Happy Book Day and Virtual Tour Launch!

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At long last, Peace Talks is here! The first book in this summer’s Dresden Duology is within your grasp. We’re also launching our Virtual Tour today, including several opportunities to participate in virtual Q&As and score signed books!

If you haven’t ordered your copy yet, mask up and hie to your favorite local independent bookstore, order a signed copy through one of our Virtual Tour partners above, or snag a copy through our store. And don’t forget to preorder the second Dresden novel coming out this summer, Battle Ground!

Note: We’ve heard from some fans whose orders were delayed because of COVID, and there are plenty more who are ordering signed copies that won’t ship for another few days, so please be considerate of your fellow fans and don’t post spoilers out in the open.

Virtual Tour Launches

Last night’s virtual release party with University Bookstore had to be rescheduled due to, well, fuego. A forest fire erupted not far from Jim’s home, and his focus had to be on preparing for a potential evacuation. Hell’s Bells! Our thanks to the first responders who worked through the night and continue to battle the blazes today to keep his community and its magnificent National Forests safe. We don’t yet have a new date and time for the rescheduled event, but we’ll let folks know as soon as we do.

Although the fire has not yet been contained, it looks like Jim’s home is out of immediate danger. He’s made the decision to go forward with today’s event with Pat Rothfuss and Worldbuilders, though he’ll be monitoring the situation in case that changes. Keep an eye on our JimButcherNews Twitter account for updates!

TODAY, July 14, 4-6pm EDT: Pat Rothfuss’ Twitch (NOTE CORRECTED TIME AND VENUE!)

  • FREE EVENT! Join Patrick Rothfuss and Jim Butcher in a spoiler-free conversation about the Dresden Files series.  Optional: Copies of Peace Talks with a signed bookplate can be ordered from Worldbuilders Marketplace.

Wednesday, July 15, 8-9pm EDT: Murder by the Book

  • Ticketed Event via Zoom. Tickets (1 copy of Peace Talks) can be purchased on the event page. Attendee Q&A, moderated by Murder By the Book. 

Tuesday, July 21, 9-10pm EDT: Poisoned Pen

  • FREE EVENT via Facebook Live. Attendee Q&A, moderated by Poisoned Pen. Optional: Signed copies of Peace Talks can be ordered on the event page.

Thursday, July 23, 7pm EDT / 4pm PDT: Virtual SDCC Panel

Can’t read the book yet? Take the edge off the wait with our roundup of all the Dresden Drops so far this year, including four new microfictions, six sample chapters and a bonus excerpt, boatloads of art, and so much more! Then start your read off right by watching the live-action book trailer:

We don’t know if any of you are planning on putting the book down long enough to need a bookmark, but if you do, Adam Mathison-Sward has you hard-covered! (Download high res: Part 1, Part 2)

Other Niftiness

After posting last week’s Peace Talks Bingo card roundup, we learned we’d missed a handful of submissions. We’re hopeful we caught all our mistakes, but if you still don’t see yours on the Bingo card page, please sent a link to your submission post to yearofdresden@gmail.com!

Home is where, when you go there and tell people to get out, they have to leave. --Skin Game

The discussion of Skin Game continues at the Goodreads Series Read-Along!

And that’s it for this week’s entry! Visit Jim-Butcher.com every Tuesday this year for weekly Drops of never-before-seen artwork, microfiction, interviews, contests, sample chapters for Peace Talks and Battle Ground, or other tasty tidbits in our celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Dresden Files. Join our new mailing list and follow @jimbutchernews on twitter to ensure you don’t miss a moment, and check the announcement post to catch up on prior Drops. See you next week!

Author: priscellie

Priscilla Spencer has been Jim's creative consultant since 2007. In addition to managing content for Jim-Butcher.com 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.