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 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 recently 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 and a sequel, The Eye and the Storm.
Kristina is a member of The Association of Writers and Writing Programs, the Columbus Creative Cooperative, and the Columbus Museum of Art, and a supporter ofThe Thurber House, National Novel Writing Month(Nanowrimo), and the In Your Write Mind Workshop, sponsored by the Seton Hill Writing Popular Fiction Alumni. She also presents writing panels at conventions such as Colossalcon.
Kristina Elyse Butke's Experience:
Adjunct Instructor at North Central State CollegeJanuary 2014 - Present | Mansfield, Ohio
Adjunct instructor for the English department.
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