Authors

C. Taylor-Butler

C. Taylor-Butler (Christine Taylor-Butler), an MIT trained Civil Engineer, is the author of more than 70 books for children, including Sacred Mountain: Everest. She has won the Best Children’s Book of the Year Award and a host of other awards. Her short stories and essays have appeared in magazines and journals including the Horn Book Review, and Scholastic’s Read and Rise Literacy Guide for Parents, to name a few. In addition to her writing activities, she chairs MIT’s Regional Educational Council and serves on the Missouri Judicial Performance Committee. When not conducting various science experiments for many of her books: how to make solid objects float when they shouldn’t, creating invisible force fields with magnets, and making electricity from fruits and vegetables (bringing the love of science to classrooms everywhere), the author has traveled to remote places, such as the Tongas National Forest in Alaska, to scout unusual locations for her debut science fiction/adventure novel, The Lost Tribes. She lives in Missouri where she is responsible for the care and feeding of a spouse, college kids, cats, fish and a very needy 104-year-old historic house.

Book Activities

Have fun with our downloadable coloring pages for The Lost Tribes 3: Trials book cover.

Interviews & Articles

World Fantasy Convention

The New York Times

Woman'sDay

CBS Boston - WBZ 4

Fast Forward

Watch Mike Zipter’s interview with Christine.

On the Move...

River Read Festival 2021

Christine Taylor-Butler will attend the River Read Festival at Park University. (Venue image credit: park.edu) River Read Festival 2021 Christine Taylor-Butler will attend the River Read Festival at Park University. Event Type: Event Event Attendance Mode: Offline Event Status: EventScheduled Performer: Person Performer Name: Christine Taylor-Butler Performer URL: https://christinetaylorbutler.com Start Date: 2021-10-12 09:00 End Date: 2021-10-12 16:00

Dragon Con 2021

Christine Taylor-Butler will attending Dragon Con 2021 as an Attending Professional. Dragon Con is the largest multi-media, pop culture convention focusing on science fiction & fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film in the universe – and the best place to celebrate all of these things with fellow fans on Labor Day Weekend. (Venue image credit: https://www.dragoncon.org) Dragon Con 2021 Dragon Con is the largest multi-media, pop culture convention focusing on science fiction & fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film in the universe – and the best place to celebrate all of these things with fellow fans

Cavalcade of Authors 2020(cancelled)

Christine Taylor-Butler is scheduled to participate in this event. The event was cancelled due to COVID-19. Cavalcade of Authors is dedicated to providing middle and high school students of our region access to some of the best young adult authors and to promote reading and writing within our community. An authentic writing conference experience is the goal, where students interact and learn from the ultimate mentors – the authors of the books they are reading.   Cavalcade of Authors 2020<em>(cancelled)</em> Cavalcade of Authors is dedicated to providing middle and high school students of our region access to some of the

ConQuest 52 (pending)

Christine Taylor-Butler is scheduled to participate in this event. The event is currently pending. ConQuesT is a science fiction and fantasy convention sponsored by the Kansas City Science Fiction and Fantasy Society (KaCSFFS) annually on Memorial Day Weekend in Kansas City, Mo.   ConQuest 52 <em>(pending)</em> ConQuesT is a science fiction and fantasy convention sponsored by the Kansas City Science Fiction and Fantasy Society (KaCSFFS) annually on Memorial Day Weekend in Kansas City, Mo. Event Type: Event Event Attendance Mode: Offline Performer: Person Performer Name: Christine Taylor-Butler Performer URL: https://christinetaylorbutler.com Start Date: 2020-07-11 00:00

ReCONvene 2020 (virtual) Copy

Author Christine Taylor-Butler will be participating in ReCONvene 2020, a one-day science fiction and fantasy convention. Session: 9 AM (est): “The Allure of Pre-Tech Epic Fantasy” ReCONvene 2020 A virtual, one-day science fiction and fantasy convention. Event Type: Event Event Attendance Mode: Online Event Status: EventScheduled Performer: Person Performer Name: Christine Taylor-Butler Performer URL: https://christinetaylorbutler.com Start Date: 2020-08-15 00:00 End Date: 2020-08-15 00:00

KKFI Radio (live-streamed)

Author Christine Taylor-Butler will be participating in the Children and Literacy discussion. 9:00 AM CDT KKFI Radio <em>(live-streamed)</em> Author Christine Taylor-Butler will be participating in the Children and Literacy discussion at 9:00 AM CDT. Event Type: Event Event Attendance Mode: Online Event Status: EventScheduled Online Event URL: https://kkfi.org Performer: Person Performer Name: Christine Taylor-Butler Performer URL: https://christinetaylorbutler.com Start Date: 2020-08-20 09:00

MIT Full Steam Ahead

Christine Taylor-Butler will be leading Session 1: Student Discussion: Tribes Book 1.

Children’s Mercy Hospital Roundtable

Author reading and roundtable on talking about racism within families. Sponsored by Faculty Affairs and Development, and Office of Equity and Diversity. (time pending) Children’s Mercy Hospital Roundtable Author reading (Christine Taylor-Butler) and roundtable on talking about racism within families. Event Type: Event Event Attendance Mode: Offline Event Status: EventScheduled Venue Name: Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO Performer: Person Performer Name: Christine Taylor-Butler Performer URL: http://christinetaylorbutler.com/ Start Date: 2020-07-13 00:00 End Date: 2020-08-13 00:00

Video Interview

Christine’s Books

The Lost Tribes 3- Trials
The Lost Tribes: Trials (book 3)
The Lost Tribes: Safe Harbor (book 3)
The Lost Tribes: Safe Harbor (book 2)
The Lost Tribes, Book One
The Lost Tribes (book 1)