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Joe Hill’s NOS4A2 Paperback Due On October 15, 2013

NOS4A2 is a spine-tingling novel of supernatural suspense from master of horror Joe Hill, the New York Times bestselling author of Heart-Shaped Box and Horns.

Victoria McQueen has a secret gift for finding things: a misplaced bracelet, a missing photograph, answers to unanswerable questions. On her Raleigh Tuff Burner bike, she makes her way to a rickety covered bridge that, within moments, takes her wherever she needs to go, whether it’s across Massachusetts or across the country.

Charles Talent Manx has a way with children. He likes to take them for rides in his 1938 Rolls-Royce Wraith with the NOS4A2 vanity plate. With his old car, he can slip right out of the everyday world, and onto the hidden roads that transport them to an astonishing – and terrifying – playground of amusements he calls “Christmasland.”

Then, one day, Vic goes looking for trouble—and finds Manx. That was a lifetime ago. Now Vic, the only kid to ever escape Manx’s unmitigated evil, is all grown up and desperate to forget. But Charlie Manx never stopped thinking about Victoria McQueen. He’s on the road again and he’s picked up a new passenger: Vic’s own son.

Includes 15 illustrations by award-winning Locke & Key artist Gabriel Rodríguez. The NOS4A2 trade paperback will be released on October 15, 2013.

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Cemetery Dance Magazine Issue 70 To Feature Excerpts From Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep & Joe Hill’s NOS4A2

The new issue of Cemetery Dance magazine will ship next month and it includes excerpts from Stephen King’s new novel (Doctor Sleep) and Joe Hill’s most recent novel (NOS4A2), along with an insightful interview with Hard Case Crime publisher Charles Ardai, who just published Joyland by Stephen King!

This is a massive issue, coming in at 136 pages and featuring some of the very best writers of horror fiction and non-fiction working today.

You can get more info HERE.

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THE FIRE WIRE Exclusive: Interview With NOS4A2 Author, Joe Hill

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On Tuesday Joe Hill read from his new novel, answered questions and signed books for 150 fans at Mysterious Galaxy Books in San Diego. This was one of his many stops on a tour to promote NOS4A2, his latest epic.

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Joe was kind enough to allow me to sit down with him at a local Starbucks before the event and ask him a few questions about future projects, summer blockbuster movies and family. I was thrilled to spend a few minutes with one of my favorite authors and found him to be funny, affable, intelligent and just an all around good guy.

THE FIRE WIRE: Joe was purchasing a lemonade with a Starbucks app so I asked if he considered himself a “techie”?

Joe Hill: No not really, although I am a big fan of my iPad and obviously I use twitter quite a bit.

FW: First let me thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to meet with me. I really appreciate it and want to congratulate you on the new book and tour!

JH: Thanks, happy to do it.

FW: You’re busy wrapping up Locke & Key. Do you have time to read any comics.

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JH: Although I wasn’t a fan of Hawkeye in the Avengers film, his armpit hair seemed way to coifed, I love the comic by Matt Fraction. He writes in a very technical almost schematic way. I am also going back and rereading All Star Superman by Grant Morrison. When I was younger I loved Neil Gaiman’s Sandman, Alan Moore’s Swamp Thing and Frank Miller before he went crazy.

FW: Let me just say that Locke and Key is what I call an “appointment comic”; the minute I get my hands on a new issue, I have to put everything aside and devour it. I am a little sad that it’s coming to an end and I don’t think things are going to end nicely for the Locke family.

JH: Well the whole family dies in the next issue (evil laugh), oh maybe I shouldn’t have shared that with you.

FW: I read comics on my iPad now, what about you?

JH: Naw, every two weeks or so I hit up the local New Hampshire shop, Jetpack Comics and pick up my books there.

FW: What about eBooks versus traditional books.

