Autumn Dawn



How to get Published


Sadly, I don't have a lot of time to answer questions about how to get published, but I have some general guidelines about what I did.

1. Joined Romance Writers of America (Before ebooks and self-publishing, that made sense. I'm not a member now.)

2. Wrote a lot of books

3. Sold to a small press (Before self-publishing, that made sense. I wouldn't do that now.)

4. Got a copy of Writer's Market (check your local library for a copy) and followed the guidelines for how to submit to the publishers of my choice. (Before self-publishing...)

5. Got rejected many times. Finally sold to Dorchester Publishing. When they rejected my third Spark Series book, I submitted to other publishers and racked up a lot of rejections. Heard about Smashwords and publishing on Amazon. Thought it might not do much, but finally decided that any money coming in might help.

6. Made lots of money.

If you want to self-publish ebooks, Google how to publish books with Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Smashwords, or go to those sites for directions.

Write a lot.

Find critique partners or proofreaders. Listen to them and your gut. Take what you need, discard what you don't.

Write a lot.

If you've made enough money, hire a good cover artist. I like Phatpuppyart.com.


Gimp is a free graphic program you can use to design your own covers, and Shutterstock is one place to buy cover art.

Hire a proof reader. I use Judy Stone: j.stonewright@gmail.com

Learn to write short and sweet blurbs (book descriptions).

Find a really good tax preparer. You’ll need one.

Hire an IP lawyer, not an agent to go over any contracts. One time fee vs. 15% for life of contract? Hm...

I'm sorry to say that I don't critique anyone's work.

No, I don't have an agent. At this time I handle my own affairs.


Exciting New Changes!


Starting with the Fire, Stone & Water series, all of my books are being edited for heat reduction. The story will remain virtually the same, except all the romance will fall under the "sweet" designation.


​New year, new me, new style.

All the book descriptions will be updated with "sweet" as I finish the edits.




Bibliography


Spark Series:


When Sparks Fly

No Words Alone 

Solar Flare


 

Anthology for the Mammoth Book of Time Travel Romance:


Iron & Hemlock


 

Iron & Hemlock Series:


Iron & Hemlock

Gargoyle Girl

Gargoyles in the Attic

Rowen & Gold

 


Dark Lands Series:


The Charmer

Dark Lands: Homecoming

Scent of Danger

The Golden Bell

Ghost in Her Heart

Beast Wars

Dark Lovers Anthology (includes The Golden Bell & Homecoming)

Dark Warriors Anthology (includes Ghost in Her Heart & Beast Wars)

 


Ladies in Waiting:


The Woman Inside

The Other Woman


 

Through the Looking Glass


 

Draconian Series:


Ride the Stars

Careful, He Bites

Aliens Do it Better: Anthology featuring Careful, He Bites and Interstellar Lover

Interstellar Lover


 

Troll series:


Under the Bridge


 

Western Fantasy:


Women, Whiskey & Gold


 

Fire, Earth & Water Series:


Scorched Earth

One Night to Burn

When the Sea Burned

Wind Burn


 

Convergence Series:


Bramble Burn

Breaker’s Ruin


 

American Gluten Free Cookbooks:


American Gluten Free