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Will Hill - Author

About the Author

Will Hill grew up in the north-east of England and worked as a bartender, bookseller and in publishing, before quitting to write full-time. His first novel, Department 19 – the first in a series of five – was published in 2011 to widespread acclaim, garnering Will, and the series, a huge fan base. Will now lives in east London with his girlfriend. 

Featured books by Will Hill

Department 19: The Rising

Department 19: The Rising

Author: Will Hill Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/03/2012

Blockbusting sequel to Department 19, the biggest boy teen launch of 2011 - with over 25,000 copies sold in hardback and a devoted legion of Facebook fans. Amazing author Will Hill will be out on the road again in April to promote THE RISING, as well as maintaining a constant presence on Twitter. 91 DAYS TILL ZERO HOUR. THAT'S 91 DAYS TO RUN. 91 DAYS TO HIDE.

Other books by Will Hill

Darkest Night

Darkest Night

Author: Will Hill Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/01/2016

The epic conclusion in the blood-poundingly brilliant Department 19 series, from bestselling author, Will Hill. The brave men and women of Department 19 have fought Dracula at every turn, but now Zero Hour has passed and the ancient vampire is at full strength. Inside Department 19, the Operators are exhausted and fractured. Jamie, Larissa, Matt and Kate are each struggling with their own demons. When the friends need each other most, they are further apart than ever. Outside the Department, the world reels from the revelation that vampires are real. Violence and paranoia spread around the globe and, when it finally comes, Dracula's opening move is more vicious than anyone could have imagined. A final battle looms between the forces of darkness and the last, massed ranks of those who stand against it. A battle that will define the future of humanity. A battle that simply cannot be lost...

Darkest Night

Darkest Night

Author: Will Hill Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/12/2015

The epic conclusion in the blood-poundingly brilliant Department 19 series, from bestselling author, Will Hill. The brave men and women of Department 19 have fought Dracula at every turn, but now Zero Hour has passed and the ancient vampire is at full strength. Inside Department 19, the Operators are exhausted and fractured. Jamie, Larissa, Matt and Kate are each struggling with their own demons. When the friends need each other most, they are further apart than ever. Outside the Department, the world reels from the revelation that vampires are real. Violence and paranoia spread around the globe and, when it finally comes, Dracula's opening move is more vicious than anyone could have imagined. A final battle looms between the forces of darkness and the last, massed ranks of those who stand against it. A battle that will define the future of humanity. A battle that simply cannot be lost...

Darkest Night

Darkest Night

Author: Will Hill Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2015

The epic conclusion in the blood-poundingly brilliant Department 19 series, from bestselling author, Will Hill. The brave men and women of Department 19 have fought Dracula at every turn, but now Zero Hour has passed and the ancient vampire is at full strength. Inside Department 19, the Operators are exhausted and fractured. Jamie, Larissa, Matt and Kate are each struggling with their own demons. When the friends need each other most, they are further apart than ever. Outside the Department, the world reels from the revelation that vampires are real. Violence and paranoia spread around the globe and, when it finally comes, Dracula's opening move is more vicious than anyone could have imagined. A final battle looms between the forces of darkness and the last, massed ranks of those who stand against it. A battle that will define the future of humanity. A battle that simply cannot be lost...

Zero Hour: Part 4 of 4 (Department 19, Book 4)

Zero Hour: Part 4 of 4 (Department 19, Book 4)

Author: Will Hill Format: eBook Release Date: 05/06/2014

Zero Hour can either be read as a full-length ebook or in 4 serialised ebook-only parts. This is PART 4 of 4 (Chapters 46-63 of 63).Department 19 still stands against the darkness. But for how much longer? Book 4 in the explosive series from bestselling author, Will Hill.As Dracula continues his rise, the men and women of Department 19 wait for good news. But hope is in short supply - the country is beginning to fall apart as the public comes to terms with the horror in their midst; a cure for vampirism remains years, even decades away; and their supposed ally Valentin Rusmanov has not been heard from in weeks.Jamie Carpenter and his friends are working hard to keep the forces of evil at bay, but it is beginning to feel like a lost cause...Until familiar faces from the past bring news that could turn the tide. News that takes Matt Browning to America on a desperate search for a miracle, and sends Jamie and Larissa Kinley into the darkest corners of eastern Europe, where something old and impossibly powerful waits for them.Something that could stop Dracula for good.But the clock is ticking.Night is falling. And Zero Hour is almost here...

