Welcome to Episode 112 of Speculate! The Podcast for Writers, Readers and Fans. In this episode we sit down for a chat with Jim Butcher, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Dresden Files and the Codex Alera series. We talk about what it’s like to put together a long-running series of books (in the case of Dresden, over fourteen books and ten years to date), how to build a long-term career, and why Jim likes games so much…and how his writing has helped him be a better game player. We also discuss his future work, including an interesting sneak peek at his upcoming Cinder Spires series. We had a really great time with this discussion, and we hope you enjoyed it too–if so, don’t forget to check back in the next two weeks when we’ll start our triptych of shows on Ann Leckie‘s Ancillary Justice. Until then, thanks as always for listening to the show, and please continue to spread the word!
Additional Note: The hits keep coming as we taped our third Good, Bad and Ugly segment as a part of this interview, available to our Patreon backers of $3 or more a month. If you’re interested in hearing that and/or in supporting the show in general, please head over and become a patron–and thanks!