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 & Garden » Sustainable living, Nonfiction » Home & 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.

Series

Games of Fire
Success will destroy elemental magic. Failure condemns this world and the next. Six months after a tragic war, the world of Myrrah has found peace. But many of the heroes have not. When Zhao’s reluctant homecoming sparks a battle over the fate of Elementals among his people, he calls on his friends for help only to find they are busy with new problems of their own. And one has the potential to end all magic. Welcome BACK to the world of Myrrah full of elemental magic and epic fantasy adventure! The fate of the world hangs in the balance and the sacrifice to save it might be elemental magic. Discover this exhilarating tale that has received praise such as “It is the sort of read that reminds us how great fantasy can be.” and, “Strong characters and a beautiful world hold up a fine story. We love Ms Birt’s work, we only wish we’d found her sooner.”
Friends of my Enemy
A military dark fantasy with a touch of romance (because it is no fun when everyone dies and no one falls in love!) set in the near future. Our near future. Europe stands better prepared to maintain a civilized society in the face of global catastrophes, pandemics, terrorism, and a changing climate. The USA answered its troubles by establishing a military government. Set in Europe, this is a story about a small handful of people whose lives interconnect. People who become influential as the world falls into a war in an era tumbling toward chaos. Each seeks to save Europe, but not all influence is good even when intentions are for the best, and not all decisions can be made in time.
The Rise of the Fifth Order
Would you protect a girl whose forbidden abilities condemn her to death? Welcome to the world of Myrrah, ruled by the Church of Four Orders - Fire, Earth, Water, and Air. But there exists another gift, dubbed magic, which is considered an aberration by the Church. To be born with the powers of magic is to be condemned to death. To be born with the ability to control an element is to be born to a life serving the Church... and obeying its rules. One Priestess will stand against the Church to protect sixteen year old Ria, beginning 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 fight for survival that threaten to tear apart their world. What is magic and why does the Church want those who harbor its power exterminated?
Born of Water
Price: Free!
Rule of Fire
Price: $3.99 USD.
Spirit of Life
Price: $3.99 USD.

Books

The Light in the Darkness: A Fae Urban Fantasy Novel
Pre-release—available June 30, 2019. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 40,080. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
They were supposed to be immortal, but then the gates closed. Trapped in our world, their kind are dying from drugs, contaminants, and hopelessness. Kicked out of the dark fae court for tainting his body and magic, Riasg only wants one thing: to die a bit faster. It’s already the end of his world, after all.
Born to Darkness
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 47,840. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Death. Betrayal. Magic Born of Stone and Black Blood. A desperate escape leads to betrayal and a revelation Raiann never wanted to know. Alone without even the protection of her family’s name, Raiann must find a way to survive in a world divided by light and dark. But can she really trust the white-blooded mercenary who offers her help and asks so little in return?
Untold Stories from the World of Myrrah
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 91,460. Language: American English. Published: May 24, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Hidden stories revealed! Discover stories only hinted about in the novels and more from a novella set when Laith Lus, the leader of the mysterious Kith, was only a little boy and his people flourished in the forests of the north to a dangerous journey through the Black Marsh to see the Sphere of Air set just after Spirit of Life and before Spark of Defiance, exclusive to this compilation!
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.
Friends of my Enemy: Military Dystopian Thriller Four Book Bundle
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 352,720. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
On and off the battlefield, control for Europe is key to world dominance in this riveting series of intrigue and war, love and obsession. What would you sacrifice for freedom? What would you do to control the destiny of the world? Includes all 4 books in the series!
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!
The Fight for Peace: Military Dystopian Thriller
Series: Friends of my Enemy, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 110,510. Language: American English. Published: February 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Tired of defense, the Guard looks for allies against the two FLF cities, while striking a strategic blow against their adversary – one great enough to force the FLF to discuss peace. If that can be believed. Even if genuine, the FLF’s peace offer leaves Europe’s new Prime Minister on edge. But caution isn’t enough to halt a tragic end to the peace talks when the real motivation is revealed.
The Battle for Europe: Military Dystopian Thriller
Series: Friends of my Enemy, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 99,400. Language: American English. Published: February 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
By refusing to step aside as the unsanctioned leader of the Guard, Arinna widens the rift between Europe’s military and MOTHER, leaving the Guard scrambling to find enough soldiers to protect the border. Control of Europe hinges on internal plots, but Europe’s powerful are not hatching the only conspiracies. The battlefield is quiet but the fighting has not ceased.
After the War: Military Dystopian Thriller
Series: Friends of my Enemy, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 94,490. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Known as the Lady Grey, her leadership won the apocalyptic war that ravaged Europe. But now in 2068 and three years into official peace, the alliance she's maintained with the seven ministers who rule Europe falters under the lack of an external threat. They want back the power she claimed to protect the continent even if she safeguards the borders from a threat that is hiding more than dead.
Stories from the War: Military Dystopian Thriller
Series: Friends of my Enemy, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,550. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Begin the military dystopian series Friends of my Enemy. Arinna and Michael Prescot are just two of the many former soldiers sent to embassies in the hopes of strengthening faltering US alliances in 2055. But as the US becomes embroiled with new internal terrorism, its agents in Europe are offered intimidation, lies, and deceit rather than explanations. And the price of seeking answers is steep.
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 from 1 review)
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: 112,970. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
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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