Hey everyone, I'm Autumn. I'm 28 years old, bestselling author of a memoir called Under the Weeping Willow Tree, and, more recently, a budding fiction series called Grimoire Girls. I grew up in the gorgeous Pacific Northwest, so this heat and humidity are super unfamiliar to me, but really I'm not complaining! I graduated from the University of Portland in 2014, then got my Masters in Communications in 2016 from Columbia University and I've been writing ever since. I've never been to Louisiana before, so this is going to be a great new experience for me, I think.
I grew up in kind of an unstable household. My mother was abusive and my dad, understandably, divorced her when I was 8 years old. They separated on Halloween when I was 7, so it's been my favorite holiday ever since then. After the divorce, my mother gained full custody of my little sister (5 years younger) and me. I ran away from her when I was 13 years old after she tried to strangle me to death. Lillian, my sister, is the only reason I'm alive today. I then spent the better part of a year in foster care until finally moving in with my dad and grandma (his mom) in an even smaller town than the one I grew up in. (All of this is explained in my memoir.) I graduated from there and immediately started off in college at U of P. I graduated in 4 years and started working right off the bat as a Teaching Assistant at a high school, working with the English department while I remotely worked on getting my Master's degree in Communications. My memoir published about a year after I graduated from that program, and it didn't take long for it to hit the ground running. Since then I have been working exclusively on Grimoire Girls, which is my fiction series that follows a couple of sisters as they each, in turn, get kidnapped by faeries and have to save each other, each learning different aspects of magic along the way.
If you see me just standing around, please don't be shy! I love meeting new people!
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