The Countdown to #PeaceTalks Continues! Only 11 More Weeks!

Me, basically. Except for, you know … the really skinny part!

Welp, back again, folks. Still counting the weeks until the release of Peace Talks. We’re down to eleven now, and before long, it’ll be SINGLE DIGITS! Woo and also Hoo! It’s getting closer every day, and I have big news to share with you! The cover for Battle Ground has now been revealed, too! (Thanks for the heads up, Jeanne!) And it’s a real winner. Honestly, I like it much better than the strange blue/pink/lavender wash on Peace Talks. This one just screams action and adventure, don’t you think?

Of course, at this stage of the game, I wouldn’t much care if the cover was blank, just as long as I can get my hands on the books. (Okay, that’s a bold and blatant lie. I LOVE cover art with a passion, especially Chris McGrath’s cover art, and double especially Chris McGrath’s Dresden Files cover art. But you get my drift.) Battle Ground will be available on September 29,  in case you want to go ahead and pre-order. I did. (Surprised?)

Fun Memes of the Day


Harry as a Much Younger Wizard
(Same cover artist: Chris McGrath; Same model: John Paul Pfeiffer)

Last week, we talked about Mouse, Harry’s Foo Dog. Foo dogs are a huge dog named for the Chinese guard “dogs” of old, which were actually statues of lions outside their temples. Not sure if “foos” are an accepted registered breed or not–topic for another day–but there ARE pictures of them online, and here are a few I found, along with this wonderful artist’s rendering of Harry and Mouse.

Don’t know about you, but whatever its origin and no matter what it’s called, one of these guys should deter just about any threat. 😀


To wrap up this week’s posts, I have a little gift for anyone interested. A 1920 x 1080 pixel desktop wallpaper I created, which will save at full size.  Enjoy! (NOTE: If this doesn’t save at full size, let me know and I’ll send you the file.)

I’ll see you next week as the countdown continues. We’ll be talking other Dresden Files characters and how they fit into Harry’s world, and featuring artwork by various folks who seem inspired by this series.  See you then.

Let the COUNTDOWN Begin!

It’s coming, folks! Yes! Believe it or not, Harry Dresden is BACK! According to every reliable source I can find, Jim Butcher’s latest adventure from the Dresden Files, Peace Talks, will be arriving on July 14!! Think of it! That’s a mere 14 weeks from today! And, yes! I know I’m ending every sentence with exclamation points, but I’ve been waiting SIX YEARS for him to get this book written and published! Six! Years!

That’s six years without my favorite adult Wizard in the world. Six years of wondering how the upcoming catastrophe will be averted. (Whatever it was. I mean, come on. I can’t be expected to remember all the details for more than half a decade, can I?) And most important of all—six years of waiting to see if Harry and Sgt. Karrin Murphy will finally, at LOOOONG last, take their relationship to the next level, in the totally obvious direction we’ve been expecting over the fifteen previous books!

You may expect to find future Peace Talk updates, filled with Dresden Files tidbits and images, over the next 14 weeks–right here! Same time, same channel. Tune in as we Dresden fans await the Big Day! See you next Tuesday! 

PEACE TALKS, DRESDEN FILES BOOK 16 IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER ON AMAZON!

Have you pre-ordered YOUR copy? I have.
(In case you hadn’t assumed that to be the case.)