Autumn M. Birt

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Autumn (also known as Weifarer and Autumn Raven) is a travel and fiction writer currently based in Maine where she lives in a small cottage lost in the woods, which she built with her husband and with the supervision (and approval) of two Cairn terriers.
With a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bucknell University in Studio Arts and English, Autumn once considered a career in illustration. However, an ecology course at Virginia Tech led to a Master of Science degree in Ecology and Environmental Sciences from the University of Maine in Orono. After graduation with her M.S., Autumn has worked for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. This was a great job that not only let her help the environment and protect local agriculture, but also gave her a paycheck big enough to support her writing habit until finally … at long last she is now a full time writer and on-line educator!

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A Year in a Yurt: An Adventurous Memoir of Off-Grid Living Full of Practical Advice
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 49,300. Language: American English. Published: June 27, 2016 by Autumn M. Birt. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Sustainable living, Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Green living
Many people have asked why we did this. Why would my husband and I sell our home, car, ATV, snowmobile, furniture, why donate over 90% of our belongings and move into a yurt, in Maine no less? You might be surprised, because the reasons were really not all that unique: debt, unhappiness, and lack of fulfillment with where we found ourselves in life. What was unique was our solution.
Danger Peligros!
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 22,980. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2012 by Autumn M. Birt. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Specialties & interests, Nonfiction » Travel » Cruises
Explore the best moments, mischief, and mayhem from the adventure travel website No Map Nomads. Whether by boot, by (motor)bike, by boat, or by whatever it takes, Raven and Weifarer will take you along to experience trips from sublime to nearly disastrous. With serendipity tucked into the saddlebags along with some capricious Peligros, every turn leads to the unexpected.

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Games of Fire Trilogy: Elemental Magic & Epic Fantasy Adventure
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 405,600. Language: American English. Published: January 15, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Success will destroy elemental magic. Failure condemns this world and the next. For nearly destroying the world in an ancient war, the Ashanti were cursed by the Goddess Mhyrah with lifespans of less than a decade. To regain normal lives for his people, Beh’sah, will defy the traditions handed down since the dawn of time even if that means rekindling an ancient feud.
A New Goddess: Elemental Magic & Epic Fantasy Adventure
Series: Games of Fire, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 157,270. Language: American English. Published: January 15, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
The time has come to end their punishment or the world. For nearly destroying the world in an ancient war, the Ashanti were cursed by the Goddess Mhyrah with lifespans of less than a decade. To regain normal lives for his people, Beh’kana, the Ashanti King, will conquer death by gaining control of the source of all elemental magic: the spirit realm. Even if he must burn the world to do so.
Gates of Fire & Earth: Elemental Magic & Epic Fantasy Adventure
Series: Games of Fire, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 133,460. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Success will destroy elemental magic. Failure condemns this world and the next. Named Guardian of the Elemental Spheres, Lavinia seeks the lost gates to the spirit realm and their ancient guardians. But some of the guardians have left their duties and those that have stayed may prove as dangerous as her enemy, whose wrath threatens the world.
Rise of the Fifth Order Complete Trilogy Bundle
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 354,710. Language: American English. Published: September 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
One Priestess stands against the Church of Four Orders (Fire, Earth, Air, Water) to protect Ria, starting an epic fantasy adventure that leads four unlikely friends across the breadth of their world to seek answers hidden in the buried archives of the Temple of Dust. Secrets from an ancient war and discoveries of hidden power lead to a fight for survival that threaten to tear apart their world.
Spark of Defiance: Elemental Magic & Epic Fantasy Adventure
Series: Games of Fire, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 118,210. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Wandering to avoid memories of lost friends and past actions, Zhao reluctantly returns home to fulfill a promise to his sister. And to proclaim to the elders of his people that their treatment of Air Elementals is wrong. Quickly caught in events greater than he can handle alone, Zhao struggles to prevent a personal conflict from erupting into a larger battle. Welcome BACK to the world of Myrrah!
Spirit of Life
Series: The Rise of the Fifth Order, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 132,420. Language: American English. Published: May 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Adventure » General
(5.00)
Ria has mastered her forbidden gift of magic despite the Church's pursuit. But for those who have protected her, the price will be paid in blood. War threatens those who have given her refuge. As High Priest Sinika gathers the might of the Church, friends in the forest of the Kith prepare to fight, while a few join Ria to take on a greater challenge - a race to avert the coming war.
Rule of Fire
Series: The Rise of the Fifth Order, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 113,420. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Six friends stand alone against the combined Orders of Fire, Water, Air, and Earth, protecting a girl whose forbidden abilities have condemn her to death. Now they are joined by a man who was once the Curse, the Church's most powerful weapon and Ria's greatest threat. Left with no name and no memory, the decision to aid this stranger will cost friendships and more.
Born of Water
Series: The Rise of the Fifth Order, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 113,000. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
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In the buried archives of the Temple of Dust may lie the secret to defeating the Curse, a creature which seeks to destroy 16 year old Ria for the forbidden gifts she possesses. But it is from among the ranks of those who control the Curse where Ria will find her best chance of success. Only the Priestess Niri can save Ria from the forces that hunt her, if Niri doesn’t betray the girl first.
Born of Water Novel Companion
Series: The Rise of the Fifth Order, Background Information. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,790. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
The epic fantasy novel Born of Water races across the world and cultures of Myrrah. Learn more about these intriguing and unique places in this Novel Companion. Details on the various races, cities, elemental abilities - including the forbidden gift of magic - as well as "Day Before" stories for the main characters are contained within the Companion.

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  • Bladesong on Oct. 18, 2013

    Bladesong is book 2 of the Troubadour series, of which book 1, Song at Dawn with its mix of historical romance, intrigue, and adventure completely captured my heart and imagination. Dragonetz and Estela were characters I could not forget. Overtime, my appreciation for Song at Dawn actually deepened as I remembered the brilliant characters and settings that author Jean Gill had so masterfully created from the fabric of history. So of course, I was very excited to pick up book 2! Bladesong begins soon after the end of Song at Dawn. Dragonetz has begun his journey to the Holy Land, returning a sacred Torah in an effort to restore his wealth and reputation. But Dragonetz has already been ensnared by politics and factions seeking the book. In fact, the story begins with Dragonetz caught in a trap I felt had no solution. Estela also is facing repercussions from her love of Dragonetz and the feisty though slightly naive woman who graced Song at Dawn is absent in the first few chapters. I really was worried about there Ms. Gill was taking book 2. BUT, the plot quickly unfolds with many twists. The trouble plaguing Dragonetz that I was certain was unescapable twines through the book until the final resolution in the last chapter. Estela emerges again with her hopes and wits, naive enough to be a pawn but true enough to herself and love to find her way forward, perhaps not unscathed which only deepens her. The ending is everything the romantic in me wanted yet leaves me longing for a final resolution hopefully coming in book 3? I found this book more solid in following the main plot of the sacred book, Dragonetz, and Estela compared to book 1, which had a few subplots revolving around secondary characters, such as some political maneuvering that only vaguely touched on Dragonetz and Estela. The plot is trim and engrossing. Ms. Gil's writing is beautiful, crafting a historic setting with enough detail to give you a feel for the time without overwhelming the characters. Could my only complaint be Dragonetz is just a little too well known and wanted? But that fits a knight troubadour and though his fame is great, his character is human with fitting flaws. This is an excellent book with a great story. If you love historical romance and adventure, you must pick up this series!