Emily S. Whitten, Jim Butcher and The Dresden Files

Emily S. Whitten

Emily S. Whitten writes everything from news, reviews, and interviews to how-tos, con round-ups, and opinion pieces for ComicMix and others; as well as comics featured on ComicMix, MTV.com, and Reelz.com; and occasionally even award-winning poetry and fiction. When she's not writing for fun or profit, she’s sharing geeky thoughts on the Fantastic Forum radio show and podcast Made of Fail. Emily is a convention organizer and consultant, and co-chair of the fourth North American Discworld Convention, which she co-founded. She has been Program Coordinator for Awesome Con and staff for several genre cons. Emily is a program moderator for Awesome Con and Fan2Sea; and you might also recognize her from her days of answering questions online as her alter-ego, Ask Deadpool. In her copious spare time, Emily enjoys crafting and cosplay, and looking after the cutest three-legged dwarf hamster in the world, ElliePuff. Oh, and when she's not doing all that, Emily is an active member of The National Press Club and holds down a 9-to-5 as a senior attorney for the federal government - although that may just be her superheroine cover identity.

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7 Responses

  1. Lugh says:

    When you re-read the whole series, there are LOTS of hints about Molly’s destiny. Even from before she was introduced! (Lea attempts to trade for Michael’s firstborn, and clearly knows the value of the trade.)

    • Emily S. Whitten says:

      I actually have plans to re-read the series with an eye towards that sort of thing, as I have done with other collections such as Discworld, Game of Thrones, and Harry Potter. :) To date I haven’t had time yet, but I think I may try to do it before Skin Game comes out!

  2. deb tepe says:

    Emily, you are my personal hero today. You asked questions I wanted answered. A thousand cheers for you. I think you may have caught Mr. Butcher in a weak moment too, because he actually answered them! I’m a huge fan of the series, but I generally hate reading interviews with the author, (although I thinks he’s incredibly talented). He can be…what words shall I use…infuriatingly misleading…sarcastic to the point of pain… After reading this, however, my anticipation level for Skin Game just went up many notches! Thanks (to you both)! (I agree with you, about the portrayal/treatment of Murphy vs. other women in the series, fwiw.)

    • Emily S. Whitten says:

      Haha, you may be my personal hero for calling me your personal hero, because that’s pretty cool! :) Thanks!

      I’m glad you enjoyed the interview and got some good stuff out of it. Jim was a pleasure to talk to (and definitely snarky, but in a fun, not frustrating way!), and generous with his time, although of course I wish I’d had more time. I would have liked to talk with him about the graphic novels and the TV show too, if I’d had the chance!

      I thought the topic of how women are approached in the series was important to touch on, and am glad you agree.

      I’m looking forward to Skin Game too, for sure!

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