Eshelle Butler was born and raised in Chicago Illinois. She graduated from Columbia College Chicago and has a BA in Marketing Communications and Journalism. She also has a background in music. In addition to being an Author, she is also a Poet, Screenwriter, and Blogger. Eshelle is divorced and has one child and currently resides in a small town outside of Chicago Illinois.

2017-09-24
What It’s Like to Write with A Partner
Happy Sunday to you all… As you know I recently completed a novel with my boyfriend Author Ronald Hall called Overture of Darkness. I must admit, it was a challenge. I wasn’t sure I could do it at first because I had never written anything with a partner before except...

2017-09-17
My Mission as A Writer
Hey there, I hope you had a productive week. I know I have. Today I want to talk about what my mission is as a writer. Initially, when I first started writing many years ago, I didn’t have a set goal or a mission. I was only ten or eleven-...

2017-09-10
Losing My Desire?
Hey there, I know this blog entry is a bit late but I have been busy helping my parents look for something to bury my Aunt in and the process of cleaning out her apartment has begun. The funeral has not happened yet and that is because the funeral home...

2017-09-03
Never Giving Up
Hey there everyone. I hope you all are enjoying the holiday weekend. My writing has been a bit off track lately. My Auntie died this week and it’s been hard dealing with that. I have known her my entire life and out of all the relatives that we have, she...

2017-08-27
Dreams: How They Can Influence Your Writing
Hey there everyone. I hope that you all are enjoying your weekend. The novel that I have been writing is at the halfway mark. “The Sacrifice” was a story that I felt needed to be told because it came from a place that I don’t usually find my ideas. The...

2017-08-20
Why Do We Need to Create Stories to Escape Life?
Hey there to all my readers and fellow Authors out there. It’s been a hell of a week and I am so glad it’s over. Have you ever felt the need to write because you want to escape the reality of your own life? Some people’s lives are so horrific...

2017-08-13
Reaper on Hold
Hey there and Happy Sunday to all. This past week has been spent going through a lot of family issues, writing and revising the chapters I wrote for Overture of Darkness. Our editor’s red remarks are still giving me fits. I have recently decided to put the book Reaper on...

2017-08-06
Life Is Unpredictable
Hey there... Today was a rough one because a family member was in bad shape and I had to have an ambulance take them to the hospital. It was a bad situation and has left me drained and concerned. I didn't have a topic today because of this, so please...

2017-07-30
I Got My Wish
Hey there, and happy Sunday. Remember last week when I told you that I was about to take on the challenge of writing two books again? I also said that the new book Reaper was something that I wanted my boyfriend to co-write with me and that he didn’t want...

2017-07-23
What Do You Do When You Get a New Book Idea While Already Working on Another?
Hey, everyone, the book is coming along nicely so far. I’ve been consistent with the writing and the ideas are still coming which is a good sign. I don’t hate this story and I’m not ready to shelve it like I’ve done with previous works that I’ve started this year....

2017-07-16
Second Guessing Myself
Hey there, hope everyone had a productive week. I was sick all last week and felt miserable but I am doing better now and ready to start the new week. Despite being sick I am amazed that I still managed to work on my novel called “The Sacrifice.” This title...

2017-07-09
Writing A Book Set in Another Era
Hey there. I hope everyone is enjoying the weekend. I am sitting here making out this blog while sick but wanted to continue to touch basis about the current book I am writing. For the first time, I am writing a story that is set in another era. The story...

2017-07-02
The Feeling of Finishing the Writing of a Novel
Hello all, I wanted to let you know that my writing partner/boyfriend and I have finally completed the writing of The Overture of Darkness. I can’t tell you what it feels like to finally be finished but I’ll try. It feels like a giant weight has been lifted off my...

2017-06-25
What it Feels Like to Be Nearing the End of Writing a Book
Hey there readers and writers…I hope everyone had a wonderful week. I just wanted to let you know that my boyfriend and I are almost finished with the book we have been collaborating on titled The Overture of Darkness. It is already going through the editing stages and I am...

