Kenneth Butler, NH

Junior Writer

Kenneth Butler was born and raised in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. He received a BA in Film from Emerson College, then worked as a Story Editor and Copy Writer for MGM/UA, New World Pictures and Warner Brothers in Los Angeles. He earned a BA in Creative Writing and an MA in Fiction, and taught English and History at Phillips Exeter Academy and the Holderness School. He has had two novels published, Holy Fool (2015) and A Pound of Flesh (2020). He is now a free-lance writer.

As a StoryTerrace writer, Kenneth interviews customers and turns their life stories into books. Get to know him better by reading his autobiographical anecdote below.

A Picture is Worth A Thousand Words

This photo, which I have used for both of my book covers, was taken at Martha’s Vineyard the day I learned my first novel Holy Fool, was accepted for publication by Touch Point Press. I don’t photograph well, but I think this captured my sense of accomplishment.

I was fifty-four, and had written five produced stage plays, and five screenplays — two movie scripts were optioned, one purchased, but none filmed — and I was starting to feel that very little was ever going to happen with my writing. Success seemed elusive.

Working in television and theatre had taken me to England, Sweden, France, California and Las Vegas, but at thirty-nine, I became a teacher to attain some practical stability. But I never stopped writing, prompting one friend to quip, “You’ve got more guts than sense.”

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