Author: Jim C. Hines

Jim C. Hines, author | In the Spotlight Interview

Jim C. Hines, author | In the Spotlight Interview

Today author Jim C. Hines steps In the Spotlight at Second Run Reviews. Jim is the author of the Jig the Goblin series, the Princess Series and the Magic Ex Libris series. Jim has also been the toastmaster at ICON for the last several year. He is also responsible for me binge watching Doctor Who 3 years. Recently Jim officially became a writer full time and just released Fable: Blood of Heroes, a novel based on the hugely popular video game. In the Spotlight Jim C. Hines Welcome to Second Run Reviews, Jim C. Hines! Thank you for being In the Spotlight. I appreciate you stopping by and answering a few questions. So let’s get things startedIn a tweet (140 characters or less), tell us a bit about yourself.   Father, husband, author, blogger, fan. 11 fantasy books and 50+ stories in print. Snoopy fan. Amateur photographer. D&D player. Geek.    Snoopy fan, huh? Would it impress you that I played Woodstock in a high school production of Snoopy!. My sister recently uncovered a VHS copy of said production. It’s quite embarrassing, but the old ladies ate up my performance. Your most recent release is set in the world of […]

1 Comment | Join in on the Conversation | Posted on August 7, 2015
Book Review 63: The Rise of the Spider Goddess by Jim C. Hines

Book Review 63: The Rise of the Spider Goddess by Jim C. Hines

Do not read this book if you want to read a compelling, well-constructed story. You will be sorely disappointed. As I posted on Facebook shortly after completing the book… Do read this book if you would like to laugh out loud. Do read this book if you are an author and are looking for how not to write a book. Not that this is a step-by-step guide on how to write. This an actual first novel. And Hines is putting all the good and the bad (mostly bad in this case) out there for his fans to see. It’s painful at times. Can we all pause a moment to appreciate the artistry of that sentence? “Sitting casually on the floor, a guard sat…” That’s freaking art right there! Someone nominate this thing for the Hugo Award already! It’s also refreshing in light of some of the recent authors behaving badly stories that have cropped up. It takes a lot of guts to put an unedited rough draft out there with all its grammatical errors and gaping plot holes. (Is Flame an owl or a falcon?) So why did I read it? I’m a huge fan of Jim’s work. Over the […]

1 Comment | Join in on the Conversation | Posted on January 21, 2015