Dawn Brotherton

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Dawn Brotherton is an award-winning author and featured speaker at writing and publishing seminars. When it comes to exceptional writing, Dawn draws on her experience as a retired colonel in the US Air Force as well as a softball coach. Her books include the Jackie Austin Mysteries and the Global Ebook Bronze Award Winner, Worth the Wait. She is a contributing author to the non-fiction A-10s over Kosovo, sharing stories from her deployment. She has also written middle grade book Lady Tigers Series about girls’ fastpitch softball, encouraging female athletes to reach for the stars in the game they love. For more information about Dawn’s books and book signings, go to www.DawnBrothertonAuthor.com.

She offers a unique perspective from inside the military with her first book, The Obsession and its sequel, Wind the Clock. Dawn is currently working on the third book in the series, Truth Has No Agenda.

An avid fastpitch softball player, umpire, and coach, Dawn designed a new Scorebook that makes it easier to take notes and enables the coaches to re-create the game at a later date to pull out lessons learned for the players.

Inspired by her love of the game and her two daughters, Dawn is working on The Lady Tigers’ Series, fiction stories about a girls’ softball organization where the girls learn that being part of a team is about more than just playing softball. The target audience for this series is middle grade readers. Order your copy of Trish’s Team and Margie Makes a Difference today. Nicole’s New Friend is due to be released September 2017.

Learn more about Dawn through various media outlets.

Virginia Gazette
Next Door Neighbors, March 2015 edition

Interview with Dawn Brotherton

About Margie Makes a Difference...NEWEST RELEASE!

From Foreward Reviews
From Midwest Book Review

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Dawn Brotherton writing as Misty Austin:

While on Active Duty for the Air Force, Dawn felt it wasn’t wise to publish a steamy romance novel under her name. Now officially retired from the military, Misty Austin is showing her true identity as Dawn Brotherton.


Congrats to Dawn Brotherton writing as Misty Austin for winning Bronze Award in the Romance Fiction category of 2013 Global eBooks!


Read Dawn’s interviews to get to know more about her.

From WriteKnit
From the Examiner

5 Stars from Readers’ Favorites

Included in Splash Magazine’s Family and Children’s Gift Guide

From My Bookish Pleasures (you can get a chapter sneak peek in this one)

Featured in Midwest Book Review June 2016 issue of “Children’s Bookwatch.”

Nicole’s New Friend COMING SEPTEMBER 2017

softball, Nicole, Brotherton, lady tigers, teamwork, bully, friend, friendship, Nicole's New FriendHas Nicole found a nasty enemy…or a new friend?

Nicole loves every moment she spends playing softball with her friends on the Lady Tigers fastpitch softball team. When her coach introduces a new girl, Nicole tries her best to welcome her onto the Lady Tigers. But Diana doesn’t seem interested in being friendly—or even polite. Nicole realizes that the team is infected with drama and negativity and Nicole finds herself dreading the practices she once loved. What will bring the team back together before the new girl can tear it apart completely?