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Frank W. Butterfield

Frank W. Butterfield
BIOGRAPHY

Frank W. Butterfield, not an assumed name, loves old movies, wise-cracking smart guys with hearts of gold, and writing for fun.

Although he worships San Francisco, he lives at the beach on another coast.

Born on a windy day in November of 1966, he was elected President of his high school Spanish Club in the spring of 1983.

After moving across these United States like a rapid-fire pinball, he currently makes his home in a hurricane-proof motel with superior water pressure that was built in 1947.

While he hasn't met any dolphins personally, that invitation is always open.

Frank W. Butterfield Books

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The Unexpected Heiress (A Nick Williams Mystery Book 1)by Frank W. ButterfieldPublish: Jun 01, 2016Series: A Nick Williams MysteryHistorical Mysteries Mysteries LGBT
The Loveless Lawyer (A Nick Williams Mystery Book 32)
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The Loveless Lawyer (A Nick Williams Mystery Book 32)by Frank W. ButterfieldPublish: Aug 24, 2019Series: A Nick Williams MysteryHistorical Mysteries Mysteries LGBT
The Loveless Lawyer (A Nick Williams Mystery)
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The Loveless Lawyer (A Nick Williams Mystery)by Frank W. ButterfieldHistorical Mysteries Mysteries LGBT
In The Still Of The Night (The Romantical Adventures of Whit & Eddie)
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In The Still Of The Night (The Romantical Adventures of Whit & Eddie)by Frank W. ButterfieldPublish: Oct 14, 2019Series: The Romantical Adventures of Whit & EddieContemporary Romance Romantic Suspense LGBT
The Amorous Attorney (A Nick Williams Mystery Book 2)
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The Amorous Attorney (A Nick Williams Mystery Book 2)by Frank W. ButterfieldPublish: Jun 13, 2016Series: A Nick Williams MysteryHistorical Mysteries Mysteries LGBT
The Sartorial Senator (A Nick Williams Mystery Book 3)
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The Sartorial Senator (A Nick Williams Mystery Book 3)by Frank W. ButterfieldPublish: Aug 09, 2016Series: A Nick Williams MysteryHistorical Mysteries Mysteries LGBT
The Laconic Lumberjack (A Nick Williams Mystery Book 4)
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The Laconic Lumberjack (A Nick Williams Mystery Book 4)by Frank W. ButterfieldPublish: Oct 29, 2016Series: A Nick Williams MysteryHistorical Mysteries Mysteries LGBT
The Perplexed Pumpkin (A Nick Williams Mystery Book 5)
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The Perplexed Pumpkin (A Nick Williams Mystery Book 5)by Frank W. ButterfieldPublish: Oct 30, 2016Series: A Nick Williams MysteryHistorical Mysteries Mysteries LGBT
The Savage Son (A Nick Williams Mystery Book 6)
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The Savage Son (A Nick Williams Mystery Book 6)by Frank W. ButterfieldPublish: Nov 26, 2016Series: A Nick Williams MysteryHistorical Mysteries Mysteries LGBT
The Mangled Mobster (A Nick Williams Mystery Book 7)
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The Mangled Mobster (A Nick Williams Mystery Book 7)by Frank W. ButterfieldPublish: Dec 30, 2016Series: A Nick Williams MysteryHistorical Mysteries Mysteries LGBT
The Iniquitous Investigator (A Nick Williams Mystery Book 8)
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The Iniquitous Investigator (A Nick Williams Mystery Book 8)by Frank W. ButterfieldPublish: Jan 29, 2017Series: A Nick Williams MysteryHistorical Mysteries Mysteries LGBT
The Voluptuous Vixen (A Nick Williams Mystery Book 9)
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The Voluptuous Vixen (A Nick Williams Mystery Book 9)by Frank W. ButterfieldPublish: Feb 28, 2017Series: A Nick Williams MysteryHistorical Mysteries Mysteries LGBT
The Timid Traitor (A Nick Williams Mystery Book 10)
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The Timid Traitor (A Nick Williams Mystery Book 10)by Frank W. ButterfieldPublish: Apr 29, 2017Series: A Nick Williams MysteryHistorical Mysteries Mysteries LGBT
The Sodden Sailor (A Nick Williams Mystery Book 11)
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The Sodden Sailor (A Nick Williams Mystery Book 11)by Frank W. ButterfieldPublish: May 29, 2017Series: A Nick Williams MysteryHistorical Mysteries Mysteries LGBT
