Joe Hill would end up publishing several stories in magazines and anthologies before finishing and launching his very first book, 20th Century Ghosts, a short stories collection that hit the market in 2005 in the UK and two years later in the USA, and even if it wasn't a huge bestseller it wasn't exactly passed upon. It would bring him a Bram Stoker Award and a British Fantasy Award, so Joe Hill managed to enter the horror/fantasy/weird fiction publishing world in a big way, and soon new fans and critics talked about a new, powerful and original voice. His very first novel, Heart-Shaped Box appeared in 2007, and by then the cat was out of the box, as in 2006 everybody knew that Joe Hill was really Joseph Hillstrom King. It was a bestseller and really meant that the new author had made it on his own. As he wanted from the very beginning.
Then came Horns (2010) - which was also adapted to the big screen by director Alexandre Aja, starring Daniel Radcliffe - which was even better received by the growing number of fans and critics, and was nominated for a Bram Stoker Award. The third novel, NOS4A2 (the one most claim to be Hill's best work so far) was published in 2013 (sadly no movie version yet) and a fourth, The Fireman, was launched in 2016. So far Joe Hill has also been interested in comics, writing the hit series Locke & Key (with several parts and a potential TV series in the future) and also wrote the stories for other series and individual titles. And for those who could have wondered what a Hill/King story would have been like there are two (so far) written by the couple - Throttle and In the Tall Grass.
Joe Hill was married from 1999 till 2010 to Leanora King.