Dawn Brotherton is an award-winning author and featured speaker at writing and publishing seminars. When it comes to exceptional writing, Dawn draws on her experience as a retired colonel in the US Air Force as well as a softball coach. Her books include the Jackie Austin Mysteries and the Global Ebook Bronze Award Winner, Worth the Wait. She is a contributing author to the non-fiction A-10s over Kosovo, sharing stories from her deployment. She has also written middle grade book Lady Tigers Series about girls’ fastpitch softball, encouraging female athletes to reach for the stars in the game they love. For more information about Dawn’s books and book signings, go to www.DawnBrothertonAuthor.com.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I'm in the Air Force working at the Pentagon. I won't deny, I like being "in the know." I feel more engaged with what is going on in the world, in Congress, and with our military by helping to shape policy and legislation that can make a difference. Sure takes a long time though...
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I work full-time for the Air Force, have two teenage girls, and run a publishing company. That takes most my time. But I also love crafts--quilting is my latest craze, but I'll see something and just have to try to make it. I may only make one and then I'm on to the next thing, but I made one!
The Lady Tigers are all about being a team. Like all teams, the girls find that even the highs of winning cannot crush the painful lessons of hardship both on and off the field. When Margie's dad is called away to serve his country, the Lady Tigers must band together to make a difference in the lives of military kids on the base. But will their efforts be a success or a big strike out?
Being part of the Lady Tigers is about more than playing fastpitch softball. It’s about being part of a team. Trish learns what that really means when she tries to pull a fast one to get what she wants without thinking through the consequences. Her decision could affect the game, but more importantly—her friends.
Fresh out of Air Force missile training, Jackie was no stranger to harassment. But then the unsigned love letters began to arrive, and someone was calling her in the dead of night. Jackie would come back from work to find that her house had changed while she was away. Was she going crazy, or was there someone on base not getting the message that she wasn’t interested?