Author Updates


Welcome! Come here for updates on my writing and publishing projects as well as  personal events related to the natural world. 

July 21, 2022

An Odd Bird Book Trailer

Check out this just released promotional book video. And if you like it, come join me on my YouTube channel where I'll be uploading videos on our magical world.

Adventures on Marsh Creek


May 18, 2022

The days of spring are flowing as fast as the waters of Marsh Creek. Here are two photos to document recent outings to one of our favorite destinations. The first photo, taken on May 12, features Henry and Rosie (or should I say Rosie's head floating above the water?). And the second, taken on May 17, is of a Pileated Woodpecker contemplating the best place to begin drilling into the trunk of a dead tree. 

You can find out more about the Pileated Woodpecker in my most recent blog post.

(You can also access my blog through the blogger icon located in the header section of the home page.)

And stay tuned to more adventures on Marsh Creek. You'll find postings here and under the

BEE a Naturalist menu tab.


January 18, 2022

BlueInk Review Selects An Odd Bird for its Showcase Column in Booklist Online

An Odd Bird  was selected by BlueInk Reviews for inclusion in its January 2022 showcase column of favorite titles for Booklist Online, a publication of the American Library Association. Here's an excerpt from that review: "Butler's story is resplendent with rich descriptions, and she ably renders her characters and their conflicting emotions. With its flowing narrative, dimensional characters, and beautifully vivid details, the story is utterly immersive."

Leaves Shadow

September 3, 2021

A New Media Icon: Author Central at Amazon


Meet me at Author Central for regular video updates on my trilogy Of the Wing and upcoming projects. I just uploaded a preview to The Hawk's Message (book two in the trilogy). This video also includes a recap of An Odd Bird (book one). You'll also meet my cat Tony and two dogs, Rosie and Henry. So come visit me soon!

Leaves Shadow

September 13, 2021


An Odd Bird  Earns a Starred Review!




I'm pleased to share great news from BlueInk Review--a starred review for An Odd Bird, book one in my trilogy Of the Wing. You can read the entire review at their web site: