All About AJ
I’m a quiet nut with the earned middle name of trouble. I've earned it. As a reporter for my high school paper, I wrote a few controversial articles concerning the teachers’ lounge, the cafeteria lunches and Mickey Mouse and thus spent a few hours speaking to the principal. Later became the editor of the paper and the story continued.
My parents wanted me to be a teacher. I didn’t. So life took me in a different direction and I put my writing to the side. One day, after twenty years of PTO and team mom duties under my belt, and with the empty nest symptom on my horizon I decided it was time to fulfill my dream. I found RWA, started typing, submitted, got rejected, cried, blew nose, learned some more and repeated the process more times than I care to admit. Then BINGO, I found judges and editors who loved my voice. Now I have four books published. My newest release is an romantic suspense titled SEIZED BY DARKNESS. I hope you'll check it out at www.autumnjordon.com.
I’m married to my hero who aspires me. I have five great kids and five adorable grandchildren with two more on the way.
With God’s blessing, I hope to have decades more with my DH by my side, a dozen more grandchildren so that I can spoil them, and a hundred published novels .
Autumn's Fun Facts
Rural, NE PA
Romantic Suspense & Fun contemporaries
I’m a full time writer now.
Traveling w/ DH. Sunday drive, daytrip or over the road, we love discovering new places and making new friends.
The Ruby Slippered Sisterhood
Blog Posts from Autumn
Posted by Autumn Jordon Apr 28 2016, 2:02 am in Autumn Jordon, brainstormng, business of writing, conflict, romance, writing
Oops. The Ruby calendar had a few holes, so I thought we’d talk weather today. Not what it’s like in your area (however, you certainly can share), but how weather is used in our novels to trigger change in our characters’ lives. We know the well-worn cliché of the hero and heroine trapped […]
Posted by Autumn Jordon Feb 16 2016, 12:01 am in Autumn Jordon, craft, Endings, writer's advice, Writer's Toolbox, writing tips, writing tools
In the sprints, many authors have announced that they’ve completed their work, first draft or edits. Others are following their footsteps. I thought we’d take this opportunity to talk about endings. We all know that our endings MUST leave our readers satisfied. The ending can be happy or not. Or, it could leave the reader […]
Posted by Autumn Jordon Jan 19 2016, 12:01 am in Autumn Jordon, inspirational, reinventing, writer's life, writing
I’ve come to the conclusion that death mirrors birth. From the moment we’re conceived, we fight to grow into a whole person. Then we take enter into a new world where again we strive to develop into a unique person. At some point, we struggle again, leaving behind love ones, and again take passage into another […]
Posted by Autumn Jordon Mar 19 2015, 12:01 am in Autumn Jordon, craft, goals, golden heart finalists, inspiration, motivation, muse, writer's journey, writer's life
Last week, for about the twelfth time, I found myself befuddled up to my eyeballs over a romantic suspense work in progress. Whether you’re a panster, like myself, or a plotter, at some point you could find fresh ideas hiding in the deepest, darkness recesses of your mind amongst a pile of crappy overused ideas. […]
Posted by Autumn Jordon May 30 2014, 12:01 am in Autumn Jordon, blurbs, craft, mash up story writing, submission tips, writing tips
Your book is written, polished and edited. Now comes the moment when you need to hook an agent, editor or buyers on your book in a few short lines. After spending months writing your story, you might be knocking your head against the wall trying to decide how to condense everything wonderful about your work […]
Posted by Autumn Jordon Apr 30 2014, 12:01 am in Autumn Jordon, contemporary romance, power of words, romantic suspense, writing craft
Words are like a living entity, with the incredible ability to spread on their own. And partnered with today’s technology their range and speed are vast. They have the power to influence one, or many, and in doing so change the world. They have the potential to span centuries and thus persuade or motivate generations. Think […]
Posted by Autumn Jordon Mar 19 2014, 12:05 am in Autumn Jordon, craft, Reader satisfaction, Time Lines
There are many reasons a writer’s work is considered weak. A faulty time line is among them. The statement below was made by a reader on a book discussion list to which I belong:(Disclaimer: The locations in this passage have been changed to protect the author.) “After Paris it all began to fall apart for me. A […]