Fool Moon GN volume 1 released today

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Nov 092011
 

Volume 1 of the Fool Moon graphic novel hits stores today!

Harry Dresden`s life is a mess. His top client (and close friend), Lt. Karrin Murphy, no longer trusts him. Chicago`s underworld and the cops alike think he’s mobster Johnny Marcone’s supernatural enforcer. And the enigmatic White Council continues to view him with suspicion. If all that weren’t enough, a pack of werewolves have unleashed a wave of terror on the Windy City.

But as is always the case when it comes to the creatures of the Nevernever, there’s far more going on than meets the eye. Before it’s all over, Harry will find himself caught between friends, enemies, and arcane forces bent on his destruction. Is it any wonder he can’t find a date?

Expanding on Book Two of Jim Butcher’s New York Times bestselling saga, and featuring writer Mark Powers and artist Chase Conley, Fool Moon collects the first half of the 8-issue series in one volume, complete with bonus material and a cover gallery.

Check out a twelve-page preview at DynamiteEntertainment.net. You can order a copy there, or you can grab one at your favorite local comics shop. It doesn’t seem to be available yet from Amazon or Barnes and Noble, but hopefully they’ll catch up in the next few days.

Jim Helps Save the Boobs!

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Nov 082011
 

Hey, folks! Priscilla here. When I’m not helping maintain Jim’s site, I run a fundraising program called Books for Boobs, which raises money for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer while supporting awesome authors!

I auction off books signed by some of your favorite writers, with the proceeds going to help fight cancer. Genres range from fantasy to romance to graphic novels to mystery/horror, so there’s a good chance you’ll see an author you like or discover someone new you’ll love!

Jim’s signed copy of Side Jobs joins contributions from Terry Pratchett, Naomi Novik, Salman Rushdie, C.E. Murphy, Lev Grossman, Kelly Link, Kate Beaton, and many more!

Browse the full list and bid here!

Can’t bid? You can still help fight breast cancer by picking a favorite and spreading the word through email, facebook, twitter, G+, Morse code, interpretive dance–whatever! You can discuss this on the forum here.

Thanks for helping us Save the Boobs!

NaNoWriMo Advice and Goodreads Choice Awards

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Nov 042011
 

After a three-year lapse, Jim has finally blogged again! Just in time for NaNoWriMo, he posted his thoughts about perseverance in “The Most Important Thing an Aspiring Author Needs to Know.” Read his post at GoodReads or LiveJournal. You can also read his previous entries on author craft at either place.

We’re also pleased to note that Ghost Story has been nominated for Best Paranormal Fantasy at the The 2011 Goodreads Choice Awards. Jim shares the field with over a dozen rock stars of the urban fantasy genre, including Seanan McGuire and Charlaine Harris. There are a slew of categories to vote in, celebrating authors like Patrick Rothfuss, John Scalzi, Jo Walton, George R.R. Marin, Mira Grant, Tina Fey, Kate Beaton, and Terry Pratchett, so get out there and vote for your favorite books of 2011! Round 1 ends November 13, 2011.

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Birthday Boys!

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Oct 262011
 

Happy Birthday, Jim Butcher! 21 books in 40 years–not too shabby. 😀 Share your birthday wishes on the forum!

But Jim isn’t the only birthday boy around. Fans in Kansas City and the mid-Atlantic states are planning birthday meetup events for Harry Dresden this weekend.

In the D.C. area:
Ireland’s Four Provinces
105 W Broad St.
Falls Church, VA
Sunday, October 30th, 11:30am
RSVP at the Mid Atlantic Harry Dresden Fans Facebook page

In Kansas City area:
Matt Ross Community Center
8101 Marty St.
Overland Park, KS 66204
Saturday, October 29th, 7pm to midnight
RSVP on the forum