Jim Butcher


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 computers.

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 technicolor life.

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.