THE END! Plus Going Grey and Trailer Talk

A tweet from Jim Butcher/longshotauthor that reads: THE END. I love typing that.

Peace Talks is complete! The final chapter is now in the betas’ sinister clutches, and soon it’ll be off to his editor and on to publication. We should have a release date for you very soon!


In the meantime, Jim has a new short story in LJ Hachmeister and RR Virdi’s multi-author anthology, “Parallel Worlds: The Heroes Within.” It’s set in the Dresden universe, but it has a very unconventional protagonist: shapeshifter-for-hire Goodman Grey! This anthology is slated for release in electronic edition October 8th, but you can preorder your copy here. There will also be a physical edition at some point, but the details are still being hammered out. We’ll keep you informed!


Loving the rush of trailers coming out of Comic Con this weekend?  So are we.  In fact, we love trailers so much that we’re currently in pre-production on a book trailer for Peace Talks!  It’ll be a live action, cinematic-style production that promotes the book like it could be the next big Marvel movie, albeit with a tiny fraction of their budget. 😀 

We know there’s a crazy amount of talent in the fandom, so we’re looking to hire fans of the series that are qualified pros in the filmmaking world to join our scrappy little band. We’re filming in Los Angeles, so all candidates must be LA local (unless willing to cover their own housing and transportation) and eligible to work in the United States.

Crew: Please send your resume, portfolio/reel, and references to

  • Camera Team: DP, 1st and 2nd ACs, Grips, Gaffer, DIT.
  • Production Designer and Assistant
  • Costume Designer
  • Hair and Make Up Artists: Beauty MUA, FX MUA, and Hair Stylist.
  • Sound Recordist/Boom Operator
  • Editor
  • Sound Editor and Mixer
  • Composer
  • VFX Artists and Compositors (don’t need to be local)

Performers: Both SAG and Non-Union actors are invited to apply. Look for “The Dresden Files: Peace Talks” on Actors Access/Breakdown Express for list of characters and descriptions. We’re holding the next set of auditions this weekend, July 27th and 28th, so please submit your headshot, resume, and reel via Actors Access by noon Pacific this Thursday, July 24th. EDIT: We’re holding a second set of auditions August 10th and 11th! Please submit by noon Thursday, August 8th.

Locations: Also, if you’re in a position of influence to help us gain access to the following spaces in or around Los Angeles, please let us know at!

  • Castle-y or Gothic interior
  • Beach or Pool
  • Old World pub (or a room with a lot of wood that could be strategically shot to look like one)
  • Soundstage

We’re so exited to get to work! And now, back to squeeing over that tweet.

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.