Lost in the Caverns Coming in May 2023!

Book 3 in The Dream Keeper Saga will be released from Crossway on May 2, 2023! For those wondering, this is book three of an anticipated five book series. . . Lord willing! The adventure continues. . . Lost in the Caverns The Dream Keeper Saga Book 3 By Kathryn Butler, MD The Dream Keeper Saga, an…

The Prince and the Blight: Book 2 of the Dream Keeper Saga

The Prince and the Blight releases today! “An action-packed fantasy” — Kirkus Reviews “The stakes are high when Lily is called back to the realm of dreams, and her questions and fears will feel surprisingly true to life for young readers. Fortunately, so will the magic. A worthy companion to the first adventure!”James D. Witmer, Managing…

Redemption and Hope in Heidi

My kids and I recently rediscovered a classic that unexpectedly delighted us. Not only is Heidi an endearing character, but the Christian hope that courses through the story is stunning. Post from Story Warren below!

The Dragon and the Stone Releases Today!

I’m delighted to announce that The Dragon and the Stone, the first book of The Dream Keeper Saga, releases today! A heartfelt THANK YOU to all who have encouraged this endeavor over the past few years! My goal with this series is to spark kids’ imaginations and introduce them to themes that point to the…

The Prince and the Blight: Book 2 of The Dream Keeper Saga!

The Dragon and the Stone, the first book in The Dream Keeper Saga, will come out in just a month. . . and its sequel, The Prince and the Blight, will release on August 2nd! I’m planning 5 books in this series, and am presently working on the manuscript for book 4. My prayer is…

Taking Stories Outside

Taking Stories Outside Good morning dear friends. I apologize for my long silence — the past six months have been crazy, chock full of hard times, but also abounding in blessings. I’m now contributing monthly to Story Warren. For those not familiar, it’s a site started a decade ago by S.D. Smith (of Green Ember…

The Dragon and the Stone: Book 1 of the Dream Keeper Saga

Writing any book is a joy and a privilege, but as a mom who’s witnessed the power of a good story to enliven kids’ imaginations, this one is close to my heart. I starting writing when COVID struck, at a time when I felt desperate to cling to glimmers of hope — to a story…

The Dream Keeper Saga: Coming in 2022!

I love reading my kids stories that point to Christ. I don’t mean overtly-moralistic picture books, or cartoon versions of the Bible (although they can have a role at the family table, too). I mean rich, beautiful, epic stories that carry us through arcs of redemption and hope. I mean Frodo bearing the ring for…

Trauma, Pain, and Loss: A Story of Faith and Healing

Illness and healthcare confront us with some of the most shattering life circumstances: death, grief, loss, fear, and pain, all of them forces that threaten our faith. And yet, God is present throughout, pouring out His grace in ways we might not readily discern in the daily frenzy of hospital work. I was delighted to…