I’m Dawn and I live in downtown Raleigh with my pit bull, Cal and Lab/Hound Mix, Winnie. I’m a NC native and grew up surrounded by animals. In my lifetime I’ve owned (and in some cases, they’ve owned me) countless dogs, one hamster that turned into 8 hamsters one Sunday morning while we were at church, three cats, two iguanas, two rabbits, two turtles, one hermit crab, one bird, and a betta fish that lived for six years.

I also happen to have one human child and a husband (also human… most of the time).  I’m currently working on my first book and when I need to escape the world of make believe and get a dose of reality, I turn to animals. They are as real as it gets after all.