JH: I’m not against eBooks but there is something to be said about opening up a real book, it’s tangible. We really made an effort with NOS4A2 to add flourishes that would make the book stand out such as illustrated endpapers, beautiful artwork from Gabriel Rodriguez throughout the novel and a naughty and nice list that people can fill in. I’m touring and visiting independent bookstores and I thought of a great idea that the shop should implement. No one has done this before…a drive up window. The customer would ask for a large order of Horror with a side of Fantasy and they would be handed a bag filled with books that they could read when they got home. Someone should do this!

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FW: Gabe and I have talked on numerous occasions and in my opinion he is one of the best comic illustrators working today. He can pack in so much detail in a tiny panel giving the pages a cinematic feel. (Joe agreed and I could sense that the pair have an excellent working relationship and mutually respect each other.)

Speaking of cinema, are there any summer movie blockbusters that you are excited to check out? Iron Man 3 or Star Trek for instance?

JH: I am a little tired of all the superhero stuff however I am really looking forward to Joss Whedon’s TV series Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. How do you think they are going to bring agent Coulson back. Wouldn’t it be cool if he were the Vision. I loved that character and have a fondness for the Scarlet Witch too.

FW: Although I heard rumors about the Vision, I think Nick Fury had some S.H.I.E.L.D. Neosporin and was able to attend to Coulson’s wound and then created a ruse to force the Avengers to assemble.

FW: How do you feel about these book tours? Do you enjoy them or do they grow tiresome?

JH: I love them. The people and the response to the book has been great! I am so appreciative of anyone that’s willing to sit for an hour and hear me talk about books. I mean Iron Man 3 is playing up the street and there are thousands of great cat videos on the internet.

FW: Between writing comics or fiction, do you have a favorite. If you had to choose one over the other and pick?

JH: I don’t need to do that.

FW: What if you were in a boat and comics and novels were drowning and you could only save one.

JH: C’mon please don’t give me the Sophie’s Choice question. I would pull a Kobayashi Maru, jump in the water save both punch the shark and call it a day.

FW: Let’s talk about the future. Over the next few years you have quite a few projects coming out and I thought we could talk about them. Tell me about WRAITH.

JH: I’ll do my best to tell you what I can. A lot of stuff is under wraps. IDW Publishing will be releasing a 5-issue comic book this summer, titled WRAITH, which explores a place called Christmasland that figures prominently in the novel, NOS4A2. It will be illustrated by Charles Wilson III.

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I’ll be writing a caped superhero character from either DC or Marvel but I can’t say who it is.

FW: Can you tell me if the character is DC or Marvel based?

JH: I can tell you it will be either DC or Marvel.

Once Locke & Key wraps up with two issues of Alpha there will still be future stories about Keyhouse as it was designed to be episodic. You can expect to see Locke & Key Golden Age and Battleground which is a WWII story.

The novel that I am currently working on is The Fireman and that’s all I can share right now.

FW: Is it about me?

JH: Yes, it’s about what makes Larry Fire tick and the dark psychology behind this troubled person.

FW: So, it’s going to be a pamphlet.

JH: Next will be my second short story collection. (Joe’s first short story collection is 20th Century Ghosts)

Gunpowder will have it’s next self contained story titled, “Slave Girls of Gunpowder”. Gunpowder will eventually be 4 books that all tie together to make one large story. Eventually the books will be combined in a single volume.

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Lastly in August, I will release an eBook called, “Twittering From The Circus of The Dead”. It’s a short story that first appeared in The New Dead: A Zombie Anthology.

FW: I recently saw a video of you from the tour. You were in Portland, Maine and you dryly mentioned that your dad was also a writer and if he keeps at it, he might have a future. I got a kick out of that and noticed that your father (Stephen King) was in the audience, just there to support you. Do you talk shop with him or the rest of your family? (Joe’s mother, Tabitha and his brother Owen are also writers)

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JH: Yes sometimes, but not all the time. My family is great and very supportive. We had a normal childhood, after dinner we would all gather in the living room and read and pass around books, so the act of reading was engrained in me at an early age.

