Beckie S. Butcher
Self-employed Writer
Beckie S. Butcher | Writer


Beckie Butcher is a self-employed biography author and cookbook author. Miss Butcher started her authorship eight years ago and published a cookbook “Feeding The Flock” in 2005 and a book "My Battle with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.” She enjoys writing about subjects she is passionate about, including cooking and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. She is also passionate about spreading the word about CFS as well as her treatment. Miss Butcher attributes all the success she has experienced in her career to her love for people. In the coming years, she hopes to have spread awareness for the serious, debilitating but misunderstood autoimmune disease, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, of which she is a sufferer. She also hopes to use her expertise as a lab technician to do research for the disease.

Ms. Butcher is currently hosting a #GivingTuesday Fundraiser to Solve ME/CFS Iniative, Inc. Please click here to support.


Here is an excerpt of Ms. Butcher's book:

"...It was all I could do just to get up in the morning. Every joint and muscle in my body ached. I remember walking down to the kitchen one afternoon having no idea whatsoever who I was or where I was. After almost twenty years of living alone, I was afraid to live alone. Eventually, I couldn't get out of bed except to eat and use the washroom. That alone took all the strength I had. I couldn't hold a simple 2007, at the age of 43, I thought I was going to die."

Ms. Butcher is currently raising money for CFE through Facebook. To donate, visit: Beckie's Birthday Fundraiser for Solve ME/CFS Initiative, Inc.


Click here to view Ms. Butcher's latest press release from the Women of Distinction Magazine.


Ms. Butcher was featured at the 3rd Annual Authors Fair hosted at the Gail Borden Library on April 22. More about the event can be found on the Facebook page

 In 2018: A production company has come forward to make a movie of Ms. Butcher's book, My Battle with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. More details to follow!


Check out the CUTV News Radio Spotlight of Ms. Butcher by clicking here. 

Check out Part 2 of the CUTV News Radio Spotlight by clicking here.



The Us Review:

Click here to read The US Review's summary and book review of Ms. Butcher's book.


Pacific Book Review:

Ms. Butcher was by all definition an ordinary and healthy person, that is, until she began to feel tired. Gradually but rather quickly symptoms of intense fatigue began to overtake her ability to cope with everyday living. She came down with a devastating condition known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. There is not much known about this disease, but it is believed to be a virus such as herpes which is the root cause for mononucleosis, and often linked to cancer. In Beckie’s case, she lost so much energy making it impossible for her to function any semblance of a normal life. At one point, I was taken by her telling the story how she was so tired she couldn’t get out of bed one day, only when needed to attend to herself in the bathroom, even then she had to crawl on the floor to get there.

This fatigue continued to a point when she simply thought she was going to die. Many improper diagnoses were made, offering her no relief. A disease without any known cure, all she could do was pray to God to heal her. This was a major turning point in her life, as she reached deeper and deeper in faith and prayer as the only resort to sustain her life. It came down to her belief God IS there for her. He’s the reason I’m still here, she prayed to herself.

Although there wasn’t a medical breakthrough, it was determined that Beckie had a misaligned vertebrae at the top of her neck, C-1. Chiropractic manipulation of her vertebrae seemed to slowly have a positive effect on her. Eventually she was able to regain much of her energy. However not to minimize the power of prayer and the wisdom gained when she surrendered herself to God’s faith.

Beckie concludes in My Battle with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, thoughts of how she learned to cope. I found them all interesting but in particular she says to let go of past hurts and anger. “Negative emotions are stresses on the body, and stress does not help the healing process.” Aside from that psychological change, physical activities including yoga, meditation and eating healthy and exercising all were good – but deepening your faith in God was paramount to her healing.

This book is a brief reaffirmation of how the strength of prayer and God’s love is fundamentally a healing process, when cases where modern medicine is still ineffective. It is a lesson many have learned. Forgetting past negative instances, letting go of anger, is another lesson in which everybody can benefit from.



My Battle with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Beckie Butcher's books on Goodreads

My Battle with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome My Battle with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
reviews: 2
ratings: 5 (avg rating 3.60)




Food for thought:

 Queensland Scientists Make Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Breakthrough 

 What You Would See If You Looked Under the Blanket of ME/CFS


More on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome can be found through ProHealth's website, outlining ways to get involved with fundraising and raising awareness. Please visit the website by clicking here.

Check out the video of the state of California passing a resolution for ME/CFS:


Ms. Butcher participated at the Elgin Literary Festival. On Saturday, January 28th, Ms. Butcher met with fans to sell and sign copies of her books. You can find more about the festival by visiting the website. You can view pictures of the event by clicking here.


Click here to read Ms. Butcher's latest feature in Pro-Files Magazine.

Click here to visit Ms. Butcher's Alignable Profile.

