co-creator of the Thrilling Adventure Hour; writer for Puss in Boots, Supernatural) with professional writers about the process and business of writing. This live taping will feature Joe Hill, the acclaimed author of novels, short stories and comics, including Horns and NOS4A2.

If you purchased tickets for the initial date of this podcast taping, your tickets are good for this rescheduled date. If you cannot make the reschedule date of Saturday, 11/14 at 7 PM, we will refund your ticket. Give us a call at 617.566.6660 for more information.

Tickets are $5 each and all ticket proceeds will be donated to 826Boston, the national non-profit tutoring program. **SOLD OUT**

Brookline Booksmith
279 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446
(617) 566-6660

MA – Broken Monsters Signing


Lauren Beukes appears at Porter Square Books to sign her new book, Broken Monsters, in conversation with novelist Joe Hill on Tuesday, September 23rd at 7:00 pm!

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Press Release:

A criminal mastermind creates violent tableaus in abandoned Detroit warehouses in Lauren Beukes’s new genre-bending novel of suspense.

Detective Gabriella Versado has seen a lot of bodies. But this one is unique even by Detroit’s standards: half boy, half deer, somehow fused together. As stranger and more disturbing bodies are discovered, how can the city hold on to a reality that is already tearing at its seams?

If you’re Detective Versado’s geeky teenage daughter, Layla, you commence a dangerous flirtation with a potential predator online. If you’re desperate freelance journalist Jonno, you do whatever it takes to get the exclusive on a horrific story. If you’re Thomas Keen, known on the street as TK, you’ll do what you can to keep your homeless family safe–and find the monster who is possessed by the dream of violently remaking the world.

If Lauren Beukes’s internationally bestselling The Shining Girls was a time-jumping thrill ride through the past, her Broken Monsters is a genre-redefining thriller about broken cities, broken dreams, and broken people trying to put themselves back together again.

Lauren Beukes writes novels, comics, and screenplays. She’s the author of the critically-acclaimed international best-seller, The Shining Girls, about a time traveling serial killer, Zoo City, a phantasmagorical Joburg noir which won the 2011 Arthur C Clarke Award, the neo political thriller, Moxyland. She worked as a journalist and as show runner on one of the South Africa’s biggest animated TV shows, directed an award-winning documentary and wrote the New York Times best-selling graphic novel, Fairest: The Hidden Kingdom. She lives in Cape Town, South Africa.

Joe Hill is the author of three novels, Heart-Shaped Box, Horns, and NOS4A2, as well as a prize-winning collection of stories, 20th Century Ghosts. He also wrote a pair of comics: Locke & Key and Wraith (which ties into the world of NOS4A2). Some nice people gave him an Eisner Award for his work in funny books, which is a great honor, even if “funny” probably doesn’t do a good job of describing the kinds of things that happen in the comics.

Porter Square Books
25 White Street, Cambridge, MA 02140-1413

MA – Wraith Signing


Author Joe Hill (Locke & Key, Horns) stops by to talk about his latest graphic novel release, Wraith, and his new graphic novel series on Wednesday August 6, 2014 at 7:00 PM!

Barnes & Noble
1 Worcester Rd, Framingham, MA 01701

MA – NOS4A2 Signing


Joe Hill appears at Haverhill Public Library to talk about NOS4A2 with special guest Christopher Golden on Monday May 12th at 7:00 pm!

Press Release:

Haverhill Public Library is excited to announce that New York Times Bestselling Author Joe Hill will be here May 12th! Joe will be talking NOS4A2, our 2014 Haverhill Reads book! Demand will be high and space limited, so register now via our events calendar! We’re also excited to announce that NYT Bestseller Christopher Golden will be here too!!

Don’t forget to check the events calendar for other great Haverhill Reads programs May 12-22nd!

Pick up your copy of NOS4A2 now, we have lots of copies–but add your name to the holds list if they’re all checked out.

Joe Hill is the author of Heart Shaped Box, 20th Century Ghosts, Horns (soon to be a film starring Daniel Radcliffe), NOS4A2, and the Locke and Key comic book series!

Haverhill Public Library
99 Main Street, Haverhill, MA 01830
978) 373-1586


NH – Locke & Key: Alpha & Omega Signing


Writer Joe Hill appears at Stairway to Heaven to sign his latest graphic novel Locke & Key: Alpha & Omega on Saturday, February 8th from 4:30 to 5:30! Joe says on his blog, “You can find Stairway down the steps, beneath Water Street Books. I might do some bad doodles, you never know. And even if I don’t doodle, I’m confident I will be able to correctly spell my name. Come see me!”

Stairway to Heaven Comics
121 Water Street 2W Exeter, New Hampshire 03833
(603) 580-4682

IDW Hosts Locke & Key Art Competition

October 17, 2013 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Everything Else, Horror, Other, Top Stories

IDW Limited has launched an art competition on the website Infected By Art. The Grand Prize Winner will not only receive exclusive Locke & Key merchandise but also the opportunity to be a paid participant in an upcoming IDW Limited original art project!

