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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Dawn Malone  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:CHILD C:YA Fiction

Born: in Clarendon Hills, IL


Illinois Connection

Malone was raised in Clarendon Hills, and moved to Normal to attend Illinois State University. After graduation and working for six years in Madison, Wisconsin, she returned to central Illinois where she currently lives.

Biographical and Professional Information

A former newspaper reporter, Dawn Malone now writes fiction for children and adults. She also substitute teaches, conducts writing workshops for youth through a community education program, and is an expert dog walker at the local animal shelter. Dawn lives in central Illinois with her husband and three children. When she’s not writing, she can be found reading, biking, baking, and visiting antique shops in search of vintage valentines. She blogs regularly at Here’s the Story,

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