Jim Butcher is a ten-year-plus student of martial arts and
a skilled rider who has performed as a summer camp horse
wrangler and in front of large audiences in both drill
riding and stunt riding exhibitions.
He also enjoys fencing, singing, songwriting, and live-
action gaming. He works as a computer support technician,
although he has held a variety of jobs in the past, from
fast-food management to door-to-door vacuum selling. Jim
lives in Missouri with his wife, son, and a houseful of
In Jim's own words, his first attempt at a novel
when he was just 19 'was horrible. Really bad.'
Fortunately for his many fans, he kept learning, and
writing, until he could bring Harry's not-quite-Chicago to
All that practice obviously paid off in addition
to Harry Dresden's continuing adventures, Jim's first
hardcover fantasy series, FURIES OF CALDERON "Codex
Alera, Book 1", was published in October 2004.