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Autumn (also known as Weifarer) is a travel and fiction writer currently based in Maine (though she wants to travel the world) where she lives in a small cottage lost in the woods, which she built with her husband. When not writing, house building, or traveling, she likes to take long hikes with her spouse and fiesty Cairn Terriers. Her work is featured on the adventure travel website No Map Nomads where she is the co-editor and writer. She is also a member of Guild of Dreams, which features her blog posts as well as those of eleven other fantasy writers. She is an indie author with four books currently available: the epic fantasy trilogy on elemental magic the Rise of the Fifth Order – Born of Water , Rule of Fire, and Spirit of Life, plus a book on the background to the world – Born of Water’s Novel Companion, and the adventure travel compilation Danger Peligros!. She has plans for many more novels. Check out blog and her Facebook page for updates or here for news on her current WIP!
With a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bucknell University in Studio Arts and English, Autumn once considered a career in illustration. After a few years of selling paintings while working as the manager of a gallery and custom framing store, a party and fine gifts store in Virginia, working retail at a gourmet kitchen store, being the head embroider at college clothing store, and finally waitressing for a year (hey it is hard out there as a fine artist… and a writer!), she decided to head back to University. After two years of intense science courses, this career path change led to a Master of Science degree in Ecology and Environmental Sciences from the University of Maine in Orono. Since graduating with her M.S., Autumn has worked for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. This is a great job that not only lets her help the environment and protect local agriculture, but also gives her a paycheck big enough to support her writing habit!
A wanderer at heart, Autumn’s desire to travel has led her to France while still in high school, a year abroad in Manchester, UK which led to excursions in Wales, Scotland, Ireland, and around many parts of England, and more recent trips with family to Mexico (both the Pacific and Gulf of Mexico sides), US Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands, Bahamas, Spain, Gibraltar, Morocco, Costa Rica, Saba, Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, and four Canadian provinces (on motorbike!). She has plans for many further adventures both real and fictional.