Jim C. Hines

Jim C. Hines’ latest book is Codex Born, the second in his 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 Princess series of fairy tale retellings as well as the humorous Goblin Quest trilogy. His short fiction has appeared in more than 40 magazines and anthologies, including Realms of Fantasy, Turn the Other Chick, and Sword & Sorceress XXI. He’s also an active blogger, and won the 2012 Hugo Award for Best Fan Writer. Jim lives in Michigan with his wife and two children. Online, you can find him at www.jimchines.com.
Jim C. Hines

The Creature in Your Neighborhood

MISTER JOHNSON: Thanks for your help everybody. I think we’ve collected even more than we did in last year’s food drive.

GOBBLER: One for poor. One for me! (Stuffs a box of spaghetti into his mouth) Yum, yum, yum. One for poor. One for —