The Excluded Exile (A Nick Williams Mystery Book 12)
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The Excluded Exile (A Nick Williams Mystery Book 12)by Frank W. ButterfieldPublish: Jun 29, 2017Series: A Nick Williams MysteryHistorical Mysteries Mysteries LGBT
The Paradoxical Parent (A Nick Williams Mystery Book 13)
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The Paradoxical Parent (A Nick Williams Mystery Book 13)by Frank W. ButterfieldPublish: Jul 31, 2017Series: A Nick Williams MysteryHistorical Mysteries Mysteries LGBT
The Pitiful Player (A Nick Williams Mystery Book 14)
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The Pitiful Player (A Nick Williams Mystery Book 14)by Frank W. ButterfieldPublish: Sep 07, 2017Series: A Nick Williams MysteryHistorical Mysteries Mysteries LGBT
The Childish Churl (A Nick Williams Mystery Book 15)
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The Childish Churl (A Nick Williams Mystery Book 15)by Frank W. ButterfieldPublish: Oct 01, 2017Series: A Nick Williams MysteryHistorical Mysteries Mysteries LGBT
The Rotten Rancher (A Nick Williams Mystery Book 16)
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The Rotten Rancher (A Nick Williams Mystery Book 16)by Frank W. ButterfieldPublish: Oct 29, 2017Series: A Nick Williams MysteryHistorical Mysteries Mysteries LGBT
A Happy Holiday (A Nick Williams Mystery Book 17)
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A Happy Holiday (A Nick Williams Mystery Book 17)by Frank W. ButterfieldPublish: Nov 29, 2017Series: A Nick Williams MysteryHistorical Mysteries Mysteries LGBT
The Adroit Alien (A Nick Williams Mystery Book 18)
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The Adroit Alien (A Nick Williams Mystery Book 18)by Frank W. ButterfieldPublish: Jan 22, 2018Series: A Nick Williams MysteryHistorical Mysteries Mysteries LGBT
The Leaping Lord (A Nick Williams Mystery Book 19)
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The Leaping Lord (A Nick Williams Mystery Book 19)by Frank W ButterfieldPublish: Feb 25, 2018Series: A Nick Williams MysteryHistorical Mysteries Mysteries LGBT
The Constant Caprese (A Nick Williams Mystery Book 20)
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The Constant Caprese (A Nick Williams Mystery Book 20)by Frank W. ButterfieldPublish: Apr 09, 2018Series: A Nick Williams MysteryHistorical Mysteries Mysteries LGBT
The Shameless Sodomite (A Nick Williams Mystery Book 21)
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The Shameless Sodomite (A Nick Williams Mystery Book 21)by Frank W. ButterfieldPublish: May 09, 2018Series: A Nick Williams MysteryHistorical Mysteries Mysteries LGBT
The Harried Husband (A Nick Williams Mystery Book 22)
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The Harried Husband (A Nick Williams Mystery Book 22)by Frank W. ButterfieldPublish: May 28, 2018Series: A Nick Williams MysteryHistorical Mysteries Mysteries LGBT
The Stymied Star (A Nick Williams Mystery Book 23)
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The Stymied Star (A Nick Williams Mystery Book 23)by Frank W. ButterfieldPublish: Jul 10, 2018Series: A Nick Williams MysteryHistorical Mysteries Mysteries LGBT
The Roving Refugee (A Nick Williams Mystery Book 24)
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The Roving Refugee (A Nick Williams Mystery Book 24)by Frank W. ButterfieldPublish: Aug 09, 2018Series: A Nick Williams MysteryHistorical Mysteries Mysteries LGBT
The Perfidious Parolee (A Nick Williams Mystery Book 25)
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The Perfidious Parolee (A Nick Williams Mystery Book 25)by Frank W. ButterfieldPublish: Sep 18, 2018Series: A Nick Williams MysteryHistorical Mysteries Mysteries LGBT
The Derelict Dad (A Nick Williams Mystery Book 26)
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The Derelict Dad (A Nick Williams Mystery Book 26)by Frank W. ButterfieldPublish: Oct 28, 2018Series: A Nick Williams MysteryHistorical Mysteries Mysteries LGBT
The Shifting Scion (A Nick Williams Mystery Book 27)
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The Shifting Scion (A Nick Williams Mystery Book 27)by Frank W. ButterfieldPublish: Nov 29, 2018Series: A Nick Williams MysteryHistorical Mysteries Mysteries LGBT
The Beloved Bach (A Nick Williams Mystery Book 28)
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The Beloved Bach (A Nick Williams Mystery Book 28)by Frank W. ButterfieldPublish: Jan 03, 2019Series: A Nick Williams MysteryHistorical Mysteries Mysteries LGBT
