Sarah Louise Butler published her debut novel, The Wild Heavens (D&M $22.95) about how a little girl and her grandfather discover an impossibly large set of footprints and become obsessed with the nine-foot tall creature that made them. Publicity says the story, "pays tribute to the magic and unfathomable mystery of the natural world."

Butler has published short fiction in Room magazine, has a degree in earth sciences, and has volunteered in wildlife research. She lives in Nelson.

The Wild Heavens (D&M 2020) $22.95 978-1-77162-258-5

[BCBW 2020]