Dawn was born in a blue house by the sea in Sussex. She now lives in a brown house with a log burner in Gloucestershire. In 2008 she did an MA in Writing for Young People at Bath Spa University, which was 100% fab. In the past, she worked as a bereavement counsellor, a copywriter, a teaching assistant and a children's bookseller. Dawn likes dancing to bad 80s songs, going for rainy walks, eating green soup, snoozing by her log burner and writing in cafés.