2017-06-18
Bumps in The Story
Hey there and Happy Father’s Day to all of you fathers out there… Many times, when I’m writing a story I try to map out how I want each scene to appear in the story by creating an outline. It helps to keep the flow going and allows me to...

2017-06-11
Introducing A New Character
Hello everyone, I recently started on a new novel and I would like to just share with you a little about the story. First, the book is called the Sacrifice and I want to share with you a little about the main character. His name is Ritchie Nolan and he’s...

2017-06-04
Relationships in Books
Hello everyone and Happy Sunday… I hope everyone has a great week. I just wanted to talk about relationships in novels and how they can seem so perfect on paper but it’s never that way in life. The men are always sexy and gorgeous and so are the women. You...

2017-05-28
The Book
I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday weekend. Tomorrow is Memorial Day for those who live in the United States and we have a lot to be thankful to all our fallen heroes. I want to let you know what the status of my upcoming novel is and some...

2017-05-21
Why You Should Become a Writer
There were many artistic talents that I wanted to explore growing up. I wanted to sing, dance, play the piano, design clothes like my father and become an actress and a film maker. And although I did try some of these for a time, none of them stuck. Writing was...

2017-05-15
My Writing Pattern
Hey there readers and writers… Some of you may be curious about my writing process and how I go about writing my books every day. It is quite simple really. I usually don’t get started until midnight because I’m much too busy during the day unless I somehow manage to...

2017-05-08
Update on My Latest Book
Happy Monday everyone. I know I usually post my blog on Sundays but I was extremely busy. I want to let you all know that I am still working diligently on my next novel, and it’s going very well. I recently changed the title and some of the book’s focus....

2017-04-26
Lenka’s List
Hey there, I know I only post a blog on Sundays but I just wanted to take time out to post a review for a website that was made known to me on Twitter last year. Perhaps some of you have already heard of it. It’s called Lenka’s List. I...

2017-04-23
Expect the Unexpected
Well I’m sure you are all wondering what happened to my website last weekend. I thought I had a virus because every time I would try to go to my website builder Wix.com, my antivirus scanner would notify me that I had a phishing and fraud virus and say it...

2017-04-09
The First Novel I Ever Wrote
Hey, everyone, I hope you all had a good and productive week. Today I thought I would talk to you about how I got started writing novels in the first place. I must admit though it was not my first choice. I started out writing screenplays and novels were something...

2017-04-02
Ch chi chi chi changes…
I hope everyone had a great week. I am sure my readers are going to want to do bodily harm to me with what I’m about to tell them but here goes. My book was not working and I became so bored writing it that I know you all would...

2017-03-26
Where Do My Ideas Come From?
Hey there. I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend. I thought that some of you out there may be interested in knowing where my ideas for my novels come from. I think that I have a lot of help from God because often my ideas just come to me...

2017-03-20
Update on My Next Novel
Hey there, it’s a day late but I’ve been busy and I apologize. First I want to thank all my readers for their patience and for reading my work. Please don’t forget to leave a review whether it’s good or bad. I can take it and will use whatever critiques...

2017-03-12
Make Time to Write!
Hey, I hope everyone is enjoying their Sunday afternoon. Daylight savings time started so now I’m feeling a little groggy after losing an extra hour of sleep. I just had my coffee and decided to start writing the blog. I have a hard time staying focused sometimes when it comes...

2017-03-05
My Book Has Undergone a Do Over
Over the past few weeks I had been working on my next novel Titled Murder in The Family and I found myself completely unmotivated to write. Every night when it came time for me to work on this I found myself not wanting to write it. I was bored with...

2017-02-26
The Progress of My Next Novel
Hey everyone, I know I normally write my blog entries on Sunday afternoons but today I spent all afternoon having some quality time with my son. We hung out at the local mall, shopped and had lunch together. It was a wonderful day. My day started out on a sad...

