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Autumn Doughton

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I write books. Fun books. Books for you, your best friend, your favorite barista and that girl you knew back in the tenth grade. I like to write about the things I know. Things like being confused. Being afraid. Falling in love.

When I’m not writing, I’m usually chasing after my two daughters, two dogs, two chinchillas, three cats and one lovely husband. You can find all of us in Florida, where it’s salty, sunny and humid. Bad for the hair. Good for the soul.

I love reading, eating pizza and meeting people who make everybody feel like a somebody. I am allergic to monogrammed towels, pretentious wine snobs, haters and the widely accepted practice of growing up.


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Autumn Doughton When I feel like the story is flowing and I'm being productive, I look at my computer and think, "Oh, wow, this is the best job in the world and I…moreWhen I feel like the story is flowing and I'm being productive, I look at my computer and think, "Oh, wow, this is the best job in the world and I wish I had some confetti on hand so I could throw it around." On the days when I stare at my screen for ten hours and nothing comes to me, I think, "Ugh, I'm such a loser and this sucks." Mostly, the good days outweigh the bad and the truth is that the good days feel *so* good that they count much more. So overall, yes, I love it. Before I started writing full-time, I owned an art studio and people would always say to me, "You must love being your own boss." Truthfully, I was never my own boss. The studio and my customers were my bosses and they could be very demanding. I'm not complaining because it was a wonderful experience, but also exhausting and deflating at times. In a way, now that I'm focused on writing, I guess the stories and the readers are sort of like bosses, but it feels different. Like we're all in it together. Like we're connected and I don't have to try so hard to please people. Instead, I can focus on writing characters that are authentic to me and hopefully we can all go home happy. There's less compromise with my brain and ideas, and I love that part of writing. If you allow it to work like it's supposed to, it's sort of like flying. (less)
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I get asked about my next release all the time and I thought it might be a good time to share something honest and true with you. **Warning** This is a long post so beware all ye who continue.


From October 2012 to August 2013 I released three books. You may have noticed that since then I've only released two books in almost two years. It's not that I stopped writing or working. It's so much more...

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Gatha  G Namboothiri Thanks so much for the invite,look forward to chatting books with you!!!!


Kellie is a bookwhoreasaurus hey thanks for the request! See ya round GR ^_^


message 3: by Jan Bethel (last edited Nov 22, 2012 05:52AM)

Jan Bethel Hi, Autumn! :) Thanks for the add! The Sea of Tranquility is one of my top faves. It's such a great book. I haven't read the Night Circus yet. But I want to. Thanks a lot! :)

And by the way, I just saw your book. The blurb sounds good! I'll be checking it out. ;)


Autumn Doughton Jan Bethel wrote: "Hi, Autumn! :) Thanks for the add! The Sea of Tranquility is one of my top faves. It's such a great book. I haven't read the Night Circus yet. But I want to. Thanks a lot! :)

And by the way, I jus..."

The Night Circus is beautiful but in a completely different way. I highly recommend it! And thanks for the interest. My book will be free for download this Saturday *wink, wink* and it's free to borrow from amazon's lending library :) Thanks!!! And Happy Thanksgiving. I hope that you eat a lot of pie. Because, let's face it, nothing is more amazing than pie. Except for books of course...


Jan Bethel Oh, great!! I will mark Saturday on my calendar! ;) Thank you. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family too. Oh I will eat a lot! I love pies too, and yes, I also love books even more! haha! Enjoy!


Brittni Thanks for the invite hun!! I look forward to chatting books with you!!! =)


Leanne Hey Autumn, thanks for the invite! :)


Shreeka omygod!! thank you for the add!! :)


Jonababez Thanks for the add! :)


message 10: by Melissa

Melissa Thanks for the add!


message 11: by Elaina

Elaina Thanks for the friend request, Autumn. Nice to meet you. :)


message 12: by Elaina

Elaina Thanks for the friend request, Autumn. Nice to meet you. :)


message 13: by Euge_

Euge_ Thanks for the add! I'll definitely be checking out your book asap.


