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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 .

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Autumn's Fun Facts

Ruby Nickname:
Ruby Sly

Hometown:
Rural, NE PA

GH Year(s)
2009

Completed Manuscript(s)
9

Genre(s):
Romantic Suspense & Fun contemporaries

Started Writing:
2000

Day Job:
I’m a full time writer now.

For Fun:
Traveling w/ DH. Sunday drive, daytrip or over the road, we love discovering new places and making new friends.

Blog Posts from Autumn

Free Advice Small Business: Writing Through The Holidays.

Small Business: Writing Through The Holidays If you Google writing through the holidays, you’re going to find dozens of articles written on the subject, including a great one dated last December by our own Ruby Sister Addison Fox. Many authors offer the same advice, and I’m going to bring up the same points too later, […]

A Writer’s Thanksgiving Prayer

‘A Writer’s Thanksgiving Prayer’ Thank you to the Power that has blessed me with the talent of creativity and for the fortitude to make my imagination take life. This talent gives me confidence in who I am. It has led me to a host of like souls that I now consider loved friends. It has also […]

Writing From The Heart

  Why do readers read? They want to escape their world. But you knew that, because you are also a reader. The greatest writers through time have said that the best fiction takes a reader through a fact finding journey and also on an emotional journey. The emotional journey is what connects you and the […]

Brainstorming Unusual Character

    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 […]

Don’t Be Lazy Now

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 […]

Death & Then There Was Rebirth

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 […]

Finding the Aha Moments

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. […]

SELLING 101- Blurbs

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 […]

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