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               About Author Aija M. Butler:




Author Aija M. Butler was born in San Diego, California on February 4, 1979. She is an Advocate and Philanthropist for Youth Servicing Organizations in her community. She has developed and founded youth-servicing groups in her local areas. She is a grant writer, and program developer of various activities which promote the healthy living and body image of adolescent youth. 

Ms. Butler resides in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she is a student of Medicine pursing a graduate degree in the area of Healthcare Management.  She is fulfilling her passion for caring and servicing others. She is a Professional Healthcare Provider and utilizes her extensive background in Psychology to help her understand the minds of youth and their development. Currently, she is working on a new project for youth entitled, "The Blog Diary’s," A Literary group which looks to help students learn how to use effective communication in expressing thoughts and feelings with their peers and elders. The philosophy behind this theory is based upon a person’s ability to work out confrontation by writing out their thoughts and feelings and utilizing problem solving techniques to effectively express themselves positively and respectfully.

Aija Butler is the Author of Non-Fiction Memoirs, “Life Honestly After, The Undeniable Truth,” “The Rebirth of My Soul,” and “My Nemesis,” A fiction mystery suspense series.


                      My Nemesis Book Series Volume I, The Mind's Eye

Staggering to her feet and straightening her disheveled blouse. Joy confronted Darrin as if she had just walked onto the scene.

“The police were here, what did they say?” An obviously discombobulated Joy questioned.

“They are gone Joy. Your husband and children perished…,” Darrin’s voice trailed off to a solemn whisper as he was on the verge of an emotional breakdown.


When a series of catastrophic events unlock the secrets of Pandora’s Box, Joy Anderson falls prey to the seduction of psychotherapy drugs. The grief sends Joy’s shattered soul into a whirlwind of emotional distress. 

Unable to cope with the loss of her family, Mrs. Anderson awakes to find herself strapped to a bed, afraid of her own reflection.  Joy’s delusional sightings of her children and husband, pave way for Joys hidden persona to arise.

Joy’s fragile subconscious has a frightful opposing personality. She is less than pragmatic, but rather that of an inventive spirit. Her seductive foe is born and dominates the state of affairs that she looks to suppress. Joy’s alter ego takes action against the hoarding mongrels that claim to have her best interest at heart. Joy battles her conscious ability to understand the circumstance of life and death. However her instincts tell her that her family is alive and are in need of help. Joy and Lillian come to a head as they battle one another in their beliefs of right and wrong, the truths the mind hides in order to maintain a sense of integrity and human social acceptance. Joy is not only in search for her family but now in search of the truths in her heart in order to shed light to the secrets of the mind’s eye.




Samantha, Joy’s younger sister, is faced with a chance to live beyond her sister’s shadow she must either choose to save Joy from her behavioral dysfunctions or her already troublesome marriage.

Follow Joy Anderson in this drama filled mystery book series as she fights to uncover the missing links in the disappearance of her family. Family feuds, forbidden fruits, and deadly ventures pull evil personas to the surface. This series is filled with secret alliances, furtive relationships, and cloak-and-dagger affiliates. Witness the drama, deception, and seduction, hidden within the pages of this mystery suspense tale, as we discover just who Joy’s nemesis is.


                            My Nemesis Volume II, Vengeance is Mine:

“Dear God, Why Has Thou forsaken me? Why must I stay to die…alone in the hellish ways of this world? What am I to do with this life, now that all I have loved and cherished has perished?”

The mind’s eye began with Joy’s loss of sensibility after her family is taken by the storm. Joy may appear crazy but she will not be taken advantage of, not if Lillian Andrew’s has anything to say about it.

As Volume II begins Joy fights to decipher between her lust for revenge and the good natures she longs to promote as she clings to her need for attention and heroism.

Now that Lillian has made her debut Joy must decide whether Lillian’s shenanigans are warranted. Joy seeks comfort in her mirrored friend and begins to see just what her husband and conscious warned her about from the beginning. A hostile takeover is a foot as whispers of a million dollar check spark a loud chatter. Rumors of debt to some rather unsavory personalities, turn decent natures into scandalous rogues, desperation befalls party’s trying to relinquish the debt. A plan is put into action to discredit Joy’s right to Justin’s estate.

Sam conjures a plan to get out of debt and build a nest egg of her own. The truth unfolds as vengeful acts birth a sibling rivalry that tests the line between love and hate. The saga continues as Joy uncovers the myths of her family history and unveils the identity of her true Nemesis.

My Nemesis Book Series:
Nemesis Blog 



                       Life Honestly After
"In the hours before my 30th Birthday I had an Epiphany I stood in the mirror, naturally and embraced the essence of life. I pulled back some of the skin around my eyes. I searched for lines and wrinkles, skin blotching, and age lines around the corners of my mouth. I found nothing out of the ordinary. Except the battle scars from the fight. I smiled as I gently traced the remnants of my healed cuts. Life is happening. I stood as a living breathing participant of it. Life after disease, after abuse, after good and bad relationships, after economic growth and disadvantage. Life Honestly after---is a rollercoaster of events. I am rising to the occasion in acceptance of those things I can not change. However making steps to change those I can. What will you do?"

Link for Life Honestly After:

ust as salt burns open wounds. The mind can be corrupted by thoughts, and my persons that look to downplay your desires, dreams, and goals.
We throw salt into our own paths, by letting ourselves and others open our wounds, and salt our dreams. Thus they become dreams deferred.
My inspirational thoughts is a collection of notes, advice, and keys to success. Without mistakes and failures one cannot be successful.
Tour my journey through sickness and health, which led me to a new beginning, and the rebirth of my soul.
My mistakes and shortcomings, are no longer my failures. They have become life experiences. Experiences I will now share with you. As you too, strive for bigger and brighter futures
Book Snipet:

The Rebirth Of My Soul

Conflicting Emotions of Recuperation…



Fighting to keep my head above water, I sunk into a whirlwind of emotion.

Because of My fear I was unable to see the shore. I held my breath as I reached the bottom of the ocean, but I panicked fearing I had drifted down to far. I started to drown.

There was a boat just above, it was close enough for me to see. “Help!” I motioned and fluttered franticly, hoping for a group of rescuers to send down a tank and mask filled with life.

The boat continued to pass unable to see my waves of terror and in devastation my eyes widened and my mouth parted. The water entered my lungs and stung my throat like salt in open wounds.


Now out of breath and my body paralyzed from the chill of the water, I was at peace. My body floated gently like a swan in a stream. And my eyes stood still as the waters carried me along with its current.

I admit that I was comfortable with death, It was easy.

Fear dissolving, life evaporating…

Then suddenly your loved ones come into light. Your children’s face become the sun. The fingertips of your hands begin to burn and a warm sensation fills your heart and filters your limbs.


You can breathe again. You realize all is not lost, and maybe you shouldn’t just throw in the towel.

YOU Should fight.

The helping hand from a loved one encouraging you to come home, resembles a dock marked with flags, and lights which aides a pilot to land a plane.

My fear of death resulted in a fear to live. It is much too, easy to die. I nearly gave in.

I decided to fight, for fear is enough to make you succeed in your life’s plan.

You can overcome your fears, Because love is enough to make that fear disappear. My fears are now fears of failure, laziness, and incompetence.

I’m Reborn and ready to live.






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