In 1997, Hill chose to abbreviate his given name out of desire to achieve success based solely on his own merits rather than his father's, the aforementioned Stephen King, a best-selling and well known novelists. 10 years later, after gaining said success, Hill publicly revealed his identity after a Variety article from the previous year broke his cover story.
Along with writing NOS4A2, a horror novel of the same name to which the series AMC is currently adapting is based, Hill has also written and published three other horror/dark fantasy novels, Heart-Shaped Box, Horns and The Fireman. Hill's first professional sale was in 1997. On September 23, 2007, at the 31st Fantasycon, He was awarded the first ever Sydney J. Bounds Best Newcomer Award by the British Fantasy Society.
- NOS4A2 isn't Hill's only work to be considered for television adaptation. Locke & Key, a horror comic book series that he is the author of received a pilot order at Hulu. However, Hulu later passed on the pilot.
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