Profile: Ruth Butler

Name: Ruth Butler

Areas of writing: Novels, poetry and performance poetry.

Genres: Comedy, Political, Children’s fiction, Adult fiction.

Biography: I grew up on the East coast where life was dominated by the sea and sailing, took the scenic route to Devon via the West coast of Wales, picking up a degree in Agricultural Botany on the way, and have remained at anchor in Exeter since the seventies. I abandoned science and ran a Middle East library, so I never dealt with much agriculture but met plenty of interesting people. Having survived parenthood and pets and escaped from employment; and with a garden that has room for no more agriculture than a growbag – I now have plenty more time to write.


wordcentral: Joined wordcentral 2008.


Pet passion: Serious points made through comedy or with a light touch.


Blog posts:  Shed Wars