The Redemptive Rifleman (A Nick Williams Mystery Book 29)
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The Redemptive Rifleman (A Nick Williams Mystery Book 29)by Frank W. ButterfieldPublish: Feb 02, 2019Series: A Nick Williams MysteryHistorical Mysteries Mysteries LGBT
The Agitated Actress (A Nick Williams Mystery Book 30)
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The Agitated Actress (A Nick Williams Mystery Book 30)by Frank W. ButterfieldPublish: Apr 30, 2019Series: A Nick Williams MysteryHistorical Mysteries Mysteries LGBT
The Manic Mechanic (A Nick Williams Mystery Book 31)
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The Manic Mechanic (A Nick Williams Mystery Book 31)by Frank W. ButterfieldPublish: Jul 02, 2019Series: A Nick Williams MysteryHistorical Mysteries Mysteries LGBT
An Enchanted Beginning (A Nick & Carter Story Book 1)
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An Enchanted Beginning (A Nick & Carter Story Book 1)by Frank W. ButterfieldPublish: Oct 03, 2016Series: A Nick & Carter StoryHistorical Romance LGBT
The Sailor Who Washed Ashore (Daytona Beach Book 1)
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The Sailor Who Washed Ashore (Daytona Beach Book 1)by Frank W. ButterfieldPublish: Oct 07, 2018Series: Daytona Beach BooksHistorical Mysteries Mysteries LGBT
The Lawyer Who Leapt (Daytona Beach Book 2)
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The Lawyer Who Leapt (Daytona Beach Book 2)by Frank W. ButterfieldPublish: Nov 14, 2018Series: Daytona Beach BooksHistorical Mysteries Mysteries LGBT
The Cuban Who Paid Dearly (Daytona Beach Book 3)
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The Cuban Who Paid Dearly (Daytona Beach Book 3)by Frank W. ButterfieldPublish: Dec 16, 2018Series: Daytona Beach BooksHistorical Mysteries Mysteries LGBT
The Demoiselle Who Departed (Daytona Beach Book 4)
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The Demoiselle Who Departed (Daytona Beach Book 4)by Frank W. ButterfieldPublish: Mar 31, 2019Series: Daytona Beach BooksHistorical Mysteries Mysteries LGBT
Their Own Hidden Island (Golden Gate Love Stories Book 2)
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Their Own Hidden Island (Golden Gate Love Stories Book 2)by Frank W. ButterfieldPublish: Apr 12, 2017Series: Golden Gate Love StoriesContemporary Romance Romance LGBT
The One He Waited For (Golden Gate Love Stories Book 1)
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The One He Waited For (Golden Gate Love Stories Book 1)by Frank W. ButterfieldPublish: Mar 26, 2017Series: Golden Gate Love StoriesHistorical Romance LGBT
Chasing Eddie (Golden Gate Love Stories Book 3)
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Chasing Eddie (Golden Gate Love Stories Book 3)by Frank W. ButterfieldPublish: Feb 10, 2019Series: Golden Gate Love StoriesContemporary Romance Romance LGBT
Getting To Know You (The Romantical Adventures Of Whit & Eddie Book 1)
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Getting To Know You (The Romantical Adventures Of Whit & Eddie Book 1)by Frank W. ButterfieldPublish: Apr 22, 2019Series: The Romantical Adventures of Whit & EddieContemporary Romance LGBT
'S Wonderful (The Romantical Adventures Of Whit & Eddie Book 2)
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'S Wonderful (The Romantical Adventures Of Whit & Eddie Book 2)by Frank W. ButterfieldPublish: Jun 03, 2019Series: The Romantical Adventures of Whit & EddieContemporary Romance LGBT
You're The Top (The Romantical Adventures of Whit & Eddie Book 3)
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You're The Top (The Romantical Adventures of Whit & Eddie Book 3)by Frank W. ButterfieldPublish: Jul 15, 2019Series: The Romantical Adventures of Whit & EddieContemporary Romance LGBT
You're The Top (The Romantical Adventures of Whit & Eddie)
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You're The Top (The Romantical Adventures of Whit & Eddie)by Frank W. ButterfieldContemporary Romance LGBT
This Morning, Over Here: A Memoir That Never Happened (Metaphysical Stories Book 1)
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This Morning, Over Here: A Memoir That Never Happened (Metaphysical Stories Book 1)by Frank W. ButterfieldPublish: Nov 02, 2017Series: Metaphysical StoriesContemporary Romance Paranormal Romance LGBT