FW: I should mention that Joe has collaborated with Stephen King on a few projects such as the IDW graphic novel Road Rage and the short story, “In The Tall Grass” that was published in Esquire.

2013 will be a tremendous year for your family. You’ve just released NOS4A2 and I’ve only read good press about the book. Owen just released his first novel, Double Feature and your Dad has Joyland and the Shining sequel, Doctor Sleep coming out later this year. The King family could dominate the New York Times Best Seller list.

JH: And don’t forget my sister-in-law, Kelly Braffet, she has a wonderful novel called Save Yourself that is due in August. It’s a great book!

FW: Well, again thanks for taking the time to speak with me. I wish you all good things and safe travels on your tour. You made this fan’s day!

JH: I’m glad we could do this!

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Joe’s reading at Mysterious Galaxy Books

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Joe Hill To Sign & Discuss His New Novel NOS4A2 At Mysterious Galaxy In San Diego On May 14th

On Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 7:15pm at Mysterious Galaxy in San Diego, California, author Joe Hill will sign and discuss his new novel NOS4A2.

Please note that this is a numbered event. Numbers for the signing line are free with the purchase of NOS4A2 from Mysterious Galaxy, available April 30th, starting at 10a.m.

If you are planning to attend the event, please do not place your order through the web site as all such orders are processed after the event. Instead, please contact the store and purchase the book on or after the on-sale date.

Mysterious Galaxy
7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.
Suite # 302
San Diego, CA 92111
Phone: 858-268-4747

Joe will be touring the U.S. to promote NOS4A2 and you can check out where he will be appearing HERE.

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Joe Hill Talks To The A.V. Club About His New Novel NOS4A2, The End of Locke & Key And Future Screen Projects

Over the course of a decade, Joe Hill has gone from “promising new horror writer” to one of the industry’s most reliably striking, exciting creators. His horror series Locke & Key is one of the richest, most chilling comics series currently being published, and his books—the 2005 short-story anthology 20th Century Ghosts, the 2007 ghost-story novel Heart-Shaped Box, the 2010 dark-fantasy novel Horns, and the chunky new horror-fantasy NOS4A2—are all weird, immersive, gripping genre-fiction standouts.

With NOS4A2 headed for bookshelves tomorrow, Locke & Key wrapping up later this year, the film adaptation of Horns finished with principal photography, and Hill starting a new TV pilot, the writer had a lot to talk about with The A.V. Club.

Read the fascinating interview HERE.

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Joe Hill’s New Novel NOS4A2 Will Be Released Next Week, Are You Prepared?

Here are some steps you can take to prepare yourself for April 30th, when Joe Hill’s new novel NOS4A2 is on sale wherever books are sold:

– Mark your calendar for Joe’s visit to your local bookstore. He’s hitting 15 cities on his book tour.

– Read an excerpt.

– Watch his Google+ Hangout with John Scalzi on YouTube.

Preorder your copy, signed or unsigned.

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Enter To Win Original Artwork Signed By Locke & Key Illustrator Gabriel Rodriguez & Author Joe Hill

Enter for a chance to win an original piece of artwork, signed by Locke & Key illustrator Gabriel Rodriguez and author Joe Hill. Pre-order your copy of the book to be eligible to win.

Click HERE for details.

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Joe Hill Will Hold A Launch Party For “NOS4A2” At Water Street Bookstore On April 30th

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Author Joe Hill will hold a launch party for his latest book “NOS4A2” at Water Street Bookstore in April.

“NOS4A2” is described as a supernatural thriller featuring an antagonist named Charles Talent Manx, who rides a 1938 Rolls-Royce Wraith with the “NOS4A2” vanity license plate.

The author will appear at Water Street Bookstore on Tue., April 30 at 7 p.m. for the launch party. The bookstore is now taking pre-orders for “NOS4A2.”

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