INSIDE THIS ARTICLE
Who is Jim Butcher?
Jim Butcher is an American author, born in Independence, Missouri in 1971. He is most well known for his fantasy works, The Dresden Files (which currently has 17 books published), Codex Alera (a finished fantasy book series of six books) and more recently Cinder Spires (with one book out currently). His interest in fantasy and sci/fi began when he was ill with strep throat as a child. Jim Butcher’s sisters introduced him to The Lord of the Rings and The Han Solo Adventures to help pass the time. He also claims that these authors were a source of inspiration, also amongst these are C. S. Lewis and Lloyd Alexander.
When he was a teenager, he wrote his first novel and set out to become a writer. At this time, Butcher was given the nickname Longshot. This was because usually only 3 in 1000 actually manage to get published, and of those select few, only 1 in 10 earn enough to take this profession on as full time. After a few failed attempts to get published, he was able to hit his stride with his Dresden Files (2000), a professional wizard in a modern-day Chicago.
1971 in Missouri, USA.
Science Fiction, Fantasy and Urban Fantasy.
Storm Front (2000)
The Dresden Files #1
Published by Penguin
3.98 out of 5 on Goodreads
Below you can find out more about the book series that Jim Butcher has done and the best reading order for them.
2015: The Aeronaut’s Windlass, nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Novel
2019: Brief Cases, nominated for the Locus Award for Best Collection
Paranoid? Probably. But just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean there isn’t an invisible demon about to eat your face.
Want to Know More?
If you have enjoyed any of Jim Butcher’s work and want to learn more about him or any other of his work, then feel free to check out his website.
You can follow him on Twitter to keep up to date with all his upcoming work.
If you have enjoyed any of Jim Butcher’s work, then we think that you would enjoy the work of these authors below.
Photo taken from his Website:
Photo by Torre Neal of WeNeals Photography, located in Denver, CO.
Jim Butcher’s GoodReads profile