Writing The Wild
How does a man reconcile a passion for woods and waters with a love for family, community, and home? One way is to write about those things--the stuff that makes a life worth living.

With his "naturalist's eye for vivid detail"--work critics have also called “relentlessly honest" and "funny"--Bob Butz is a Michigan Notable Author and an award-winning essayist.

A past contributing editor to Sports Afield and TRAVERSE: Northern Michigan's Magazine, he is also a freelance copy and magazine writer who travels regularly on assignment, writing on a host of subjects ranging from fine food to fatherhood, outdoor adventure, personality profiles, and travel. Not only is he an extremely versatile and entertaining writer, Butz is also a regular radio commentator on nature and eco-political topics on Interlochen Public Radio.


more info What people are saying...
Beast of Never, Cat of God is the rare kind of non-fiction book that doesn't tell you to believe in something; instead, it makes you want to believe in something. Bob Butz has passion, curiousity and faith, which are infectious things. Reading his words is like following a mysterious and fresh set of tracks through the woods. You don't always know where they're going, but you get the feeling that it will be somewhere good.” —Steven Rinella, American Buffalo: In Search of a Lost Icon

more info The search for the eastern cougar
“With Beast of Never, Cat of God, Bob Butz nails the mystery and longing for something wild and primordial that lurks in all of us. Both funny and haunting, Beast of Never, Cat of God is the rarest of reads—a meditation cloaked as a real page-turner.” —Elwood Reid, If I Don’t Six

more info A social-networking adventure
For all the latest on discount coupons, ticket giveaways, merchandise, and travel packages check out Bob on FaceBook.

more info Season's Belle: A Labrador Retriever's First Year
"An accomplishment unlike anything in the long history of sporting-dog literature." —E. Donnall Thomas, author

more info A young man's search for home.
"An Uncrowded Place by Bob Butz is one of those books that can make one envious -- first, because some of us would give our computer to be able to write so well, and second, because some of us would like to live as Butz lives: self-sufficiently, in Michigan's north woods, away from the madding crowd." —Javan Kienzle, Detroit Free Press

more info What people are saying...
"An Uncrowded Place" by Bob Butz is one of those books that can make one envious -- first, because some of us would give our computer to be able to write so well, and second, because some of us would like to live as Butz lives: self-sufficiently, in Michigan's north woods, away from the madding crowd. —Javan Kienzle, Detroit Free Press

more info Print reviews, radio interviews, and readings!
Check out the links below for the latest information about Bob's most recent books and projects in the works.

more info What people are saying...
"At once elegant and funny as hell, Bob Butz has written the most useful book I’ve seen all year." —Doug Peacock, Grizzly Years

more info One man's adventure planning his own burial
At once elegant and funny as hell, Bob Butz has written the most useful book I’ve seen all year…” —Doug Peacock, Grizzly Years: In Search of the American Wilderness

more info About The Author
Book author, essayist, freelance magazine and copy writer...

more info The Gigantic Book of Hunting Stories
Bob Butz's writing included in a new book from Skyhorse Publishing.

more info One of the "best" fly-fishing adventures from the New York Times? Read more Bob...
Almost ten years ago, Bob Butz wrote a story for the New York Times about fly fishing for carp on Lake Michigan near his Traverse City-area home. That story is included in a new book edited by Stephen Sautner.

more info Book signings, award ceremonies, honorary parades
He has a pen and he's not afraid to use it. Want Bob to scribble something barely legible and untoward in your book?

more info Turning your ideas into copy that sells.
News releases, web writing, marketing material, advertorial, and more.

more info Magazines, Gear, and More
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more info Contact
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