Upcoming Event! Book Signing for The Broken Tree at Gulf South Art Gallery!

I'm thrilled to share the news that I'll be at Gulf South Art Gallery for my first book signing for The Broken Tree on Saturday, September 7, 2019 from 1-3 p.m. This illustrious gallery has a been in the area for as long as I can remember, and prominently features local and regional artists and … Continue reading Upcoming Event! Book Signing for The Broken Tree at Gulf South Art Gallery!

It’s Time for Teaser Tuesday!

We're two days from the release of The Broken Tree, and I'm happy to give you a final excerpt before it goes live! Today we're meeting the third couple in The Broken Tree, Elliott and Kate. Enjoy! The Broken Tree, copyright 2019 Kellie Butler. All rights reserved. Elliott strolled down the hall and out onto … Continue reading It’s Time for Teaser Tuesday!

It’s time for Teaser Tuesday!

Last week I brought you an excerpt from my upcoming release of The Broken Tree that featured Henry and Lydie. This week for #TeaserTuesday I'm featuring another couple in the book, Edward and Tilda. Enjoy! The Broken Tree, copyright 2019 Kellie Butler. All rights reserved. As soon as the car had rolled down the drive … Continue reading It’s time for Teaser Tuesday!

Teaser Tuesday!

We're only a couple of short weeks away from the release of The Broken Tree, so it's time for #teasertuesday! From The Broken Tree Copyright 2019 by Kellie Butler. All rights reserved. As they approached the old blackened oak, both Chester and Minstrel stopped abruptly.“What’s going on?” Henry nudged Chester, but he wouldn’t budge.Lydie shook … Continue reading Teaser Tuesday!

Book Review: The White Venus

The White Venus, The Love and War Series Book Two  by Rupert Colley Rating: Five Stars Blurb: When you trust your enemy more than your family June 1940. A village in northern France awaits a garrison of conquering Germans.  To their dismay, 16-year-old Pierre and his parents are forced to accommodate a German major. He … Continue reading Book Review: The White Venus

Book Review: The Darkest Hour

    Today on my blog I’m honored to review the stunning historical fiction anthology The Darkest Hour: A WWII Tales of Resistance featuring novellas by Roberta Kagan, Jean Grainger, Marion Kummerow, Ellie Midwood, Alexa Kang, Mary D. Brooks, Deborah Swift, Kathryn Gauci, John R. McKay, and Ryan Armstrong. Full disclosure, grab a box of … Continue reading Book Review: The Darkest Hour

Behind the Book: Mary Carroll Nelson, A Portrait of a Barnard College ’50 Fine Arts Alumna

I'm pleased to mark the beginning of a new blog post series on the historical background of Before the Flood, and we're starting off with Lydia's artistic background at Barnard College, one of the Seven Sisters colleges of the Northeast. Someone asked me if Lydia is based upon a real historical figure, and the answer is … Continue reading Behind the Book: Mary Carroll Nelson, A Portrait of a Barnard College ’50 Fine Arts Alumna

Behind the Scenes: The Making of Night and Day’s Cover

    Someone asked me recently how I came up with the concept for Night and Day's cover. Well, here's the story. When I was initially designing Night and Day's cover, I knew that Lydia's internal struggle would play a huge role in the design. I wanted elements to incorporate multiple facets of the story, but mainly … Continue reading Behind the Scenes: The Making of Night and Day’s Cover