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Autumn is a bestselling author in fantasy, epic fantasy, and war - not all on the same series though!

She is the author of the epic fantasy, adventure trilogy on elemental magic, the Rise of the Fifth Order. Her newest series is Games of Fire, an epic continuation of the world and characters begun in the Rise of the Fifth Order. Games of Fire has received tremendous critical reviews and book 2, Gates of Fire & Earth, is also a Fantasia Reviews 2017 Book of Year nominee.

She is also the author of Friends of my Enemy, a military dystopian/ dark fantasy tale laced with romance. Friends of my Enemy was released in full in 2015 and is quite the story full of strong characters, tight plots, and lots of action.

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Autumn M. Birt Hi Linda! Sorry I didn't see your question earlier. I've been so tied up with the release of Spark of Defiance this month that I've neglected my accou…moreHi Linda! Sorry I didn't see your question earlier. I've been so tied up with the release of Spark of Defiance this month that I've neglected my account. Sorry! I'm happy to hear you've been enjoying the books so far!

Oh the Kith... that is quite the story. Born of Water is my first published book and it was years in the making. The original idea was very ... lackluster in all honesty. Truly mundane! And I knew that, so I started working on bringing a sparkle to it.

I KNEW the group would go north and Lavinia would fall in love for the first time. But I really had no good sense of who that person was for a long time. The immediate idea being a forest dwelling person was an elf. I love elves! And I really considered how to make that work.

But elves have such a legend around them. I kept bumping up against how elves are expected to act and that is not at all how I wanted Darag to be or his family and sister and friends. So I scrapped all conventions and tried my hand at creating something new, based on what I wanted the Kith to be like.

I knew they had to be something surprising despite all the rumors the Church had created about them. And isolated - so self sufficient. All those ideas churned together into their culture with a society that is very tightly knit. That their souls are bound to a tree - I wish I could say I had a major epiphany on that. I just knew that about them. That is why they lived as long as they did. Their souls were bound to a tree (I've learned so much more about how that happened, which is going into the new trilogy. Funny the things your subconscious knows but you don't realize for ages. Even when you wrote hints in the books!)

And the skin color patterned like bark (Darag meets a child on one of his journeys before he met Lavinia who described him as looking tattooed!) was actually an epiphany! I'd worked out all the details on who the Kith were and got to skin color as I wrote character descriptions. I considered black, white, tan, yellow, red ... I have just about all that in the stories already. But these are an incredibly different and important culture. And they aren't anything like we have on earth. So I wanted something really different. But I didn't want green, or brown, or ... I think I was taking a walk in the forest around my house and I stopped and say a tree. A nice big tree with thick bark and thought "That's it! duh!" Of course they resemble their trees! And so they are as varied as a forest. ;) (less)
Autumn M. Birt I'm currently writing (and about to release the first part!) a dark fantasy/military/scifi/dystopian series that even has a touch of romance. It is a …moreI'm currently writing (and about to release the first part!) a dark fantasy/military/scifi/dystopian series that even has a touch of romance. It is a bit of a genre smashup, but that is what I love about being an indie author. We cross boundaries!

This series is titled Friends of my Enemy. The first part is a group of ten short stories under the title Stories from the War. And part 1, First Meeting will be released on my blog beginning in July and come August I'll get it formatted for free download here on Goodreads!

This story has been with me for sometime and bits of it were written years ago during a writing course. I'm reworking the two novels that come after the short stories now. Anyway, that is all the technical stuff. You probably want to know what it is about!

It is 2055 and the world has gone mad. Climate change results in upheavals from cities, states in the USA are abandoned as too brutal and too costly to maintain. At hurricanes, typhoons, and droughts impact the world in the decades proceeding the stories beginning, new diseases rip through the population. The result is a world where governments fight to control resources while keeping tight controls on populations. Especially in the United States.

Martial Law was declared in 2052 and Europe is uneasy with its negotiations to the altered US. But the US needs Europe's industry and wealth to rebuild. The new military government is still trying to figure out how to present itself to old allies, sending its best and brightest to the EU embassies to win over - and spy on - old allies. Arinna Prescot and her husband Michael are two such new embassy recruits.

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