Press Release:

Draw or paint your personal (or imagined!) fears into the bottle so you can conquer them once and for all!

Submission Period: October 17 – November 17, 2013
Fan Voting Period: November 12 – November 18, 2013

Details on How To Enter!

Fears… We’ve all got them to one degree or another. Your challenge is to create a work of art that shows off your real or imagined fears using the image below as a template to follow. There is no fee to enter this contest, and we’re providing some great prizes as well, including the opportunity for the Grand Prize Winner to be a paid participant in an upcoming IDW Limited original art project!


Once the November 17th deadline at midnight is hit, Locke & Key creators Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez will each select one Runner Up and together they will also select the Grand Prize Winner. Fan voting will help select the 3rd Runner Up.

Remember, you have to use this image as the basis for what you create, but let your imaginations run wild! We allow each artist to submit up to 3 images towards the competition. Fan Voters will be allowed to vote for a maximum of 2 pieces of artwork they feel are most worthy. If you have any questions please contact Infected by Art.

The set up – as it appeared in LOCKE & KEY – is Kinsey (the female character) has removed aspects from her head she doesn’t like, inside the bottle is the physical manifestation of her fear & sadness. Details on How To Enter.


In order to submit your artwork to this contest, you must first save this image to your computer. To create a piece of traditional artwork you will need to transfer it to whatever surface you wish to work on (bluelined, etc), or use this file as the basis for of your digital artwork. Your entry must contain all elements from this image in order to qualify for entry.

Acclaimed suspense novelist and New York Times best-selling author Joe Hill (NOS4A2, HornsHeart-Shaped Box) creates an all-new story of dark fantasy and wonder: Locke & Key. Written by Hill and featuring astounding artwork from Gabriel Rodriguez, Locke & Key tells of Keyhouse, an unlikely New England mansion, with fantastic doors that transform all who dare to walk through them… and home to a hate-filled and relentless creature that will not rest until it forces open the most terrible door of them all… Visit the LOCKE & KEY website for more information about the series!


Joe Hill & IDW Publishing Appear at Baltimore Comic-Con 2013

August 28, 2013 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Horror, Maryland, Other, Top Stories

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Press Release:

The Baltimore Comic-Con is excited to announce the addition of comic writer and novelist, Joe Hill, courtesy of IDW Publishing, to the growing list of creators for this year’s show. In addition, IDW will also be exhibiting at the show and hosting a panel as well!

Joe Hill published his first book, a collection of short stories entitled 20th Century Ghosts, in 2005 and followed that up in 2007 with Heart-Shaped Box, his first full-length novel. But Hill is best known among comic fans for his work on IDW’s groundbreaking horror series, Locke & Key, which launched in 2008. The book, which is a series of mini-series, is coming to an end with October’s Alpha #2, and has been optioned for film by Universal Studios.

In addition to Locke & Key, Hill is also the author of the Kodiak, The Cape, The Cape: 1969, Wraith: Welcome to Christmasland, and Thumbprint from IDW. He received an Eisner Award in 2011 for Best Writer (Locke & Key) and is nominated for a Harvey Award this year for Best Writer (also Locke & Key).

IDW Publishing was founded in 1999 and has since grown to become one of the top comic book publishers in the United States. Their catalog of books include such licensed properties as G.I. Joe, Transformers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Doctor Who, Judge Dredd, The Crow, My Little Pony, Star Trek, and The X-Files, as well as original comic series such as 30 Days of Night, Locke & Key, Kill Shakespeare, Fever Ridge: The Tale of McArthur’s Jungle War, and Jinrise.

“We couldn’t be happier to have Joe and IDW attending the show and the Harvey Awards this year,” said Marc Nathan, show promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. “Joe’s contribution to the horror genre in comics and in literature has left a lasting effect on both mediums, and IDW has continued to publish some of the best work in comics month-in and month-out for nearly 15 years! This is going to be such a treat for all the fans attending this year’s show!”

Joe Hill and IDW Publishing join our previously announced guests, including: Josh Adams (Doctor Who); Neal Adams (First X-Men); Brian Bolland (Dial H); Mark Buckingham (Fables); Jimmy Cheung (Avengers vs. X-Men); Frank Cho (Savage Wolverine); Amanda Conner (Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre); J.M. DeMatteis (Phantom Stranger); David Finch (Justice League of America); Keith Giffen (Masters of the Universe); Adam Hughes (Before Watchmen: Dr. Manhattan); Barry Kitson (Empire); Roger Langridge (Popeye); Paul Levitz (World’s Finest); Kevin Maguire (World’s Finest); Jason Mewes (Jay and Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie); Mike Mignola (Hellboy In Hell); Jimmy Palmiotti (Batwing); George Perez (World’s Finest); David Petersen (Mouse Guard); Joe Prado (Earth 2); Ivan Reis (Aquaman); Chris Samnee (Daredevil); Louise Simonson (X-Factor); Walt Simonson (The Mighty Thor); Kevin Smith (Batman: The Widening Gyre); Allison Sohn (sketch card artist); Mark Waid (Indestructible Hulk), and Bill Willingham (Fables).

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