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 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. 


I want my writing to encourage people to let go of worry, and to trust in God and his amazing grace. 

My goal is to use the medium of story, as much as possible, to illustrate Biblical truths and examples of God’s presence in daily life.

The three primary strands that are woven throughout my writing are Jesus, trust, and grace because….

-I need Jesus.  I want, more than anything, for Jesus to be glorified through my life and my words.  I tell others about him because I want them to have the same hope and peace that I have found through a personal relationship with him.

-I write about trusting God because I’m still learning myself, how to let go of worry, fear and my desire to control everything around me.  I don’t write from a position of knowing it all.  I write as a fellow student, learning as I go, sharing both my successes and failures.

-I write about grace because I agree with Philip Yancey’s assessment, that it’s “the last best word”.  A theological word, rich in meaning, better conveyed than explained.  Grace, so perfectly conveyed in the message of the Gospel, is the message I want to keep in front of me, and communicate to who reads my words. Always.

Recently I’ve ventured into a new area of writing: fiction, specifically, historical romance. There will be more information to come about that, soon!




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 fifteen.  He a tech guy, too, just like his Dad.  My daughter is nineteen.  She's a college student.  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).

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

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

My sweet Genevieve. 💕 Hope you’re having a great weekend!.jpg