Friday, April 10, 2015

"Pretty Ugly"

Kirker Butler has worked as a lifeguard, a country music DJ, a Tommy Hilfiger Jeans specialist, a medical supply deliveryman, a Christian music DJ, a bartender, a precious jewelry clerk, a prop PA, a telemarketer for a comedy club, a wedding DJ, a brewery waiter, a videotape editor, an entertainment news producer, an actor, a bouncer at a nightclub (one night), a host at a different nightclub, a singing telegram guy, a receptionist at Neiman Marcus, and the set decorator for N’SYNC’s first “I Want You Back” video.

Today, Butler is a two-time Emmy nominated writer and producer who has written for Family Guy, The Cleveland Show, The Neighbors, and Galavant. His graphic novel, Blue Agave and Worm was published in 2010. Additionally, Butler has written for The Academy Awards, E! News Daily, and the WB series What I Like About You.

He applied the Page 69 Test to his new novel, Pretty Ugly, and reported the following:
This page is actually a perfect representation of the book. It starts in flashback, wrapping up the story of how our main characters (Miranda and Ray) met, then succinctly shows where they are now in their marriage, addresses Ray’s drug hobby, and introduces a new female character that launches Ray’s story for the rest of the book. It’s a pretty damn good page, if I do say so myself.
Visit Kirker Butler's website.

--Marshal Zeringue