Meet Dawn

Welcome!  I'm so glad you're here.  I'm Dawn.  I live near Seattle, a place of mountains, water, lots of green, and rain.  I'm learning to trust in Jesus and I write about it here. I'm an author, wife, mom, and friend.  Faith and family are my passions.  I'm a former elementary and special ed teacher, now a full time writer (who still loves to teach).  I like the simple life:  walks along the waterfront with my husband, reading, going to the mall with my daughter, and watching my son in his various sports are among my favorite pastimes. 


My husband Derek and I have been married for twenty-one years.  He's a tech guy who loves to run, bike, and swim in his free time.  My son is thirteen.  He a tech guy, too, just like his Dad, and he likes to play football and he's a really fast runner on the track.  My daughter is eighteen.  She's a college student, a dental tech, and nanny.  I love my family!    There's also Genevieve.  She's a poodle.  My kids claim that she's my "favorite child".  Of course she isn't, but she is kind of perfect (except when she eats books).

I started a blog called Renaissance Mama in 2007, where I mostly wrote about my kids.  Through that, I discovered that I really love to write.  After my kids grew older, I closed down that blog, out of respect for their privacy. When I decided to start writing online again, a couple of years later, I knew I needed a topic I was both passionate about and one I would never tire of.  I've been writing online about trusting Jesus for a couple of years now.  It's a privilege and a joy to do so. 


Work with Me

Thank you for your interest in partnering with me.  I'm happy to talk about working together in the following areas:

  • freelance writing
  • advertising
  • reviews

To request a media kit and rates please email me at dawn(dot)