D.J. Butler (Dave) is an international corporate lawyer by training, and by day he now teaches business acumen to employees of large corporations. He loves languages, fools around with the guitar, and plays lots of board games. By vocation, he writes speculative fiction (fantasy, science fiction, space opera, steampunk, cyberpunk, superhero, alternate history, dystopian fiction, horror and related genres) for all audiences.
Dave's books include the western steampunk romp City of the Saints, the dark science fiction novel Crecheling, and the ongoing action-horror serial Rock Band Fights Evil, all from Wordfire Press. In addition, Dave is the author of a middle reader action steampunk fantasy series called The Extraordinary Journeys of Clockwork Charlie. Charlie's first extraordinary journey, The Kidnap Plot, will be published by Knopf in Spring of 2016.
Dave is represented by Deborah Warren of East/West Literary. He performs semi-improvised interactive theater at sci-fi and fantasy conventions with the Space Balrogs (http://spacebalrogs.com). Dave's website is at http://davidjohnbutler.com. Dave's wife Emily is also a novelist, and sometimes they work on projects together.