Frank W. Butterfield interview On 27, Sep 2019

"Frank W. Butterfield was born and raised in Lubbock, Texas, which is in the Texas Panhandle. He has always been fascinated with LGBT history and the fact that so much of it is lost to time. He loves old movies, wise-cracking smart guys with hearts of gold, and writing for fun. He writes for the pleasure of it. And he does take some time off, but not much, because he likes to write.

He only has one goal: write books he wants to read."
What was your childhood like? Where were you raised?

I was born and (mostly) raised in Lubbock, Texas, which is in the Texas Panhandle. My parents divorced when I was young and, after the dust settled, my sister and I grew up with our father. We spent our summers and Christmas vacations going back and forth from Lubbock to either Dallas or my grandmother's house on Caddo Lake in deep East Texas (about a mile from the Louisiana line). Those two parts of the state are vastly different. Lubbock is in the American West and the other two are in the American South. When I was in high school, I was lucky enough to spend six months in Chile as an exchange student. That changed my life in really profound ways.

Did you always want to be an author? When did you first start writing?

When I was 9, I sat down and tried to write a short story and couldn't figure out how to do it. After that, I pretty much assumed I didn't know how to write. My English teachers tended to agree with me... I tried my hand at a gay murder mystery in the mid 90s (when I was 30) and made the mistake of asking a fan of Jane Austen to read the first couple of chapters. That didn't go too well, so I dropped that story. But when I was 49, I started writing fanfic and posting it online. As a result, I realized I did know how to write and, after practicing with that and getting about 300K words under my belt, so to speak, I decided to write a book I could sell. That was in May of 2016 and that's when I wrote THE UNEXPECTED HEIRESS.

What made you decide to write historical mystery and LGBT novels? How do you maintain a balance between the two?

I've always been fascinated with LGBT history and the fact that so much of it is lost to time. I've also always been intrigued with the personal stories of the 20th century and how so much happened so fast and changed so dramatically in just a hundred years. For me, there is no balance to be struck since the historical stories I write are about LGBT characters and they sit in the center of the narration and drive everything.

How did you come up with the plot of the "A Nick Williams Mystery" series? Did you know it was a series when you started writing it?

For many years, I'd been telling myself the story of Perry Mason, but where Perry and Paul Drake (his private investigator) were a couple and Della Street and Gertie (the receptionist) were having an on-again, off-again relationship. In many ways, THE UNEXPECTED HEIRESS is a version of that story, but once I sat down and let Nick (the narrator of the Nick Williams Mysteries) talk to me and tell me his story, it became something unique and, for me, wholly unexpected. And, to be clear, I don't plot anything. Nick tells me his stories and I write them down.

As for whether it would be a series... I knew that after I finished the second book, THE AMOROUS ATTORNEY. I woke up one morning with an idea for a short story that takes place in June of 2008. That's significant because that would have been the first time Nick and Carter would have been able to legally marry in California. That was when I realized their marriage is the end of their story (this isn't a spoiler since I've talked and written about this extensively).

