Jim Butcher is a Missouri-based author best known for his hit urban fantasy series, The Dresden Files (a.k.a. Emera’s crack in book form), featuring wizard detective Harry Dresden, nerdy wisecracks, and a varied bestiary of faeries, werewolves, vampires, fallen angels, and a grab bag of other mythological creatures. The Dresden Files were first written as an assignment for a writing class, and the first novel was eventually sold through Laurell K. Hamilton’s literary agent. There are currently 20 novels planned for the Dresden Files.
Butcher has also completed a sword-and-sorcery fantasy series, the Codex Alera, and confesses that epic fantasy is his first love in reading and writing.
Official Site (includes free Dresden Files excerpts and short stories)
Last Updated: July ‘10