Jim Butcher

Jim Butcher

Jim Butcher (born 1971) is a New York Times best-selling author, who is best known for his contemporary fantasy book series The Dresden Files. He also writes the Codex Alera series. Jim Butcher grew up as the only son of his parents, and has two older sisters.

Jim Butcher is a martial arts enthusiast with fifteen years of experience in various styles including Ryukyu Kempo, Tae Kwon Do, Gojo Shorei Ryu, and a sprinkling of Kung Fu. He is a skilled rider and has worked as a summer camp horse wrangler and performed in front of large audiences in both drill riding and stunt riding exhibitions.

Jim enjoys fencing, singing, bad science fiction movies, and live-action gaming. He did live in Missouri, though now lives in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. He is engaged to Kitty Krell and has a son, James Junior (also an aspiring author), from his previous marriage to author Shannon Butcher.

Updated November 24, 2022




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Books by Jim Butcher
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Series by Jim Butcher

The Codex Alera (6 books)
Dresden Files (22 books)
Spider-Man (11 books)
The Cinder Spires (3 books)

Speculative Fiction Books

(Dresden Files #19 / 19)
2026 | fantasy, urban fantasy | Release date TBA
(The Cinder Spires #3 / 3)
2025 | fantasy, steampunk | Release date TBA
(Dresden Files #18 / 19)
2024 | fantasy, urban fantasy | Release date 2024
(The Cinder Spires #2 / 3)
2023 | fantasy, steampunk
(The Cinder Spires #1.5 / 3)
2023 | fantasy, steampunk
(Dresden Files #17.5 / 19)
2022 | fantasy, urban fantasy
2022 | fantasy, urban fantasy, collection, short stories
(Dresden Files #17 / 19)
2020 | fantasy, urban fantasy
(Dresden Files #16 / 19)
2020 | fantasy, urban fantasy
(Dresden Files #15.1 / 19)
2018 | fantasy, urban fantasy, short stories
(The Cinder Spires #1 / 3)
2015 | fantasy, steampunk
(Dresden Files #15.5 / 19)
2015 | fantasy, urban fantasy, short stories
(Dresden Files #15 / 19)
2014 | fantasy, urban fantasy
(Dresden Files #14 / 19)
2012 | fantasy, urban fantasy
(Dresden Files #13 / 19)
2011 | fantasy, urban fantasy
(Dresden Files #12.5 / 19)
2010 | fantasy, urban fantasy, short stories
(Dresden Files #12 / 19)
2010 | fantasy, urban fantasy
(The Codex Alera #6 / 6)
2009 | fantasy, high fantasy
(Dresden Files #11 / 19)
2009 | fantasy, urban fantasy
(The Codex Alera #5 / 6)
2008 | fantasy, high fantasy
(Dresden Files #10.4 / 19)
2008 | fantasy, urban fantasy
(Dresden Files #10 / 19)
2008 | fantasy, urban fantasy
(The Codex Alera #4 / 6)
2007 | fantasy, high fantasy
(Dresden Files #9 / 19)
2007 | fantasy, urban fantasy
(The Dresden Files (omnibus editions) #4 / 4)
2007 | fantasy
(The Codex Alera #3 / 6)
2006 | fantasy, high fantasy
(Dresden Files #8 / 19)
2006 | fantasy, urban fantasy
(The Dresden Files (omnibus editions) #3 / 4)
2006 | fantasy
(The Dresden Files (omnibus editions) #2 / 4)
2006 | fantasy
(Spider-Man)
2006 | science fiction
(The Codex Alera #2 / 6)
2005 | fantasy, high fantasy
(Dresden Files #7 / 19)
2005 | fantasy, urban fantasy
(The Dresden Files (omnibus editions) #1 / 4)
2005 | fantasy
(The Codex Alera #1 / 6)
2004 | fantasy, high fantasy
(Dresden Files #6 / 19)
2004 | fantasy, urban fantasy
(Dresden Files #5 / 19)
2003 | fantasy, urban fantasy
(Dresden Files #4 / 19)
2002 | fantasy, urban fantasy
(Dresden Files #3 / 19)
2001 | fantasy, urban fantasy
(Dresden Files #2 / 19)
2001 | fantasy, urban fantasy
(Dresden Files #1 / 19)
2000 | fantasy, urban fantasy

Comics and Anthology

2016 | fantasy, urban fantasy, anthology
2009 | fantasy, anthology
(The Dresden Files (graphic novels))
2008 | fantasy, comics