Jim Butcher | Biography

Jim Butcher born on October 26, 1971 in Independence, Missouri is a New York Times bestselling author. He is a fantasy novelist best known for The Dresden Files.  He is the youngest kid in his family. His parents raised him alongside his two elder sisters. His fascination for novel reading began right from his early childhood years. He admitted being a voracious reader of science fiction and fantasy from childhood period. By the time, he turned eight; he had read several fantasy books including Narnia books, the Prydain Chronicles, Star Wars, Star Trek Novel and others. So, it’s kind of no surprise that he grew up to become one of the best novel creators of today’s era.


He had good memories of his childhood years. He had multi skills and interests. Unlike other kids, he was involved with different set of activities. He was in sports, adventure and music right from the beginning of his life. He played football, did dramas, horse riding, music and just about many more. He later graduated in English Literature. He always had the aspiration of becoming a professional fantasy novelist; he had that passion to make it as a writer. He therefore, wrote his first novel while he was nineteen years of age which according to him was truly awful. He then joined Professional Writing Department at the University of Oklahoma to learn and acquire knowledge regarding the art of writing novels. After several failed attempts to create a traditional fantasy genre, he finally wrote his first book The Dresden Files for a class which later on went on to became one of the major hits for him. The book was about Harry Dresden, a Professional Wizard. He has then written several other books after the success of Dresden files. His creations would include Codex Alera, Furies of Calderon, Academ’s Fury, Captain’s Fury, Princeps’ Fury, First Lord’s fury. Every one of his novels has ranked high on the New York Times Bestseller’s list. He definitely has come a long way from writing his first ever horrible novel to the most admired and bestselling authors of today’s time.


He is married with his high school sweetheart Shannon. She is also an author of romance novels. They both are in the same line of profession. So, it becomes easier for the couples to understand their partner’s hardships and commitments. Together they have a beautiful son who they named James Joseph. He is definitely living a blissful family life. He is a good husband and a father. He loves his wife dearly. The two have been together for real long years and it’s less likely for the pair to divorce each other in the future ahead.


His readers find his writings intriguing and a lot fascinating. He has his own set of fans who love his different technique of writing and his way of creating characters. Jim has definitely made it as a successful fantasy novel, a dream he had carried all the way through his teenage years. He has made a lot of fortune out of his creations. His total net worth however is not disclosed by any source. The detailed information about his novels and his career graph can be obtained in more precise form in Wikipedia, encyclopedia.


To add some interesting trivia about him, his personal quotes are as popular as his novels. His fans can view his quote gallery in the internet. Some of his personal remarks are “Laugh whenever you can. Keeps you from killing yourself when things are bad. That and vodka.”, “Where instinct fails, intellect must venture” and many more. The popular novelist is also on the social networking sites, the easiest way to remain connected with his admirers. His fans can get to know him better by following him at his twitter account. He also occasionally blogs at his site. His views are as interesting to read.