2017-02-19
Why My Stories Have the Same Theme
I’m going to talk about something that I’ve never talked about before. My most recent books all seem to have a common theme. My protagonist is the victim of physical abuse. Some of you whom have read my work are probably wondering why? You may be wondering if it is...

2017-02-12
Dream or Memory?
A few days ago I had a nightmare that really shook me up. The reason why is because it didn’t feel or look like just a dream. It felt and looked like a memory. It was vivid but it was not in color. I might turn this into a book,...

2017-02-05
Why I changed My Book Cover
I know that a lot of you are probably wondering why I changed the cover of my book The Blood Oath. I ordered a copy of the original version for myself and for my mother and let’s just say I was not pleased with it. The front cover was darker...

2017-01-29
Starting Over
I know you all have been wondering what’s going on with my next book. I wrote a few pages and tried writing it in the first person for the first time and I thought that maybe I just have a hard time writing in the first person, but no that...

2017-01-22
Let’s Talk Character Development
When I first started writing novels in 1994 I was not thinking about things such as character development. When I wrote my very first novel which was a romance novel titled Forbidden Fruit. Yeah, I know that title is ridiculous. Stop laughing. Anyway, I would just sit down and start...

2017-01-15
Finding A Quiet Place to Write When It’s Impossible…
This week has been a very trying one. Lots of noise around me makes it difficult to find a quiet place to write. When I have to deal with noise and can’t go anywhere, the thing that helps me is a website called mynoise.net. It is an online sound generator...

2017-01-11
Win Free Promotion From Book Daily
How awesome would it be to win a month of FREE promotion for your book? Enter the BookDaily Author Promotion Giveaway! Have your book promoted in 50,000 emails, featured on the BookDaily home page, and spotlighted in the Emerging Authors Section of the site all for free. There are a...

2017-01-08
Staying Focused
Hey there… I almost forgot to write my weekly blog entry today. I am very tired. I didn’t get much sleep last night. As I try to work on the next novel, I have been having a very hard time staying focused on it. Other things keep clouding my mind....

2017-01-01
A Year of Passion and Pain
Hello and Happy New Year… This week has been a sad one and a productive one for me. Let’s talk about the sad stuff first. The death of Carrie Fisher hurt so many people, myself included and then Losing her mother actress Debbie Reynolds the very next day was like...

2016-12-25
The Human?
Sorry, this blog entry is late but I’ve been trapped in the kitchen cooking all day with my mother and my father who knows nothing about cooking but he tried to show us how to make prime rib. I’m exhausted. Well, I hope everyone had a nice holiday and got...

2016-12-18
What’s On My Agenda for 2017?
Well, now that my new book “The Blood Oath” is finished and published, what’s next for me? I am currently working on another novel titled “The Human” but it is still in the beginning stage right now. It’s a Vampire novel and right now you’re probably thinking “Oh no, not...

2016-12-11
My New Book (Getting It Published)
My new novel The Blood Oath is not ready for publication yet but it is in the process. My book cover is what is holding it back. I created this book cover using some free photographs and the Microsoft Word program. You can see what it’s going to look like...

2016-12-04
It's Finished!
Well it's snowing in Chicago so I'm staying in and for the past few hours I have been preparing my new book "The Blood Oath" for publication. I am so excited and I hope that my readers and new readers enjoy it. It took me three months to complete and...

2016-11-27
Does The Holiday Season Give You the Blues?
Remember those days when you couldn’t wait until Christmas to see if Santa Clause brought you what you wanted? It never dawned on you that one day it wouldn’t matter what you got for Christmas but only that you had the money to get what your kids wanted. Or that...

2016-11-20
Fake It Till You Make It
Well Thanksgiving is this Thursday and I suppose I should be happy about it but for some reason I’m not. I have many things to be thankful for but when it comes down to the cooking, I plan to work with my mother at faking the best Thanksgiving dinner that...

