WriterDojo S2 Ep19: Dave Butler Exposé

This week we were lucky enough to have super-author D.J. (Dave) Butler in studio with hosts/authors Steve Diamond and Larry Correia. Dave is a successful author who writes adventure stories for all readers and has been a lawyer, a musician, a consultant, and a corporate  trainer (his own story is almost as interesting as the stories he writes.) Dave tells how he broke into publishing and offers up tips & tricks you won’t learn in any classroom.

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This week’s episode is brought to you by Dave (D.J.) Butler’s Abbott in Darkness (available now on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3kXsr1x )

John Abbott is all in.

He’s up to his eyeballs in debt to pay for school, and he’s just moved his small family forty light-years from Earth for a plum job with the wealthy interstellar corporation, The Sarovar Company. John’s first assignment is to discreetly investigate possible corruption at the remote Arrowhawk Station, where Company traders buy the famous Sarovari Weave from the three-sided, crablike Weavers.

John finds evidence of theft and worse, but when the guilty parties realize he’s getting close, they come after him and his family. Can John catch the thieves and end their corrupt trade? Can he head off a war between the Company and the Weavers? Can he make a life for his family in this remote wilderness without corrupting himself?

With no way back to Earth, the only direction for John Abbott and his family to go is forward—into danger.


“Word Mercenaries” (the WriterDojo theme) is by Craig Nybo https://craignybo.com/

The music in the ad for Dave’s book is courtesy of https://www.purple-planet.com

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2 thoughts on “WriterDojo S2 Ep19: Dave Butler Exposé”

  1. The question becomes, were you talking to Dave, or was it the badger hat speaking through him?

    I read _Abbott in Darkness_ last weekend, and it is an excellent book! It’s an interesting mix of First Contact, the East India Company, and a moral man. I highly recommend it.

    1. I loved how he was just a dad being like “well here’s another goddamn problem I have to solve to make a good future for my kids” instead of just indulging in narcissistic angst fits.

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