In my family, we believe in getting value for our education dolla. My brother (NYT bestselling author Jim Butcher), who majored in English Literature with an emphasis on professional writing, taught his wife (Paranormal and Contemporary Romance author Shannon K. Butcher) to write. Now she's teaching me. I'm a writer with an urban fantasy series and a historical paranormal series. My job is to learn what I need to know to be published, and to pass it on.