Jim Butcher will sign and discuss Skin Game (Roc; $27.95).
Jim Butcher is the author of the Dresden Files, the Codex Alera, and a new steampunk series, the Cinder Spires. His resume includes a laundry list of skills which were useful a couple of centuries ago, and he plays guitar quite badly. An avid gamer, he plays tabletop games in varying systems, a variety of video games on PC and console, and LARPs whenever he can make time for it. Jim currently resides mostly inside his own head, but his head can generally be found in his home town of Independence, Missouri.
Jim goes by the moniker Longshot in a number of online locales. He came by this name in the early 1990′s when he decided he would become a published author. Usually only 3 in 1000 who make such an attempt actually manage to become published; of those, only 1 in 10 make enough money to call it a living. The sale of a second series was the breakthrough that let him beat the long odds against attaining a career as a novelist.
All the same, he refuses to change his nickname.
A copy of Skin Game must be purchased in order to get anything signed. When you purchase a copy of the book, we'll give you a line number. After the talk/Q&A, we'll use the line numbers to organize the signing portion the event. We will start giving out numbers on Tuesday, May 27.
Fans are allowed to have 2 books signed at a time. Should they have more than 2 books, they will need to go through the line as many times as it takes until everything is signed.
Butcher will allow photos, but fans will have to lean in to take a picture rather than go behind the signing table.