Dawn Simon writes middle-grade fiction. Her favorite stories to read or write have humor and heart--and often a bit of magic! Two of her novels were finalists in the Pacific Northwest Writers' Association Literary Contest, and one was a finalist in the San Francisco Writing Contest.
A certified elementary school teacher, she works part-time as a Special Ed para-educator. What she loves best about her school job is working with young readers. She lives with her family (which includes one dog and eight chickens) on an island near Seattle. Dawn is a member of SCBWI, PNWA, and The Authors Guild. She is represented by Jennie Kendrick at Red Fox Literary.