Karolina Hi Autumn! Thanks for the invite, see you around GR :)


message 15: by Betsy

Betsy Just picked up On an Edge of Glass at Amazon today - sounds great can't wait to read it =D Thanks for the friend invite as well!


message 16: by Autumn

Autumn Doughton Yay! Let me know what you think. When I saw that you had Tom Wellington as your profile pic, I knew we must be friends! lol
Betsy wrote: "Just picked up On an Edge of Glass at Amazon today - sounds great can't wait to read it =D Thanks for the friend invite as well!"


message 17: by Betsy

Betsy Autumn wrote: "Yay! Let me know what you think. When I saw that you had Tom Wellington as your profile pic, I knew we must be friends! lol
Betsy wrote: "Just picked up On an Edge of Glass at Amazon today - soun..."


Ahahaha yes gotta love Superman & those eyes =D


message 18: by Sara

Sara Thanks for the friend request! I just grabbed your new book.


message 19: by Autumn

Autumn Doughton :) I think anyone that has 6 kids and still finds time to read so much must be pretty freaking awesome. Sara wrote: "Thanks for the friend request! I just grabbed your new book."


message 20: by Joanna

Joanna Wow, thanks for the friend request! :)


message 21: by Rita

Rita Thanks for the invite.


Chris- Chris' Book Blog Emporium Hi Autumn , Thanks for the friend invite :)


message 23: by Sara

Sara Autumn wrote: ":) I think anyone that has 6 kids and still finds time to read so much must be pretty freaking awesome. Sara wrote: "Thanks for the friend request! I just grabbed your new book.""

Aww thanks! It is the one thing I can do without leaving the house or packing them all up:)


 ♥  Barb ♥ Thanks for the friendship, Autumn! I can't wait to read your new book....looks really good :)


Christine Thanks for the friendvite Autumn! Definitely looking forward to reading your books! :D


message 26: by Erin

Erin Thanks for the friendvite Autumn. I can't wait to read your book On an Edge of Glass. =D


message 27: by Autumn

Autumn Doughton Erin wrote: "Thanks for the friendvite Autumn. I can't wait to read your book On an Edge of Glass. =D"
Yay! I hope you enjoy it :)


message 28: by Autumn

Autumn Doughton Christine wrote: "Thanks for the friendvite Autumn! Definitely looking forward to reading your books! :D"
Thanks Christine!!


message 29: by Kelly

Kelly Thanks for the friend request Autumn!! See you around GR! :)


message 30: by Beth

Beth Michele Hi Autumn! Thanks for the invite! :)


Jamie~Book Boyfriend Ho♥ Hi Autumn, thanks for the invite :) I just checked out your two books and both sound good! I look forward to seeing you around GR's!


message 32: by Lilly P

Lilly P thanks for the friendvite autumn!


message 33: by Renee

Renee Nicole OMG, your profile cracked me up girl! I don't have very many authors as friends, but how can I pass up a girl that loves food as much as me!! :-)

Good luck with your books!! I look forward to chatting with ya!


Derna ~ BiblioBelles Thanks for the friend vite, look forward to chatting books with you, and reading yours. :)


message 35: by Heather

Heather Excited for another book from you! Well done lady!


message 36: by Fathima

Fathima Hey Autumn , thanks for the add ! Nice to meet you :)


SheReadsALot Hi Autumn! Thanks for the friend invite! You're right, we do not have a lot of books in common but that's the beauty of GR.

:)


Mariℓina
Hi Autumn!


SheReadsALot Autumn wrote: "Hey! I see that you've read the Kresly Cole Immortals After Dark books. I was really enjoying and then I've hit a sort of bump with them and find them lacking all of a sudden and not nearly as sexy..."

I think it does -the next book up is my favorite of the series -Dark Desires After Dusk. I actually had read the series out of order and started with Dark Desires After Dusk and love both the hero Cadeon and Holly. In fact I searched for Cadeon-type in each hero for the rest of the series. My favorite three are (in no particular order):

Dark Desires After Dusk
Pleasure of a Dark Prince
Demon from the Dark

I actually re-read book #4,5 and fell in love with the characters on the re-read. I get the slump your talking about but it gets better. :)


Mariℓina
I just came back from my holidays and missed you all like crazy! I hope you have a wonderfull day Autumn!!



message 41: by Autumn

Autumn Doughton Marilina wrote: "
I just came back from my holidays and missed you all like crazy! I hope you have a wonderfull day Autumn!!
"


:)


Dillon  Asher Autumn, thanx for accepting my friend request :)


Mariℓina Wishing you a happy New Year,Autumn !

AND..

It's 2014!!!!! Wear your party hat and let's have a hoot!



Love, health and lots of books to everyone!!!


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