of Library Invite Author to Speak
At Annual Membership Meeting in April
Jim Butcher will be the guest speaker at the annual Friends
of the Library Membership meeting on April 27 at 7 p.m. in
the First Christian Church. Butcher will be available
to sign books following the meeting.
Butcher is the author of the Dresden Files, the Codex Alera,
and a new steampunk series, the Cinder Spires. His resume
includes a laundry list of skills which were useful a couple
of centuries ago, and he plays guitar quite badly. An avid
gamer, he plays tabletop games in varying systems, a variety
of video games on PC and console, and LARPs whenever he can
make time for it.
Jim goes by the moniker Longshot in a
number of online locales. He came by this name in the early
1990′s when he decided he would become a published author.
Usually only 3 in 1000 who make such an attempt actually
manage to become published; of those, only 1 in 10 make
enough money to call it a living. The sale of a second
series was the breakthrough that let him beat the long odds
against attaining a career as a novelist.
All the same, he refuses to
change his nickname.