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;s books include the western steampunk romp City of the Saints, the dark science fiction novel Crecheling, and the ongoingaction-horror serial Rock Band Fights Evil, all from Wordfire Press. In addition, Dave is the author of a middle reader actionsteampunk fantasy series called The Extraordinary Journeys of Clockwork Charlie. Charlie’s first extraordinary journey, The Kidnap Plot, was published by Knopf in 2016.