Zero Hour: Part 3 of 4 (Department 19, Book 4)

Zero Hour: Part 3 of 4 (Department 19, Book 4)

Author: Will Hill Format: eBook Release Date: 29/05/2014

Zero Hour can either be read as a full-length ebook or in 4 serialised ebook-only parts. This is PART 3 of 4 (Chapters 32-45 of 63).Department 19 still stands against the darkness. But for how much longer? Book 4 in the explosive series from bestselling author, Will Hill.As Dracula continues his rise, the men and women of Department 19 wait for good news. But hope is in short supply - the country is beginning to fall apart as the public comes to terms with the horror in their midst; a cure for vampirism remains years, even decades away; and their supposed ally Valentin Rusmanov has not been heard from in weeks.Jamie Carpenter and his friends are working hard to keep the forces of evil at bay, but it is beginning to feel like a lost cause...Until familiar faces from the past bring news that could turn the tide. News that takes Matt Browning to America on a desperate search for a miracle, and sends Jamie and Larissa Kinley into the darkest corners of eastern Europe, where something old and impossibly powerful waits for them.Something that could stop Dracula for good.But the clock is ticking.Night is falling. And Zero Hour is almost here...

Zero Hour: Part 2 of 4 (Department 19, Book 4)

Zero Hour: Part 2 of 4 (Department 19, Book 4)

Author: Will Hill Format: eBook Release Date: 22/05/2014

Zero Hour can either be read as a full-length ebook or in 4 serialised ebook-only parts. This is PART 2 of 4 (Chapters 14-31 of 63).Department 19 still stands against the darkness. But for how much longer? Book 4 in the explosive series from bestselling author, Will Hill.As Dracula continues his rise, the men and women of Department 19 wait for good news. But hope is in short supply - the country is beginning to fall apart as the public comes to terms with the horror in their midst; a cure for vampirism remains years, even decades away; and their supposed ally Valentin Rusmanov has not been heard from in weeks.Jamie Carpenter and his friends are working hard to keep the forces of evil at bay, but it is beginning to feel like a lost cause...Until familiar faces from the past bring news that could turn the tide. News that takes Matt Browning to America on a desperate search for a miracle, and sends Jamie and Larissa Kinley into the darkest corners of eastern Europe, where something old and impossibly powerful waits for them.Something that could stop Dracula for good.But the clock is ticking.Night is falling. And Zero Hour is almost here...

Department 19 Files: The Second Birth of Frankenstein (Department 19)

Department 19 Files: The Second Birth of Frankenstein (Department 19)

Author: Will Hill Format: eBook Release Date: 08/05/2014

An all-new short story from the blood-pounding world of Department 19.In 1816, in the brutal wilderness of north America, a man with no history and no name is tied to a stake, his strange grey-green skin hidden beneath layers of warm clothing, as he and his captors wait out a night that seems to have no end.Danger is everywhere in this remote corner of the world. Bears and wolves roam the dark forest, and the cold can kill a man in his sleep. But there is something far worse moving silently through the trees.Something unnatural. Something hungry.In 1891, Abraham Van Helsing and a group of his friends faced Dracula, the world's first vampire - and won. The survivors of that battle founded Department 19, and have been secretly saving the world ever since. A highly classified archive exists recording every act of bravery in that time.That archive is now open. These are the Department 19 Files.

Department 19 - 3 Book Collection (Department 19, The Rising, Battle Lines) (Department 19)

Department 19 - 3 Book Collection (Department 19, The Rising, Battle Lines) (Department 19)

Author: Will Hill Format: eBook Release Date: 12/12/2013

Department 19: secretly saving you from vampires since 1892.The first three books in the explosive series from bestselling author, Will Hill.DEPARTMENT 19:When Jamie Carpenter's mother is kidnapped by strange creatures, he finds himself dragged into Department 19, the government's most secret agency.Fortunately for Jamie, Department 19 can provide the tools he needs to find his mother, and to kill the vampires who want him dead. But unfortunately for everyone, something much older is stirring, something even Department 19 can't stand up against...DEPARTMENT 19 - THE RISING:After the terrifying attack on Lindisfarne, Jamie, Larissa and Kate are recovering at Department 19 headquarters, waiting for news of Dracula's stolen ashes. They won't be waiting for long...Vampire forces are gathering. Old enemies are getting too close. And Dracula... is rising.DEPARTMENT 19 - BATTLE LINES:As the clock ticks towards Zero Hour and the return of Dracula, the devastated remnants of Department 19 desperately try to hold back the rising darkness.Suspicions emerge an both sides and relationships are pushed to breaking point. And in the midst of it all, Department 19 faces a new and potentially deadly threat, born out of one of the darkest moments of its own long and bloody history.Zero Hour is coming and no one can stop it...

Battle Lines

Battle Lines

Author: Will Hill Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2013

Dracula is on the verge of coming into his full power. Department 19 is on the back foot. Ladies and gentlemen: welcome to war. The stakes? Mankind's very survival... As the clock ticks remorselessly towards Zero Hour and the return of Dracula, the devastated remnants of Department 19 try to hold back the rising darkness. Jamie Carpenter is training new recruits, trying to prepare them for a fight that appears increasingly futile. Kate Randall is pouring her grief into trying to plug the Department's final leaks, as Matt Browning races against time to find a cure for vampirism. And on the other side of the world, Larissa Kinley has found a place she feels at home, yet where she makes a startling discovery. Uneasy truces are struck, new dangers emerge on all sides, and relationships are pushed to breaking point. And in the midst of it all, Department 19 faces a new and potentially deadly threat, born out of one of the darkest moments of its own long and bloody history. Zero Hour is coming. And the Battle Lines have been drawn.

