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!
In this soon-to-be 10-book series, the Lady Tigers learn that that being part of a team is about more than just playing softball. The target audience for this series is middle grade readers. The books do not have to be read in order.
Tammy and her friends from the Lady Tigers fastpitch softball team are a force to be reckoned with, but the boys don’t seem to think softball is that hard. When the challenge is accepted, both the girls and the boys have an eye-opening experience. The Lady Tigers know what it truly means to play like a girl.
It’s a long, twisting road to publishing. There’s no one path, and results are as varied as the methods to get there. The Road to Publishing describes the options available to you from self- to traditional publishing, providing helpful hints along the way. Grab your notebook and come up with a plan to publish.
Let’s start here.
Recently, the pastor at Wellspring focused his sermons around telling HIStory—Jesus’ story. Now the congregation would like to share their stories of Christian love through the pages of this book. By sharing their stories of how Christ has moved in their lives, the communicants hope to stir memories and reminders of how Christ has moved—and continues to move—in the lives of the readers.
When her coach introduces a new girl, Nicole tries her best to welcome her onto the Lady Tigers softball team. But Diana doesn’t seem interested in being friendly—or even polite. Nicole realizes that the team is infected with drama and negativity and Nicole finds herself dreading the practices she once loved. What will bring the team back together before the new girl can tear it apart completely?
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.
Major Jackie Austin is revered across Spangdahlem Air Base as an officer and leader. From the outside, she’s got it all, to include a fighter pilot husband. In truth, things are fraying behind the scenes. All of it factors into the greatest tragedy Jackie will ever experience. Only Jackie Austin can save herself, even if it means walking straight into a den of terrorists.