2016-11-13
I Hate Editing!
Recently I finished my next novel titled “Spirit Walk” and for the past week I’ve been editing this book and it seems like the most tedious part of the writing process. I have heard about people even going as far as rewriting their entire manuscript. I’m sorry but after writing...

2016-11-06
Starting Life Over
In recent years I became extremely dissatisfied with how my life was going. I'm sure my friends and coworkers thought I was going crazy and maybe in some aspects...I was. I talked about it with people I loved and tried to find ways to make myself happy but it wasn't...

2016-10-22
How do You Write When Your Grieving?
You know I have always had a very difficult time dealing with death. I used to be afraid of it but I'm not as afraid as I used to be. I think I'm more afraid of losing the people I love. My Godmother died yesterday. I kind of expected it...

2016-10-16
My Biggest Regret
Regrets...everyone has them including me. I think that my biggest regret is not trusting my instincts and pursuing a writing career right after I graduated college. I kept listening to all of the wrong people telling me there's too much competition. I was going to study journalism. I wanted to...

2016-10-09
Where My Story Ideas Come From
My current novel "A Woman Of Courage" was actually written about four or five years ago. My style of writing has long since changed. I originally did not plan to publish this book or any other book that I've written. I made the decision on a whim to self publish...

2016-10-02
My Writing Style
The first 2 books I ever wrote were romance novels. I have only published one of them and I'm not sure if I intend to write any more. Why? Because I have become so uninterested in reading them myself. I think that they give women the wrong ideas about what...

2016-09-27
Where My Characters Come from
I enjoy using strong women as my main characters and I guess it's because that is what I aspire to be. I write about people that I would find interesting. People that I would root for. Some of my characters are strong men but it's mostly in my screenplays. I...

2016-09-22
Staying Focused
I don't know if any of you have this problem but I have had it for my entire adult life and it is sometimes crippling. It stifles my creativity and I absolutely hate it. I have the type of mind that can think about multiple things in a single minute....

2016-09-16
When You Get Bored Writing Your Book
You know I've been writing my next novel for the past month or so and it's gone through a couple of changes. First of all I changed the title. It was called "On Borrowed Time" now it is called "Spirit Walk" I also had to change a little of the...

2016-09-08
Why I write to express myself?
That's a very good question. I guess it goes back to when I was a kid. I was so shy and quiet. At school the teachers use to tell my parents that they would forget that I was even in the classroom. I guess once my imagination kicked in, I...

2016-09-05
Fear
For a long time I was very afraid to show anyone my work. I thought that my writing wasn't good enough and that I should just keep it to myself. I never wrote for anyone but myself and I didn't care about being rich and famous. Last year I was...

2016-09-02
Finding Inspiration
How do you find new ideas for books when it seems like everything has already been written about? Watching movies and T.V shows or reading other people's books is a good start. Sometimes you can even get ideas from a song or a music video. It's not easy and sometimes...

2016-08-28
How I Got Started Writing
When I was about 11 years-old my parents took me to see the movie The Empire Strikes Back. Let's just say, I haven't been the same since. That movie alone had changed my life. I was so lucky to have grown up during the greatest era for movies ever. I...

2016-08-26
Redirection
For the past 48 hours I have been a little uptight because my book wasn't going the way that I wanted it to. But like I said in my previous post, that I intend to finish it no matter what. I am so glad that I chose not to trash...

2016-08-24
How To Get Motivated To Write
There have been many times when I have really lacked the motivation to finish my book and right now is one of those times. Yet even though I'm not very happy with it right now, I must continue. Why? Because I want to finish this and I have a long...

2016-08-21
How To Find Time To Write
Unless you really love writing, your always going to find an excuse not to. Let's face it, life gets in the way every time and it's impossible to try and juggle your job, your family, your friends and whatever else you have going on unless...you prioritize and really commit to...

2016-08-20
New Book In The Works!
Hi everyone, I am currently working on a new novel titled "On Borrowed Time" and it's still in the beginning stages but I will keep you posted as to how it's coming along. It's been raining a lot here in the Chicago region and I am loving it. I needed...