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About Dawn --
The Author


DawnDawn lived her first nine years in New Jersey and moved to Massachusetts when her father received a job transfer. When a grade-school teacher assigned a book report, Dawn read Miss Pickerell Goes to Mars by Ellen MacGregor and discovered the joy of visiting other worlds through books.

In high school, Dawn co-edited and wrote for the school magazine and began writing short stories for children. She then experimented with other genres of writing, including mystery, science fiction and fantasy.

Other pathways led her to write cable television scripts and edit a literary journal. She also developed and moderated a writing forum online, which encouraged people of all ages to have fun playing with words.

Her writing turned full circle when she again started writing for children and young adults. Harriet's Horrible Hair Day is her first published picture book for children. Her latest work is a fantasy novel, Mist-Seer.

Dawn's short stories and poems have won writing contests and have appeared online and in print.

When not writing, Dawn is most likely being herded by her two cats, who are way too bossy. She enjoys reading, quilting, web design, and working in the garden.

AndyAndy (gray cat) and Joey (black cat) were adopted from a local animal shelter. They are from the same litter. Andy has the habit of snatching pens and pencils and hiding them around the house. Joey loves to make noise. He takes delight in walking across any object that makes a sound.

If you think you hear a stampeding herd of wild horses, it's just the boys racing from one end of the house to the other .... Always looking for the next adventure!Joey

Books by Dawn Lesley Stewart

Harriet's Horrible Hair Day

Copyright 2000 Dawn Lesley Stewart
Color photograph of Dawn courtesy of Glen R. Stewart - Copyright 2010