Jim Butcher is a martial arts enthusiast with fifteen years
of experience in various styles including Ryukyu Kempo, Tae
Kwan 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 lives in Missouri with his wife,
son, and a vicious guard dog.
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.