Below is a listing of all of Andrew’s published work, whether it is part of an anthology, a collection, or a novel of his own.
Near Death By A Thousand Cuts: A Humorous Memoir Of Misfortune
Pregnant and dealing with a bout of morning sickness, Andrew Butters’ soon-to-be mom handed the keys to her car to her husband and asked him to start it up. He cranked the engine and released the clutch, not realizing it was still in gear. The car lurched forward, striking her in the caboose and launching her into the ditch. Thus began her unborn son’s adventures in misfortune.
Told in the style of a friend at the pub recounting a tall tale that begins, “Have I told you about the time…,” Near Death by a Thousand Cuts takes you on a wild and crazy forty-eight-year journey filled with accidents, injuries, and medical procedures guaranteed to make you simultaneously wince and laugh to the point of tears.
“I hope Andrew wrote this book from a soft chair in a padded room wearing a Nerf suit.”
―Dave Hemstad, Comedian (Just For Laughs, CBC’s The Debaters)
Bent But Not Broken
100% of the royalties from this book will be split equally between Ronald McDonald House Charities and Canadian Blood Services.
With Jodi Wilks-Butters and Avery Butters
Bent But Not Broken is a heartfelt journey of Andrew’s daughter, and family, as they navigate the healthcare system from diagnosis to surgery, and beyond. Follow them as they use their own words in blog posts and through an emotional and gripping narrative that puts you by our side through it all. The ups and downs and challenges and successes of the experience changed their lives and taught them that compassion and love build strong communities, even stronger families, and that true strength comes from the most unlikely sources.
Check out the Bent But Not Broken Blog!
Reprisal (The Mogul)
tl;dr Surrounded by an inner circle comprised of deplorable people, a Donald Trump wannabe finally gets what he deserves.
With his mother upstairs on life support and his personal life hanging on by a thread, a New York City real estate mogul finds himself trapped in his building’s high-tech elevator where his ego is shattered as he is forced to witness a series of events that upend his perception of reality.
Temporarily unavailable online BUT I still have a few copies from back when it was called “Hard Truth” so if you want one use the contact form to send me a note and we’ll sort it out.
Stigma Fighters: Volume 3
Edited by Sarah Fader
Andrew provided a trilogy of essays on the mental health challenges he has faced and continues to face on a daily basis: anxiety, post-concussion syndrome, and chronic insomnia.
Orange Karen: Tribute to a Warrior
Compiled by Christina Esdon
Edited by Susan Ethridge, Steven Luna, Jennifer Gracen, and K.D. McCrite
Andrew provided a humorous account in the form of a short story of the untimely death of a family member and the events that followed.
The Darwin Awards III: Survival of the Fittest
by Wendy Northcutt
While he did not receive any writing credit for this contribution, he did get a free copy of the book and a t-shirt. This book contains Andrew’s first published words (around 500 of them, actually). Who would have thought that lighting one’s self on fire could be so funny? You can read the story on the Darwin Awards website under the title The Barbequed Chef or buy the book and read the whole collection (it’s hilarious in an “OMG human civilization is doomed” sort of way).
In addition to the above, you can find Andrew’s written words all over the place. Well, in a few other places at least. Here’s a writing
wresume… er… resumé of sorts for your reading enjoyment.
- The Candle
- Installment 1a was submitted to Vocal as an entry for their Campfire Ghost Story contest. While it did not win, feedback on the story was great and many people wanted more, so more they shall receive (see below).
Essays / Articles / OP-eds / Guest Posts
- How My Daughter’s Spinal Fusion Changed My Parenting Style Forever, article for YourTango
- The Immovable Brick OP-ed for The Good Men Project
- Who Do You Trust? OP-ed for The Good Men Project
- Smaller Than a Dust Mote, guest post on the popular blog Skeptophilia
- Why Andrew Butters Wrote Bent But Not Broken, guest post on the blog of Pauline Baird Jones
- Inside My Head – Part 1, essay on anxiety and panic – written for Stigma Fighters, syndicated for The Good Men Project as This is the Invisible Injury I Don’t Talk About
- Inside My Head – Part 2, essay on living with post-concussion syndrome – written for Stigma Fighters
- Inside My Head – Part 3, essay on living with chronic insomnia – written for Stigma Fighters.
- Anecdote used in Darwin Awards III: Survival of the Fittest (2004)
- Wendy Northcutt. Plume; Reprint edition (September 28, 2004)
- Various Articles written for The Good Men Project
- Various Articles written for YourTango
- Introducing Andrew Butters for Ninetoes Loves Books
- Seven Questions for 1000 Trillion Suns
- Known Order Girls (Dystopian Sci-Fi ) (Needs Editing)
- The Candle (Horror) (Serial) (In Progress)
- Installment 1a (Done), Installment 1b (In Progress)
- Installments 2 through 10+ (Future)
- Reprisal (Psychological Thriller / Suspense)
- The Mogul (Done)
- The Drug Dealers (Future)
- The Mafia (Future)
- The Grifters (In Progress)
- The “No” Conspiracies (Suspense)
- No Fixed Address (Needs Editing)
- No Known Cure (Needs Editing)
- No Good Deed (Needs Editing)
- No Stone Unturned (Future)
- No Other Choice (Future)
- No Going Back (Future)
- No Alternate Truth (Future)
- National Novel Writing Month (2023 – winner with 50,000 words!)
- National Novel Writing Month (2020 – winner with 51,634 words!)
- National Novel Writing Month (2018 – failed, but I’m okay with it)
- National Novel Writing Month (2016 – winner with 50,485 words!)
- National Novel Writing Month (2015 – failed, but I’m okay with it, and here’s why)
- National Novel Writing Month (2014 – winner with 51,356 words!)
- National Novel Writing Month (2013 – winner with 56,629 words!)
- National Novel Writing Month (2012 – winner with 50,131 words!)
- National Novel Writing Month (2011 – failed, but I learned a lot)