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Welcome to
Black Butterfly Publishing

Black Butterfly Publishing is the exclusive publishing enterprise for the literary works of Bobby Chandler. My short fiction, short stories, and novels are all available here, as well as my blog posts, recommendations, and other services.

Coming soon from Black Butterfly

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Esme and the Princess

 - Stay faithful in your good spirit, child. For no kindness done in good faith shall lead you into perdition.


Every day was the same for Esme. That all changed the day a mysterious stranger appeared with an incredible story to tell. Drawn into a world beyond her understanding, little Esme must face down the ghosts of the past if she is ever to return home alive.

Esme and the Princess is a touching story that can be appreciated by audiences of all ages. Profound yet simple, it is a touching story about the nature of true beauty - and how a hero may be found in the most unexpected of places.

Esme and the Princess will be available in both English and German and will be available at Amazon, Orell Fuessli, and all major book sellers worldwide.
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Coming soon!

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Forbidden places are forbidden for a reason...

Nature sets her boundaries wisely and with purpose, but for an impetuous young princeling, precious little is off-limits and boundaries become invitations instead of barriers. But placid waters often conceal roiling currents beneath, a torrent just waiting to sweep you away into a world out of your control and understanding.

So it is that chance pulls young prince Jo into a world larger than he ever knew existed, but the hidden place he discovers – and the enigmatic creature that lives there – hold more secrets than he could have ever imagined. Soon Jo finds himself pulled into a confrontation with forces more powerful than he could possibly comprehend – and with himself. With no clear way forward and no way back, questions haunt the young prince. Will he find the strength to do what he must? Will he ever find a way home?

In his first novel, Bobby Chandler spins a beautiful and spellbinding tale of adventure, mystery, and magic that explores the nature of friendship, courage, and moral choice. In a world where nothing is as it seems, Jo finds the line between good and evil a tenuous thread that so often eludes the needle eye of simple understanding. Come along for a captivating journey that reminds us that sometimes the most profound mysteries lie within the human heart.

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To see a world in a grain of sand and a heaven in a wild flower,

Hold infinity in the palm of your hand and Eternity in an hour.

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