So yeah, I got behind on these lately, but I'd like to start it back up. Number 18 is Jim Butcher, an author I like on multiple levels. I enjoy not only what I've read of his Dresden Files book, but I also love the story about how he came up with the Codex Alera based on a bet with a writer on a forum. If anyone here wants to dare me to make a best-seller out a crappy idea, go for it! Some say they're not fans of the Codex Alera, but I'd like to give it a try someday. It seems like a concept I'd be interested to see executed. I also like how he gives lots of writer advice in a way similar to Chuck Wendig. It's not dry or uninteresting, but just insight into how he thinks writing works. I particularly love his breakdowns of Scenes/Sequels. In my opinion, Butcher is one of the more interesting writers out there. I like that he approaches fantasy with a sense of humor and that he seems like an all-around nice guy to boot. Thoughts?