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About Frank

Frank W. Butterfield is the Amazon best-selling author of 66 (and counting) self-published novels, novellas, and short stories.

Born in Lubbock, Texas, Frank grew up there, in the Dallas area, and under the pine and cypress surrounding Caddo Lake.

A Westerner, he graduated from Lubbock High School in 1984. He was fortunate to be an exchange student in La Serena, Chile, in the second half of 1982. He attended the University of Texas in Austin and, after three semesters, realized he was wasting his time and his parents' money and dropped out.

Moving to New York City in 1987, Frank worked in the hospitality industry for several years while also moving from there to San Francisco and to Provincetown before returning to Texas in 1992.

Making Austin his home a second time, he finally settled into a corporate job and taught himself to write code and manage projects in Austin and Washington, D.C. After ten years of being what he likes to call "a normal person" he left the security of making a living in a "real job" and decided to strike out on his own.

Spending several years traveling around the U.S. and Canada, he found himself drawn to Daytona Beach, Florida, where he now resides.

His initial novel, The Unexpected Heiress, was self-published on June 1, 2016. 66 books later, the stories keep coming, right out of thin air!

About Nick & Carter

Nick Williams and Carter Jones first came to life in The Unexpected Heiress, the opening title in the Nick Williams Mystery novels.

Beginning in 1953, these stories follow their adventures as they deal with the wide-ranging consequences of publicly outing themselves long before the term existed.

Refusing to back down, Nick & Carter begin to build a life where they use their resources to help their family as much as they possibly can.

For Nick & Carter, family is a broad term that includes the ones they were both born into as well as the one they choose: the men and women they know, meet, and grow closer to along the way.

Their stories range from the deeply intimate to the broadly political as they move through the changes in American and global culture from the stultifying sameness of the 50s through the tumultuous transformation of the 60s and the chaotic confusion of the 70s.

As time rolls by and their love deepens, they eventually find themselves able to legally marry in the summer of 2008 at the ages of 84 and 86, respectively.

No one will be as surprised as Nick & Carter when that amazing day finally arrives.


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