Thomas D Butler


Thomas Butler is an author and educator in Santa Ana, California.

A graduate of CSULB, he has taught English at the high school level since 2005. He is an active member of several writers groups and associations, and has designed courses and curriculum to help support young writers.

Thomas's first novel, Some Experience Preferred, a humorous crime thriller, was published in 2019 and was well received by critics and readers. Described by one critic as, "easily the best book I've reviewed in a year," Some Experience Preferred was a strong debut from an indie publisher.

His second full length publication, Two Guns 1 Mile, a collection of historical short fiction set around the real-life ghost town of Two Guns, Arizona, launched in May of 2021. Nominated for the Indie Author Project 2021 Awards, and has been accepted into the California State Library system.

Currently, he has two other crime thrillers looking for a publishing home, and is seeking representation to that end.

Thomas can be followed on his website (, or on Twitter (@ThomasDButler).