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 also love coffee (yeah, a cliche Seattle girl).  I taught second grade in public school, and later, my own kids at home.  Currently, they both go to public school.  Now I'm a stay-at-home mom who's finding a little more time for other things- like writing, barre class, reading, and meeting friends for coffee.  At least during school hours- after that, you'll most likely find me in my car, driving kids around. 


My husband Derek and I have been married for nineteen 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 basketball.  My daughter is seventeen.  She's a dancer, busy with all the things a high school student does, and she's a talented artist, too.    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 them.  Through that, I discovered that I really love writing.  That blog was printed into a book at the beginning of 2014, and then I took the blog down, in deference to my children's growing need for privacy as they get older.  


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)