Hey, it's Jim Hill!

Flaming Snot Rockets!

Mild mannered designer by day, kidlit creator by night. Jim writes middle-grade and young adult stories packed with humor, heart, and lots of action.

He is a member of SCBWI and a graduate of Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Jim lives on Cape Cod with his wife and son within walking distance of an excellent playground, the village library, and their favorite ice cream shop.

Hashtag, priorities.

Jim's TEDx Talk.


Last year I had the chance to cross a bucket item off my list–give a TEDx talk. I shared my thoughts on how we are all role models (whether we know it or not), and what a bad idea it is to chase perfection.

I was joined a by a kick-ass line up of speakers. Watch the whole playlist here.


Project MG Mayhem

I’m a contributor to Project Middle-Grade Mayhem. The Mayhem Crew is a great team who cover a wide variety of topics; craft, the writer’s life, book reviews, author interviews, cover reveals. One from column A, one from column B, all from the wonderfully diverse world that is kidlit. I’m happy and grateful to be a part of it.


“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” – Beckett

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