Dawn Simon's favorite stories to read or write have humor and heart--and often a bit of magic! A special education and library paraeducator, she enjoys working with kids and talking with them about books. Dawn has a teaching certificate with an elementary endorsement from the University of San Diego. In July, she'll start earning her MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults at Vermont College of Fine Arts.
Two of Dawn's novels were finalists in the Pacific Northwest Writers Association Literary Contest, and one was a finalist in the San Francisco Writing Contest. She lives with her family--including one dog and ten chickens--on an island near Seattle. She is a member of SCBWI and The Authors Guild. Dawn is represented by Jennie Kendrick at Red Fox Literary.