Jim Butcher Novelist

Jim butcher

Jim Butcher (born in Independence, Missouri, United States, on October 26, 1971) is a New York Times Best Selling author most known for his contemporary fantasy book series The Dresden Files. He also wrote the Codex Alera series. Butcher grew up as the only son of his parents, and has two older sisters. He currently lives in Independence with his wife, Shannon K. Butcher (an author of romance novels), one son, and his guard dog, F. D. M. Butcher. While he was sick with strep throat as a child, Butcher's sisters introduced him to The Lord of the Rings and The Han Solo Adventures novels to pass the time, thus beginning his fascination with fantasy and science fiction. As a teenager, he completed his first novel and set out to become a writer. After many unsuccessful attempts to enter the traditional fantasy genre (he cites J. R. R. Tolkien, Lloyd Alexander, and C.S. Lewis, among others, as major influences), he wrote the first book in The Dresden Files—about a professional wizard in modern-day Chicago—as an exercise for a writing course in 1996 at the age of 25.

Personal details

Date of birth
October 26th, 1971
Nationality
United States of America
Places lived
Independence , Missouri
pop. 117,240 (2013)

TV program created 1

Title Year Network Num. of seassons Num. of epizodes Co-creators First epizode air date Last epizode air date Languages External resources
The Dresden Files 2007
Syfy
2 12 January 21st, 2007 April 15th, 2007
English
Movie IMDB page

Written work

1.Storm Front

Speculative fiction, Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction, Horror
Editions Subjects Co-authors
2000. by Roc (322 pages)
2007. by New American Library at New York City (311 pages)
2009. by Del Rey/Dabel Brothers (168 pages)
Wizards

2.Grave Peril

Fiction, Fantasy, Crime Fiction, Speculative fiction, Science Fiction, Horror
Editions Subjects Co-authors
2001. by Roc (378 pages)
2008. by Roc Hardcover (352 pages)
Wizards

3.Fool Moon

Speculative fiction, Fiction, Crime Fiction, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Horror
Editions Subjects Co-authors
2001. by Roc (342 pages)
2007. by Buzzy Multimedia
2008. by Roc Hardcover (320 pages)
Wizards

4.Summer Knight

Fiction, Speculative fiction, Horror, Crime Fiction, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Editions Subjects Co-authors
2002. by Roc (371 pages)
2009. by Roc Hardcover (336 pages)
Wizards

5.Death Masks

Speculative fiction, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Editions Subjects Co-authors
2003. by Roc (378 pages)
Wizards

6.Blood Rites

Mystery, Fantasy, Speculative fiction
Editions Subjects Co-authors
2004. by Roc (372 pages)
Wizards

7.Furies of Calderon

Speculative fiction, High fantasy, Fantasy
Editions Subjects Co-authors
2005. by Ace Books (502 pages)

8.Wizard for Hire

Speculative fiction
Editions Subjects Co-authors
2005. by SFBC (801 pages)

9.Dead Beat

Speculative fiction, Mystery, Fantasy
Editions Subjects Co-authors
2005. by Roc (396 pages)
2006. by Roc (424 pages)
Wizards

10.Academ's Fury

Fantasy, High fantasy, Speculative fiction
Editions Subjects Co-authors
2005. by Ace Books (469 pages)
2006. by Ace Books (529 pages)

11.Proven Guilty

Fantasy, Mystery, Speculative fiction
Editions Subjects Co-authors
2006. by Roc (406 pages)
2007. by Roc (496 pages)
Wizards

12.Wizard by Trade

Speculative fiction
Editions Subjects Co-authors
2006. by SFBC (598 pages)

13.Cursor's Fury

Speculative fiction, Fantasy, High fantasy
Editions Subjects Co-authors
2006. by Ace Books (442 pages)
2007. by Ace Books (521 pages)

14.Captain's Fury

High fantasy, Speculative fiction, Fantasy
Editions Subjects Co-authors
2007. by Ace Hardcover (451 pages)
2008. by Ace Books (528 pages)

15.White Night

Fiction, Mystery, Fantasy, Speculative fiction
Editions Subjects Co-authors
2007. by Roc Hardcover (416 pages)
2007. by Thorndike Press (693 pages)
2008. by Roc (455 pages)
Epic film
Wizards

16.Princeps' Fury

Speculative fiction, Fantasy, High fantasy
Editions Subjects Co-authors
2008. by Ace Hardcover

17.Small Favor

Speculative fiction, Mystery, Fantasy, Fiction, Urban fantasy
Editions Subjects Co-authors
2008. by SFBC (423 pages)
2008. by Roc Hardcover (423 pages)
2008. by Thorndike Press (682 pages)
2009. by Roc (560 pages)
Wizards

18.Backup: A Story of the Dresden Files

Mystery, Fantasy, Speculative fiction
Editions Subjects Co-authors
2008. by Subterranean Press (80 pages)

19.Welcome to the Jungle

Speculative fiction, Fantasy
Editions Subjects Co-authors
2008. by Del Rey/Dabel Brothers (160 pages)

20.Turn Coat

Speculative fiction, Fantasy, Urban fantasy, Mystery
Editions Subjects Co-authors
2009. by Roc Hardcover (432 pages)

21.Ghost Story

Fantasy, Mystery
Editions Subjects Co-authors
2012. by Roc

22.Cold Days

Mystery
Editions Subjects Co-authors
2012. by Penguin Group
2012. by Roc Books
2013. by Roc Books

Wikipedia

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