Goodreads Choice Awards

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Nov 062015

Congratulations, Jim!  The Aeronaut’s Windlass was short-listed for the 2016 Goodreads Choice Awards in the “Best Fantasy” category.  It joins a flurry of fantastic nominees, including N.K. Jemisin’s The Fifth Season, Brandon Sanderson’s Shadows of Self, and V.E. Schwab’s A Darker Shade of Magic.  Check out all the phenomenal works in all 20 categories!

This opening round ends in two days, so be sure you don’t miss your chance to be heard!  The semifinal round runs from November 10th through 15th and the final round goes from November 17th to the 23rd.


In other news, Evil Hat co-founder Fred Hicks is running playtests of the Dresden Files cooperative card game at Metatopia this weekend.  If you’re around, come check it out and give him your feedback!  His schedule is at the above link.

DFCO Announcement and Myths & Legends Con

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Oct 302015


Evil Hat Productions, award-winning publishers of the Dresden Files RPG, are now working on a Dresden Files cooperative card game!

According to their press release, “It’s designed by Eric B. Vogel, who you might recognize based on his excellent work on Don’t Turn Your Back and Zeppelin Attack. The game allows you to play Harry Dresden and his friends as they take on the cases from the novels in the ultimate what-if scenario—what if Harry was on the scene with allies who weren’t there in the original story? The core game includes Harry, Murphy, Susan, Michael, and the Alphas and plays through the first five novels. Expansions are a possibility! Designs are already well underway for more series characters and more novels.”

They’ll be launching a Kickstarter in 2016.  If you want to make sure you get playtest/Kickstarter/release information, sign up for Evil Hat’s newsletter.  Follow their tumblr for art sneak peeks!


Jim has been named Guest of Honor at the 2016 Myths & Legends Convention in Denver, Colorado!  Discuss this event on the forum.

August 12-14, 2016
Ramada Plaza Denver North
Denver, CO

Aeronaut’s Windlass a Bestseller! Plus Status Update.

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Oct 212015

Great news!  The Aeronaut’s Windlass debuted at #5 on the New York Times Fiction Bestseller List and #7 on USA Today!  Congrats to Jim. If you haven’t gotten your copy yet, snag one in Hardcover, Kindle, or Audio from our store!

Also, we’re thrilled to announce that Jim has agreed to a Virtual Signing for Priscilla Spencer’s Cinder Spires map posters!  A Virtual Signing is essentially a custom pre-order:  You place your order, indicating who you want the poster(s) personalized to (like “To Melissa”), then in early December, Jim and Priscilla will sign all the posters at once, and she’ll stick them in the mail.  Just in time for the December holidays!  All Virtual Signing orders must be placed by December 1st.  You can also purchase signed posters of the Codex Alera map, with no preorder necessary.

With the holidays coming up, here’s a list of what Jim’s been up to lately, and what we can expect looking forward.




  • (12/01/15) “Jury Duty” short story, Unbound anthology
  • (2/XX/16) Subterranean Press’ special edition of White Night
  • (est. 10/XX/16) “Cold Case” short story, Shadowed Souls anthology



  • (TBA) Dresden Files #16: Peace Talks
  • (TBA) Cinder Spires #2: The Olympian Affair
  • (TBA) Dresden Files #17: Mirror Mirror

Short Stories:

  • (TBA) “Day One” — Butters’ first day on his new job
  • (TBA) Brief Cases — Short story anthology


  • Jim is working on outlines for two original Dresden Files comics series. One will pit Harry against Puck, who will be depicted as a Joker-esque dark faerie: “Terrible. And fun.” In the other, Inari Raith and her friends from “Blood Rites” are threatened, and Lara hires Harry to fix the problem to preserve her grip on the White Court.


Jim has no more appearances in 2015.  He has a book to write!  As for 2016, only one event has been announced so far: Houston Comicpalooza (June 17-19).  [EDIT: Unfortunately, this event has been canceled due to scheduling conflicts.]  Of course, there will be many more to come!  Keep an eye on the forum’s Calendar Event Discussion section for further developments.

AMA Correction

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Sep 222015

Apologies for the spam! We try to avoid posting more than once per week, so the idea of posting three times in a 24-hour period is highly embarrassing.

The time for today’s Reddit AMA has changed. It will now take place from 2:30pm to 4:30pm Eastern! That’s 11:30am to 1:30pm Pacific and 6:30 to 8:30pm GMT. Yes, that’s right–it’s happening NOW! Go forth and upvote!

Addendum: AMA Tuesday!

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Sep 222015

We have just been informed that Jim will be doing a Reddit AMA at /r/books Tuesday, September 22nd, from 2:30pm to 4:30pm Eastern! That’s 11:30am to 1:30pm Pacific and 6:30 to 8:30pm GMT. Use this time zone converter to determine what time the AMA will begin in your area. Hope to see you there!