Autumn Krause is a writer and young adult author. She’s a gothic romantic at heart and loves spinning stories full of macabre magic.
She was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, where her morbid imagination ran rampant—so much so that her parents became concerned and told her stop writing stories where everyone dies at the end.
At 16, she got her first job at a bridal dress store. She continued to work as a bridal gown stylist for many years, eventually getting hired at an upscale Beverly Hills salon, which inspired her debut, A DRESS FOR THE WICKED.
BEFORE THE DEVIL KNOWS YOU’RE HERE is her most recent Young Adult novel and it received two starred reviews, one from Kirkus and one from Publisher’s Weekly. Autumn also has another book coming out in Fall 2025 that will soon be formally announced.
Most often, she can be found in Orange County, California, wearing a black lace dress while spending time with her husband and two children.
Other times, she can be found out with lanterns in the tradition of Emily Dickinson, searching for herself and stories.