Jim C. Hines's first novel was Goblin Quest (DAW, 2006), the humorous tale of a nearsighted goblin runt and his pet fire-spider. Actor and author Wil Wheaton described the book as "too f***ing cool for words," which is pretty much the Best Blurb Ever. After finishing the goblin trilogy, Jim went on to write the Princess series of fairy tale retellings and the Magic Ex Libris books, a modern-day fantasy series about a magic-wielding librarian, a dryad, a secret society founded by Johannes Gutenberg, a flaming spider, and an enchanted convertible. He's also the author of the Fable Legends tie-in Blood of Heroes (Del Rey, 2015) and the middle-grade fantasy Tamora Carter: Goblin Queen (2020). He's now writing humorous science fiction with the Janitors of the Post-Apocalypse trilogy.

He is editor and publisher of Invisible (2014), a collection of essays about representation in science fiction and fantasy. He also edited Invisible 2 (2015), and co-edited Invisible 3 (2017) with Mary Anne Mohanraj.

His short fiction has appeared in more than 50 magazines and anthologies.

Jim blogs from time to time about topics ranging from sexism and harassment to zombie-themed Christmas carols. He won the Hugo Award for Best Fan Writer back in 2012, in part for a series of spinally-challenged cover poses. He has an undergraduate degree in psychology and a Masters in English, and lives with his two children in mid-Michigan. You can find him at www.jimchines.com or on Twitter as @jimchines.