Dawn is a North Carolina writer and author of three novels: Saint Jude, Leaving the Comfort Cafe and Ten Thousand New Year’s Eves. Her articles and short stories have appeared in such publications as Byline, Writer’s Digest, Evangel, and The Lutheran Journal. She was a semi-finalist for the Doris Betts Fiction Award and won second-place in the N.C. Poetry Society’s annual contest for her love poem, Learning English in Four-Letter Words. Her play, Jesu of Fondue, has been produced by the Nash County Arts Council and presented as a staged reading at the Storefront Theatre in Waxhaw, NC. Leaving the Comfort Cafe was an Amazon Kindle best-seller.

She enjoys sad Irish songs, really bad Will Ferrell movies, kayaking, and drinking copious amounts of coffee. She resides in the beautiful coastal town of Wilmington, NC.