Brief Cases Cover Art and 2018 Con Schedule


At long last, we have cover art and a release date for the second anthology of Dresden Files short stories, Brief Cases! Click to embiggen:


The world of Harry Dresden, Chicago’s only professional wizard, is rife with intrigue–and creatures of all supernatural stripes. And you’ll make their intimate acquaintance as Harry delves into the dark side of truth, justice, and the American way in this must-have short story collection.

From the Wild West to the bleachers at Wrigley Field, humans, zombies, incubi, and even fey royalty appear; ready to blur the line between friend and foe. In the never-before-published ‘Zoo Day,’ Harry treads new ground as a dad, while fan-favorite characters Molly Carpenter, his onetime apprentice, White Council Warden Anastasia Luccio, and even Bigfoot stalk through the pages of more classic tales.

With twelve stories in all, Brief Cases offers both longtime fans and first-time readers tantalizing glimpses into Harry’s funny, gritty, and unforgettable realm, whetting their appetites for more to come from the wizard with a heart of gold.

You can snag a copy of this coveted compilation on JUNE 5TH, 2018! Preorder it in hardcover or Kindle from the store.

Previously-published stories in Brief Cases include: “Curses,” from The Naked City; “AAAA Wizardry,” from the Dresden Files RPG; “Even Hand,” from Dark and Stormy Knights; “B is for Bigfoot,” from Under My Hat: Tales From the Cauldron; “I was a Teenage Bigfoot,” from Blood Lite 3: Aftertaste; “Bigfoot on Campus,” from Hex Appeal; “Bombshells,” from Dangerous Women, edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois; “Jury Duty,” from Unbound; “Cold Case,” from Shadowed Souls; “Day One,” from Unfettered II; and “A Fistful of Warlocks,” from Straight Outta Tombstone.

Brief Cases will also include “Zoo Day,” a brand-new novella, original to this collection.


We have our first convention dates for 2018. Plan your travel schedules accordingly!

Confusion SF
Detroit, MI
Jan 18th – 21st

Superstars Writing Seminar
Colorado Springs, CO
Jan 31st – Feb 3rd

Pensacola, FL
Feb 23rd – 26th

Pikes Peak Writers Conference
Colorado Springs, CO
April 27th – 29th

Emerald City Comicon
Seattle, WA
March 1st – 4th, 2018

Author: priscellie

Priscilla Spencer has been Jim's creative consultant since 2007. In addition to managing content for and its social media channels, she beta-reads all of Jim's works, serves as a thematic consultant on the graphic novels and role playing games, and illustrates the maps for his books. The whole "Year of Dresden" thing is largely her baby. Her latest claim to fame is directing the official book trailers for Peace Talks and Battle Ground. In her professional life, Priscilla is a Producer, Writer, Photographer, and Fantasy Map Illustrator working towards a career in producing TV. She enjoys musical theatre, gluten-free cooking, sci-fi/fantasy, and weightlifting. She aspires to travel the world and pet every dog.