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The Girl: Hazel ButlerHazel is an author, artist and archaeologist from Cheshire, England. She is currently in the final year of her PhD, which focuses on Gender Dynamics in Late Iron Age and Early Medieval Britain. She has been studying archaeology since she was sixteen, attending The University of Manchester for her Undergraduate course in Ancient History and Archaeology, then Bangor University for an MA in Celtic Archaeology and on to her PhD. She spent two years between her MA and PhD doing Corporate archaeology and research excavations, both in Britain and in Austria, and has two papers published in international journals.

The Bipolar Bear, Hazel Butler blogs on Bipolar Disorder

Since 2010 she has been working on a series of Gothic Literary novels, the first of which, Chasing Azrael, was released in April 2014. The Deathly Insanity series are a set of Urban Fantasy novels with overlapping character and plot-lines. While her primary interests are in Gothic and Fantasy art and fiction, she reads a wide range of subjects and enjoys most forms of art. When not writing fiction Hazel works as a freelance writer, editor, proofreader and artist at The Bookshine Bandit, a business she founded specifically to help authors looking to self-publish. She also runs The Bipolar Bear, a blog on bipolar disorder.

Hazel also has a great love of dogs, and her King Charles Cavalier Spaniel, Dexter (yes, after the serial killer), is her near-constant companion.

The Girl: Hazel Butler

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  1. Dear Hazel:

    Loved your blog, hated your cemetery worker. Would love to contact you directly to request a review of a book you might enjoy, “Theory of Irony: How Jesus Led to Moongolf.” You can check out my blog or read a sample chapter at

    Please feel free to contact me if you are agreeable.

    -Erik Von Norden

    • It sounds interesting – although I have to warn you, Jesus and I are not on very good terms. He feels I neglect him and his father, I feel they spend far too much time talking to my mother (a minister) and pay no attention to me. I am, by the way, Buddhist, however I still have a very strong interest in other religions and perspective. Your title is very amusing, so I’m unsure if this is a serious or lighthearted ‘Jesus’ book (i.e. if it’s actually about religion or not), but just felt you should have fair warning. You’re more than welcome to send me a copy to review, but I warn you, I am WAY behind on reviews currently and there is a HUGE stack waiting to be read, so I can’t say when I’ll get to it. You can reach me through the Contact Page on here if you want to get in touch. And thanks for the solidarity on Mister Cemetery Man! H x

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