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!
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by Autumn Dawn
Series: Fire, Stone & Water, Book 3.
Approx. 49,110 words.
Published on November 15, 2013.
Tech Sergeant Gale Adam’s final flight over the North Pole is supposed to be routine; instead it changes her destiny.
Transformed by the Fates, tossed out of her KC-135, Gale is alone in the desolate arctic wilderness. Cursed with the power to destroy all she loves, can she prevent elemental Nitro from extinguishing her home, her family and their future?
When the Sea Burned
by Autumn Dawn
Series: Fire, Stone & Water, Book 2.
Approx. 39,610 words.
Published on March 11, 2013.
(5.00 from 1 review)
He makes her steam.
Alicia hates the water that claimed her life and washed away her humanity, leaving her forever changed. Surge is the sea, an enemy who makes her steam. His touch washes away the fear, but can she trust the element that killed her? She’d better decide fast, because there’s a greater threat closing in, and more than one way to be burned by the sea. 39,000 words
The Sugar Fairy Adventure
by Autumn Dawn
Approx. 1,290 words.
Published on October 10, 2010.
Gabby the sugar fairy has broken her wing, and only Santa can fix it. Unfortunately, she and her friends run afoul of the black troll, and he has a taste for marshmallow. Can Gabby save her friend the marshmallow man? Will she ever get her wing fixed? Best viewed in PDF.
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