Author name: Sandra Butler
Books: It Never Ends; Mothering Middle-Aged Daughters (2017); Cancer In Two Voices (1988); Conspiracy of Silence: The Trauma of Incest (1978)
Bio: In addition to her three non-fiction books, Butler is also the co-producer of the award-winning documentaries Cancer in Two Voices (1991) and Ruthie and Connie: Every Room in the House (2004). Both films screened in Toronto, Montreal, Berlin, and Sundance, and are widely used for training and educational purposes. She was a founding editor of Persimmon Tree, persimmontree.org, an on-line magazine by women over 60 for readers of all ages. She is the mother of two daughters and a lover of noir movies accompanied by buttered popcorn.
Favorite thing about being a writer: My favorite part of writing is finding truthful and skillful language that allows me to bring the issues affecting the lives of women and girls that still remain in the shadows, into clear focus on the page. Often working with difficult subject matter, I work to be inviting, illuminating and encouraging to my reader.
Biggest challenge as an indie author: My experience has been a good one. Glide Church published my first book. Spinsters, Ink, a feminist press published the second, and She Writes, a feminist hybrid press published the most recent. I have been blessed with three publishers who echo my values. My life is embedded in a series of overlapping communities, and they have served to allow my books to find their way into the larger world, for which I am very grateful.
Favorite books: All of Mary Carr’s books—for her scrupulous honesty
All of James Baldwin’s writing- for his courage and grace with language
All of Alice Munro’s short stories for expanding my sense of what it is to be human.
Awards/special recognition: Lambda Literary Award for Non-Fiction l991
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