Toastmaster -- Jim C. Hines

© Craig Hebert

Jim C. Hines began writing in the early 90s, while working on a degree in psychology from Michigan State University. His first professional sale was the award-winning “Blade of the Bunny,” which took first place in the 1998 Writers of the Future competition and was published in Writers of the Future XV.

For many years, he focused on short fiction. His work has appeared in more than forty magazines and anthologies. During this time, he also picked up a Masters degree in English from Eastern Michigan University.

Actor and author Wil Wheaton described Jim’s first published fantasy novel Goblin Quest 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. Jim’s books have been translated into German, French, Czech, Polish, and Russian, thanks in no small part to his wonderful agent. In 2010, he signed a contract with DAW Books for a new current-day fantasy series, one which will feature the return of a certain fire-spider…

Jim lives in mid-Michigan with his wife and children, who have always shown remarkable tolerance for his bizarre and obsessive writing habits.

Random Bullet Points:

  • Age: Born in 1974. You do the math.
  • Represented by the JABberwocky Literary Agency
  • Favorite Muppet: Animal
  • Two children, one wife, far too many pets
  • Rejections collected since 1995: 500+
  • Author Guest of Honor at Icon (2009) and Constellation (2011)
  • Lifetime member, SFWA
  • Brown belt in Sanchin-Ryu
  • Currently working on: Libriomancer (Book #1 in the Magic ex Libris series)

Bio cribbed from Jim C. Hines’s web site.