Born in Washington and raised in Connecticut, Dawn is a product of both East Coast and West Coast schools of thought. With a father who thinks "what's the highest prime number below …" is a fun car game and a mother who represented abused children in the criminal justice system, she's fact-based but thirsty for justice.
Dawn has written several novels that blur the lines between what is and what could be, as well as stage plays that take a more comedic turn. As a lifelong genre-hopping reader, she admires character-driven work with a message, regardless of the form it takes.
She's an avid rock climber, preferring trad to sport and absolutely staying away from peak bagging, and a long-distance runner, having run the Boston Marathon twice and trail races as long as fifty miles. She's been a member of Hole in the Wall Theater since graduating college where she's filled most roles, including playwright, actor, director, producer, and stage manager. Her travels, both for climbing trips and for cultural explorations with her mother, have brought her to places as fascinating as Egypt and as beautiful as the Dolomites, though no place will ever be better than home.
Dawn currently lives in Connecticut with her fiancé and their cat.