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Biography

Dawn Marie Carlson is the children’s book author of Fuzzy and Romeo Adventures – The Mysterious Intruder and The Pooch Club Camping Adventure, a dog adventure series.

Dawn writes travel destination articles for Wine Country This Week magazine about Sonoma and Napa Valley wineries, for Northbay Business Magazine and on her Dawn to Dusk Blog on her website (www.DawnToDuskEnterprises.com).

Dawn is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), the California Writers Club (CWC), Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), Bay Area Independent Book Publishers Association (BAIPA), and the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW).

Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Dawn migrated with her family and her father’s career advancement to Illinois, Georgia, and Illinois again, finally to the inspiring and environmentally conscious habitat of Marin County in Northern California.

Dawn earned an A.S. degree in General Business from College of Marin and a B.A. degree in Management with a Minor in Geography from Sonoma State University. Several years later, she pursued a degree there in Environmental Planning aligned with her nature interests. Dawn often says, “I can manage anywhere in the world.” She takes pride in serving six years teaching first grade at St. Anthony’s religious education program.

Dawn is an avid gardener, music lover, photographer, bird watcher, nature lover and environmentalist who loves playing outside – hiking and walking on open space trails. She proudly displays a yard sign stating her yard is a Certified Wildlife Habitat from the National Wildlife Federation.

As a lifelong reader and book lover, Dawn has a varied library of fiction including literature classics, mysteries, romance and comedy, and nonfiction books including biographies, motivation, personal development, business, genealogy and nature.

For the Marin County Fair, Dawn provided entries and received a grand surprise – Best in Show in Creative Writing then won additional prizes annually for photography, roses, oil paintings, wood carvings, poetry and creative writing.

Dawn Marie Carlson is the proud dog parent of Fuzzy and Romeo.