Bitten By Books Q&A is LIVE!

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Aug 082011
 

The BittenByBooks.com Q&A is LIVE! Go here to participate. You’ll have all afternoon to participate in the conversation–he’ll be posting from noon to 6pm Central!

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A Slew of Kudos

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Aug 082011
 

The past few days have seen a flurry of praise and recognition for Jim and his friends!

+ The CODEX ALERA made the Top 100 list in NPR’s search for the Best 10 Sci-Fi/Fantasy Novels! (The Dresden Files do not seem to have been eligible, as NPR appears to be lumping Urban Fantasy in with Paranormal Romance, which will get its own competition.) There are a lot of fantastic books and series nominated, and if you feel Alera deserves to be in your Top 10, we’d love to have your vote! Vote for your 10 favorite books/series, then discuss your picks here. Voting ends August 11th!

+ Publisher’s Weekly is reporting that Jim has done it again: GHOST STORY is the third Dresden book in a row to hit #1 on the New York Times bestseller list! Squee on the forum!

+ The DRESDEN FILES RPG swept the Ennies, taking home awards in all six categories they were nominated in. They won Silver in “Best Production Values” and “Product of the Year,” plus Gold in “Best Writing,” “Best Rules,” “Best New Game,” and “Best Game.” Offer the Evil Hat team your congratulations here!

And don’t forget about Jim’s BittenByBooks Q&A this afternoon!

Bitten by Books Q&A!

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Aug 052011
 

Great news! Publisher’s Weekly is reporting that Jim has done it again: Ghost Story is the third Dresden book in a row to hit #1 on the New York Times bestseller list! Squee on the forum here!

Missed the signing tour? You still have a chance to ask Jim a question! BittenByBooks.com is hosting a special online Q&A event Monday, August 8th! Come by between noon and 6pm Central and ask Jim questions on the Bitten By Books blog, and he’ll do his best to answer them. They’ll also be giving away copies of Ghost Story to three lucky fans!

From BittenByBooks.com:

Join us on 8/8 with author Jim Butcher for a Guest Appearance, chat and contest. Jim will start answering questions around 12:00 pm Central Daylight Time until 6:00 pm. For those visiting from outside of the US, here is the time conversion link. We are in the Chicago time zone: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/

Jim will be talking about his newest book in the Dresden Files series Ghost Story. I expect there will be some spoilers so be prepared.

“When we last left the mighty wizard detective Harry Dresden, he wasn’t doing well. In fact, he had been murdered by an unknown assassin.

But being dead doesn’t stop him when his friends are in danger. Except now he has nobody, and no magic to help him. And there are also several dark spirits roaming the Chicago shadows who owe Harry some payback of their own.

To save his friends-and his own soul-Harry will have to pull off the ultimate trick without any magic…”

Get all the contest details and RSVP for the event at BittenByBooks.com. Spread the word and the link on Twitter, Facebook, and G+ so your friends can RSVP too!

Discuss this event on the forum here!

Patrick Rothfuss & Jim Butcher

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Aug 032011
 

Patrick Rothfuss interviews Jim Butcher (there are some Changes spoilers at least):

Jim Butcher interviews Patrick Rothfuss:

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Join Jim for a Writing Craft Discussion at Magical Words

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Aug 012011
 

Join Jim this afternoon for a discussion on writing craft at MagicalWords.net!

Read Jim’s post on How to Build a Villain, then join the discussion! He’ll be responding to questions and comments all this afternoon, until he has to mosey over to McLean, VA, for his signing at Tyson’s Corner at 7pm.

Of course, please note that as this is intended to be a discussion of writing craft, those are the only comments/questions he’ll respond to. This is not a general Q&A, so please don’t ask non-writing-related questions.