Headshot - Enhanced 2Hello, and welcome. I’m so glad you’re here!

I’m Renée Butcher: mama to five, Nana of four, and wearer of many hats. Of the latter, writer, artist, music maker, and storyteller are a few of my favorites.

As a writer, I’ve penned everything from short stories to strategic marketing copy to love songs about cowboys. My work has appeared in local and national publications, and I was honored to have my essay “Reunion” selected for Portland’s Listen to Your Mother inaugural show. You can also read me on my blog “The Good Hearted Woman,” where I write about travel, food, music, and living the good life in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

I have a number of large-scale projects percolating right now, including Bicycle Boy, a novel loosely based on my father’s experiences as a telegram delivery boy in Portland, Oregon in the early days of World War II.  I’ll be sharing excerpts from that in the near future.

Thanks again for stopping by. I hope you’ll make it a habit!

Renée ♥