tray butler

My name is Tray.

It's not a nickname, and I'm not a third.
According to my folks, the odd spelling name came from a mountain in North Georgia where I grew up. I always thought it was an Indian name or something. Turns out the mountain, near Unicoi, is flat on top. Like a tray.

I'm a writer, teacher, and illustrator currently living in Atlanta.
My short stories, essays, news, reviews, and humor pieces have appeared in a wide range of publications in the U.S. and Britain. I have a BA in journalism from the University of Georgia and an MA in creative writing from The University of London's Birkbeck College. I'm a regular contributor to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Creative Loafing. I also teach in the Creative Writing Certificate program at Emory Continuing Education.

My travel guide, Moon Atlanta, is available from Avalon Travel.

Some outlets that have featured my work:
The Advocate
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Biloxi Sun Herald
Creative Loafing (Atlanta, Charlotte, Tampa)
Go (AirTran's inflight magazine)
ITV At The Movies
New York Press
Portland Press Herald
Southern Voice
Time Out New York
Washington Blade

Contact: traybutler at gmail dot com.