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,  Margie Makes a Difference, Nicole's New Friend, and Tammy Tries Baseball today.

Learn more about Dawn through various media outlets.

ExplorHER Career, Oct 2018

Virginia Gazette, May 2016

Next Door Neighbors, March 2015 edition

Interview with Dawn Brotherton

From LitPick

LitPick gives Nicole's New Friend a 5-star review!

award, star, five, 5, lit, kids, review, choice, top, winnerNicole’s New Friend, the third book in the Lady Tigers Series by Dawn Brotherton, was a fast and enjoyable read. It ties in nicely with other books in the series, but because each book introduces the characters again, it can stand on its own. There are a lot of characters, and the dialogue between them is a big part of the story.

I liked how the book stressed the values of friendship, forgiveness, and sportsmanship. Nicole’s New Friend shows youtube, nicole, review, trailer, book. book trailerhow one person with a bad attitude can ruin team spirit for everyone. It teaches kids that sports aren’t all about winning, that the fun of the game is more important. The Lady Tigers never give up, even when it seems like they can’t possibly win, a great lesson for tween athletes.

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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

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."