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Dawn Malone

Born: in Clarendon Hills, IL
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: 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.

Biography: 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,


Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Children; Young adult readers

Dawn Malone on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Bingo summer
ISBN: 9780990324218 OCLC: 930029656

When thirteen-year-old Summer Haas and her family win the lottery and move from their southern Illinois town to the Chicago suburbs, Summer faces the challenge of fitting in and keeping the lottery win a secret from her new friends.