Autumn spent far too long doing what was sensible instead of following her dreams. As age fifty approached, that changed. She’s definitely a long way from the Ms Sensible she used to be! Her biggest goal now is to live honestly, authentically, frugally, and creatively.
In 2012, she halved her hours at the Day Job (and the household income) to write full-time. Her passion is romantic fiction, where her characters find home, find themselves, and find love. She also loves fantasy fiction and rereading those wonderful books she loved as a child.
Autumn grew up in Australia, currently lives north of London with her very English husband, and works with Americans at her Day Job. The mix possibly explains the theme of finding home in all her stories.
Her stories combine sweet sensuality with soul deep emotion, for a happy ever after to leave you feeling good.
She’s wanted to be a writer ever since she found out people actually got paid to write all those books she borrowed from the library – the maximum number allowed per week from as many libraries as she could persuade her mother to take her to.
Besides writing, which she hopes someone will pay her for one day but she’ll keep doing for the love of it even if they don’t, Autumn spends her time altering dress patterns and hoping the resulting mess works out, thrifting (the 50p rack at her favourite charity shop is nearly as addictive as Diet Coke!), restyling those thrifted clothes, growing what food she can in her tiny suburban garden, perfecting her raw vegan
experiments recipes, and travelling with a bemused yet hopeful expression on her face.
You can contact Autumn here- autumn (at) autumnmacarthur (dot) com
As you can see, wearing makeup, painting my toenails, and styling my hair don’t come high on my list. Sometimes I wish they did. I love to play dress-ups now and then, but life’s too short and too busy for me to do it every day!
The header picture is erigeron, a flower that grows wild out of tiny crevices in the stone walls in Devon, where I took this photo. That symbolises the love I want to write about, growing and thriving and finding home in unexpected places.