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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Mia Nic'cole Dawson  

Pen Name: Mia Dawson

Genre: Fiction

Born: 1979 in Decatur, Illinois


Illinois Connection

Dawson was born and raised in Decatur.

Biographical and Professional Information

Mia Dawson was born and raised in Decatur, Illinois, where she also graduated from Richland Community College and Millikin University. After relocating to Springfield, Illinois, she worked for Sangamon County Juvenile Court Services for several years. Currently, she is a stay-at-home-mom and author.

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Titles At Your Library

Neo and the Blue Balloon
ISBN: 1483444600

Lulu Publishing Services. 2016

Neo is just about to turn six, and he already knows how hard it can be to make new friends. One day, while sitting outside, he spots a balloon-the bluest balloon he's ever seen-trapped in the tree in his front yard. Neo makes it his mission to rescue the balloon, and then, he and the balloon can be best friends forever. This proves more difficult than he thought