While not everyone may be familiar with him, the works of Jim Butcher have had a disproportionate amount of influence on my own works over the years. This is the guy that started a New York Times best-selling series, on a bet. The guy that created a beloved recurring character, as a sort of prank on his writing professor.

This is the guy behind the Dresden Files. And while his work may not be enough to satisfy some of the more critically minded fans of writing out there. There is no denying that his work is hecka fun!

Anyhow, the above is a free audiobook sample of the first chapter of Storm Front, the first book of The Dresden Files. The first book is actually one of his rougher pieces, seeing as he was just starting out as a writer at the time, but regardless, it’s hecka fun!

Also, it’s being read by James Marsters, AKA, Spike, from Buffy The Vampire Slayer. So that’s pretty fun.

occupations to consider:
  • stay-at-home cat mom who takes afternoon naps in the sun and reads a lot
  • a beekeeper in france that owns lavender fields and makes lavender honey
  • isolated writer with a fireplace and a big picture window overlooking snowy mountains
  • widow of a rich man who died of suspicious causes but still left everything to her, villas and vineyards and beach houses and all
  • mysterious village witch who is rarely ever seen, never seems to age, and is known for curses and helping women in need
  • crazed maenad following Dionysus to participate in rituals that may or may not include animalistic murder and orgies
  • remote but beautiful goddess who scorns all men that dare look upon her radiance and hangs out with a lot of nymphs

Dies Irae.

I can finally show you my piece for the @supernaturalartbook

I am honored that I could take part in such an amazing project, thank you so much, all you precious honeybees who made it happen!

  • Person A: I really like somebody but I don't know how to tell them...
  • Person B: You can practise on me if you want!
  • Person A: uh okay? I love you <3
  • Person B: I love you too <3 see? not that hard! go tell them!
  • Person A: Already did ;) <3
  • Person B: Awesome what did they say?