Beckie Butcher’s 2012 book heading to 2015 LA pitchfest event

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‘My Battle with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome’ to receive script treatment, presented to Hollywood reps

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has estimated more than 1 million Americans suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). It’s a reality Beckie Butcher understands all too well. In her book, “My Battle with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome” (published by iUniverse), Butcher gives an intimate and inspiring account of having this physically and emotionally taxing disorder.

“A lot of people suffer from this serious but misunderstood disease,” states Butcher. “It’s real, but a lot of people don’t believe it is. Some even dismiss it.”

In “My Battle with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome,” Butcher details how CFS affected her life, sharing her intense and emotional journey. She chronicles the entire experience, beginning with her first symptoms and ending with her physical, spiritual, and emotional recovery.

“The book is about me and how I have struggled with this illness, however, the other, ‘characters’ are the people who have loved and supported me throughout my journey, such as my mother, my minister and his wife, and my doctor as well as my many friends. I wouldn’t be where I am today if it weren’t for them. This book would not have been written if not for them.”

Butcher’s book is receiving the Hollywood treatment, which will see her work possibly adapted to a screenplay. Her book will then be attending the Book-to-Screen Pitchfest Los Angeles 2015 event, where it will be presented in speed-dating fashion to numerous Hollywood representatives.

My Battle with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
By Beckie Butcher
Softcover | 5 x 8 in | 52 pages | ISBN 9781469773780
E-Book | 52 pages | ISBN 9781469773797
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Beckie Butcher was born and raised in Elgin, Illinois. She earned her Associate of Applied Science Degree in Clinical Laboratory Technology from Elgin Community College and went on to work as a lab technician in various hospitals and laboratories. She has been the recipient of several awards including World Wide Who’s Who VIP of the year award in 2013, Top Female Executive of the Year in 2013 and Top Female Executive For Life. She lives in her hometown of Elgin.

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, LLC, self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice, Rising Star and Editor’s Choice designations—self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.

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