Nathan P. Butler is a teacher by profession. He graduated from the University of Evansville in southern Indiana with a BS in Secondary Education in 2002 and soon began teaching in the Atlanta Metro area. In 2009, he completed graduate work through Walden University to earn an MS in Education with a specialization in Integrating Technology in the Classroom. He is also certified by the College Board to teach their Advanced Placement World History course.
Since Jan. 2015, he has been the Social Studies Lead Teacher for his county's innovative online program, Fulton Virtual School. (Yes, that means he teaches full-time online now, rather than in a traditional classroom.)
Butler is likely best known as the writer of the Star Wars story Equals and Opposites (2004) in Dark Horse Comics’ Star Wars Tales, which has been reprinted in collected form and also released with two action figures, based on the story, through Hasbro. He has also made other minor contributions to the Star Wars mythos, most notably including the development of in-universe dates for several historical maps in Star Wars: The Essential Atlas by Daniel Wallace and Jason Fry.
In 2009, Butler joined Grail Quest Books to write two Earther faction novellas (Healers and Hunters and On Red Soil) for the WARS: The Battle of Phobos series, based on the Decipher, Inc. science fiction property.
In 2006 and 2009, Butler self-published the original versions of his novella Echoes and the Greater Good novel. In 2012, a new, revised and expanded version of Greater Good with a new afterword was released professionally through Grail Quest Books.
From 2015 - 2017, he has been a contributor to Sequart's Star Wars essay collections, A Long Time Ago: Exploring the Star Wars Cinematic Universe, A Galaxy Far, Far Away: Exploring Star Wars Comics, and A More Civilized Age: Exploring the Star Wars Expanded Universe.
In 2017, Butler also published his extensive historical and collecting guide to American Star Wars home video releases (May 1977 - May 2017), A Saga on Home Video. In the same year, he also submitted two tales (one long, one short) for James Wylder's upcoming 10,000 Dawns: Poor Man's Iliad anthology.
Originally from Evansville, Indiana, he now lives in the Atlanta area with his wife (fellow sci-fi fan and sweetheart, Jodi) and cats. He and his wife have a baby boy due in September 2018.