Dawn is a relative newcomer to the world of writing and her first success was with a short horror story published by Telos Publishing in a charity anthology entitled Shrouded by Darkness in 2006.
Several years later, she had a Young Adult book (Daffodil and the Thin Place) and a single author anthology of speculative fiction stories (Extraordinary), published as well as several historical romances, set mainly during and between the two world wars.
Dawn has written two plays about the First World War, one of which commemorated the beginning of the war and was first performed in England in 2014 and then in France and Germany. The other play commemorated the end of the war and was performed in England in 2018 and then in Germany.
Using her World War One research, she has also written a book entitled The Great War – 100 Stories of 100 Words Honouring Those Who Lived and Died 100 Years Ago which was shortlisted for the Wishing Shelf Book Awards 2018, a finalist in the Readers’ Favorite Book Awards 2018 and a finalist in the Independent Author Network Awards 2018.
She has written short stories for several women’s magazines as well as pocket novels for My Weekly Magazine.
Dawn has won first prize in the Waterloo Festival Writing Competition 2018 and the Nancy Meggs’ Non-Fiction Writing Competition, 2017 and 2018, and twice achieved second place in the Jack Kendall Fiction Writing Competition, 2017 and 2018