Department 19 Files: The New Blood: 1919 (Department 19)

Department 19 Files: The New Blood: 1919 (Department 19)

Author: Will Hill Format: eBook Release Date: 14/03/2013

A short story from the world of Department 19.In 1891, Abraham Van Helsing and a group of friends faced Dracula, the world's first vampire - and won. The survivors of that battle founded Department 19, and have been secretly saving the world ever since. A highly classified archive exists recording every act of bravery in that time.That archive is now open. These are the Department 19 files.London, 1919.Safely returned from the killing fields of Europe, Quincey Harker is bored and restless, his mind full of the terrible things he has seen, things he cannot seem to forget. So when his father invites him to hear a proposition from him and his friends, Quincey is hopeful that a new project may be just the thing to take his mind off the monsters he encountered, terrible creatures that flew above the ground and killed without mercy. He has no idea quite how wrong he is...

Department 19 Files: Undead in the Eternal City: 1918 (Department 19)

Department 19 Files: Undead in the Eternal City: 1918 (Department 19)

Author: Will Hill Format: eBook Release Date: 07/03/2013

A short story from the world of Department 19.In 1891, Abraham Van Helsing and a group of friends faced Dracula, the world's first vampire - and won. The survivors of that battle founded Department 19, and have been secretly saving the world ever since. A highly classified archive exists recording every act of bravery in that time.That archive is now open. These are the Department 19 files.Rome, 1918.The Great War is over, but the world is in the grip of a Spanish Influenza pandemic, and people are dying in their millions. Quincey Harker and his Special Reconnaissance Squad recuperating in Rome, trying their hardest to drink away their memories. But they are not the only visitors to the Eternal City: Valeri Rusmanov, the oldest and most powerful vampire on earth, and his wife are roaming the dark streets on a ghastly holiday, delighting in the death that surrounds them, soaking in the sounds of the sick, feasting on innocent blood... and about to cross paths with Quincey and his men.

Department 19 Files: The Devil in No Man's Land: 1917 (Department 19)

Department 19 Files: The Devil in No Man's Land: 1917 (Department 19)

Author: Will Hill Format: eBook Release Date: 28/02/2013

A short story from the world of Department 19.In 1891, Abraham Van Helsing and a group of friends faced Dracula, the world's first vampire - and won. The survivors of that battle founded Department 19, and have been secretly saving the world ever since. A highly classified archive exists recording every act of bravery in that time.That archive is now open. These are the Department 19 files.Belgium, 1917.Quincey Harker and his hand-picked Special Reconnaissance Team are behind enemy lines, scouting ahead of the big push that everyone knows is imminent. They think they are prepared for the worst case scenario; a village full of German soldiers, armed and waiting for them. But they're about to discover that there is something far worse in the darkness of no man's land, something beyond their understanding. Something with glowing red eyes, and gleaming white fangs...

Department 19

Department 19

Author: Will Hill Format: eBook Release Date: 02/08/2012

In a secret supernatural battle that's been raging for over a century, the stakes have just been raised - and they're not wooden anymore.When Jamie Carpenter's mother is kidnapped by strange creatures, he finds himself dragged into Department 19, the government's most secret agency.Fortunately for Jamie, Department 19 can provide the tools he needs to find his mother, and to kill the vampires who want him dead. But unfortunately for everyone, something much older is stirring, something even Department 19 can't stand up against...

The Complete Typographer A Foundation Course for Graphic Designers Working with Type

The Complete Typographer A Foundation Course for Graphic Designers Working with Type

Author: Will Hill Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/08/2010

Designed to provide an introductory grounding in Typography, The Complete Typographer teaches the essentials for the effective use of type - technical expertise and historical knowledge, an understanding of the functional and aesthetic qualities of different typefaces, and the organization of typographic space. This new edition features undergraduate and postgraduate student work alongside the work of established professionals, so that students can compare their own work with that of their peers and study the work of experts. Other useful tools include study notes at the end of each section, assignments set tasks for the reader, an expanded section on new media typography, and illustrations from both historical and contemporary sources.

The Complete Typographer

The Complete Typographer

Author: Will Hill Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/07/2010

This hands-on design guide helps students build a foundation for the development of an individual typographic sensibility by providing a brief outline of the evolution of type, an introduction to the language and terminology of type and type setting, fundamental rules and conventions of professional practice, and key decisions on type selection and page layout. More typefaces are now readily available to a wider public than at any time in the past-this book presents a basis for the confident and informed exploration of a rich and vivid medium that continues to play a fundamental role in human communication.

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