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Through A Glass Darkly

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How to Sell to Baen Books with D.J. Butler

How should science fiction and fantasy authors approach Baen Books if they have a novel to sell? What actions can they take to maximize their chances? Who are the key decision-makers? What key mistakes should a prospective author avoid? Has anyone ever submitted a manuscript in crayon? What is Dave's process for writing a novel? Find out as Sean Patrick Hazlett meets again with Dragon award-winning author, D.J. Butler.

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Witchy Eye
Witchy Winter
Witchy Kingdom
Serpent Daughter
The Cunning Man
The Jupiter Knife In the Palace of Shadow and Joy
Abbott in Darkness


D.J. Butler is a novelist living in the Rocky Mountain west. His training is in law, and he worked as a securities lawyer at a major international firm and in-house at two multinational semiconductor manufacturers before setting up in solo practice. He's a consultant and corporate trainer, teaching business acumen to employees of world-class companies.

He is a lover of language and languages, a guitarist and self-recorder, and a serious reader. He is married to a powerful and clever woman (also a novelist) and has three devious children, but they don’t appear much in his blog (they do recur with some frequency in his social media posts). His blog, with all its meandering and changes of pace, is about writing.

He has been writing fiction since 2010. He writes speculative fiction (fantasy, science fiction, space opera, steampunk, cyberpunk, superhero, alternate history, dystopian fiction, horror and related genres) for all audiences. He has written and is writing novels for middle grade, young adult and adult readers.

He's been published by Knopf (The Kidnap Plot), WordFire Press (City of the Saints, Rock Band Fights Evil, The Buza System), Baen (Witchy Eye, Witchy Winter, Witchy Kingdom, The Cunning Man, In the Palace of Shadow and Joy), and Immortal Works (The Wilding Probate).  He was also Acquisitions Editor at WordFire, from 2016 to 2018.

Sean Patrick Hazlett’s Books

Weird World War III
Weird World War IV
Hell’s Well Alien  
Abattoir and Other Stories
Alien Abattoir and Other Stories (Audio)
The Post-Apocalyptic Tourist’s Guide to the Mojave Desert

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