Best-selling horror writer makes stop in Traverse City

Best-selling horror author Joe Hill made a stop in Traverse City Wednesday as part of the National Writers Series.

GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- A best-selling horror writer made a stop in Traverse City as part of the National Writers Series.

Joe Hill took time Wednesday to visit the TBAISD Career-Tech Center and spoke to students in the Front Street Writers Program.

Hill is also Stephen King's son but kept his family history a secret before admitting it in 2007.

Some of Hill's past best-sellers include The Fireman, Heart-Shaped Box and Horns.

He spoke about his writing process and answered some questions from students.

"I try to emphasize the personal benefits of it, whether or not you’re gonna sell a book or have a book made into a TV show," said Hill. "I look at writing as being a little bit like going to the gym, to maintain your fitness. When I write, it helps me clarify my thoughts."

Hill held a book signing and question and answer session with the public at the Traverse City Opera House.

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