That said, I just wrapped up the MYSTERY series with THE LOVELESS LAWYER, Book 32. It takes place in January and February of 1967. The next Nick and Carter book will be THE CROOKED COLONEL. That starts on New Year's Day of 1970 and begins a new series: THE ADVENTURES OF NICK AND CARTER. There will still be mysteries, but calling them ADVENTURES gives me the flexibility to write a wider variety of stories about their lives together.

One thing we often notice as readers in a series is character development. How do you decide how a character develops throughout a series? Do you know before you write it, or does it come to you as you write the books?

Simply put: they show up and tell me who they are and how to describe them and what happens. I don't plot, don't plan, and don't develop. I just follow what I see and hear in my mind. That allows me to write fast since I can let the story tell itself.

Who was your favourite character to write in "The Romantical Adventures of Whit & Eddie" series and why?

In this series, I pretty much like everyone. In the current work-in-progress, I've even begun to respect and somewhat admire Whit's mother, who's not easy to like. The narrator of the series is Eddie. And, in most ways, he's me. His back story is mine with some details altered to protect the privacy of some folks. I like writing as him. It's therapeutic and I've learned a lot about myself in the process.

But I really like writing about Whit. His life is so very different than mine. He was raised in a strict religious environment and was a star athlete from an early age. Writing about him allows me to get some insight into things I know very little about. For example, I know next to nothing about American football (other than the team names and cities). Fortunately, my brother and a couple of readers know a great deal about the subject. They helped me build a fictional team, a roster of players, and Whit's personal story. I've learned a lot, but realize I've barely scratched the surface.

How did you start writing the Daytona Beach series? What spawned the idea?

I started writing this series because I wanted to write some legal procedurals. Not every book will be set around a trial, but most will (I suspect). I also wanted to write about the place I now call home and that very much feels like home. Florida in the 1940s was a very different place than it is now—much more so than, say, San Francisco. And that fact has already produced some juicy tales.

What are some of your goals or what are some things you hope to accomplish through your books?

I only have one goal: write books I want to read.

If you could spend a day with any one of your characters, who would it be? What would you do?

This is a tough question. It's like asking who is your favorite child. However, if I have to come up with just one, I'd choose Carter. And, since he seems to remember EVERYTHING, I'd ask him to take me on a walking tour of San Francisco to show me his favorite places and all the interesting stories connected to each spot.

Between Mario Ossler and Dr. Robert Jenkins in your book, "Their Own Hidden Island", which do you think you'd get along with the best and why?

This is a great question since Eddie (of Whit & Eddie) is friends with both of them. And, since Eddie is me, I know the answer. I'd get along with Mario better but that's only because he's funny and goofy and kind of wild (both in how he acts and how he looks). Bob is a scientist and likes to deal with life logically. I know I would like them both and tell them that. But I would secretly like Mario better.

Do you write to escape or to focus more? Can an author ever have "vacation" weeks or months where they don't write or is it something you just always want to do?

I write for the pleasure of it. And I do take some time off, but not much, because I like to write. Actually... I like to read. Writing provides me a really deep dive into a story that reading can't do. That's the truth of it.

Where do you see yourself as an author in 10 years time? Are there any goals you hope to accomplish by then?

I really do live one day at a time (as much as I can). I expect to be writing in 10 years, however, and to have a bookcase or two full of published books along with a stack of DVDs containing their adapted films.

What is your takeaway based on your experiences with AllAuthor? What is it about this site that you like and dislike?

I really like the sense of community at AllAuthor and how the team really goes out of their way to support both authors and readers. I wish you all the best success because I think you've got something really special going on here. Thanks for your work and support!

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      • I've always wanted to write novels, ever since I took ballpoint pen in hand and wrote out a short story about a day on the lake when I was 10 years old. But, it took me 39 more years to finally sit down and do it. That was in May of 2016 and, ever since then, I've been writing more than I ever thought I would. I enjoy the stories and finding out what happens and having fun with the whole kit and kaboodle.
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