Dawn knew she wanted to be an author since she put fat pencil to blue-lined paper. Though she always wanted to be a professional writer, she wasn't sure she had the "stuff" to become a published novelist. She graduated from college with a teaching degree and taught elementary school--second and third grades (the best) --and then began freelance feature writing for newspapers and magazines, local and national. Eventually she left teaching for public relations work. Today she's the writer/editor for the Arizona Education Association.
She met her husband, David, in 1980. They married in 1985, taking their Hobie catamaran to San Diego for their honeymoon.
Dawn published two stories in True Love magazine in the early �80s. Getting brave, she wrote a sexy romance, which was promptly rejected--sniff. Busy with career changes, marriage, and having a child, she set aside her plans to write novels until 1996, when she dug out that rejected book and rewrote it. Two years later, she sold the first of two short romantic comedies to Kensington Publishing. Then in 2000 she began her career writing sensual and funny romances for the Harlequin Temptation and Duets lines, where she's happily crafting stories she loves.
Most of her hobbies--sailing, scuba diving, and playing the piano (badly) --are on hold now, as she devotes all her non-family spare time to writing.
She lives in the Phoenix area with her husband and 11-year-old son, who can't believe his own mother is a real, live author.
She lives to hear from fans. You can reach her at DaphneDawn@aol.com.