Hi, I'm Kristina Elyse Butke: author, playwright and composer.
Kristina Elyse Butke's Bio:
Kristina Elyse Butke is originally from Flushing, Queens but grew up in Ohio. For most of her life she’s been a playwright but has since pursued her lifelong dream to write fiction. She was an adjunct instructor for the English department at North Central State College and has presented writing panels at conventions such Colossalcon, Ohayocon, and Matsuricon.
She has a BA in English Literature from Capital University and has written theatrical productions for the Ohio State University, including a full-length musical (Melancholia) for which she wrote the book, music, and lyrics. She also studied abroad in Wales at Trinity St. David's (Carmarthen) for a semester as an undergraduate at Capital. She later graduated from Seton Hill University with an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction, and her genres of choice are fantasy and horror. Her graduate thesis, The Name and the Key, is her first novel; she’s also at work on the companion novel The Step and the Walk along with a variety of other projects.
Kristina currently lives in Japan as an assistant language teacher for the Kumamoto Prefectural Board of Education.
Kristina Elyse Butke's Experience:
Assistant Language Teacher at Kumamoto Prefectural Board of EducationAugust 2016 - Present | Kumamoto, Japan
Assistant language teacher of English to five high schools in Kikuchi, Yamaga, Koshi City, and Nankan.
Subtitles Proofreader - Skip Beat! at Pied Piper, Inc.June 2016 - Present | Remote
Volunteer position. Proofreading and editing of English subtitles for the official North American release of Skip Beat!
Adjunct Instructor at North Central State CollegeJanuary 2014 - May 2016 | Mansfield, Ohio
Taught English 0010 (Writing Lab), English 1010 (English Composition I) and English 1030 (English Composition II).
Playwright/Actor at The Ohio State UniversityJanuary 2006 - January 2007
Kristina Elyse Butke's Education:
Seton Hill UniversityMaster of Fine ArtConcentration: Writing Popular Fiction, Fantasy
Capital UniversityConcentration: English Literature, History
University of Wales Trinity Saint DavidConcentration: Outdoor Pursuits, Welsh, English
Kristina Elyse Butke's Interests & Activities:
Fantasy, Horror, Fiction, Writing, Graduate School, Seton Hill University, Writing Popular Fiction, Genre Fiction, Movies, Theatre, Playwriting, Musicals, Plays, Productions, Manga, Anime, Comics, Graphic Novels, Geekery, Cosplay, Historical Costume, Costuming, Digital Art, Artwork, Deviant Art, The Name and the Key, The Step and the Walk, The Eye and the Storm, Conventions, Convention Panelist