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Jim Butcher
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... show more



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 frequently does.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 writing.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.

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XOX
XOX rated it 2 months ago
Harry Dresden is relatively happy being father, a brother and a lover.As a grandson, his grandfather is a bit of a problem. He didn't know about Thomas and he hate vampires.Now Thomas was found to commit an assassin attempt and caught, held prisoner that is hard to bring free.There is a peace summit...
Irresponsible Reader
Irresponsible Reader rated it 2 months ago
Ever since the Red Court had taken my daughter, I'd been reeling from one disaster to the next, surviving. This entire situation was just one more entropy barrage hitting my life, forcing me to scramble once again, maybe getting me killed. (Again. Technically.) Things were different now. I was a p...
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Elentarri's Book Blog rated it 2 months ago
TITLE: Peace Talks SERIES: Dresden Files #16 AUTHOR: Jim Butcher ______________________ DESCRIPTION: "When the Supernatural nations of the world meet up to negotiate an end to ongoing hostilities, Harry Dresden, Chicago's only professional wizard, joins the White Council's security team to ma...
Lazy days
Lazy days rated it 3 months ago
The first time I read this book I loved it but in my rush to devour the words I missed parts of the storyline and when all was read and done and my usual reflection was made I realised I hadn't quite got the why of it all. The thing is, so much happens in Summer Knight the multistories tying up all ...
Angel's Guilty Pleasures
Angel's Guilty Pleasures rated it 3 months ago
Title: Ghost Story Series: The Dresden Files #13 Author: Jim Butcher (Narrator: James Marsters) Genre: Urban Fantasy - Science Fiction Fantasy Publisher: Penguin Audio Release Date: April 21, 2015 Format: Audiobook Pages: 17 hours and 36 minutes Source: Library When an unknown someone shoots him...
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