Theresa Butler


Even though she spent decades writing for fun, it took many more years of Theresa Butler's adult life to realize her heart truly belonged in a book, not in a veterinary science lab. So she changed her college major and her career trajectory, much to the chagrin of her parents, and earned a double BA in English and Psychology from Ottawa University in 2011. Three years after that, she finished a Master of Arts in English and Creative Writing from Southern New Hampshire University with a specialization in short and long fiction.

Theresa is also owner of Butler Did It Publishing, a boutique indie imprint she uses to support and guide new writers, as well as more seasoned writers, embarking on their own writing and publishing careers.

She can be found hanging out in the cool comfort of the desert home she shares with her best friend, a chatty-but-reclusive feline roommate, and a lovable-but-not-so-bright dog. Otherwise, you can find her at your nearest renaissance festival, historical reenactment or geeky con pretending to live in the past.

Smashwords Interview

What motivated you to become an indie author?
I had always wanted to be published, and considered self publishing, over the fear that going the traditional route wouldn't ever come to fruition for me. During graduate school and learning more about the publishing industry, however, really sold me on the whole indie author platform. I love being accessible. I love being in control of my own business AND my own artistic freedom. So self publishing seemed like the perfect way to go. Of course it's a lot of hard work and I'm still very much learning through a steep learning curve, but I'm enjoying the process.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
My greatest joy in writing is being able to escape. I know it sounds cliche, but I started writing as young girl because I wanted to escape into the fantasy of the worlds I created in my head, and have them play out the way I wanted. It has helped me incorporate real life into fantasy life and work out things I'm going through at any time. And it's relaxing. Except when I have writer's block and have to wheedle it out of the dark recesses of my brain.
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