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Autumn is a professional writer and stay at home mom with three kids, a dog and an active imagination. She’s married to her high school sweetheart, John, who is known to bring her flowers "just because".
After 34 years in Alaska, she moved to Washington with her family to enjoy a state with actual seasons.
She started self-publishing in 2010 after a string of rejections that read, “We love your writing, but we’re not sure how to market it.” She published on Smashwords, Amazon and Barnes & Noble, which lead to a number of bestsellers. After The Charmer hit #1 on Barnes & Noble for fantasy romance, she threw herself into editing and uploading her backlist.
The next year and a half passed in a blur as she worked non-stop, and productivity declined as she took time to homeschool her autistic son, who was suffering from bullying issues. With boxing lessons and a year to boost his confidence and academic skills, he’s now doing well in mainstream high school.
The strain of maintaining a business and home schooling while taking care of her family was draining, but God blessed her efforts and the results were worth it. Her income for 2011 was $100,000, far exceeding her best year with traditional publishing.
In 2012, Amazon acquired Dorchester books and Autumn gave Amazon the right to publish two of her Spark Series books, When Sparks Fly and No Words Alone, believing that diversification is good business.
While Autumn is grateful for the opportunities traditional publishing provided, she remains passionate about self-publishing. Keep an eye on her blog for news about upcoming books!
on July 20, 2013 :
Love your books. Simply can't seem to read enough of your stories! Ally and Roland are just another example of Autumn Dawn's amazing writing ability!
(reviewed the day of purchase)
on Aug. 10, 2011 :
Can stand alone but The Woman within is the first book in this 2 book series. Very good read.
(reviewed long after purchase)
on April 25, 2011 :
Ally and Roland have A LOT of bad history to get over. They were both deceived in the past and blamed each other for years of hurt and betrayal. I was glad to see this as a companion/sequel to The Woman Within. You need to read both books to get the full story; but this one still can stand on its own. Very good reading once again.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)