Poet. Writer. Writing Coach. Reader. Since childhood, Dawn has been fascinated by words and the paths they take to form stories both fictional and true.
Dawn has worked as an advertising copywriter and freelancer before working in the admission office of an independent school and as a middle-school English teacher. She has also worked as an adjunct, taught ESL and middle-school writing workshops, and as the associate director of a M.A./M.F.A. Creative Writing program and assistant to the President at Wilkes University. She is always ready for a road trip to give or attend a reading. She loves live music and to talk poetry and writing, or swap recommendations for movies and books.
In 2017, she left the 9-5 world to leap back into freelancing and working with others writers to begin or revive a writing practice as well as coach writers through revising their manuscripts. She creates and leads online writing groups and in-person writing retreats.
Her work has appeared in journals such as SWWIM, SoFloPoJo, Cumberland River Review, The Pedestal Magazine, , Southern Women’s Review, Literary Mama, and others.