Click here to read Ms. Butcher's feature on Oxford Who's Who.

Visit Ms. Butcher's AuthorDen website and signed bookstore.


Ms. Butcher has a few Goodreads Book Giveaways coming up. She just signed up for the Authors Fair at Gail Borden in Elgin, Il April AND the launching of a voice ad in Ingram Magazine.


Check out Ms. Butcher's profile on


If anybody is interested, you have a chance to win a free copy of my book, "My Battle with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome," on the Kirkus Indie website in their book giveaway.

Here is the link:



Touchstone Crystal Fundraiser by Debbie Retzler to Support Ms. Butcher's Campaign to Attend the LA for a Book to Screen Pitchfest

Please Enter Beckie Butcher as Host

To participate in this fundraiser, shop or preview using the link above. We are raising funds to help Beckie Butcher raise money to go to Los Angeles to possibly get her book, "My Battle with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome" turned into a movie. This would be a dream come true, as Beckie would love to be able to make everyone aware of this disease.

Please shop for yourself, for Christmas or birthday gifts. Whatever you can do to help this cause, 20-25% of every sale will Beckie. You get some great quality sparkling jewelry, Beckie gets one step closer to seeing her book on the big screen, and help others.

When you spend $100, you get the next item 30% off.

Please go to the above link to preview or shop.

If you PM Debbie Retzler with your order, she will take $4 off shipping.


Erinite Necklace. $149.00. Available until December 31st, 2016 or until supplies last. Make the woman in your life feel like royalty with these beautiful, sparkling colors!

Photo courtesy of Mode De Vie Studios.

Carolyn Bone Burhow, Photographer. — in Elgin, Illinois.



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Please click here to read a review of Ms. Butcher's book.

Ms. Butcher received the National Excellence Award by Women of Distinction Magazine. She was featured in the September 2016 issue.

Ms. Butcher's book "My Battle with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome" was listed in the New York Times Sunday Book Review on Sunday, June 1st, 2014.

On November 18th, 2014, Ms. Butcher was informed that she had earned the distinction of a Top Ranked U.S. Executive through the National Council of American Executives, and that she was added to the American Registry!

She recently pitched her book at the Book-to Screen Pitchfest out in LA, and one of the production companies requested a copy of her book for further consideration for a movie.

Her Book is now on

Ms. Butcher was featured in the July 2015 edition of Living Well Magazine. Her article, which speaks about life with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, can be read in its entirety here.

Between October 22nd and October 24th, 2015, "My Battle with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome" was featured at Illinois Library Association Conference in Peoria, IL.

Between November 28th, 2015 and December 5th, 2015, "My Battle with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome" was available at the Guadalajara International Book Fair.

If you are interested in learning more about Miss Butcher, please check out her blog,

More information about upcoming events can be found at the bottom of this page.

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Woman Shines Light on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Author Beckie Butcher shares emotional journey to recovery.

Elgin, Il. - In her book, “My Battle with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome” Beckie Butcher shares how the serious but misunderstood autoimmune disease chronic fatigue syndrome nearly destroyed her life and how she courageously found a way to turn it into something positive.

 This detailed and highly insightful book not only shares how Ms. Butcher is able to battle this horrific disease, but offers hope for a better life to those who suffer as well as those who care for them. She shares a chiropractic treatment which has not yet cured her, but has given her some relief. She offers eye-opening advice as to how to approach those living with the debilitating disease as well as how not to approach them. She recognizes and pays tribute to the kind, caring people in her life who have stuck by her side, even during her darkest moments.

Ms. Butcher shared her story to spread the reality of chronic fatigue syndrome and to encourage others to show more patience to those who suffer. She is passionate about building tolerance for the disease.

It is available on online bookstores as well as and

About the Author

Beckie Butcher was born and raised in Elgin, Il. She earned her Associates of Applied Science Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology fromElginCommunity College and worked as a lab technician in various hospitals and laboratories. Through her book, she is the recipient of several honors through World Wide Who’s Who, includingVIPof the year in 2013, Top Female Executive of the Year and Top Female Executive for Life.

The book was featured on Book Blast, with the following schedule:

Review From Here-
Beyond the Books-

Feb. 18th
Icefairy's Treasure Chest-
Plug Your Book-

Feb. 19th
Literal Exposure-
All Voices-

Feb. 20th
Maureen's Musings-

Feb. 21st
The Writer's Life-

Feb. 24th
She Writes-

Feb. 25th
Beth's Book Reviews-
I'm Shelfish-

Feb. 26th
Literarily Speaking-
The Dark Phantom-

Feb. 27th
As the Pages Turn-
The Book Rack-

Feb. 28th
Between The Covers-
The Zen Reader-


 "My Battle with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome" was presented at the:
Tucson Festival of Books at the University of Arizona, March 15th & 16th


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