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Jim Butcher read his first fantasy novel when he was seven years old–
the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. By the time he turned eight,
he’d added the rest of the Narnia books, the Prydain Chronicles, every
book about Star Wars he could find, a great many Star Trek novels and
the Lord of the Rings to his count.
So he was pretty much doomed from the start.
Love of fantasy, his personal gateway drug, drew him toward a fairly
eclectic spread of interests: horseback riding (including trick riding,
stunt riding, drill riding, and competitive stunt racing), archery,
martial arts, costuming, music and theater. He played a lot of role-
playing games, a lot of fantasy-based tactical computer games, and
eventually got into live-action roleplay where players beat each other
up with boffer weapons.
So, really, he can fly his nerd flag with pretty much anyone, and
He took up writing to be able to produce fantasy novels with swords and
horses in them, and determinedly wrote terrible fantasy books until,
just to prove a point to his writing teacher, he decided to take every
piece of her advice; fill out outlines and worksheets, and design
stories and characters just the way she’d been telling him to do for
about three years. He was certain that once she saw what hideous art it
produced, she would be proven wrong and repent the error of her ways.
The result was the Dresden Files, which sure showed *her*.
She has not yet admitted her mistake and recanted her philosophy on
Jim has performed in dramas, musicals, and vocal groups in front of
live audiences of thousands and on TV. He has performed exhibition
riding in multiple arenas, and fallen from running horses a truly
ridiculous number of times. He was once cursed by an Amazon witch
doctor in rural Brazil, has apparently begun writing about himself in
the third person, and is hardly ever sick at sea.
He also writes books occasionally.
Jim stands accused of writing the Dresden Files and the Codex Alera.
He’s plead insanity, but the jury is still out on that one. He lives in
Missouri with his wife, romantic suspense and paranormal romance writer
Shannon K. Butcher (who is really pretty and way out of his league),
his son, and a ferocious guard dog.
Review of Skin Game by Jim Butcher
I must say, it’s good to be back into the daily grind with the fate of the world resting on Harry’s shoulders. I missed him getting cornered into situations, having […]
Review of Cold Days by Jim Butcher
“Sometimes I think that’s where most of us are,” I said. “Fighting off the crazy as best we can. Trying to become something better than we were. It’s that second […]
Review of Ghost Story by Jim Butcher
People adore monsters. They fill their songs and stories with them. They define themselves in relation to them. Well, compared to the last book, this one slowed down. Not to […]
Review of Changes by Jim Butcher
One day I hope God will forgive me for giving birth to the idea that came next. Because I never will. Wow. So this book just yanked my emotions all […]
Review of Turn Coat by Jim Butcher
Surprise! Surprise! I absolutely loved this book. Butcher once again wove a tale of mystery dosed heavily with humor and action. In this book, we got a nice look at […]
Small Favor by Jim Butcher
Holy crap! This book was frikkin’ insane! Harry’s got himself in a pickle this time! We’ve got Summer and Winter, some old foes, and a heck of cast taking up […]
Review of White Night by Jim Butcher
This will be one of the shortest reviews I’ve written in a very, very long time. I don’t want to give too much away because some might not have even […]
Review of Proven Guilty by Jim Butcher
Okay, so we all know how much Iove these books. We all know that I think it’s a highly entertaining series. We all know I think they’re funny. This book […]
Review of Dead Beat by Jim Butcher
“Polka will never die!” You’ll have to read it to see why I quoted that. These reviews are going to get shorter and shorter, or else I’ll just end up […]
Review of Blood Rites by Jim Butcher
Oh how I love these books. The week has been a bit stressful so in a desperate ploy to escape, I read this book. It worked like a charm. I […]
Review of Death Masks by Jim Butcher
I’ll tell you one thing, the further along in the series I get, the harder it is not to run out and buy all of them and spend days in […]
Review of Summer Knight by Jim Butcher
Of course I’m obsessed. I’m so invested in Harry Dresden’s character that I don’t think Butcher could do any wrong. Luckily for me, I’m in no danger of him trying […]
Review of Grave Peril by Jim Butcher
What can I say that I haven’t already about these books? Maybe… I guess this book felt a bit darker. There were still some laughs, but some of the stuff […]
Review of Fool Moon by Jim Butcher
All right, I’m going to be honest. I thought I would be enjoying the Dresden Files for some time. I never expected to love them. After all, the setting isn’t […]