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 third and fourth graders. Order your copy of Trish’s Team here. Margie Makes a Difference is due to be released January 2017.

Learn more about Dawn through various media outlets.

Virginia Gazette

Next Door Neighbors, March 2015 edition

 cover-1.2  Wind the Clockcover (469x640)

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

From Writecover (2)Knit     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.”

Margie Makes a Difference…NEW RELEASE!

softball, teamwork, deployment, friendship, mentor, military, fastpitch, sports

The Lady Tigers are all about being a team. From the very first tryout, the girls, with the help of their coaches, found they were a force to be reckoned with. But like all teams, the girls find that even the highs of winning cannot crush the painful lessons of hardship both on and off the field.

When Margie’s dad is called away to serve his country, the Lady Tigers must band together to make a difference in the lives of military kids on the base. But will their efforts be a success or a big strike out?


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!